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Triple-Layer Ice Cream Bombe

 Triple-Layer Ice Cream Bombe
Whether you like your holiday desserts fa-la-la festive or ooh-la-la fancy, this one's for you! The creamy frozen concoction is so stunning, it's reserved strictly for Christmas and birthdays at our house. Sometimes we substitute raspberry sorbet and dark chocolate ice cream.
12-14 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 2 pints strawberry ice cream, softened
  • 2 pints chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • 1 Toblerone candy bar with almonds (3.52 ounces) , chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1-2/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • Line a 4-qt. bowl with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer for 30
  • minutes. Quickly spread strawberry ice cream over the bottom and up
  • the sides to within 1/2 in. of the top of bowl. Freeze for 1 hour or
  • until firm. Repeat with chocolate ice cream. Freeze for 2 hours or
  • until firm.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup whipping cream, sugar
  • and egg yolks. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches
  • at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from
  • the heat; stir in vanilla. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Fold in the hazelnuts, chopped candy bar and currants. Beat remaining
  • whipping cream until stiff peaks form; fold into custard. Spoon into

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Triple-Layer Ice Cream Bombe (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • ice cream shell, spreading to completely cover the top. Cover and
  • freeze overnight.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until
  • smooth. Cool. Remove bombe from the freezer and invert onto a
  • serving plate. Remove bowl and plastic wrap. Working quickly, spread
  • chocolate, a little at a time, over entire bombe. Freeze until
  • chocolate is firm. Cut into wedges. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 524 calories, 36 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 132 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.