Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ice Cream Bombe

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Here's a simple dessert that you can make the night before. Just take three of your favorite ice cream flavors, soften the ice cream slightly, and mold them in layers into a deep bowl that is lined with plastic wrap. When it's time to serve, invert the bowl onto a platter, remove the plastic wrap, and top with your favorite chocolate sauce. Sprinkle nuts on top if you wish. It's easy - no baking! Here's a photo of Seanie, Michelle and her birthday bomb.

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
Chopped nuts

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.

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