Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Ice Cream Bombe
1 quart vanilla ice cream
1 quart chocolate chip mint (green) ice cream
1 quart chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate chips with the heavy cream in the microwave for 45 seconds. Mix until blended. Cool to room temperature. It will thicken as it cools.
Place plastic wrap inside a deep bowl with extra plastic wrap hanging over the edge and outside the bowl. Spread the vanilla ice cream against the sides of the bowl in an even layer. Freeze for 30 minutes. Spread the chocolate chip mint over the vanilla layer. Freeze for another 30 min. Spread the chocolate ice cream on top of the mint layer. Cover everything with plastic wrap. Freeze for another 30 min. or overnight until firm.
To serve, invert the bowl onto a platter. (You may have to dip the bowl in a large bowl of hot water for a few seconds, if frozen solid.) Remove the plastic wrap. Top with chocolate sauce, and sprinkle nuts over all. Serve in wedges.