Chocolate Bowls for Ice Cream

Jan 20, 2006 by Estela | 2 Comments| Share it:   



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  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: ~30 mins.
  • Serves: 6

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  • 12 to 16 oz of semi sweet chocolate
  • 6 to 8 balloons

Step 1

On very low heat, melt half of the chocolate. Remove from the stove and add the remaining chocolate. Mix until all the chocolate is melted.


Step 2

Pour chocolate into a bowl. Blow 6 to 8 balloons (they should be 4 to 5 inches in diameter) Dip the balloons in the chocolate mixture. The chocolate should only cover the bottom 1/3 of the balloon


Step 3

On a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper drop 1/2 tsp of the chocolate mixture to form a little circle and while it is wet, place the wet balloons on top. This circle will then flatten and form the base of the bowl.


Step 4

Refrigerate for 30 minutes


Step 5

Carefully pop the balloons by cutting a tiny piece close to the knot and letting the air come out slowly. If you do it too fast and the balloons burst, your bowl may crack. The process of separating the balloon itself from the base may take a couple of minutes. Sometimes I found it easier after a minute or so to put the bowl back in the refrigerator for 5 minutes until the chocolate would cool again.


Step 6

If there are any wholes on the bowls, patch them with any extra melted chocolate you may have (so do not lick the bowl until the last minute)- :)

Now that you have learned how to make chocolate bowls for ice cream, please be sure to view these other chocolate recipes and these ice cream recipes. Also, you will love these American recipes.


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user does not have an avatar Anna Sophia

Jun 30, 2010

This worked out really well as an easy dessert idea.  I found the chocolate had to be quite thick in order to be able to peel back the balloon.  I used a spatula to even out the chocolate after dipping it in the bowl.  This made for a very fancy looking dessert with little effort (and a lot of fun!)  The berries (as shown in the picture posted with the recipe) complimented the chocolate well, and added to the summer feel of it!

user does not have an avatar Logan

Sep 25, 2011

Can you make the chocolate bowls a day in advance , and just keep them refrigerated untill needed? Or does it have to be day of eating?

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