July 9, 2013

Hosting an Ice Cream Social at Home

Pizelle Ice Cream Sandwich

I look forward to the ice cream social in Cooperstown every year. It is put on by the Presbyterian church. After dinner everyone in town gathers on the church lawn to eat as much ice cream as possible for a mere two dollars per person. Since we couldn’t attend the social this year we decided recreate a fun social at home on the back porch. To change it up I ordered a few fun things from Wayfair and set-up a little ice cream sandwich bar for my family to enjoy.

Pizzelles

The coolest thing I bought was a pizzelle maker. I had intended to buy a waffle cone maker, but I ended up with the pizzelle instead because it is useful for so many things. I can already see myself making bags of fresh pizzelles for Christmas gifts! But that is for another time.

Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwich

On this day I had only begun to test it out and the batter was a little bit too thick. So, instead of serving up fresh, crisp wafer cookies as a sundae topping, I used them to make ice cream sandwiches instead.

To round out the sundae/sandwich bar I set up sprinkles, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce, and a few pints of Ben & Jerry’s. Then everyone went to town! They had such a blast scooping several different kinds of ice cream into their bowls and decorating them with sprinkles and sauces. My Mom and I elected to make ice cream sandwiches with the pizzelles and even rolls them in sprinkles for an extra fun touch.

Ice Cream Sundae

Our little ice cream social was such a fun home grown event for a summer evening. Happy summer!

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wayfair but the opinions expressed are entirely my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that make The Naptime Chef possible.)