Once upon a time long long ago, someone realized that ice cream in glass bowls was terribly boring. So they invented the waffle bowl. That was exciting…for awhile. But it too ran its course. So when people became tired of the waffle bowl, they racked their brains for something really exciting to take its place. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the chocolate bowl!

These chocolate bowls can be made in a snap, and can be filled with ice cream or even your favorite candy treats. How sweet would these be to make for children’s birthday parties or an ice cream sundae bar?

Here is what you will need!

  • 1 bag of microwavable milk chocolate candy melts.
  • 1 sheet of wax paper.
  • 6 party balloons (Note–be sure no one has a latex allergy if you choose latex balloons. To be on the safe side, you may wish to look for non-latex!)
  • 1 straight pin.

Here is what you will do!

  • Just as you would if you were making water balloons, attach the balloons to the faucet and fill halfway only. Tie and set aside. (Note–some people have suggested filling with air, but filling with water releases the chocolate more slowly when it comes time to take the bowl off of the balloon. Trust me!)
  • Pour the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue this process until the pieces are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Lay a sheet of wax paper on a cooking tray.
  • Place a large dollop of the chocolate mixture on the paper. This will serve as the base of your bowl.
  • Dip your balloons in the mixture so that the bottom portion is evenly covered. Remove and place on the dollop of chocolate.
  • When all of the balloons have been dipped, placed the tray in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
  • Remove the balloon and hold over the sink while you carefully poke it with a pin. Let the water slowly drip out. You will want the bowl to be released from the balloon slowly so it does not break!

Once you remove your bowl you are all set! There is no end to the different goodies you can fill it with. And, of course, my argument is, why use a bowl you will have to wash? I would much rather eat mine.

Thanks Bakerella

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13 thoughts on “DIY Edible Chocolate Ice Cream Bowls”

  1. MDeniseJ says:

    Love this idea.

  2. I think I will use white chocolate and food coloring to make pretty colored baskets.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can think of so many uses for these. Thanks so much for the idea.

  4. Katherine Abbott says:

    As someone who is allergic to latex, I am immediately worried about this.  Creative idea…but I just don’t think that it is a great idea.

    • Anonymous says:

      As mentioned, find non-latex balloons so you don’t have to worry! What good is a chocolate bowl if you can’t enjoy it, right?!

    • Anonymous says:

      Katherine you failed to read the whole article, it warned of latex allergies and advised if a concern to use non latex.   Sadly, some people will forever have glasses half empty. 

  5. Marci Cousins says:

    My mom use to make our Easter baskets like this.  She would blow up large balloons and dip them in the melted chocolate up to about the half way mark.  Once they hardened in the freezer she would fill them with colored shaved coconut for the grass and then add the rest of the goodies.  The whole basket was edible!!!  I can’t wait to make them for my little ones.

  6. Cute! We did this back in my Rainbow Girl days for a father/daughter dinner. Good memory. Thanks KCL:)

  7. Anonymous says:

    very creative but balloons seem very non edible to me , i personally cant bring them near my food or kitchen!