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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Simple Way to Serve Up Ice Cream | Family Economics

By Tori Tait


Entertaining a large crowd can be stressful, especially when the crowd is a group of excited children! One of the most hectic parts of a children’s party is when it’s time for dessert – cake and ice cream can really pump up a crowd! To minimize the commotion and help you get the kids their dessert faster, try doing a little prep the morning before your party. There’s no need to scoop ice cream on demand and keep the kids waiting. Instead, pre-scoop individual sized portions before the party and store in the freezer until it’s time to serve.

ice cream in cups 


Small paper cups (enough for guests)
Small spoons (enough for guests)


Before your party, fill the small paper cups with a scoop of ice cream. Once the desired amount is scooped, place the paper cups on a small platter or cookie sheet and place in the freezer. When ready to serve, remove the tray and insert small spoons into each scoop. Now your ice cream is ready to serve.

As an added tip, I also recommend finding paper cups that match the color theme of your party!

What type of dessert do you serve at your children’s birthday parties?

Photo courtesy of Tori Tait.

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