While planning a Father's Day menu, the most important thing to do is ask dad what he wants. The day will be more special if you involve him in the process. Since my dad is a fan of no-fuss classic cuisine, I originally thought to serve him homemade vanilla ice cream with chocolate fudge sauce for dessert.
Then I came across this recipe for vanilla chocolate popsicles and knew I had to make them! When I was little, my dad and I would often share Klondike bars, so making this variation will recreate the memories. While it's simple, the recipe requires time: get started on Friday at the latest. To look at the technique, read more. 2 pints vanilla ice cream, slightly softened Makes 8.
9 ounces semi- or bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup white nonpareils
Styrofoam block or floral foam
2 pints vanilla ice cream, slightly softened