Easy Ice Cream Entertaining Hack and Best Pie and Ice Cream Pairings
I’m so excited to have partnered with Edys for this entertaining hack and ice cream + pie pairings list!
Whether it’s a cold scoop in a waffle cone on a hot summer day or paired with a warm piece of cake on a cold winter evening, ice cream is always a good idea.
You can almost certainly always find a few partially eaten half gallons in our freezer and I don’t think there is anything better than a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I’m so excited to share a super simple entertaining hack today that makes serving my favorite dessert a little bit easier and quite a bit cuter. It’s the perfect solution for a Thanksgiving dessert spread, or anytime you’re looking to serve ice cream to a large group of people. No more waiting in line for people to scoop their flavors or trying to wash the ice cream scoop mid party so the chocolate doesn’t get into the strawberry.
I put together this fun Thanksgiving spread with a couple of our favorite Edy’s Slow Churned light ice cream flavors, pies, and sundae toppings and the best part is the individual scoops of ice cream. I love how serving the ice cream this way lets it be the focal point of the table.
All you’ll need is your favorite flavors of Edy’s Slow Churned light ice cream, a couple of muffin tins, and muffin liners. I love Edy’s Slow Churned light ice cream because it’s so creamy and I’d never guess that it also has half the fat and one third fewer calories than regular ice cream.
Just line the muffin tins with the liners, scoop your ice cream into the tins, and then pop them back in the freezer. You can do this well in advance of your party (prep you can do the day before!) Then, right before you’re ready to serve dessert, bring them out.
You can arrange the ice cream scoops in the muffins liners on a little cake stand or leave them in the muffin tins themselves (definitely easier!). Consider colored liners for added decoration or little labels to let guests know which flavors they’re choosing between.
The individual servings make it easy for guests to pick their flavors and move quickly through a dessert buffet, whether they’re building their favorite ice cream sundae or coming up with their perfect pie pairing.
With the holidays approaching, I wanted to share some of our favorite pie and ice cream pairings, because as much as I love a good vanilla, you don’t HAVE to stick with vanilla just because you’re having pie. In fact, after trying a lot of these Edy’s Slow Churned light ice cream and considering what would be great together, I think I’ve convinced my family that this year we should only have pumpkin pie and then serve a whole slew of different ice cream flavors (see the list we’ve started below).
Pie and Ice Cream Pairings with Edy’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream Flavor
Chocolate Creme Pie + Mint Cookie Crunch
Pecan Pie + Vermont Maple Syrup (the perfect nutty mix)
Pumpkin Pie + Butter Pecan (Caramel Delight, Cookie Dough, Double Brownie Fudge, Vermont Maple Syrup, and Frozen Hot Chocolate are also delicious next to a classic pumpkin pie).
Peach Cobbler + Classic Vanilla
Strawberry Rubarb Pie + Vanilla Bean
Chocolate Pecan Pie + California Caramel Almond Crunch
Pound Cake (with an orange glaze) + Berry Rainbow Sherbet ‘
French Silk Pie + Salted Caramel Pretzel Frozen Yogurt
Lemon Pie + Maine Blueberries and Cream
What about you? What are your favorite pie and ice cream flavors? Let me know in the comments below!
This is a great idea, and awesome for little hands too!
What a great hack and so easy to do! This makes it so much easier to serve ice cream when guests are over!
This looks so darn yummy!!!
What a clever idea I’ll have to rememeber this!
This is my favorite ice cream and now I have a major sugar craving. Yum!
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Omg YUM! This looks so good and I love the idea! 🙂
YUM!! Ice cream and sweets are my weakness haha. So good!
Looks so yummy!
Does the ice cream stick to the paper liners?