It worked! The bombe was a success. I tricked my mother into hosting a holiday party so I could showcase my
cooking assembly skills. Praise for the ice cake included: “This is da bombe!” and “It didn't bomb!” and “If the TSA were here, they'd have to confiscate this bombe.” They certainly thought they were clever.
After a few rounds of bananagrams, I turned out the bombe and ganached it. The pistachio and chocolate ice creams were smooth and rich, and the icy raspberries added a nice tart bite. But let’s be honest, I thought it could have been boozier.
And, for those of you reading with lactose-intolerance issues, keep in mind that you could make this with sorbet. Bombes are fun and festive, and you should make one for your family so you can roll around in the punny praise, too… though, I wouldn’t recommend taking it to the airport in a cooler.