Thursday, January 8, 2009

BLOG ICE CREAM WEEK: SERVING IT

IN RESTAURANTS:

One of my favorite dining experiences was at this incredible restaurant (why don't I write these things down) in London. Ice cream was wheeled in on a cart and hand dipped from silver containers like these featured below. It was truly an fun experience with something so simple.

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FOR FORMAL DINNER PARTIES

When I am entertaining and really do not feel like cooking (which is always), I can always rely on serving three scoops of Zingerman's Gelato for dessert. I usually serve pumpkin, burnt sugar and pistachio. I serve it in my little Waterford Powerscourt Footed Dessert dishes on a plate with an ice cream fork. It looks nice and tastes great.

Powerscourt by Waterford Footed Dessert

For example purposes only

FOR BIRTHDAYS OR BUFFETS

Whenever we had a birthday party, my mother always made ice cream balls and put them in a large crystal bowl that as passed. It as such an elegant way of serving ice cream for a birthday. For my son's Buzz Light Year birthday party, I rolled lime green sorbet and put purple sprinkles on it. I have also paid Baskin Robins to make ice cream balls for me (see below for a way to do this at home).

Ice Cream Balls

Way to make ice cream balls ahead of time

I made a version of this for my son's 1st birthday. He was born on July 6th.

This makes scooping a little easier. New gadget received for Christmas for my sis.

OUT OF THE CONTAINER

If you are serving gelato or really do not have the time for ice cream scoops, there are some wonderful options for chilling and hiding your ice cream tubs.

FOR THE MONOGRAM LOVER:

Monogram Marketplace -can be monogrammed

FOR THE PINK LOVER:

FOR THOSE WITH KEYS TO MUSEUMS:

1878 Ice Cream Server

FOR THE BEACH LOVERS

Tomorrow is wearing it!

7 comments:

Lilly P. Wannabe said...

Making the ice cream balls is such a fun idea for birthdays! I am going to have to try that!

SPG said...

What a fun idea for a birthday party!!! I love all this post!!! mmmmmm....gelaaatooo....mmmmm!!

Lacey said...

I love the idea of the ice cream balls in crystal bowls. I'm craving a big bowl of gelato now!

ASC said...

I can't wait to serve the ice cream balls on Saturday at a dinner party I'm hosting....So fun!

preppy little dress said...

I know, SO sad about Hickey's! I rec'd the letter this week. The private sale is going on today and tomorrow, open to everyone on Saturday. SO SAD, where is one to shop in GP? The only place left worth shopping is The League Shop and they don't sell clothing : (....it's the only place my father shops and his grandparents shopped there too! SO SAD! SO SAD! Hopefully someone will buy the name and carry on the GP tradition! I made my last purchase when I was home over Xmas, a pair of Steven Bonanno's and got 20% off! I guess they will be around until sometime in February... : (

M.Lane said...

What a great series of posts! I love that 1800s server. I read somewhere that at the World's Fair many years ago the waffle booth was next to the ice cream booth. It was terribly hot and the ice cream vendor was swamped with customers and could not wash dishes fast enough. Nobody wanted the poor waffle man's waffles. After a bit, the waffle man rolled a fresh, hot waffle into a cone and let it cool. He handed it to the ice cream man. A revolution had begun...

Thanks for all this wonderful work! I'm feeling like summer picnics already.

ML
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Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Man... Ice cream has come along way since the Thrify Drug 25 cent cone. I'm OLD...

I LOVE it all!