Ice cream for dessert

When looking for an elegant dessert which is easy to make during the summertime, nothing beats ice cream.

To make it healthier, let us make it fruit and ice cream, so we introduce some ideas to serve them together.

Ideas to serve ice cream

If you are a novice in dessert making, try ice cream. It is easy to prepare very attractive and appetizing desserts with ice cream. Mix different flavors and colors, drizzle with your choice of syrup, sprinkle some sweet decoration on top and you cannot go wrong. Place two scoops of vanilla ice cream in an individual cup, add 1 scoop caramel and drizzle caramel sauce on top, just like that you have an outstanding dessert.

Ice cream for dessert, on its own or on the side of other ingredients,  is the perfect finish for a  summer dinner. Nothing more refreshing, it will prove a favorite for both kids and adults. We offer you some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Caramelized melon and ice cream

1 thick, round slice of melon
1-2 tsp brown sugar
1-2 tsp butter
1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Heat the butter in a pan and add the sugar. It will start to melt. Add the slice of melon and cook 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate and place the ice cream in the middle. Serve.

Alternatively, sauté the melon in the butter, transfer to a plate, sprinkle sugar on top and caramelize using a crème brulèe torch.

Tip - Try this with a slice of pineapple, peeled, sliced peaches or apples.

The Traditional banana split with warm chocolate sauce

Baking chocolate is of the darkest and health promoting kind. Toasted nuts are also healthful. Then, if you reduce portion size to be able to indulge without needing to feel guilty about excessive weight gain, you can enjoy your dessert.

2 bananas, peeled and halved
4 small scoops vanilla ice cream
4 small scoops chocolate ice cream
4 small scoops strawberry ice cream
4 Tbs maximum whipped cream
4 tsp chopped toasted nuts
warm chocolate sauce

Servings: 4

  1. Place one half banana on a plate and 1 scoop of each, chocolate vanilla and strawberry ice cream on the side.
  2. Decorate with whipped cream and finish with toasted nuts.
  3. Pour warm chocolate sauce over the banana just before serving.

Tip - For a fruitier note, try warm raspberry sauce

Ice cream and fruit salad

This combination will tempt even those who usually pass on the fruit basket.

2 peaches, diced
8 strawberries, halved
2 kiwis, peeled and diced
4 Tbs Kirsch
4 Tbs gooseberry jelly
Cream or clotted cream flavor ice cream

  1. Put the fruit in a bowl and pour over the kirsch. Chill for 30 minutes. Drain, reserving the juice, and distribute among 4 cups. Top with 2 small scoops ice cream.
  2. Mix the liquid reserved with the gooseberry jelly and pour over the ice cream.

Tip - For a version of this dessert suitable for children, substitute kirsch with pineapple juice.

We always say that home made ice cream tastes like no other and to encourage you to try, we have added the recipe for almond and raisin ice cream to the other ice cream recipes already in the collection.