How to Make an Ice Bowl

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I saw this in a book my mom gave me and after a quick search didn't see it already on here. It looks like a really neat idea so I wanted to post here for safe-keeping and to share of course.

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  • ice
  • water
  • herbs or fresh edible flowers or citrus slices


  1. Place ice cubes over the bottom of a 2 1/2 or 3 quart bowl.
  2. Center a 1 1/2 or 1 quart bowl on top of the ice cubes.
  3. Weigh down the smaller bowl with more ice cubes or a can of frozen juice.
  4. Place freezer tape across both bowls to hold them in place.
  5. Using a wooden skewer, tuck herbs, flowers, or citrus (or a mix) between ice cubes.
  6. Pour cold water between bowls until the water is about 2in. from the bottom and freeze. Add another inch of water and freeze again, and repeat until water is about 1/2in. below the rim.
  7. Remove tape from sides of bowls, and ice cubes or juice from smaller bowl. Fill smaller bowl with warm, not hot water and let stand for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Carefully lift smaller bowl out of the larger bowl. Then dip the larger bowl into warm water and remove from the ice bowl.
  9. Immediately use ice bowl for shrimp, dips, or fresh fruits.
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Excellent, I make it with a wine bottle but haven't thought of a dish. Nice idea!

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If you are looking for an elegant, creative way to serve ice cream, sherbet, or anything cold at a dinner party, this is the recipe that you are looking for! I had so much fun making them, but I had even more fun seeing everyone's faces when their dessert, placed in their very own ice bowl, was set in front of them.