Ice Cream Dome Cake

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Ice cream dome cakes are made using silicone molds to create a perfect sphere dome shape.

An ice cream dome cake is made using 2 different ice creams that are layered on top of one another in the silicone mold.

how to make an ice cream dome cake

The center filling is placed in the middle of the silicone mold.

The center filling is typically a sweet filling such as jam, ganache, chocolate sauce, caramel, fruit or sauce.

If you’re using chocolate ganache as your filling, make sure it’s chilled and ready to use to fill your silicone molds.

You’ll need a half sphere silicone mold to make an ice cream dome cake.

It’s best to use silicone molds that are about 3″ in diameter to make individual dome cakes for your guests.

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You’ll need to freeze the silicone mold in between ice cream layers so that it hardens, and doesn’t melt too much to have the layers mix with one another.

Give yourself a couple of hours to make your ice cream dome cake dessert, and then it should be frozen overnight to serve the following day.

Be sure to make your ice cream dome cake recipe at least a day in advance to have the ice cream freeze well before serving.

How to make an ice cream dome cake

  • small half sphere silicone molds
  • 2 types of ice cream that go well together
  • Center filling – jam, chocolate ganache, fruit sauce, caramel sauce
  • 1-3 toppings for the ice cream (cookie crumble, caramel sauce, cocoa powder, sprinkles, fruit sauce, finely chopped fruit – kiwi, strawberries)

First you’ll want to pick your ice cream flavors that will go well together. Then pick your center filling that will go well with your ice cream flavors.

You’re ready to start making your dome recipe with your outer ice cream layer.

Your outer layer will be the one that will have your toppings on it.

Place your ice cream in the silicone mold.

Use a metal spoon to press the ice cream around so that all of the sides are covered in ice cream. Try to make it a 1/2 cm in thickness.

Place each silicone mold in the freezer in an airtight container as you complete them. They will start to melt very quickly and it will be messy.

Freeze for 30 min – 1 hour. Then you’re ready for your next layer.

ice cream dome cake using silicone mold

Select your inner layer of ice cream.

Use a fresh metal spoon to put the ice cream in the molds.

Press the ice cream into the first layer so it’s completely covered. The thickness isn’t as important for this one, just make sure you leave a bit of space for the center flavor.

Freeze for 30 min – 1 hour. Now you’re ready for your final layer. Use a melon baller or a fresh spoon to scoop your center filling (ganache, jam, fruit, etc.).

Press your final layer into your silicone mold. It doesn’t have to be flat by any means, just make sure it’s filled and pressed into your second layer.

Freeze your silicone mold dessert overnight.

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When you’re ready to serve your ice cream, first remove the silicone mold from your ice cream.

How to Remove Ice Cream from a Silicone Mold

Use your fingers on either side of the silicone mold to peel the outer silicone mold off of the ice cream, with your thumb on the top of the mold pushing the ice cream out.

Try to take them out and place them directly onto your serving plate.

Once you have all of your desserts on their serving plates, you can sprinkle your toppings onto the ice cream dome cake.

Ice Cream Dome Cake

Use 1-2 toppings for your layered ice cream dessert.

You can use sprinkles, caramel sauce, fruit sauce, or chocolate sauce to drizzle overtop of your beautiful ice cream dome cake.

how to make an ice cream dome cake