Recipe by Annacia
Impressive — and a breeze to put together. The bombe is just a layering of purchased ice cream, sorbet and cookies, and it's topped off with a store-bought fudge sauce spruced up with chocolate chips and brandy. For Valentine's Day, dress up the dessert even more with chocolate curls and maraschino cherries. Begin preparing this a day ahead as this needs to freeze for 24 hrs.
Top Review by JackieOhNo!
This was really a nice treat. I normally don't do ice cream desserts, and I am so glad I tried this one. I left out the brandy and just added a little more water. I also was unable to find chocolate sorbet, so I had to use chocolate ice cream. It all went together perfectly and easily! Thanks for posting. Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.
- 1 (16 ounce) jarpurchased hot fudge
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1⁄4 cup brandy
- 3 pints Ben and Jerry cherry garcia ice cream, slightly softened
- 1 1⁄2 pints chocolate sorbet or 1 1⁄2 pints chocolate cherry sorbet, slightly softened
- 1 (9 ounce) package chocolate wafer cookies
Directions See How It's Made
- Stir first 3 ingredients in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat until melted and smooth.
- Remove from heat.
- Whisk in brandy.
- Line 10-inch-diameter, 10-cup metal bowl with plastic wrap, extending over sides. Spread cherry-vanilla ice cream over inside of bowl to within 3/4 inch of top edge, leaving center 6-inch-diameter hollow. Freeze 30 minutes.
- Fill hollow completely with sorbet; smooth top.
- Overlap half of cookies (about 22) atop ice cream and sorbet, covering completely and pressing gently.
- Spread 1 cup fudge sauce over cookies. Overlap remaining cookies atop sauce.
- Cover; freeze bombe overnight.
- Cover and chill remaining sauce.
- (Can be made 3 days ahead. Keep bombe frozen. Keep sauce chilled.).
- Rewarm remaining sauce over low heat, stirring often. Turn bombe out onto platter. Peel off plastic. Cut bombe into wedges. Serve with remaining sauce.