Thursday, July 8, 2010

We all scream for THESE ice creams!

In these hot summer months, entertaining can get down right stuffy. Sure, everyone is in the mood to get together around the backyard grill, but what about keeping cool? The other day I picked up July's InStyle Magazine and found an adorable article about creative ways to present ice cream to your guests. The article featured ideas by New York based dessert bar creator Amy Atlas. She had some downright cute stuff! This inspired me to do some searching for other creative ways to WOW your guests with ice cream. Enjoy!

Homemade ice cream sandwiches are a fabulous way to treat your guests to a nod to their childhood, gourmet style. Simply prepare no later than 24 hours in advance by choosing the ingredients you prefer; in this case, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cookie-crackers, and sprinkles. Let ice cream of choice sit out of the freezer to get soft. Scoop a generous amount of ice cream onto the cookie, place cookie on top and press down steadily. Trim excess ice cream away with a butter knife and roll edges of sandwich in sprinkles. Wrap them in wax paper and put back into the freezer. Whisk them out when guests arrive and arrange artfully on serving trays! 

To up the fun, insert a popsicle stick to the ice cream before you place the finished sandwiches in the freezer. If you have a cute custom message, such as "Happy Birthday Molly" or "Best Wishes," go to to order printed popsicle sticks! 

Experiment with unique and theme-specific colors and flavors. Here is pistachio ice cream rolled in chopped pistachios, strawberry, and pralines and cream rolled in chopped macadamias. They are sandwiched between circular cuts of waffle cones. Get creative! 

Here is lemon ice cream sandwiched between thin cookie wafters. 

How cute is this! Strawberry ice scream sandwiched between rice crispy treats. The possibilities are endless when you consider the wide flavors of ice cream to use, the materials to sandwich them in, and the toppings to roll the edges in. No matter what you decide to use, the basic steps are the same. 

Are your kids dreading the first day back to school? Are you counting down the minutes to their first day back at school? Throw them a "back to school" party! These ice cream sandwiches are an adorable detail for such an occasion. Here, pound cake is used as the "bread" and strawberry ice cream with chocolate chips are used in the middle. You could make true "PB&Js" by using strawberry and peanut butter ice cream in these! 

Ice-cream topped cupcakes are an unexpected and adorable treat. Cupcakes are all the rage right now, so why not take it up a notch with a creative twist? To create, start a week before the party. Budgeting on about two cups per guest, buy all the ice cream and toppings you need. Bake vanilla cupcakes and freeze them. One day before, make space in your freezer for baking sheets. Scoop all the ice cream you want in neat scoops on a wax-paper lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight. Just before guests arrive, place scoops on top of cupcakes and display them creatively! 

Mini milkshakes are a cute no-fuss way to treat your guests Check out this recipe from for the mini buttermilk-berry milkshakes you see above. They are delish! 

 Plain ole' vanilla mini milkshakes with oreos or chocolate chip cookies make for a cute midnight snack at a party. 

I found these creative "ice cream sno balls" on the Turkey Hills Ice Cream Journal. They are so easy to make! Click on the link to see how. 

I hope you were inspired by these cool treat ideas! Use them for weddings, children's parties, or adult outdoor summer soirĂ©es. The sky's the limit! Comment on these recipes and ideas and let us know what you think. If you need help planning your FAB event, give us a call at 901-691-1849 or 901-828-9321. 

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Eventfully yours, Addie

1 comment:

Southern Bride Magazine said...

What a great twist on icecream Love it all! The mini milk shakes are super cute!