Let’s talk about bombes.
If you don’t know what a bombe is, it means you haven’t been living fancy enough.
And we need to fix that immediately.
A bombe is ice cream frozen into a spherical mold.
Geez… I can’t believe you’ve been avoiding them all this time because you thought they were too fancy. Way to make things complicated, weirdo.
You can use any ice cream or toppings you want, but since it’s Candy Bar Week (holla) and I love frozen peppermint patties…and brownies…and magic shell…I decided to make bombes with a brownie base, vanilla ice cream, and homemade magic shell, with a peppermint patty hiding right in the middle.
So crazy easy, and super fun for parties. Just keep them in the freezer and get them out right before serving time.
You’ll need THIS pan from Wilton. It’s supposed to be for making small spherical cakes, but whatever. I like to break rules about cake pans like I’m super hardcore.
I think so.
- 13x9 pan brownies, baked and cooled (I used a boxed mix and added 2 tsp of mint extract)
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened to a spreadable consistency
- 12 Peppermint Patties
- Magic Shell:
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 TBS vegetable shortening
- Line molds with plastic wrap.
- Fill 2/3 full with softened ice cream, spreading so that the top is level. Place a peppermint patty on top.
- Using a glass or biscuit cutter that is close in diameter to the size of your mold, cut brownies into circles. Gently press a brownie into the pan. Place pan in the freezer for at least an hour.
- Make magic shell: In a microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening for about 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds until smooth. When ready to serve bombes, unmold and spoon chocolate over them.
These are really so so versatile…the ice cream and candy combinations are endless and these are great for parties. Just prep ahead and have ready to go in the freezer.
And of course, since it’s Candy Bar Week, Shelly and Bridget have also cooked up something good using…BROWNIES!!!
Enjoy and have a happy Thursday!!