It is always fun to celebrate [one of] America's favorite [desserts], by throwing a casual, inexpensive, yet creative party for your friends. One of the best things about hosting an ice cream social — besides the obvious benefits of enjoying lots and lots of ice cream — is that you can make the event as simple or as elaborate as you'd like. So whether you like your ice cream best in a cone, a shake, a bowl, atop a waffle, or in an extravagant banana split, follow these ideas for crowd-pleasing recipes, toppings, plus planning advice to help you keep your cool.
So sit back, relax, and play it cool at your next ice cream social, but just remember to enjoy it before it melts!
Check out the slideshow above to learn how to help your friends stay cool during the summer by hosting an ice cream social.