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Watermelon Sherbet Bombe Cake


Happy National Watermelon Day! Many of you might remember this old school watermelon sherbet bombe cake recipe from your childhood! We’re bringing back this fun watermelon ice cream cake and it’s looking mighty fine! This is so incredibly easy to make, using store-bought sherbet and chocolate chunks! If you’re feeling extra productive, you can make your own watermelon sherbet, but for this we used lime, the pink sherbet from classic sherbet swirl and vanilla ice cream. See the recipe below and stay charming!

Watermelon Sherbet Bombe Cake

1.5 quarts lime sherbet

2 cups vanilla ice cream

6 cups raspberry or the classic swirl sherbet (scooping mostly the pink)

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

green and red food coloring


Wrap the inside of a metal bowl, that holds about 12 cups, in plastic wrap. Get all of the sides so none of the ice cream touches the metal.

Place the bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes.

With an electric mixer, beat the lime sherbet on high until it’s soft enough to spread. Add in a few drops of green food coloring if you prefer it stronger in color.

Spread an even layer of the lime sherbet in the metal bowl with a spatula, but leave a dome shape in the middle to be filled with raspberry sherbet. Place the bowl back in the freezer for 20 min.

Beat the vanilla ice cream on high until soft and then spread a thin, even layer over the lime sherbet. Place the bowl back in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

Do the same steps with the raspberry sherbet, adding a few drops of red food coloring.

Add in the chocolate chips and beat on high until the sherbet is soft.

Fill the rest of the bowl with the raspberry or pink sherbet and place in the freezer, overnight, until it’s completely hardened.

When the sherbet is frozen, remove by turning the bowl upside down on a cutting board. Take off the plastic wrap and then slice your adorable watermelon sherbet bombe cake like a normal watermelon!

This recipe is adapted from the Joy of Cooking

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5 responses to Watermelon Sherbet Bombe Cake

  1. August 3, 2015

    I had no idea it was National Watermelon Day! These are too fun, what a great way to celebrate!

    1. Eden
      August 3, 2015

      Thank you Joan!! It was fun to remake this nostalgic dessert!

    2. Eden
      August 13, 2015

      Thank you!! It seems to be a national holiday everyday, haha!

  2. August 4, 2015

    These look gorgeous! I love anything that looks like watermelon, so summery, simply amazing! Xx

  3. January 20, 2016

    Wow these look amazing – I love this idea!!

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