This is my less-than-perfect first attempt at an ice bowl, but I wanted to share the results as I think this might make an attractive way to serve dessert at Easter or Passover. I wonder if I could serve borscht in it? As we're expected to get half a foot of snow tonight, I might use it as an Easter bonnet for a snow-woman. I planted my early garden last week-spinach, onions, peas-that sort of thing. Oh well, I'm told spinach loves this sort of weather.
You'll need two bowls that can fit inside each other without too much space between. Tape the bowls together, then fill with water. Poke your fruit or flowers down the sides with a skewer, then freeze several hours or overnight. To unmould, place it in a large pan of hot water for 1 minute. Remove the tape, and wiggle the bowls free. I still can't believe it worked-this sort of thing never works for me.
Note-if you prefer a clear ice rather than a frosted effect, boil the water first.