KD Finds: Summer Ice Cream Social
We all scream for ice cream -- especially at an ice cream social that looks this good! Read on to discover our five favorite picks for making and serving this beloved frozen treat.
1. 1815 Cereal Bowl
These porcelain bowls in sorbet shades are a pretty way to present any dish!
$11.50 each; royaldoulton.com
2. Towle Irresistible Heart Ice Cream Spoons
Serve your ice cream with a spoonful of love! These adorable stainless steel spoons will surely put a smile on your face.
$20 for set of four spoons; mikasa.com
3. Frozen Yogurt - Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker
In just 20 minutes or less, you can whip up your favorite frozen treats with this easy-to-use countertop machine!
4. Retro Ice Scoop
Create perfect scoops every time with this ice cream essential -- and look straight out of an old-fashioned parlor while doing so, too!
$15 each; kikkerland.com
5. Glide-A-Scoop Ice Cream Tub
Here's a stylish way to store your homemade frozen treats! We love the slim design that fits any freezer door!
Check back next week for a new KD Finds, or take a peek at last week's picks!
Searching for the perfect ice cream recipe? Read on to see our round-up of our favorite recipes.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
This ice cream recipe comes out super rich and creamy with a refreshing blast of cool mint.
Get the recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Salty Caramel Ice Cream
The combination of sweet and salty is irresistible! Try it in this fantastic ice cream recipe.
Get the recipe: Salty Caramel Ice Cream
Roasted Strawberry & Buttermilk Ice Cream
Bring out wonderful flavor by roasting strawberries beforehand in this super creamy ice cream recipe.
Get the recipe: Roasted Strawberry & Buttermilk Ice Cream
Homemade Choco Tacos
You can make these fun dessert tacos with your homemade ice cream -- yum!
Get the recipe: Homemade Choco Tacos
Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry Ice Cream
Celebrate summer's seasonal flavors in this tasty ice cream recipe with sweet corn and black raspberry!
Get the recipe: Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry Ice Cream
Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream
You won't be able to stop at one scoop with this chocolate Oreo ice cream recipe.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
You can't go wrong with this classic ice cream flavor.
Get the recipe: Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Frozen Banana Ice Cream
If you don't have an ice cream maker at home, here's a fast treat you can whip up with frozen bananas!
Get the recipe: Frozen Banana Ice Cream
Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches with Walnut Brownies
Take your ice cream sandwiches to the next level with brownies!
Get the recipe: Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches with Walnut Brownies
Vanilla Ice Cream Popsicles with Roasted Strawberry Swirls
Things on a stick tend to taste better, don't you think?
Get the recipe: Vanilla Ice Cream Popsicles with Roasted Strawberry Swirls
Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Bites
These bite-size treats are fun to make for the whole family!
Get the recipe: Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Bites
Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Butterscotch Milkshake
This decadent milk shake is out-of-this-world!
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Butterscotch Milkshake
Apple Pie Sundaes with Cheddar Crust Shards
We love the crispy, salty cheddar crisps that accompany this apple pie-inspired sundae.
Get the recipe: Apple Pie Sundaes with Cheddar Crust Shards
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Beat the heat with the ultimate summer treat! Creamy, cold and delicious -- ice cream is the star of summer desserts, and there's no better way to end National Ice Cream Month than with an ice cream social!
Whether you make your own ice cream at home or serve the store-bought version, be sure to brush up on our best tips for hosting an ice cream social. Vanilla and chocolate are popular flavors to serve, but it's fun to create new flavors inspired by the summer's most outrageous desserts. Plus, we've got plenty of low-calorie ice cream recipes that are perfect for those watching their waistlines, too!
We'll help you host a stylish ice cream soiree with the summer's best ice cream essentials. We've found the perfect machine for whipping up fast and easy frozen treats, old-fashioned scoops for nostalgic fun and more must-haves for making and serving ice cream.
Check out the slideshow above for our five favorite picks for a summer ice cream social! Plus, don't forget to use our Host Handbook to help you plan your summer parties! Check out our perfect menu for an ice cream social below!