I love ice cream but we don’t keep it in the house all of the time, mainly because I’ll eat too much of it. One of my favourite flavours of ice cream is mint choc chip, and there is something about the festive season that makes me associate mint with ice cream. I think it’s all the chocolate that’s around and the goodies that we all eat too much of.
With a tub of ice cream in the freezer and lots of cake making goodies in the cupboard, I have been experimenting with making dessert with a difference using ice cream, The Ice Cream bomb has been born in our house with a difference.
The beauty of making ice cream bombs is that you can add literally anything you want to them and they’ll turn out differently every time. Such a simple dessert to make that turns eating a bowl of ice cream into a dessert you could serve at a party. Make these in large bowls to share, or smaller individual pots for separate desserts, the choice is yours.
To make an ice cream bomb all you need to do it take your preferred size bowl, layer with three sheets of cling film, add your choice of ice cream or ice creams. In this case I am using a tub of Ben and Jerry’s Minter Wonderland. It’s important to line the bowl with cling film as this acts as your barrier to be able to remove the ice cream bomb from your bowl once it’s ready.
In with the ice cream, add mini marshmallows, meringue pieces, chocolate chips, chopped up cake bars, fruit, anything you want really. Layer more ice cream and chopped up ingredients until the bowl is full. Level off and cover with cling film to create a tight barrier.
Freeze for an hour or so. You will need to freeze longer if the bowl is larger. Remove from the bowl and take away the cling film. You can add a layer of melted chocolate at this point and re freeze should you choose to. Cover and freeze until you are ready to serve.
Ice cream bomb with a difference.
Disclosure – we received ice cream free of charge to use in this post.