Pumpkin Ice Cream Spheres
Autumn is synonymous with pumpkin flavored fare. Pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes are to be expected, but pumpkin ice cream spheres are something new that are sure to wow.
To make your own set of spheres you will need a few things, starting with pumpkin ice cream. We made David Lebovitz's recipe for pumpkin ice cream which tastes just like a slice of chilled pumpkin pie. You can purchase pre-made ice cream from the grocery store or go with another recipe if you'd like. Keep in mind that each sphere is about four ounces of ice cream so be sure to have enough.
You will also need a few tiny perfectly spherical bowls. These "2oz Tiny Temptation" bowls are perfect. You are also going to need raw pumpkin seeds, a spoon, a butter knife, and a plate.
Start off by chilling your tiny bowls in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Take out one bowl at a time and scoop out a few spoonfuls of ice cream. Using a chopping motion cut up the ice cream to ensure that there are not air pockets. Pack the ice cream until it reaches the edge of the bowl and smooth the top of the ice cream with a butter knife so that it's level with the top of the bowl.
Place the packed bowl of ice cream back in the freezer and let it chill for about one hour. Make sure to make an even number of bowls.
After an hour, take out one bowl at a time. For the next step run the bowl under a faucet with warm water. Twirl the bowl to make sure all sides are getting hit. Do not let the water run on the ice cream.
The ice cream will loosen and start sliding out of the bowl. You may need to use a little force to help it slide out. Place the ice cream on a plate flat side down and freeze for a hour. Repeat with all bowls.
Next, flip half of the ice cream halves over and scoop out a small hole in the middle and fill with a pinch of pumpkin seeds. Take the other half of the ice cream spheres and top the sides with the seeds. Use the ice cream that was scooped out to make room for the seeds to fill the seam between the two halves with a knife.
Once complete let them set in the freezer for at least another hour. Then serve!