Sunrise Sherbet Bombe

I have been “planning” to make this lovely sherbet bombe all summer long. My mom has dazzled me with her gorgeous bombe creations for years and for years I’ve said that I’m going to make one. You know how that goes, right?

Please tell me that I am not alone on this.

I woke up Friday morning sleepy and unmotivated. As I stumbled to the kitchen with only coffee on my mind, I glanced out the window to see this…

I stopped dead in my tracks. What a splendor to behold. I stood there frozen for about fifteen minutes unable to take my eyes off of this most glorious sunrise.

It was breathtaking. Captivating. Inspring.

My mind kept thinking, “if I could just take a spoon to that sherbet sky”

I knew in an instant what I had to do. It was a sign, a divine intervention telling me to stop putting off what I had to do today.

So I made a bombe.

You will never believe how easy it is to make such a stunning specimen.

This is what I did.

Placed my sherbet on the counter so that it could soften a bit.

I decided to use orange, strawberry and raspberry sherbet to match the stunning sunrise. You can use anything you wish, including ice cream or sorbet, in any combination.

Grab a box of chocolate wafers,

And give them a good pulse in a food processor. If you don’t happen to have a have a food processor, no worries, just put the cookies in a sealed plastic baggie, grab a heavy spoon & smash away.

Melt a stick and a half of butter and mix with smashed cookies until it forms a soft chocolatey mixture. Line a glass bowl with plastic wrap (allowing enough extra hanging over sides to cover the top before freezing) and with your fingers press the cookie/butter mixture onto the plastic wrap that is lining the sides of the bowl. This will become the outer crust.

Then begin spooning the softened sherbet into the cookie crust.

Add each additional flavor.

Smooth the last layer of sherbet and cover with the extra plastic wrap.

Pop the bowl into the freezer (on a flat surface) and let freeze for at least eight hours.

Once frozen, place a plate on top of bowl and gently turn over. (You may need to soak bowl in hot water for a few minutes to loosen.)

And “bada boom bada bing” …a bombe!

A stunning sweet sherbet sunrise to enjoy any day.

May all your days begin with splendor,


Sunrise Sherbet Bombe
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A stunning and sweet sherbet sunrise bombe to enjoy any day.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8-10
  • 1- 9 ounce box of chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1 stick salted butter- melted
  • 1 quart orange sherbet
  • 1 quart strawberry sherbet
  • 1 quart raspberry sherbet
  1. Place sherbet on counter to soften. Pulse cookies in a food processor (or pound with spoon in a sealed plastic baggie). Mix melted butter and ground cookies together until it becomes incorporated. Grab a 3 quart glass container and line with plastic wrap (leave enough extra over the edge to cover top of bowl before freezing). With fingers, press cookie/butter mixture on top of the plastic wrap, around sides of bowl. Next spoon in softened sherbet. I used a little over ½ a quart of each flavor. Be careful not to overfill. Cover the top with extra plastic wrap. Place in freezer (on a flat surface) for at least 8 hours. Remove from freezer, place a plate on top of bowl, gently turn over to release bombe. You may need to soak bowl in hot water for a few minutes if bombe seems stuck.


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  1. Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Mmm. That looks so good. I have a family reunion coming up…may try this!

  2. Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    LURVE! I want it.

    Will you bring me one?

  3. Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    This is absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    What a pretty dessert and a stunning sky! This is one of those desserts that is easy to pull off and makes such an impressive presentation.

  5. Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Ooh… my husband would go crazy for this!!

  6. Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    beautiful Wendy . . . absolutely beautiful!

  7. Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous sunrise! I can see why it would have inspired you to make this.

  8. Posted September 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    omg so pretty!

  9. Mickie
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    That look “heavenly” Wendy!! Printed this out and I love that sherbet is used.

  10. Posted September 19, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    I think this gorgeous Bombay qualifies as a breakfast food item seeing as it was inspired by that stunning sunrise.

  11. Posted September 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    very pretty! who’d have thought it would be so easy to make?

  12. Posted September 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Wow, stunning. You really have captured the colours of the sunrise!

  13. Posted September 19, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    This is so festive and beautiful. I love the idea of taking a spoon to the sky too. I’m glad you didn’t put it off any longer, I bet there were some happy eaters!

  14. Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Talk about an incredible inspiration! Just beautiful – I definitely want to make one of these.

  15. Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    What a stunning sunrise – nature just amazes me with its sunsets and sunrises. What more could you ask for to inspire such a colorful dessert!

  16. Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Wendy…. that. is. awesome! I can’t WAIT to try this!

  17. Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    I could DO SOOOOOOOOO much with this! Its gorgeous first of all, second of all, you gave me a non-cake birthday idea for the hubby!

  18. Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    I could do so much with this! It’s beautiful! We loved your tzatziki, I’m sure this will be a hit too. Making it for hubby’s birthday, I think =)

  19. Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    it really looks like that needs a lot of work and time but i’ll try to do it, you said it’s easy and by the pictures it seems I won’t take long

  20. Posted September 20, 2011 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Oh that is fabulous! I love the colours and your photos are just gorgeous.

  21. Posted September 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    AAAND I love that.

  22. Posted September 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    So, so pretty!

  23. Posted September 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    You, Wendy Dear, are the bombe! Love it!

  24. Posted September 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Such a beautiful presentation! I have got to try this!

  25. Posted September 21, 2011 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Oh, this is gorgeous!!! And so is that sunrise!!!

    I’m the same way, Wendy….making a bombe is on my “to-do” list, but I’ve never gotten around to you. You’ve inspired me!!!

  26. Posted September 21, 2011 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    So pretty and so easy…the perfect combo!

  27. Posted September 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    How lovely! And what a great inspiration. That sunrise is divine – almost pretty enough to make me set my alarm a little earlier. ALMOST.

  28. Posted September 21, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous sunrise, and love that it inspired you to make this Sherbet Bombe ;)

  29. Posted September 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Luverly! made my mouth water! ; D

  30. Posted September 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    That is just gorgeous and YES it does look like your sunrise :) I am going to make this for a party. Awesome and easy idea. . .

  31. Posted September 23, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    What a fancy dessert. Made for impress. My first visit at your blog and I love it

  32. Posted September 23, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I love making treats and snacks using ice cream. This really does sound easy. I believe I just may have to give this one a whirl!

  33. Posted September 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Simply stunning… wow. That picture took my breath away, Wendy!

  34. Posted September 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    So pretty! What a great idea and beautiful dessert. And as for that sunrise? Breathtaking.

  35. Posted September 29, 2011 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    You nailed it. I feel like I’m looking out my window. With a spoon and lots of napkins. Gorg.

  36. Posted September 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Seriously! Oh my word that…well…it just rocks, it was it does! Give your momma a hug for me will you because I am enamored.

  37. Posted September 30, 2011 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Whata BEAUTIFUL sunrise, oh my goodness! That would leave me even more unmotivated because I’d just want to sit and sip my coffee and stare, longingly at it.

  38. Posted October 1, 2011 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    That is seriously a thing of beauty! I’m such a fan of sherbet, so I will have to make this one day!

  39. Posted October 2, 2011 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    How beautiful…and EASY!

  40. Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    so pretty! Haven’t had sherbet in a while, that will have to change….fast!

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