How to Make Chocolate Bowls with Balloons

by Jenn

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My girls have been asking me since the start of the summer to make chocolate bowls with balloons for our next family movie night.  I’ve put it off for long enough.  They are fixing to return to school and they have been so good this summer.  It would be wrong of me not to spend a little time making this special treat for them.  Plus, it will be a fun way to spend a little quality time together.  My youngest is always in the mood to lend a helping hand if chocolate is involved, lol.

Raise your hand if you love dark chocolate and would rather have an ice cream bowl made out of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or whatever another kind of chocolate you fancy!  I knew it, who wouldn’t!  Not only is it fewer dishes, but it’s certainly more delicious. 

albertsonsWhile I was at Albertson’s the other day I picked up some DRYER’s Frozen Custard, in yummy Old Fashioned Vanilla and Chocolate Malt flavors.  

Chocolate Bowls with BalloonsHow to Make Chocolate Bowls with Balloons

Things you’ll need:

Here is how you make chocolate bowls with balloons in a few easy steps.

  • 1 Bag Balloons
  • 1 Bag Chocolate Chips
  • Cooking Spray
  • Wax Paper

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  • Dreyer’s Frozen Custard (we bought Old Fashioned Vanilla and Chocolate Malt)
  • Toppings of course

diy homemade chocolate bowls for ice creamLet’s make these awesome chocolate bowls with balloons:

Before you start your chocolate bowl project be sure to wash and dry your balloons.  They will need to be completely dry for this project.

  • Blow up balloons about 4 to 6 inches.  Typically the smaller the bowl, the better things work.  I try to make the bowls about the size of a coffee cup because I can’t handle much more chocolate in one sitting.  When blowing up your balloon be sure you’ll be able to fit it into your bowl of melted chocolate without any problems. 
  • After balloons are filled with air spray each of them with a non-stick cooking spray.  This will help keep the balloon from sticking to the chocolate and prevent your chocolate bowl from breaking.
  • Melt your chocolate.  You can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, or any other chocolate that melts nicely.  I melt mine is a melting pot, but you can do it in a double boiler or using the microwave, just be sure not to overheat the chocolate.

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  • Dip prepared balloon into chocolate.  If it pops, allow your chocolate to cool down for about 5 minutes. 
  • After dipping the balloon place a spoonful of chocolate on wax paper and set dipped balloon on top of the chocolate.  This will help for the bottom of the bowl. 
  • Allow chocolate to set up completely in a cool area.  I like to let mine set for about 2 hours then place them into the freezer (before removing balloons) to help things set up. 


  • Once chocolate is set up, it’s time to cut the balloons.  I did this by snipping a small hole in the top of the balloon. 

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  • If things work correctly, it should deflate and for the most part peel away from the chocolate.  You’ll have to peel it off the bottom, which should be easy but remember to be careful to not break the bowl. 

Make Chocolate Bowls with Balloons

TIPS: Don’t purchase thin balloons, like water balloons.  They pop almost every single time, and it’s not a fun mess to clean up.  You can add white chocolate and swirl it with the dark chocolate for different chocolate bowl by covering in dark chocolate as the base color, the adding a little white chocolate on the top of the first coating and swirling together using a knife or you can hold the balloon upside down and use a spoon to pour the second coat and let it run down the edges if you don’t want the colors swirled together.

How to Make Chocolate Bowls with BalloonsTo get more information about Dryer’s Frozen Custard you can visit their website and of course, follow them on Pinterest. You’ll also want to grab your $1 off DRYER’S Branded Product 32 – 48-ounce offer to save $1 on your next purchase.  If you shop at Albertson’s you can grab your digital coupon here and Safeway shoppers can grab the coupon by signing into their Just 4 U account, finding coupon, and loading the offer to their loyalty card.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy DRYER’s Frozen Custard?

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Maria Montero October 12, 2015 - 11:49 pm

I love these, I can finally eat the bowl as well :))

Kara October 8, 2015 - 1:01 am

I’ve always wondered how to do those chocolate bowls.Definately will have to give it a try. Silly question and probably weird to wonder. Do they have like the balloon smell or taste? I know it’s probably silly to ask just curious.

M.Clark August 15, 2015 - 5:33 pm

This is such a cute idea, I love this. I will definitely be giving this a try. I have not tried the Dreyer’s Frozen Custard, I will definitely be trying that as well. Thank you for sharing this great post.

SarahSweetLilYou August 14, 2015 - 7:31 pm

I think this is such a brilliant idea! I have to make these bowls for my daughter, she’d LOVE it! And isn’t the Frozen Custard amazing? We LOVE the Chocolate Malt! #client


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