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Sorbet Bombe


These slice-and-serve frozen desserts are a fruity twist on the classic ice cream bombe. Use any flavor or brand of sorbet that you would like; we used sorbets from Ciao Bella and Sharon's.

  • Servings: 12

Photography: Con Poulos

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2010


  • 3 pints peach sorbet
  • 2 pints coconut sorbet


  1. Soften peach sorbet by beating in a mixer bowl until smooth. Immediately spread into bottom and up sides of a 10-cup mold or bowl. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. Soften coconut sorbet in mixer; pack into center of mold; smooth top of bombe. Cover with plastic wrap, and freeze overnight, or up to 1 week. (To create a layered bombe, measure the amount of water your mold will hold to determine how much sorbet you will need. Spread the first layer into bottom of mold and smooth; freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Then add the next layer, freeze again, and repeat.)
  3. To unmold, dip mold in hot water to slightly melt outer layer. Invert onto a cake stand, and remove mold.
  4. To serve, cut into slices with a knife (if necessary, dip knife in warm water for easier cutting).

Cook's Notes

Packing the mold: Use a rubber spatula to press sorbet up against sides of mold; an offset spatula works well for smoothing the surface. Freeze each layer about 1 hour before adding the next. Return to the freezer for up to 8 hours after removing mold.

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