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Mocha Buster Bars

Mocha Buster Bars - homemade mocha ice cream, oreos, peanuts, and hot fudge all covered in magic shell! I’m crazy about coffee ice cream. Our favorite is called java chip but luckily it’s hard to find at the grocery store. And yes, I mean luckily because otherwise I would buy it every week and probably try to hide it from Ryan behind the frozen peas in the freezer.

But it’s kind of hard to keep the ice cream hidden when you walk into the living room with a huge bowl and sit next to the person you’re hiding it from.

Mocha Buster Bars - homemade mocha ice cream, oreos, peanuts, and hot fudge all covered in magic shell! Naturally when you have a favorite ice cream, you probably have a favorite topping to go with that ice cream. And I sure do. Coffee ice cream pairs perfectly with oreos or brownies. Or oreos AND brownies. That could be one topping, especially if you mash them together.

This summer I started exploring no churn ice cream recipes because well.. I don’t own an ice cream maker. So I suppose exploration started by default. But homemade ice cream is G-O-O-D!!

The possibilities are endless and the base recipe is easy – just heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk. And patience. That should definitely be included in the ingredients list, unless you have a liquid nitrogen tank and can freeze your ice cream in seconds. Good thing I’m married to a chemist. (disclosure: we do not own a liquid nitrogen tank) :)

Mocha Buster Bars - homemade mocha ice cream, oreos, peanuts, and hot fudge all covered in magic shell! Mocha Buster Bars - homemade mocha ice cream, oreos, peanuts, and hot fudge all covered in magic shell! These mocha buster bars are simple to assemble. Load up the cups with goodness and once they are frozen, rip away the cup.

They are very adaptable so add in your favorite mix-ins and lets get the ice cream party started!

This conversation is sponsored by International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. These look like the best thing ever pretty much! Perfect summer dessert…I would have to give them away I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them!

  2. Whoa, those look GOOD!  It’s only 7:30am and I’m already in the mood for ice cream! :)

  3. Yeah! More Buster BArs!  I love a good popsicles! 

  4. Yay for no popsicles molds required! These look amazing- I hate coffee as a drink but LOVE it when paired with chocolate in desserts :) Pinning!

  5. I love coming here and drooling over your recipes, and then thinking “if she lived closer, I would be in big trouble!” Haha! And my husband teases me about all the desserts I make :)

  6. I’m overwhelmed by how awesome these are!!!! I’m going to be thinking about them all day, HAVE TO make them!! (or…make you make them for me if/when we ever meet!) 

  7. Beth these look amazing! I love coffee ice cream and these ice cream pops sound and look delish! I need to start experimenting making  ice cream :)

  8. These look incredible, Beth! Coffee ice cream is my weakness too so I’m loving the mocha flavors and that it’s no churn! Pinning :)

  9. Hands down this is the best recipe I’ve seen all day. No seriously. LOVE everything about it :)

  10. Yum!

  11. These look fabulous Beth!! Coffee ice cream is my FAVORITE :)

  12. These are summer in a dixie cup, Beth! Love them!

  13. Holy incredible!! I don’t have an ice cream maker either so of course I love no churn ice cream! I love these bars!!

  14. OMG! These look really tempting. Gonna try it this weekend! :)

  15. can I use something else besides coconut oil?

    • Hi Anna! Coconut oil is key to making magic shell that hardens quickly. You could skip the magic shell if you don’t want to use coconut oil.

  16. Holy COW! These look amazing!!

  17. I read all the comments just to find out what subitute I could use instead of coffee!!  I guess I have to be the first fuddy dud!  There isn’t anything I like about coffee or mocha!
    I hope there is a subsitute for this recipe.  It looks soooo yummy! And it’s still summer!!!

  18. All your treats look amazing (thumbs up on the set-ups and photography), and sound amazeballs! I know how it feels not to have everything at your fingertips in stores, I grew up in rural Northern Illinois about 90 minutes from Chicago. So I can also sympathize with the tolls fiasco from a previous post.  :)

  19. Your recipe calls for esspress grounds, is that like instant espresso or instant coffee?

    • I used actual ground espresso but you can definitely use instant espresso or instant coffee! Subbing the same amount will work!

  20. They all look sooo yummy and cool…

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