Summer is here and that means it’s time to cool off with ice cream! This is quite possible one of the most favorite desserts for my boys – anything ice cream. I have a few ice cream recipes on my blog that we have made together, but wanted to share this idea with you for mini ice cream sundaes.
Last fall, I came in 1st
place at our neighborhood wine tasting event and won this awesome set of mini flare dessert dishes made by Libbey®.
There are 12 dishes and 12 tiny spoons – perfect. I did a search and they seem to be pretty
easy to find online or even at a store like Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
To make this easy on myself at
the time of serving these, I prepped them in advance. You will need some freezer space, yes, I just
told you to go clean out your freezer!
I started by chilling the empty
dishes for about an hour. Then I added a
scoop of ice cream to each, back to the freezer for an hour. Next came some whipped cream (the kind out of
a can) and then back into the freezer. I
had a few syrups so drizzled four with dark chocolate, four with strawberry,
and four with caramel. I think you know
what the next step is. Finally, I topped
each with a maraschino cherry (I even bought the kind with the stems) and put
back in the freezer until it was time to serve them.
These are perfect for summer
treats. I have served these several
times already and plan to mix it up the next time by using sorbets and
garnishing with fresh fruit.
What are some of your family’s favorite