I’ve seen this sweet idea in magazines and have wanted to try it for a long time now. It’s actually very easy. All you need is Raspberry and Lime Sherbet and about 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
First, line a medium size serving bowl with plastic wrap.
Next, make sure your sherbet is soft enough to work with–but not too melty–kind of like the consistency of Play-doh.
Now, spoon your green Play-doh–I mean sherbet, into the bowl and with your hands in sandwich bags–press the cold stuff into place about an inch and a half around the inside edges of the bowl. Plop it back in the freezer for a while–go shopping or something.
When you know the “melon rind” is firm and frozen hard, spoon the raspberry sherbet into the middle and press it down–again, with your hand in a sandwich bag. Smooth the top with a spatula.
I’ve seen recipes where they stirred the chocolate chips into the pink sherbet before pressing it into the “rind,” but…we chose to set the chips in separately, so they weren’t covered with sherbet. Looks more dramatic–don’t you think? Now, cover the top with plastic wrap and freeze good and solid.
When you remove it from the freezer, set the whole bowl in a larger bowl with about 2 inches of slightly warm water–to loosen it from the frozen bowl.
Don’t worry if it looks kinda chunky and weird–because your going to flip it over anyway.
So…now…flip it over onto a plate. If you need to smooth the sides–to make it prettier–do that now with a spatula.
It slices easy enough into wedges, if you use a large, thin knife.
remove the wedge and set on a plate…
then add the chocolate chips. Either set the plates back in the freezer or serve immediately.
Be prepared for everyone to say, “Cute, cute, cute.”
And so they should.