It’s not what you think.
Since Friday, we have been celebrating our daughter’s 8th birthday. We have had chocolate cake, ice cream, and ice cream cake. We were caked out by the time her actual birthday got here. Since we really can’t have too much ice cream, or chocolate, or cake, we had ice cream in chocolate cups. We were fresh out of cake, so we used oreos instead.
To make the chocolate cups, blow up balloons to about 4 inch diameter.
Please wash the balloons, you don’t know where they have been.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips. I used the microwave. Dip each balloon into the chocolate and cover the bottom. Should look like a cup of some sort. lol
Do this with all the balloons and place them on a waxed cookie sheet.
Freeze for five minutes. While they are in the freezer, melt another batch of chips. Take out the balloons and dips again into the chocolate. Freeze for another ten minutes.
Take them out and carefully pop the balloon and peel it off the chocolate. Only then do you discover that the balloon will not come off the chocolate and the chocolate melts in your hands.
Try not to say a bad word in front of your children.
Do this for two balloons, then get very frustrated and throw the whole thing back in the freezer too cool off. Uh, I mean you should cool off. Forget about the chocolate cups for a few hours.
After you and the chocolate have cooled off, take out the trays and try again. If it doesn’t work, just break up the chocolates onto the ice cream.
Well, will you look at that! It worked! The balloon came off really nicely and the chocolate didn’t melt in the hands. So, forget about the 10 minute freeze and freeze the things for hours.
Place these cups in a nice bowl and fill with ice cream, crumbly some oreos on top, and drizzle some homemade chocolate sauce over all.
It’s a good thing.
A very good thing.