Chocolate Top Ramen Ice Cream Sandwiches

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What have I done. I did it. I ate chocolate-covered Top Ramen.

But guess what? It was delicious. Actually, literally, insanely delicious. It tasted like a chocolate-covered pretzel — just a tad bit crunchier and it stuck in between my teeth a bit more. I didn’t get a huge tummy ache after, either.

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My foodie cousin Dan is brilliantly nuts and came up with this dessert recipe for college students who really do eat Top Ramen for most meals. (he’s a crossfitter and paleo dieter, btdubs, and lost 30 lbs in one month — !! cray cray) There’s nothing wrong with Top Ramen, and it’s totally acceptable to eat when you’re on a crappy college budget. I just hope you can add variety to your diet with some fresh fruits and vegetables, too. I know I said I’d never make a Top Ramen recipe for this blog, but here we are. Never say never.

This chocolate Top Ramen ice cream sandwich was inspired by the frozen ice cream sandwiches you get at grocery stores or from the ice cream man. My cousin’s take on ice cream sandwiches is a killer combo, and the ramen is a delightful twist on a classic. There’s even sea salt on the chocolate to be fancy schmancy. You gotta try this out — whether you want to do it for kicks or to get rid of your surplus of Top Ramen.

Here’s what you need:

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1 package of Top Ramen (any flavor — thou must discard the flavor packet!), 1 cup chocolate chips, sea or kosher salt (or other coarse salt), and vanilla ice cream.

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Grab a butter knife and start chiseling the Top Ramen noodle square. Split it in half like so. Work slowly so you don’t damage the square and break it into tons of noodle shards.

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Once the two halves are loosened, you can break it apart like this.

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Use the butter knife again and cut each flat square in half. That’ll be the perfect size for ice cream sandwiches!

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Okay, you may damage it a little, but that’s okay. Set the broken shards aside for a different project — chocolate covered Top Ramen bites. I’ll post that soon. As for the perfect ramen halves, grab two and let’s go from there.

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In a microwave-safe bowl, add in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

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Microwave for 30 seconds, and then remove that shiz from the microwave and stir. This is the proper way of microwaving chocolate so that it doesn’t burn on you.

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Microwave again for 30 seconds and stir. It should be perfectly smooth and melty….

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Like this! Now, don’t add no nonsense to this chocolate. We added vanilla extract and it seized up, and you’ll have to add vegetable oil to smooth out the chocolate again. Just use plain ol’ naked melted chocolate chips as your dip.

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Using two spoons, forks, chopsticks, or what have you, dunk the ramen halves in one at a time. Shake all dat excess chocolate off, puh-lease!

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Line a small baking sheet, dish, or w/e with parchment paper. Transfer the chocolate-coated ramen on the parchment paper.

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Now grab that sea salt. Don’t use regular iodized table salt. That’s just not aesthetically pleasing. If you don’t have sea salt, kosher salt or something coarse like that works. Sprinkle just a little bit on top.

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Now do the other one. And pop them in the freezer for maybe 15 minutes until the chocolate hardens.

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I’d say that looks pretty frozen. Now place one on a plate….

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And top it off with a nice healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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And top the ice cream with the other ramen half. Think of it as a pretzel. I swear, it really does taste like a chocolate-covered pretzel. So yummy, so creative. You gotta try it. Thanks, Dan!!

 

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