Laying in bed the other night unable to sleep, my mind started wandering. I began thinking of my sphere molds that I’ve used for hot chocolate bombs. Now that the weather is getting warmer, hot chocolate bombs aren’t as appealing so I thought, “hmmm… what can I use those for with warmer weather?” And immediately I went to ice cream… and chocolate ice cream domes! What a fun dessert! The next day I ran to the store to grab some ingredients and cooked up this delicious Chocolate and Ice Cream Dessert:

Use those hot cocoa bomb molds to make these Chocolate and Ice Cream Desserts!

Fun, right? It can be cracked open with a spoon or you could heat up some sauce and pour it over the chocolate to melt it open. I prefer the spoon method personally because I don’t want the ice cream to melt from the hot sauce. And if you do want to go with the pour method, you may prefer to use candy melts, which melt easier than chocolate chips.

What do you think? Want to try your hand at making these personal ice cream desserts? They’re easy to make with just a few ingredients.

Ice Cream Domes

Unique Dessert Idea


Milk Chocolate Chips
Ice Cream
Dark Chocolate
Sphere Mold

Chocolate and Ice Cream Dome


I used a half bag of chocolate chips to make 3 ice cream domes.

Pour 2/3 chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir. If the chips are not fully melted, place back in the microwave for 30-second bursts, stirring in between until fully melted.

Chocolate domes for a unique dessert ideaSpoon the chocolate into the molds and spread up the sides. If you plan to pour hot sauce over to melt the domes, make sure you do a thin layer!

Place into the freezer for 5-10 minutes, until the chocolate hardens.

While the chocolate hardens, leave the ice cream out to soften.

Fun personal ice cream dessert idea

Remove the mold from the freezer and carefully spoon ice cream into the chocolate spheres, while still in the mold. Pack the ice cream in and smooth the top.

Place back into the freezer.

Melt the rest of the chocolate chips.

Ice cream dome dessert with silicone molds

Remove the mold from the freezer and spoon chocolate onto the bottom. Work quickly as the chocolate will harden as it hits the cold ice cream. Smooth it out across the bottom to seal the dome shut.

Place back into the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

Chocolate Dome Dessert IdeaOnce the bottoms are hardened, carefully peel the silicone mold away from the domes and place them onto a plate.

Chocolate and Caramel Drizzled Dessert

Melt some dark chocolate and caramel and drizzle onto the top of the spheres.

Chocolate and Ice Cream DomeKeep in the freezer until ready to eat.

Use those hot cocoa bomb molds to make these Chocolate and Ice Cream Desserts!

This unique chocolate and ice cream dessert is a fun surprise for dinner guests! Or even as an after-school treat for the kids.