Ice Cream Month Tips From The Counter and Asellina

Both restaurants are doing 'build it yourself' bars — a great idea for your next party

July is still going strong as National Ice Cream Month, and because everyone loves a customized treat, we’re into ice cream bars these days. No, not ice cream bars on a stick — although we like those, too — but, we’re talking about build-it-yourself ice cream bars. 

An idea surely born from greatness is being executed currently at two New York City restaurants, The Counter and Asellina.

At The Counter, you create your own ice cream sandwich masterpiece by choosing from gourmet chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, or white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies and pairing them with vanilla ice cream. This idea is only around during July — which is just in time for National Ice Cream Month.

At Asellina, gelato is the word. Asellina Gelateria offers the ideal sweet fix with a range of gelato flavors and toppings. Mix and match traditional tastes like stracciatella, chocolate, and hazelnut with unexpected offerings like passion fruit and blood orange, all sprinkled with crumbled biscotti, nuts, and fresh fruit, or drenched in espresso and cappuccino for the ultimate Italian dessert experience. The best part about it — it’s all-you-can-eat!

Creating a build-it-yourself bar at a party is sure to be a hit and gives guests endless options. When you send out invites, whether they're virtual or paper, have guests RSVP with their favorite flavors and toppings so you can get a grasp on which flavors to buy to please everyone.

See what kind of concoctions your pals will come up with and remember there is no scoop limit — ever.