Chocolate Easter Egg Edible Ice Cream Bowl and Pralines and Cream Topping Recipe

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It's time once again for the Taste Creations blog hop!  Our theme this month?  Chocolate Easter eggs.

Collage of edible chocolate easter egg bowl filled with ice cream and a chocolate bunny, optimized for pinterest

For my interpretation of the theme, I decided to turn half of a hollow chocolate egg into a delicious, edible chocolate bowl for an ice cream sundae.

Chocolate easter egg edible ice cream bowl filled with vanilla ice cream, a hand above raining rainbow sprinkles on the ice cream.

I've always loved those chocolate bowls you see on Pinterest--you know, the ones made by dipping a small balloon in chocolate.  I've always been a little wary of trying that, though, because some balloons taste absolutely awful.  I have no idea which balloons taste terrible and which ones don't, so I've never bothered attempting the balloon chocolate bowls.

Chocolate Easter Egg Edible Ice Cream Bowl filled with vanilla ice cream, pastel rainbow sprinkles, and a small chocolate bunny, on a white background

But an egg-shaped chocolate mold?  I knew that would work perfectly!

Edible chocolate Easter egg ice cream bowl filled with vanilla icing, praline sauce, and rainbow sprinkles.

I have amazing recipes for hot fudge sauce, marshmallow sauce, magic shell, and strawberry ice cream sauce already, so I decided to try something new: praline sauce ice cream topping.  Pralines and cream ice cream is my favorite flavor ever, but it's getting harder and harder to find, much to my dismay.  This topping is a delicious substitue.  Not very photogenic, though . Brown, lumpy food is really hard to make look appetizing in photos, but I've done my best.  ;-)

Chocolate Easter Egg Edible Ice Cream Bowl Tutorial

Edible chocolate Easter egg ice cream bowl filled with vanilla icing, praline sauce, and rainbow sprinkles.

These Easter egg chocolate ice cream bowls are incredibly easy to make.

Clear plastic Easter Egg chocolate mold next to bag of Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers, with discs of the melting wafers spilling on the marble surface

Materials for Chocolate Egg Ice Cream Bowls:

Plastic Easter egg chocolate mold coated with melted chocolate.  Empty white bowl and spoon coated in melted chocolate below.

Melt the chocolate disks in a microwave, and coat the inside of the chocolate mold with the melted chocolate.  Let cool.  You can put the mold in the fridge for a few minutes to hurry the process along.

Two separate halves of a large, hollow, chocolate Easter egg on a white marble surface.

Carefully pop out the chocolate egg halfs once completely cooled and hardened.    If you were going to make a chocolate Easter egg, you'd join the two halves together at this point.  But to make an egg-shaped chocolate ice cream bowl, you're done!  

Pecan Praline Ice Cream Topping Recipe

Glass ball jar filled with praline pecan ice cream topping, sitting on a white background, pecan nuts scattered around base.

The recipe I used to make this ice cream topping came from Land O Lakes.  Every single recipe I've tried from Land O Lakes has been exceptional, so I figured this recipe was the one to try.

Ingredients for Praline Ice cream Topping on a wooden cutting board on a white marble surface.

Pecan Praline Ice Cream Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Sauce pan on stove filled with bubbling, melted ingredients for Praline Ice Cream Topping

Melt the butter in a saucepan, and add the chopped pecans.  Cook for three or four minutes to toast the pecans.  The butter also browns during this step, which is always a delicious thing.

Add the milk, brown sugar, cornstarch, and corn syrup, stir, and cook for another 5-8 minutes, until the mixture thickens.

Spoon drizzling praline ice cream sauce on vanilla ice cream in an edible chocolate Easter egg bowl against a white backdrop

The flavor of the sauce was exceptional, but I think next time I'll omit the cornstarch.  I'm just not a fan of the texture that kind of thickening agent gives.

Edible chocolate Easter egg ice cream bowl filled with vanilla icing, praline sauce, and rainbow sprinkles.

Be sure to check out the other delectible chocolate Easter egg recipes from my fellow Taste Creations Blog Hop bloggers:

Our Good Life: Chocolate Covered Oreo Easter Eggs

An Italian in my Kitchen: Homemade Double Chocolate Easter Eggs

Mom Home Guide: Easter Egg Chocolate Bark

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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