For Halloween you can really let off steam again with scary beautiful decorations. The same applies of course to the food and for me that means especially with ice cream. Here I present you a tutorial for Eyeballs that not only creepy look, but also taste good. Vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce and white chocolate is now once a classic combination as we also from the Spaghetti ice cream know and love.
The recipe can easily prepared be. You can also prepare everything up to step 5 the day before. Children certainly have fun helping with the preparations.
For the Halloween recipe you need not many ingredientswhich you can either buy at your local supermarket or order online. To make it easier for yourself, you can buy the ice cream too and do not produce it yourself. If you want to make your own ice cream, I recommend my Vanilla ice cream recipe or the Sugar-reduced variant.
Ingredients for vanilla ice cream eyeballs
Ingredients for 4 servings
- 200 g white couverture*
- 500 g Vanilla Ice Cream (bought or homemade)
- Strawberry sauce or 200 g frozen strawberries
- Food coloring* (e.g. blue or green)
- 8 Chocolate drops*
- red sugar decoration*
- 8 small balloons* (e.g. water bombs)
Pre-chill the plates or bowls for later serving, in the freezer or refrigerator!
Step by step guide
Time required: 20 minutes.
- Make chocolate bowls for the eye sockets
Melt the chocolate over a water bath and let it cool slightly until it is just lukewarm.
Meanwhile, blow up eight balloons or fill them with water.
Dip into the chocolate and place on a baking parchment in the freezer. If necessary, hold it briefly until a small base has formed. Then let it get really firm (about 5 minutes). Do not leave the balloons in the freezer for too long, otherwise the water will also become solid and break the shell.
Stick a piece of scotch tape on a free spot of each balloon and poke it with a needle at this spot. This way, the balloon will not burst with a bang right away, but will slowly get smaller. These are the eye sockets
Place two of the chocolate eye cups on each of the pre-cooled plates or bowls.
- Put the eyeballs in the chocolate bowls
Place one scoop of ice cream in each chocolate bowl and immediately place back in the freezer.
- Prepare the eye irises from chocolate
To do this, put about 2 tablespoons of the melted white chocolate in another small bowl and color it with food coloring (green or blue).
On a baking paper, paint circles with the colored chocolate and place a dark chocolate drop in the center. Allow to set well before removing (in the freezer if necessary).
- Prepare the strawberry sauce
The Strawberry sauce prepare according to my recipe. If you like it completely without sugar: puree the strawberries well after thawing (if necessary, briefly in the microwave). But the strawberry sauce should be cold before contact with the vanilla ice cream and chocolate.
Up to this level, you can prepare everything the day before.
- Arrangement of the eyeballs
Paint the veins on the ice cream scoops with red sugar decoration. Paint light serpentines.
Place the chocolate eye irises on top.
Then arrange the strawberry sauce around the eyeballs and also put a few blobs in the chocolate bowls. Make sure to hit the gap between the ice cream scoop and the little bowl.
Have a great Halloween and have fun with the spooky eyeballs.
The dark chocolate you can use very well for the recipes classic stracciatella ice cream, Ice cream confection with coconut yogurt or Nougat ice cream use. The white chocolate I use for example as a coating for Blueberry ice cream chocolates.