Making an Ice Serving Dish
Follow our easy instructions to make an icy serving dish that will be the talk of your party.
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.
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.)