The process of getting a culinary treat can sometimes be almost as exciting as the treat itself. Consider going to get ice cream as a youngster: from the time the word "ice cream" is mentioned, the duration of the experience is one of increasing excitement until finally, finally, the frozen treat is safely obtained. Whether it involved choosing one of many different flavors, or sitting in a parlor trying to wait patiently for the ice cream to arrive, the fun of the wait was always rewarded.
Every Fourth of July party needs plenty of decorations, dishes and utensils covered in the American flag. Your ice cream spoons can join the party, provided that they're the American Flag Ice Cream Spoons. The set includes four spoons that are extra long so you can use them to scoop ice cream from a deep soda-fountain glass, as well as eat other tasty treats, like sorbet or frozen yogurt. The spoons measure 7.5 inches long. They also happen to have resin flags wrapped around the pole that makes up their handles for a patriotic taste. There's even … Read more
There never seems to be enough ice. Whether it is a party atmosphere, and somebody has to go on an ice run, or if it is simple everyday use that continually depletes the ice trays, ice is a commodity worth more than its weight in gold water. The perfect solution for cooling down drinks on a hot day, ice is always in demand. Either on the rocks or in the rocks, the transient nature of ice makes it a party favor that is difficult to keep in stock. Luckily, there is a back up plan for easily making more.
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Want to add a bit of novelty to your party drinks during World Cup season? Well then, the mini version of the Ice Ball mold is a must-have. The mold, which is made from aluminum, uses conduction to create 1.2-inch or 2.5-inch-size ice soccer balls. It's also dead simple to use.
You just need to heat the mold briefly in hot water, place a regular ice cube in the center, and watch the two halves of the mold come together, and you'll have a miniature ice soccer ball in seconds. The only thing preventing us from … Read more
It might be the new Rickroll. It might not. But a new Internet meme has popped up that could be worth a second look: "icing," an unusually inane and relatively harmless fraternity drinking game centered on the consumption of Smirnoff Ice, the sugary bottled malt beverage that's become classified as the ultimate "girly drink."
"The rules are simple: hand a Smirnoff Ice (the warmer/more disgusting the flavor, the better) to a friend (your "bro"), and he must get down on one knee and chug the malt beverage, regardless of location and … Read more
Hosting a gathering is never easy. There's the menu to be considered, eating preferences to be anticipated, and last but certainly not least, the drink selection to be determined. After all the preparation is over and it's time to greet the guests, it's not uncommon for hosts to run through a mental checklist: hors d'oeuvres? Check. Music? Check. Appropriate lighting? Check. Cold drinks? Che--uh-oh.
Faced with the unpleasant proposition of facing off with a thirsty crowd, party hosts in need of rapidly chilled beverages have little recourse. They can toss drinks in the freezer for a … Read more
Though there are plenty of ice cream makers that look like every other appliance on your counter, the White Mountain Ice Cream Maker may make you think that you've stepped back in time. The ice cream bucket is handcrafted from white pine, and even the steel inner bucket and the the cast-iron dasher look a little old-fashioned. Old-fashioned isn't a bad thing, though: the White Mountain Ice Cream Maker is available in a manual hand-crank version, but it also comes in an electric version. You get the benefits of an ice cream maker that actually looks like an … Read more
As the weather turns warmer, the joyful sound of the ice cream truck driving around the neighborhood becomes more common. And since I have no intention of paying $4 for a Sponge Bob-shaped treat with gumball eyes, I've stocked my freezer with less expensive, if more boring, boxes of chocolate and vanilla goodness.
Whenever my parents serve ice cream, they first microwave the container for about 30 seconds. I prefer my ice cream cold, so I usually just leave it out on the counter for a few minutes to soften enough for easier scooping. But apparently, so many people … Read more