Pop balloons- make chocolate cups

Whenever you serve ice-cream, you serve it either in a cup, bowl or cone. So why not serve it in a cup you made yourself from chocolate? I love this recipe because its fun, easy, quick classy. I found myself have so much fun while making this. Anything related to balloons is always fun, isn’t it? 🙂 Also, its my first video blog post… so pardon the amateurish video and editing skills. I promise, I will get better with time.

Watch the video:

You need:
Semi-sweet or bitter sweet chocolate chips – thats it!
3 cups = 3 or 4 fistful chocolate chips.
Toppings: your choice
I have used berries, ice-cream, walnuts and caramel sauce and powdered sugar dusting.


  1. Blow balloons and keep aside.
  2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. You don’t want the chocolate to become extremely thin. Keep stirring while its melting. The chocolate melts in 5-10 mins.
  3. Pour your melted chocolate in a bowl. Keep aside to cool off little bit. The bowl should be big enough to dip balloon into. The balloon should not touch edges of the bowl when you dip it.
  4. Take a tray. Put a wax paper sheet on it.
  5. Create a small circular base for your cup with the melted chocolate.
  6. Dip your balloons into the chocolate bowl and place them on this base.
  7. Refrigerate for 45 mins to an hour or till the cups become hard and the base easily separates from the wax paper
  8. Pop the balloons with a sharp knife or toothpick
  9.  Peel the balloons
  10. Your cups are ready! Wohoo!
  11. Garnish with ice-cream, fresh cream, nuts, fruits, berries – whatever you want.
  12. The cup edges aren’t smooth… but I love rustic! 🙂

P.S. I made two batches on two different days. Hence the video is different than the pictures 🙂Chocolate baloon bowls1


Chocolate baloon bowls2

Chocolate baloon bowls3



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  1. Hi Neha, the recipes looks really great. I am exicted to try it out. I have a question about it. Do those balloons leave the rubbery smell on the cup?


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