Amy Karol posted over the weekend about a Bombe mold that she had inherited from her grandmother. When I clicked on the link about making this delicious ice cream dessert look like a watermelon, I HAD to try it.
I ran out and bought all the ingredients and put it together for a get together that evening. Unfortunately I didn’t read the directions all the way through (Who me? Not read the directions?) and didn’t realize that it had to freeze overnight in order to set up properly. It ended up being a blessing though because the next day we had an impromptu playdate with the neighbors and the kids totally loved eating the “watermelon slices” of sherbet.
I, of course, do not have a fancy schmancy mold but I improvised and just used a mixing bowl. It really was easy and Abby even helped me make it!
Look! There’s those ramekins again!
Here’s a “cross section” shot of the finished product:
(Please ignore the 4 year old sized teeth marks in the picture. Abby decided to take a few bites while carrying the bowl back across the street!)
The 5 (or less!) Ingredients:
Pineapple sherbet (Anything light colored will do – you could also use peach or lemon.)
Chocolate chips *or* blueberries
You’ll also need:
A medium sized mixing bowl
*Cooking Spray, Cooking Oil or Saran Wrap
How I did it (READ ALL THE DIRECTIONS! THERE ARE TIMED STEPS INVOLVED!):
- Grease the mixing bowl (I used cooking oil on a napkin and smeared it generously inside the bowl. (You could also spray the bowl with unflavored cooking spray)
- Put bowl in the freezer. Wait 20 – 30 minutes before moving to the next step!
- In another bowl, spoon out the lime sherbet (I used about 1/2 of the container) and mix it up real good, making it soft. (This is the part that I let Abby do.)
- Get the bowl back out of the freezer.
- Using a rubber spatula, spread the green sherbet into the bowl making a layer that will look like the rind.
- Once you have it the thickness that you’d like, put the bowl back into the freezer.
- Go play with your kids for a half hour.
- In your ice cream stirring bowl, spoon out some of the pineapple sherbet and mix it up, getting it nice and soft and spreadable.
- Get your frozen bowl back out of the freezer and then spread in a thin layer of the pineapple sherbet. (It’s important that you’ve let the green layer harden up because if you try to spread the pineapple in before it’s hardened up, it will all smear together.)
- PUT THE BOWL BACK INTO THE FREEZER! Do a little kitchen straighten up, play with the kids some more, check your blog reader, whatever! Just do something for about 20 more minutes.
- Finally, spoon out the raspberry sherbet (I used about 3/4 of the container) and add in some chocolate chips (you could also use blueberries – The chils / berries make up the “seeds” of the watermelon.) Mix it all up well, getting it real nice and soft.
- Get the bowl back out of the freezer and then fill it in with the raspberry mixture. Smooth it all out. (An afterthought: you might want to mix in some red food coloring if you’d like it to look more red than pink – I was happy with the pink but making it more red might be cuter!)
- PUT IT BACK IN THE FREEZER AND LET IT SIT FOR 8 HOURS OR OVERNIGHT! (If you made this in the morning and were going to serve it for dinner, it should be hard enough by then. You’re going to “slice” it so it needs to be very firm.)
- When serving, simply slice it out and put it on a plate. I sprinkled the plate with some extra chocolate chips to make it pretty. )
This would be perfect for your upcoming 4th of July Holiday Celebrations! (If I can figure out a way to transport it, I may be bringing this to your house on Friday, Christy!)
This was a fun thing to make and serve. See what other “5 ingredients or less” recipes folks are sharing over at ROCKS IN MY DRYER on Wednesday of this week!
*The recipes I looked at said you could line a bowl with cling wrap and that way the dessert would come out whole and you could cut the slices that way. I found it practically impossible, though, to line a bowl with clingy stuff and then smear ice cream on top of it but if you figure out how to do it, more power to you!