Make Edible Sprinkle Bowls for Ice Cream

Make Your Own Edible Sprinkle Bowl for Ice Cream! | this heart of mine

Whew! We made it through birthday season. I’m spent. It was Love Bug’s birthday this time. The festivities started with our little family on the day and then a small party with friends the next. It’s a good thing there was cake. It was just reward.

After weeks of contemplation, Love Bug settled on a rainbow theme for her birthday. This theme brought with it rainbow plates, napkins, straws, lighted balloons and of course, cake. We discussed whether she wanted a rainbow cake with white frosting or a chocolate cake with rainbow frosting. A chocolate lover, she went with the later. I absolutely loved the way it turned out. I’m so thankful for her inspiration. I used this set by Wilton to achieve the colors.

A Sprinkle Bowl for Ice Cream! | this heart of mine

Inspired by her love of rainbows and, I think, almost everyone’s love of sprinkles, I thought edible sprinkle bowls would be the icing on the cake overkill  fun, frivolous and delightful. Using a party staple, the balloon, almond bark and lots of sprinkles, I created edible bowls that are both delicious and crazy fun!

Make Your Own Edible Sprinkle Bowl for Ice Cream! | this heart of mine

As our resident birthday crown-maker, I had to step in to make hers. She was very particular on the colors used (purple and pink) and I stuck with her original design, shape and text. I think the crowns are my favorite birthday tradition of ours.

Now, let’s make these things. WANT CHOCOLATE TOO? Check out the edible chocolate bowls here!

Supplies:

-sprinkles, your choice
-balloons, size depends on what size bowls you want to make
-almond bark
-glass bowl
-pot
-wax paper

Make Your Own Edible Sprinkle Bowl for Ice Cream! | this heart of mine

First, rinse the balloons you plan on using and pat dry. Then inflate the balloons to your desired size. Tear off a piece of wax paper and lay it near where you are working. Place the sprinkles of choice into a bowl. Melt the almond bark in a glass bowl atop a pot of boiling water. This method is better than nuking the bark in the microwave because the bark will stay melty longer.

When the bark is melted and smooth, dip the balloon into the bark.

How to Make a Sprinkle Bowl | this heart of mine

The almond bark dip determines the depth of the bowl.

How to Make a Sprinkle Bowl | this heart of mine

Moving quickly, press the wet almond bark into the sprinkles. Continue pressing the unsprinkled areas into the sprinkles until it’s coated.

How to Make a Sprinkle Bowl | this heart of mine

Twisted or spinning the balloon in the sprinkles will results in globs and smears so make sure you are pressing, then lifting, rotating and pressing again until the balloon is coated.

How to Make a Sprinkle Bowl | this heart of mine

Place the sprinkled balloon on the wax paper to set. If you want, you can pop them in the fridge to make them set faster.

How to Make a Sprinkle Bowl | this heart of mine

When the almond bark is firm, deflate the balloon. Gently peel it away from the inside.

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Add ice cream and enjoy.

An Edible Ice Cream Bowl Covered in Sprinkles! | this heart of mine

Maybe a slice of cake too?

Make Your Own Edible Sprinkle Bowl for Ice Cream! | this heart of mine

A Sprinkle Bowl for Ice Cream! | this heart of mine

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Make Your Own Edible Sprinkle Bowl for Ice Cream! | this heart of mine

You know you need CHOCOLATE TOO! Check out the edible chocolate bowls here!

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About Amy Christie

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83 thoughts on “Make Edible Sprinkle Bowls for Ice Cream

  1. OK I am SO doing this for my daughter next month. She will only be 31. Yeah, not three or one but 31. She will love it. Thanks

        1. From my reading, Jennifer, my understanding is there are no almonds in almond bark. Just lots of sugar. :) I would read the label to make sure. You can try white chocolate but almond bark is tempered differently making it easier to work with in this way.

    1. Hey Walter, great news! Almond bark doesn’t contain nuts, or at least it shouldn’t. It’s basically sugar. Obviously check your package to be sure. Have fun!

  2. I’m planning to try this with white/ vanilla chocolate instead of the almond bark. Fingers crossed.

  3. Hi, do these keep overnight if making the night before? would these work with chocolate instead of almond bark? Many thanks

  4. How did these hold up to eating? Were they strong enough to withstand kids with spoons or did they crack as they dug into the ice cream?

  5. Totally inspired to make these. Although Almond Bark is a first for me, never used it, never seen it! Thanks goodness for google :-) and you Amy, am just loving your blog. x

  6. Great idea. Except you may want to let parents of other kids (or whoever eats these) know that they were made with latex balloons. A lot of people have sensitivities and/or life threatening allergies to it.

  7. Oh my!!! These look fantastic. I ♡♡♡♡♡♡ Sprinkles. I’m like a kid when it comes to sprinkles. I’ve seen the chocolate bowls, but never thought to dip them in toppings. Soooo awesome. Will definitely be making these. This would be cute at different holidays with different colored sprinkles. Thanks so much for posting!!! :)

  8. I have tried these before (without the sprinkles) but every time the bark touches the balloon, it pops, then chocolate splatter. :(

  9. What the what!! These are amazing! Who would have thought!! Such a great idea and perfect for celebrating! We just had to include them in our rainbow sprinkle treat round up because they are so lovely! http://blovelyevents.com/2016/01/17/partying-rainbow-sprinkle-treats/

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  11. Is there a certain thickness of balloon you should use? I used small water balloon ones. The first balloon popped as soon as I put it in the lukewarm chocolate. The second balloon popped while sitting on the cookie sheet.

    1. Hey Miohelle – Sorry for the bloopers. I used a regular latex balloons, like a 10 inch or 12 inch size. And I didn’t inflate it all the way. The water balloons would be too thin, I think. Good luck!

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