Summer is almost here and Studio 5 is helping you celebrate!
Studio 5 Contributor Mandy Douglass shares the coolest ways to scoop and serve summer’s favorite food!
Scooping and Serving
There are so many fun and trendy tools available to consumers. Here are some great ways to make you the talk of the neighborhood kids!
Cuisinpro Ice Cream Scoop
A fun way to serve ice cream. Creates playful, cylinder-shape blocks of ice cream that can be stacked on a cone or decorated in a waffle cup for a colorful and creative presentation.
• Works with a simple twist-and-lift action and push button to release.
• Ergonomic scooper effortlessly cuts through the hardest ice cream.
• Unique cylindrical shape.
• Flat top and bottom of scoop lets you stack your favorite flavors.
• Fits standard jumbo cone or waffle cone.
• Dishwasher safe top rack.
Purchase at Orson Gygi or Bed Bath & Beyond locally. Found online as well!
Twin Scoop cone from Joy Cones
One scoop is never enough for me, so why not get a cone that is just perfect for two scoops of Ice Cream!
Photo credit to http://symphanie.blogspot.com
Cones can be purchased online by visiting:
When thinking of what to serve your ice cream in, think outside the box. Rather than serving in a typical bowl, or cone … why not serve in a bowl of chocolate!
-Purchase high quality water-balloons.
-Melt ½ bag of chocolate chips.
-Melt 3 Tablespoons of Coconut oil (so it is a clear liquid, about 30 seconds in microwave)
– Add oil to the melted chocolate and let cool for a minute or two.
– Prepare a sheet lined with waxed paper.
– Very lightly spray bottom of balloon with cooking spray.
– Place a quarter sized drop of chocolate on cookie sheet.
– Dip the balloon into the chocolate to form a small bowl.
– Place cookie sheet in fridge for 30 minutes or longer.
– Carefully pop balloon and take balloon out of bowl.
– Store in fridge or freezer.
Bowls of Fruit
A big trend right now is to hollow out fruit to use as a bowl for your sorbet or ice cream. A great product I found made all the hard work non-existent!
Island Way Sorbet, purchased pre-done Sorbet filled fruit from Costco
To prevent a sticky situation, start scooping before the party starts. Place individual scoops in a cupcake tin lined with paper baking cups and transfer the tray to the freezer for up to several hours.
Photo by Mark Lunt
Ice Cream Spaghetti?
I bet you have never thought that some of your common Kitchen tools could be used for serving Ice Cream. Today we will show you one trick your kids will love!
By placing vanilla ice cream in a Potato ricer, it will make small strings of ice cream, (that looks like spaghetti). Then top with your favorite raspberry or strawberry topping. Add some coconut for a parmesan cheese look! What a tasty treat that could always trick the kids into having fun while eating ice cream.
New Trendy Toppings for Ice Cream
This is a big trend right now in Frozen Yogurt bars all over! They are little translucent gummy balls that contain flavored juices in the center which “pop” and ooze with every bite.
You can order them online, but I found the best way to grab them for your party is to visit your favorite frozen yogurt bar and rather than purchasing the frozen yogurt bowl, fill it completely with Bobas! That way you don’t pay shipping, and for more than you need!
Chocolate Symphony Sauce
Large Symphony candy bar with toffee and almonds
1 cube butter
1 can Sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped strawberries
2 kiwi chopped
1 mango chopped
Cream of Coconut
Mix together. Start small with Cream of Coconut, but add to taste!