The Scoop on National Ice Cream Day


National Ice Cream Day is a big deal around here. And if you ask us, there’s only one way to do it justice. We’re talking about an ice cream sundae bar. The best part about hosting an impromptu sundae social (besides, you know, ice cream) is that it can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose. Follow the steps below to host the perfect sundae social come July 17.

Arrange for easy clean up.


First things first. When you’re hosting an ice cream sundae social, you want to have time to actually be social. Chinet® Cut Crystal® products look nice and allow for easy cleanup, so you’re not stuck rinsing off a bunch of bowls and spoons and loading them into the dishwasher – or worse, hand washing them. We like the 9 oz. cups for individual servings. And don’t forget the matching cutlery!

Keep it classic.


At least when it comes to selecting your ice cream flavors, go for simplicity. We suggest sticking to vanilla and chocolate so as to avoid competing flavors once you get into topping territory. Strawberry is another good base flavor that can add some variety. 

Mix up your topping type.


This is where great sundaes are separated from so-so sundaes. Sprinkles and chocolate chips are nice, but including different topping “types” allows you to mix and layer different textures and flavors to make that big scoop of ice cream totally worth it.

  • Healthy: Berries, bananas, shredded coconut, oats, slivered almonds
  • Candy: Gummy bears, M&Ms, crushed candy bars, chocolate chips, sprinkles
  • Crunchy: Granola, toffee bits, cereal, peanuts, graham crackers bits
  • Drizzles: Chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, espresso, jams, peanut butter sauce

Get scooping!


We feel this last step requires no further explanation.

For more ideas on how to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, check out our recipe for no-churn homemade strawberry ice cream

Photos Source: Reluctant Entertainer