10 Hacks That Will Change the Way You Eat Ice Cream

Eating ice cream right out of the carton is fine, but we have a few hacks that will change the way you go at this sweet treat

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10 Hacks That Will Change the Way You Eat Ice Cream

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A scoop of ice cream is delicious — it’s just what you need on a hot summer day. There are so many flavors to choose from: chocolate, pistachio, cherry, peanut butter, cookies and cream, vanilla… the flavors go on and on. With all of the creative flavors out there, maybe having your ice cream in a bowl — or right out of the carton — is a little old-fashioned. The Daily Meal is giving you 10 hacks that will change the way you eat ice cream.

Ice Cream Cone

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Eating ice cream in a cone is the best, but it can be messy. Put a mini marshmallow at the bottom of your waffle cone to prevent pesky leaks out the bottom.

Ice Cream Frosting

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After you’ve made delicious cupcakes, use a piping bag to pipe ice cream onto them. You’ll have delicious ice cream frosting!

Making Ice Cream Sandwiches

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When you’re making ice cream sandwiches, cut horizontal chunks through the ice cream so you are able to have round pieces of ice cream for your ice cream sandwiches.

No Bake Ice Cream Cake

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Need a quick no-bake ice cream cake? The way to achieve that is to stack ice cream sandwiches in a rectangle, cover with frosting, and chocolate syrup.

One-Ingredient Ice Cream

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Let’s face it — when handed a pint of our favorite ice cream, we can go through it pretty quickly, and we usually feel horrible afterwards. But we have a hack for any ice cream lovers looking to eat healthy: one-ingredient ice cream that’s made out of nutritious frozen bananas. Peel your bananas, let them sit in the freezer for a few hours, and blend. It’s that simple. 

Peanut Butter or Nutella Jar

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Don’t waste the two tablespoons of perfectly good Nutella or peanut butter at the bottom of the jar. Scoop vanilla ice cream into the jar, stir, and enjoy Nutella or peanut butter ice cream.

Pre-Scooping Ice Cream

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Planning a birthday party requires tons of preparation, but with this hack, one thing that you won’t have to worry about anymore is the ice cream. Pre-scoop the ice cream into cupcake liners and freeze them till you’re ready to serve. 

Scooping Ice Cream

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If your ice cream is too hard, take your ice cream scooper or spoon and run the bowl of it over the stove for a few seconds. The heated scooper will allow you to easily scoop your dessert and enjoy.

Soft Ice Cream

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Like soft ice cream? Here’s a hack that will get you slightly melty ice cream without a microwave. Put your ice cream pint in an airtight Ziplock bag on the door of the freezer to keep it nice and soft.

Turn Ice Cream Into Bread

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I know it sounds bizarre, but it’s true. Take two cups of any flavor of ice cream, combine with 1.5 cups of self-rising flour, mix until the flour is moistened, and then bake.