Ice cream balls are pre-frozen which allows the ice cream to stay firm in the float longer and is great when preparing them for a crowd. For this recipe a softer style ice cream (usually found in larger tubs) works best to allow easy scooping into balls.
Approximately 27 2-inch diameter ice cream balls will yield from a 1 1/2 pint container of ice cream. This equates to about 3 ice cream floats worth of ice cream from each 1/2 pint of ice cream (3 ice cream balls per float).
Scale your preparation of ice cream balls according to the number of ice cream floats you plan to make. The total time noted below reflects the freezing time for the ice cream balls of minimum 2 hours.
Note on NUTRITION INFORMATION: this information is based on 1 float.