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Making an Ice Serving Dish

Follow our easy instructions to make an icy serving dish that will be the talk of your party.

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Summer flowers seem to float in this refreshing, translucent serving bowl. Use this frosty dish to serve sorbet, berries, cut vegetables, or seafood.

You'll need to prepare the ice bowl a day or two in advance of your gathering. And be sure to set the bowl on a rimmed platter so melting can be controlled and contained.

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Follow these easy instructions to make our icy serving dish.

  • Bring about 2 quarts of water to room temperature.
  • Place a layer of ice cubes in an 8-inch plastic or glass bowl. Nestle a 6-inch bowl inside. Use tape to secure the two bowls in four places, making sure the rims are level.
  • Insert flowers, fresh herbs, or sliced fruit between the two bowls.
  • Slowly fill the outer bowl with the water.
  • Freeze at least 24 hours.
  • Remove from freezer. Dip the outer bowl in warm water for a few seconds to loosen bowls.
  • Stand ice bowl on a rimmed plate so melting water is contained. (TIP: Check the ice bowl frequently if the weather is hot or if your table would be damaged by water spillover.)

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