Watermelon Bombe Dessert Recipe
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Watermelon Bombe Dessert Recipe

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This sherbet dessert looks like actual watermelon slices—complete with "seeds"—when cut. It is fun to eat and refreshing, too.—Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • About 1 pint lime sherbet
  • About 1 pint pineapple sherbet
  • About 1-1/2 pints raspberry sherbet
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 205 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Line a 1-1/2-quart bowl with plastic wrap. Press slightly softened lime sherbet against the bottom and sides of bowl. Freeze, uncovered, until firm. Spread pineapple sherbet evenly over lime sherbet layer. Freeze, uncovered, until firm. (Lime and pineapple sherbet layers should be thin.) Pack raspberry sherbet in center of sherbet-lined bowl. Smooth the top to resemble a cut watermelon. Cover and freeze until firm, about 8 hours. Just before serving, uncover bowl of molded sherbet. Place a serving plate on the bowl and invert. Remove bowl and peel off plastic wrap. Cut the bombe into wedges; press a few chocolate chips into the raspberry section of each wedge to resemble watermelon seeds. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Watermelon Bombe Dessert in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p14

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