Monday, December 20, 2010

Ice is Nice Part 3: Ice Serving Bowls

OK, today is the last post about cool things you can do with ice. 
Today I've got a new twist on serveware: a way to serve must-be-chilled foods and make your table sparkle!
With just a couple simple steps, you can create ice bowls decorated with herbs, citrus slices, flowers - whatever feels festive!
You'll need 2 glass or stainless steel bowls;
one should fit inside the other with about 1/2 inch to 1 inch between them.
Of course, you can see for the purpose of this tutorial I used some that fit much closer together. So it's possible to do, but it's better to have a wider gap - your ice will take much longer to melt.

I used rosemary, but the possibilities are really endless.

Scatter some of your filler in the large bowl. Place the smaller bowl inside, and tape so the rims are even. Pour water between bowls to 1/2 inch from top.
Add more "stuff" - it's easiest to arrange placement of things with a skewer.
Freeze overnight.
Let stand at room temperature, on a dish towel, until bowls separate easily.

Remove tape. Lift top bowl; invert bottom bowl to remove ice bowl. Then pop 'em back in the freezer until you need them.

If what you're serving needs to stay dry, set a glass bowl within the ice bowl. Place a dish towel underneath to catch drips.

These are great for all kinds of things...



Berries or other finger foods... you get the drift...


1 comment:

  1. This is so cool and such a great idea! I'm definitely going to have to try this!