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3 Scrumptious Ice Cream Boards

3 Scrumptious Ice Cream Boards

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, and our own love of sweets, here are three ice cream boards. Each one is chockablock with treats — crunchy, sweet, melty, nutty, gooey treats. It’s almost too much fun, but that’s kind of the point.

Here’s what you do: Invite a bunch of friends over, put out the pints, and let everybody go at it. Big and little kids will be delighted. In the test kitchen, everyone who saw the boards giggled a little bit, and then dove in with gusto. Ice cream boards are a bit like a supper club buffet in that there’s something for dessert lovers at every end of the spectrum. For the shy and demurring, there are cookies to nibble; for the health conscious, there are nuts, granola, and strawberries; and for the hedonist there is, well, everything.

  • The Sweet Tooth

    This cheerful board goes out to the ones who like it sweet and colorful. With all the little candies, it lends itself well to a waffle cone — we’d suggest a layered approach. Everyone loves a treasure hunt!

    Ice Cream:
    • Talenti Vanilla Bean
    • McConnell’s Mint Chip

    Sauces:
    • Fudge sauce
    • Caramel sauce
    • Whipped cream

    Toppings:
    • M&Ms
    • Oreos
    • Sprinkles
    • Marshmallows
    • Chocolate curls

  • C is for Cookie

    If you like the interplay of cold, creamy ice cream and chewy, crispy cookies, this one’s for you. Make a mini-Biscoff sandwich, or crumble a brownie over a waffle cup of chocolate ice cream, coconut, and peanut butter sauce. Overkill? Definitely, yes, please.

    Ice Cream:
    • Häagen Dazs Chocolate
    • Van Leeuwen Non-Dairy Chocolate

    Sauces:
    • Whipped cream
    • Peanut butter sauce

    Toppings:
    • Toffee bits
    • Biscoff cookies
    • Brownies
    • Toasted coconut
    • M&Ms

  • Berry Delightful

    A textural fandango for the fruit and nut lovers! You could go parfait with a waffle cone — granola, nuts, and fresh strawberries. You could also go classic with a waffle cup: strawberry sauce, chocolate curls, whipped cream, and a pirouette. Ooh, la, la, life is good.

    Ice Cream:
    • Negranti Creamery Sheep Milk Strawberry Basil
    • Jeni’s Churro
    • Häagen-Dazs Strawberry

    Sauces:
    • Caramel sauce
    • Strawberry sauce
    • Whipped cream

    Toppings:
    • Toffee bits
    • Chocolate curls
    • Nuts
    • Oreos
    • Pirouettes
    • Sprinkles

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