I make this every year for my Uncle’s 4th of July party. It’s light and refreshing and people get a kick out of it when you cut it open. It doesn’t taste like watermelon, but it looks like one!
1 half gallon of lime sherbet
1 half gallon of vanilla ice cream
3 pints of Haagen Daaz raspberry sorbet
1-1/2 cups of mini chocolate chips
Line a metal bowl with plastic wrap, put it in the freezer to chill.
Mix Lime sherbet until soft, then pack around the entire bowl about 1/2″ thick all around the sides and the bottom, completely lining the bowl. Put back into freezer. You can do this in stages, just as long as it’s set. As little as 30 minutes or as long as a few hours, up to you on the timing.
Take HALF of the half gallon of vanilla and add a layer on top of the lime, about 1/4″ thick. Place in freezer to set.
Thaw and soften 3 pints (or make your own) of any kind of red sorbet, raspberry is pretty tasty. Put in a small bowl and stir it up til it’s slightly melty.
Stir with MINI chocolate chips so they look like watermelon “seeds”.
Now take the bomb out of the freezer and fill the center with the raspberry and chocolate chip combo. Isn’t it starting to look like a watermelon? Cover the top with the remaining half of the vanilla ice cream – so the inside is a SURPRISE! Cover in plastic wrap and place back in the freezer until you are ready to serve.
To thaw – leave on the counter for a few minutes and wrap the bottom of the bowl in warm wet towels. (You can set the base in warm water but be CAREFUL, one slip and the bomb will be drowned. I wouldn’t recommend it.) Use the lining that you made with the plastic wrap to lift out the bomb.
Set flat side up on a plate and slice.
Cut, and VOILA! A slice of faux “watermelon!”