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  • 20 min prep
  • 1 hr 40 min total
  • Makes 6 servings, 1 taco each.

SOUR PATCH KIDS Ice Cream Tacos Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (5 oz.) SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies, divided
  • 6 flat-bottom crunchy taco shells
  • 2 oz. (1/2 of 4-oz. pkg.) bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 small lime, cut into 6 wedges


  • Reserve  30 candies for later use. Place remaining candies in large freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; freeze 1 hour.
  • Crush  frozen candies. Use small spatula or back of spoon to coat edges of taco shells with melted chocolate; sprinkle edges with crushed candies. Let stand 20 min. or until chocolate is firm.
  • Place  coconut in small resealable plastic bag. Add food coloring; seal bag. Shake bag to evenly tint coconut.
  • Scoop  ice cream into 18 small mounds; place in taco shells. Sprinkle with chili powder; drizzle with hot sauce. Top with coconut and reserved whole candies. Serve with lime wedges.

Recipe Tips

Size WiseThese ice cream tacos are sure to be a hit with kids. They are fun to make and each taco is an easy-to-serve portion.

Food SafetyDo not freeze the assembled ice cream tacos with the whole candies.

How to Crush the Frozen CandiesUse meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy skillet to crush the frozen candies while still in the bag. If crushed candies stick together, lightly tap bag on countertop to separate the candy pieces before using as directed.


Nutrition Information

Makes 6 servings, 1 taco each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 350 
    • Total fat 15 g
    • Saturated fat 9 g
    • Cholesterol 30 mg
    • Sodium 100 mg
    • Carbohydrate 52 g
    • Dietary fiber 3 g
    • Total sugars 34 g
    •     Includes added sugars 27 g
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium 6 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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