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.
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.
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
FOR THE MONOGRAM LOVER:
FOR THE PINK LOVER:
FOR THOSE WITH KEYS TO MUSEUMS:
1878 Ice Cream Server
FOR THE BEACH LOVERS
Tomorrow is wearing it!