Ice Bowls

Recipe by Sweetiebarbara
READY IN: 48hrs
YIELD: 1 ice bowl


  • 14
    cup crushed ice, plus
  • 14
    cup crushed ice
  • 1
    orange, very thinly sliced (or other citrus fruit and flowers that are relatively flat)
  • frozen peas, unopened bag (for weighting down inner bowl)


  • You will also need: 2 nesting bowls, I use the largest I can.
  • Place 1/4 cup crushed ice in the bottom of larger bowl.
  • Place fruit slice over ice and put another 1/4 cup of ice over that.
  • Place nesting bowl inside larger bowl and move to adjust it to the center as closely as you can.
  • Put a small bag of frozen peas in smaller bowl.
  • Tape the two bowls together in 3 places across the top.
  • Add water to level slightly above bottom of inner bowl and freeze.
  • Take out of freezer and add more decorations.
  • Gently push thin fruit and/or flowers between the bowls.
  • Sprinkle crushed ice between bowls to keep in place.
  • Add more water and freeze again.
  • Keep repeating Steps 8, 9, & 10 until you reach the top.
  • After the bowl is frozen solid, remove from freezer and separate ice bowl from two bowls.
  • Remove peas and tape and add warm water to smaller bowl, swirling around until bowl is lose enough to lift out.
  • Remove smaller bowl and refreeze.
  • When frozen solid again, remove bottom bowl in a similar fashion.
  • When ice bowl is free, place back in freezer on top of plastic cling wrap, and cover lightly to protect.
  • Let bowl freeze overnight or at least an hour before using.
  • Place ice cream scoops for people to serve themselves, but keep in freezer until last minute to serve.
  • Place bowl on "skid free" mat in a tray with a lip.
  • Let guests serve themselves.