Edible Watermelon Bowl
I love how these edible watermelon ice cream bowls turned out, especially since they were so easy to create.
If you plan on having guests for dinner these would WOW their senses. Grab some balloons, melt a few cups ofcandy wafers, throw in a HUGE splash of flavor and you’ll create a delicious dessert dish.
Edible watermelon ice cream bowls
- 1 cup vibrant green candy melts
- 2 cups dark green candy melts
- Lime Essential Oil
- 2 small latex balloons
- Strawberry sherbet or Ice Cream (I’m a huge fan of this one)
- Chocolate Chips or Chunks (I like experimenting with a variety of chocolate such as Cocoa Planet from Napa or the Dove Chocolate Disks)
#1 Prepare the candy melts
These candy melts will melt rather quickly. I recommend starting with the darker green and melting over a low heat, then pour into a bowl.
Then quickly add the lighter green candy melts to a small pot (or even the same pot, less mess to clean up and the color won’t be affected)
# 2 Add the lighter green to a squeeze bottle (plus, add your pop of flavor)
You can find the squeeze bottle in the kitchen area of your supermarket or even Target . . . or I like to be really efficient and just have it shipped to my door. Once the melted candy is in the squeeze bottle, add 3 drops of Lime Essential Oil. This will give the bowls a burst of flavor in contrast to the sherbet.
#3 Add Lime green squiggles to the bowl
#4 Balloon time
Blow up 1 – 2 balloons to a small/medium size, then let it go for a swim in the bowl of melted candy.
#5 Let the balloon bowl harden
Rest the balloon on a cookie sheet with wax paper for 15 minutes between each dipping, dip up to 3 – 4 times to obtain the thickness you would like with the bowl.
#6 Remove the balloon(s)
I use scotch tape near the tie and then cut it. No chance of popping! The balloon will deflate and you will need ot gently peel it away from the bowl.
#7 “Dust” or brush off the extra pieces of hardened candy
#8 Add the remainder of the “watermelon” and pop in your chocolate “seeds”
Make as many bowls as you would like, just make sure you have plenty of ice cream to fill ‘em up.
Love & Chocolate,
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Not all essential oils are edible. Due to lack of purity, 98% of essential oils sold should NOT be ingested. An edible essential oil will be labeled “therapeutic-grade” and have a “Supplement Facts” box on the label showing the nutritional value – do NOT use just any brand of essential oil for cooking/flavoring foods. Be sure to use pure oils from reliable sources, not synthetic scents or flavorings.
P.S. Wanna know more about where I got this food grade Lime Essential Oil? Read through this link and you will be amazed at the awesomeness of essential oil
P.P.S. Love creating sweet & savory chocolate recipes then you’ll love being a chocolatier