Ice cream in December? Why yes! 5 easy ideas

(BPT) - Your favorite ice cream doesn't have to be a seasonal treat. There are scores of creative ways to enjoy ice cream any time of the year; you'll find five unique combinations below. So start experimenting today, and don't forget to share: the "it's too cold crowd" will be enjoying it with you before you know it.

1. Hot chocolate floats

Let's start with an easy one. You enjoy root beer floats in the summer and hot chocolate in the winter, so why not make a marriage of your own creation? Take a cup of your favorite hot chocolate and add a scoop of Blue Bunny's Peppermint Party ice cream. Then it's up to you - whether you eat it with a spoon or let it melt, either way is delicious.

2. Ice cream cookie sandwiches

'Tis the the season of abundant cookies! Take two of your favorite cookies - whether that's sugar, gingerbread or your Grandma's secret recipe - and put a hearty scoop of Blue Bunny's Vanilla Bean ice cream on top. Layer with a second cookie to form the most delectable ice cream cookie sandwich.

3. Ice cream pizza

A great meal includes both ice cream and pizza, right? So why not combine them? The best part is that it's easy! Start with a warm freshly baked cookie for your crust, include a scoop of your favorite ice cream and the toppings are up to you! You can add your favorite candy, crushed up cookies or even savory toppings like salted nuts or sea salt. All of it makes for a delectable one-of-a-kind taste. Don't be surprised if you get tipped when you deliver this one to your friends.

4. Ice cream truffles

Creating a decadent treat with a cool flavor is easy. Simply scoop out individual portions of ice cream and roll or dip them in the topping of your choice. Any ice cream will do, but a few favorites include Blue Bunny's Bunny Tracks ice cream and Blue Bunny Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. Freeze each of your carefully created concoctions one more time and serve for a handy bite-size treat.

5. Ice cream sundae with festive candy toppings

Now this one is really easy. Just scoop out a bowl of your favorite ice cream and add some holiday cheer! Simply crush candy canes or holiday bark over the bowl of ice cream and viola! It's a perfect dessert any time of year.


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