Bombe glacée

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Bombe glacée
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Alternative names Bombe
Course Dessert
Place of origin France
Main ingredients ice cream
Cookbook: Bombe glacée  Media: Bombe glacée

A bombe glacée, or simply a bombe in English, is an ice cream dessert frozen in a spherical mould so as to resemble a cannonball, hence the name. Escoffier gives over sixty recipes for bombes in Le Guide culinaire.[1] A recipe for "chocolate & meringue bombe" is given in Mary Berry's Complete Cook Book.[2] The dessert appeared on restaurant menus as early as 1882.[3]

By extension, the term has been used to refer to any ice cream confection shaped through molding, not necessarily hemispherical.[4] It has also been used to include dishes made with other frozen desserts, such as sherbet, sorbet, or mousse.[5]