If you’re looking forward to National Ice Cream month — July — what better way to celebrate than with a summer ice cream social? Ice cream socials are the perfect occasion to gather friends together (preferably in your backyard) and relish one of summer’s favorite treats.
An ice cream social can be done for kids or for adults or for both. You’ll have fun either way: children love trying new summer flavors, and adults love pairing ice cream with bourbon or cognac. The best thing about serving frozen treats is that you can make everything ahead and spend more time with your guests the day of.
So send out your invites, start whipping up these recipes a few days in advance, and enjoy a cold-served treat under the sun with friends.
Blueberry-Lemon Zest Ice Cream
Blending together blueberry and lemon screams summer. This sweet and tangy ice cream is great for a warm-weather soirée.
Bourbon-Butter-Salted Pecan Ice Cream
We love anything bourbon, and there’s no better dessert to follow grilled steaks than this bourbon-butter-salted-pecan ice cream.