Beat the Cold Weather Blues: 7 Ways to Eat Ice Cream in the Winter
Eating Ice Cream in the Winter Just Got More Delicious
Winter is coming, and it’s time to put away your favorite pair of shorts. But you don’t have to ditch your favorite desserts because eating ice cream in winter is entirely possible!
That’s right. Your ice cream scooper isn’t hibernating this year. Let’s get creative and explore your options for total, year-round ice cream enjoyment.
Here are 7 of those creative ways to eat ice cream in the winter. They will change your life forever.
Plus, here’s a bonus: your ice cream won’t melt!
1. Try Some Fun Winter Ice Cream Flavors
It’s this time of year that inspires a lot of new flavors based on the changing seasons. This is perfect when it comes to seasonal produce.
Popular winter flavor inspirations include maple, rum, brown sugar, cinnamon, salted caramel, apple, cranberry, and white chocolate. And that’s just a small list!
Search for popular recipes or visit your favorite ice cream parlor to sample some of these delicious new flavors.
2. Match Your Ice Cream In Winter With Your Favorite Hot Beverage
If you’re a coffee lover, now is the perfect time to enjoy an affogato. It’s a dessert made from a scoop of ice cream topped with a shot of espresso.
Not a fan of coffee? You don’t need to worry! Try this out with hot chocolate or your favorite cider.
3. It’s Sundae Time
Now is the perfect time to create some delicious ice cream sundae recipes. What better way to eat ice cream in the winter than to top it off with hot fudge or caramel sauce?
The hot sauces and toppings will melt your ice cream to just the right temperature. It won’t become ice cream soup, but it won’t be at frostbite level.
If you love soft, gooey treats this is your ultimate dessert.
One of the best parts about making ice cream sundaes is that you can put anything you want on them. So if you want to make your sundae festive to go with the season, you can.
4. Embrace the Holiday Spirit
One of the treats we look forward to the most every holiday season is candy cane ice cream! If mint isn’t your thing, there are so many other delicious holiday ice cream flavors that come out this time of year.
For example, Ben & Jerry’s makes a gingerbread cookie flavor, Chapman’s makes shortbread ice cream, and Edy’s makes eggnog ice cream. That’s just a short list of all the fun concoctions you can find in the freezer aisle.
You know those delicious holiday cookies you’ve got baking in the oven? Those go perfect with ice cream. Make ice cream sandwiches with them or just eat them together. It’s your call.
Whether you serve milkshakes or ice cream cake for dessert, there are always ways to incorporate ice cream into your holiday dinner.
For something different, you can try this recipe for Christmas pudding ice cream.
5. Throw an Ice Cream Party
You don’t have to be outside in the summertime to throw an ice cream party. In fact, you can enjoy one in the comforts of inside your own home.
Hosting an ice cream party in the middle of winter is a great way to shake the cold weather blues. Forget about Jack Frost for one night and enjoy America’s favorite dessert.
Set up an awesome build-your-own sundae station. People love building their own items and will appreciate choosing whatever they want.
It’s also super fun to see what kind of combinations people come up with.
If you really want to make things interesting, give the party an ironic, summertime theme. Get everyone to dress up in hula outfits or Hawaiian shirts.
Stanpac offers ice cream party cups wholesale for the perfect party accessories. You could even hand out some ice cream themed party favors for your guests to take home!
6. Mix in Some Alcohol
In the spirit of parties, here’s another way you can enjoy your ice cream in the cold- put some booze on it! Responsibly, of course.
Drizzle your alcohol of choice over a bowl of ice cream. This works best with thicker liqueurs, like peach schnapps or amaretto.
You can think up your own combinations to make some delicious flavors. Here are a few suggestions:
- Chocolate ice cream and peppermint schnapps
- Chocolate ice cream and amaretto
- Vanilla ice cream and amaretto
- Peach ice cream and white wine
- Chocolate ice cream and Bailey’s
- Vanilla ice cream and Guinness beer
You could also try creating some homemade boozy ice cream using these intriguing recipes.
7. Pair With Pastries and Pies
One of the most exciting things about winter is getting to enjoy comfort foods for dessert. Whether it’s pumpkin pie after a big turkey dinner or some holiday baked goods, we all love indulging over the holidays.
A piece of warm apple or cherry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a classic combination. In fact, vanilla ice cream goes with just about any dessert.
You can also try taking some pastries and warm, flaky desserts and stuffing them with ice cream. Make your own delicious combinations and impress your dinner guests!
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Stanpac is an industry leader in the dairy packaging industry. For 60 years, we have been providing high quality products for customers around the world.
Our revolutionary tamper evident ice cream packaging keeps your products fresh and safe. We also carry ice cream serving containers for all your party and entertaining ideas.
Choose Stanpac for all your wholesale ice cream containers and dairy packaging needs. We have a variety of sizes and designs available to choose from, all at reasonable prices.