How to Make an Ice Bowl

READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 1 bowl


  • ice
  • fresh edible flowers or citrus slices


  • Place ice cubes over the bottom of a 2 1/2 or 3 quart bowl.
  • Center a 1 1/2 or 1 quart bowl on top of the ice cubes.
  • Weigh down the smaller bowl with more ice cubes or a can of frozen juice.
  • Place freezer tape across both bowls to hold them in place.
  • Using a wooden skewer, tuck herbs, flowers, or citrus (or a mix) between ice cubes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Carefully lift smaller bowl out of the larger bowl. Then dip the larger bowl into warm water and remove from the ice bowl.
  • Immediately use ice bowl for shrimp, dips, or fresh fruits.