Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ice Cream Watermelon

There is one thing I have always wanted, but never had- a watermelon birthday cake. You can order them at any grocery store bakery or Baskin Robins. The idea of a cake made to look like pieces of watermelon blows my mind. I. Want. One.

It is not my birthday and this is not cake.

It is frozen yogurt and ice cream layered to look like a watermelon.

A bowl is lined with foil and filled with a layer of green tinted  frozen yogurt, a thin layer of plain frozen yogurt, and strawberry ice cream studded with chocolate chips. Freeze until set, invert, and slice.

Until I get that cake, this will suffice.

Ice Cream Watermelon
1 pint plain (or vanilla) frozen yogurt
1 pint strawberry ice cream
1/2 c chocolate chips
aluminum foil
plastic wrap

1. Soften the frozen yogurt and dye 3/4 pint light green; place strawberry ice cream and remaining plain yogurt into the freezer
2. Line a medium bowl with foil (make sure the foil hangs over all edges of the bowl for easy removal)
3. Layer 1: Pour green frozen yogurt into the foil-lined bowl; cover bowl with plastic wrap making sure the plastic wrap (like the foil) hangs over all edges of the bowl; press down so the wrap is sticking to the surface of the yogurt; place a smaller bowl on top of the plastic wrap (pushing it down to create a well inside the frozen yogurt; freeze until set (about 1 hour)
4. Layer 2: Remove the small bowl and plastic wrap from the frozen yogurt; evenly spread the remaining plain frozen yogurt on top of the green frozen yogurt layer; return to the freezer for 30 minutes
5. Soften strawberry ice cream and fold in chocolate chips, reserving a few to sprinkle on top
6. Layer 3: Fill the remaining space in the bowl with the strawberry ice cream mixture and sprinkle with chocolate chips; freeze until solid (about 2 hours)
7. Slice and enjoy

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