It’s an icy treat on a hot summer day, a favorite dessert at holiday picnics and the best partner birthday cake could ask for. On a cone or in a bowl, in traditional flavours like chocolate and vanilla or fancy new combinations such as sweet chai latte or amaretto almond crunch, everything is just better with ice cream. Here are a few cool products to have on hand on those hot summer days when we all scream for ice cream.
1. Chilly Chap
With bendable arms and legs with suction cup feet, this silicone ice cream scoop, which was designed to fit smaller hands, is as cool as the cold treat he’s serving.
Fiesta Head Chefs Ice Cream Scoop, $17, available at amazon.ca
2. Sundae Best
With the vintage charm of an ice cream parlor classic, this curvy, thick-walled sundae glass makes sweet treats even sweeter.
Sundae Glass, $4.95, Crate & Barrel
3. Whip It Up
Make sweet, creamy ice cream from scratch in just 30 minutes with this all-natural ice cream starter. Simply mix the package contents with heavy cream and half-and-half, pour into your ice cream maker and freeze.
Ice Cream Starters, $17.50, Williams-Sonoma (williams-sonoma.ca)
4. Cold Case
This 1-pint ice-cream container features a foam-core insulated design with a whimsical spoon imprint. It’s both freezer and dishwasher safe and comes with a freezable gel lid, which keeps contents cold for up to 90 minutes.
Zak Designs Insulated Ice-Cream Tubbie, $15, available at amazon.ca
5. Meet the Maker
Frozen treats in any flavor you can dream up are just a few easy steps away — without messy ice or salt. This fully automatic ice cream maker can hatch a 1.5-quart batch of ice cream, yogurt, sorbet or frozen drinks in as little as 20 minutes.
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, $59.95, Crate & Barrel