During the warm summer months, there’s nothing better than savoring chilly delights all day. Ice cream is an excellent choice for this, but it can occasionally become repetitive. That’s the reason why, this summer, I’ve been on a quest to discover innovative methods to enhance my most cherished frozen indulgence.
From incorporating protein powder into exciting flavors to trying out wholesome alternatives, there’s a plethora of remarkable ways to relish your preferred treat during this vibrant season.
Opt for a more nutritious option by choosing frozen yogurt or Greek-style frozen yogurt
In search of a healthier substitute for ice cream? Give frozen yogurt a shot. Numerous brands contain lower sugar content compared to conventional ice cream and are available in reduced-fat or fat-free versions. If you want something even healthier than that, opt for Greek-style frozen yogurt instead (frozen custard). It has more protein than regular ice cream and less fat and sugar–and most brands don’t use artificial sweeteners either!
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy ice cream that’s a little more substantial than just eating it straight out of the carton, try an ice cream sandwich. You can make your own cookies or brownies, or buy them from your local bakery (or even the grocery store). Ensure they’re fresh and not stale to prevent crumbling when sandwiching the scrumptious ice cream scoops.
To add a creative touch to your homemade cookies or brownies, use cookie cutters to craft exciting shapes like hearts or stars. Then use those shapes as stencils for decorating with sprinkles or other toppings like chocolate chips–the possibilities are endless! Just remember: Good quality ingredients are essential to making this dish taste great; choose an ice cream that complements whatever toppings you have chosen (and vice versa).
Add some extra protein to your ice cream with a protein powder
If you’re looking for a way to make your ice cream healthier, adding protein powder is the perfect solution. Protein powder can be used as an ingredient in frozen treats or even added on top of your favorite flavors!
Protein powder offers numerous advantages, such as aiding in weight loss and muscle development. Additionally, it is rich in essential amino acids that contribute to building robust bones and minimizing muscle deterioration post-workout.
Ice Cream Cakes and Pies
Indulge in your favorite ice cream flavor by creating ice cream cakes and pies. You have the option to prepare your own cake or pie crust or use pre-made ones from the store. To elevate the dessert, consider making homemade whipped cream as a topping. Any ice cream maker can be used for this dessert, even if it’s not specifically designed for cakes and pies.
Enhance the taste by adding complementary ingredients, such as fruit toppings. To cut costs, you can also make your own cake mix or pie crust. If you don’t own an ice cream maker, this dessert is the ideal choice to prepare without one!
Sundaes are not only scrumptious, but also simple to prepare, making them an excellent way to engage children in the kitchen.
- Select your preferred ice cream flavor or explore new ones at the store. If you’re up for a little adventure, consider sampling some of the intriguing flavors available in waffle cones.
- Get creative with toppings! There are so many options: chocolate syrup, sprinkles (or mini M&Ms), hot fudge…the list goes on! You can even use fruit instead of candy if you want something healthier but just as sweet.
Ice cream soda
Ice cream soda, a timeless summer delight, can be effortlessly prepared at home. If you happen to have extra ice cream in your freezer, it’s perfect! Feel free to incorporate various flavors or garnishes to customize it. Here are a few suggestions:
- Add some chocolate syrup or sprinkles on top of vanilla soft serve
- Pour strawberry soda over mint chocolate chip ice cream – this tastes like an Andes Candy Bar!
- Put some whipped cream on top of strawberry sorbet
Or stick to the classic chocolate cream soda that liked American actress Anne Meara:
“I don’t drink liquor, but I do like chocolate ice cream soda.”
If you want to learn more about quotes with ice cream, there are many collections of ice cream quotes online.
Shaved Ice and Snow Cones
If you’ve never had a shaved ice or snow cone, it’s time to try one. They’re easy to make and can be enjoyed in many different ways.
Shaved ice is made by shaving large blocks of ice with a special tool called an ice shaver. You can find these at most grocery stores or specialty shops that sell kitchen equipment (like Sur La Table). You can also use a blender if you don’t have access to an ice shaver, but it won’t work as well! Once your block is shaved down into small flakes, add syrup or other flavorings such as fruit juice or chocolate sauce for a delicious treat!
Hopefully, these suggestions have sparked your creativity for crafting your own icy delights this summer. Feel free to use any of the mentioned ideas or come up with a one-of-a-kind creation! The key is to enjoy the process and ensure that everyone gets to savor their share of ice cream.