Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Dome Surprise / Chocolate Mint Day
I came up with this inspired by Chocolate Mint Day! Chocolate Mint is one of my favorite flavor combos, if not my favorite. :) I was also inspired by dodecahedrons and complex polygons I read about the other day and did a piece for the Corona tessellations, daily art piece I do. That one was History #34 of 245, about 15- or 20 days or so ago.
One of these days I will catch up on uploading all of them. I have uploaded and organized Coronatessellation to Coronatessellation 137.
Feb. 19 is Chocolate Mint Day!
This is what I made last year. Dinosaur Egg! :)
What I used:
- Thin Mint Oreos
- Slightly softened Vanilla Ice Cream (could use Mint Ice Cream for even more Mint!
- Melting Chocolate
- Hershey Kisses (or anything you want to be the filling in the chocolate bomb)
- Saran Wrap
- Silicone Hemiscpheric Mold (+ cooking spray -- if you want to have surprise spherical bomb)
- Mixing Bowl
- Big Scoop / Spatula
Making Sphere Chocolate Bomb -- Optional
First, I melted the Chocomaker melting chocolate in the microwave at 50% power.Then I sprayed the red silicone mold with cooking spray and I coated 2 spots with chocolate to make a sphere and I put it in the fridge to set for at least 30-60 min.
Making the Ice Cream Dome
1.) I put saran wrap inside the bowl.
2.) I put either whole oreos or oreos cut in half in a pattern on the bottom and then around the sides.
I was running low on cookies, so I took some of the sandwiches apart.
3.) Next I put in some ice cream and kind of spread it up the side a little. Do not fill the bowl all the way in with ice cream. You need to leave about a baseball size amount of space (without ice cream) for your chocolate bomb! You can see I left some space there.
** If you don't make a chocolate bomb, you can just fill it in with some Hershey Kisses or candies or sprinkles and then cover it with more ice cream. :)
4.) Put the mixing bowl with ice cream into the freezer to set.
5.) After 30-60 min., take your silicone mold out of the fridge and carefully pop the hemispheres out of the mold.
6.) Put 1 hemisphere in, then add some Hershey Kisses, then put another hemisphere on top to make a sphere.
7.) Cover with more ice cream until flat and put in the fridge for another 30 min. (at least) You can prepare several hours or even a few days before you want to eat it. :)
8.) When you're ready to eat, make sure you have a plate or platter that is bigger than the surface area of the top of the mixing bowl :) and then flip it over and carefully remove the Saran Wrap. :)