Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer cooler..

                                                                      picture courtesy : Martha Stewart

To unwind on a hot summer day nothing can refresh and please you like an ice cream.. What could be better than that..How about a ice cream cake.. A watermelon Bombe..!! I have been viewing this recipe from Martha Stewart for so long... I finally tried it.. Not as perfect (actually not even close) as Martha's ..but it was yummy and fun to make..!!

For this you need 3 flavors of ice cream : Pistachio for the outer covering, vanilla for the middle layer and the watermelon sorbet/ ice-cream(which I used).. also chocolate chips and a sponge cake(I used chocolate) for base..


Patience is also needed to reach Martha's perfection .. but I don't have much of that..So this is what I did..

 You also need a round bottomed bowl, plastic wrap, spoons ..thats it..

1) Line a round bottomed bowl with plastic wrap.
2) Coat inside of the bowl with the pistachio ice cream, making a 1/2-inch-thick layer. Freeze it till it hardens..
3) Now coat the pistachio layer with vanilla ice cream making 1/4-inch-thick layer..Freeze again for 30 minutes.
4) Mix the chocolate chips with the watermelon sorbet/ice cream ..Fill in the cavity of the vanilla ice cream ...
5) Cover the top with a round sponge cake slice..
6) To serve it , invert the bowl into a serving plate and slice it 

Also I also used food coloring to make it look more real ..


--Amie-- said...

CUTE watermelon!! I'm a new follower from FMBT!! Come check me out too!!


Kayla said...

I'm your newest follow from Tag Along Tuesday!


XmasDolly said...

THAT'S SO COOL! Another recipe for my book. Stopping by from Follow me back Tuesday. Also, I'm your latest follower. Have a great day. Nice to meet you.

Heather said...

Wow, that's pretty creative right there :)
I'm a new follower via Tag Along Tuesday
Feel free to follow back

April Oliver said...

New follower from FMBT!!


Happy Tuesday!!

Karissa@Withourbest said...

Hi! I'm your Newest Tuesday Follower! Nice to 'meet' you! :)

Well done watermelon!

I'd love it if you'd followed me back!


Kari @ Mommy's Fabulous Finds said...

Hi I am your newest follower from Tag Along Tuesday!

I look forward to reading your blog and trying this recipe

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Anonymous said...

Oh how cute... this is simply gorgeous.. I would not be able to eat it..

Sharon said...

Looks like a cool dessert...I am not sure I would be brave enough to try it out!

Anonymous said...

It looks so yummy! We are having a hot day today!

Unknown said...

wow!! that looks amazing!!!! There is nothing nicer than watermelon in the summer!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thank you very much for your comments and encouragement!!

Anonymous said...

What a good idea ! Beautiful and original ! Thanks ! I watched for your photos on "I love food froup" on flickr and discover ed your blog. I'll come back !


marianne said...

Oh this looks so perfect!!!!
Must try this!!!!!!
Thanks for the idea and sharing the recipe

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks So_P and Marianne!!!!