Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

photo credits: Key Lime Pie Ice Cream via My Baking Addiction, Blueberry Pie Ice Cream via She Wears Many Hats, Dried Apricot-Pistacio Ice Cream via Brown Eyed Baker, Rolo Ice Cream via My Baking Addiction

Did you know July is National Ice Cream month? It’s also my birthday month, but I’m not going to tell you which birthday I celebrated on the 10th 🙂

In honor of this special month, I’m going to share with you some fun resources and ideas of ways you too can celebrate Ice Cream! And for the record, it’s OK to eat it as a main course in case you don’t save room for dessert. That’s my philosophy anyway… shhhh don’t tell my 5 year old.

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photo credits: Limited Edition Ice Cream Popsicle Party Complete Invitation Set from InkSpot Workshop, Ice Cream Topping Stand by Wilton, Ice Cream Smorgasboard by Gourmet Gift Baskets, Pinwheel Ice Cream Invitation for Girls by InkSpot Workshop

Around this time last year I was contacted by Studio 5 KSL TV in Utah, about an Ice Cream Parlour feature they were preparing for. I sent them a set of my Pinwheel Ice Cream Invitations for Girl’s and matching party accessories and was super excited to see them when the feature aired. They included too many great party ideas to list here, but if you check out their site they list several of the vendors. Watch the segment below, I’m sure you’ll get inspired. In fact next month I plan to throw an Ice Cream for Dinner party for my 5 year old and some of his friends as a way to celebrate the end of Summer and of course make memories using my new Ice Cream Popsicle Complete Party Set.

Top 10 Favorite Ice Cream Recipes brought to you by Brown Eyed Baker

Why not try your hand at making your own ice cream? I adore the look of old fashioned, hand crank ice cream makers. They make me wish I could step back in time when everyone sat on their front porches making ice cream in the Summertime because there was no such thing as air conditioning. Wouldn’t that be fun? If hand cranking your own ice cream is not your idea of fun, you can make your own handmade ice cream without using an ice cream maker, as shown to us by Brown Eyed Baker. She’s my new ice cream Queen.

Tools: Ice Cream Cone Holder and Cake Stand by TAG, Waffle Cone Maker from Bella Cucina, Old-Fashioned Pine-Bucket Electric/Manual Ice-Cream Maker from Maxi Matic, Ice-Cream Spade by Zeroll

Books: Cool & Creamy – Smoothies, Ice Cream Treats & More! by Taste of Home, Sundaes & Splits: Delicious Recipes for Ice Cream Treats by Hannah Miles, ICE CREAM SUNDAE: 100 Greatest Fountain Formulas by Michael Turback, Serendipity Sundaes: Ice Cream Constructions and Frozen Concoctions by Stephen Bruce

Thanks for letting me spend National Ice Cream month with you today. I hope you found this post inspiring and that your stomach isn’t growling too badly by now. I would love to hear what you come up with. Shoot me an email with your pictures and you may even get featured on InkSpot Workshop’s blog. Have your own favorite ice cream recipe you’d like to share? or favorite way you like to celebrate ice cream? Please feel free to post below.

Stacy Altiery
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