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How to Throw an Ice Cream Social Like an Adult

As the saying goes, “we all scream for ice cream” – and that includes children and adults alike! Some of the perks of having an adult-only ice cream social include fancy grown-up flavors (think alcohol-spiked syrups), and getting to eat as much ice cream as you want without your mom nagging you about stomach aches.

“Decide on what kind of ice cream you will serve and the toppings to make available. Keeping the ice cream flavors basic helps create a nice base for fun toppings, so stick with flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Then, ask your guests to bring toppings like salted caramel, strawberries with balsamic syrup, praline pecans, crushed chocolate-covered pretzels, Baileys Irish Cream, chocolate-covered espresso beans, popcorn… the list of possibilities is endless. And of course, you’ll need sprinkles, chocolate sauce, and fresh whipped cream. Another nice treat is to have freshly brewed strong coffee or espresso so guests can create their own version of affogato.”

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.