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:
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.
Unique Dessert Idea
Milk Chocolate Chips
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.
Spoon 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.
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.
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.
Once the bottoms are hardened, carefully peel the silicone mold away from the domes and place them onto a plate.
Melt some dark chocolate and caramel and drizzle onto the top of the spheres.
Keep in the freezer until ready to eat.
This unique chocolate and ice cream dessert is a fun surprise for dinner guests! Or even as an after-school treat for the kids.