A Sunday afternoon ice cream social...

For my mom’s birthday, we had an ice cream buffet for dessert. It was delicious and everyone had tailored bowls of ice cream to their liking. Here are the toppings we set out:

Whipped crème
Candy bars – chopped
Hard Candy – crushed
M & M’s
Thin Mints – chopped
Oreos – crushed
Pretzels – broken
Coconut flakes
Blueberries – canned
Chocolate chips
Peanut butter chips
…and a favorite was crushed Chick-o-Stick candy (who knew)

We also had two different types of easy, easy to make chocolate sauces.

Peanut Butter Fudge Sauce

•1 cup corn syrup -- light or dark
•1 cup creamy peanut butter
•1/2 cup heavy cream
•1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a 2-quart bowl (microwaveable), combine corn syrup, peanut butter, and cream. microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes, until boiling. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Store in the refrigerator; warm up to serve over ice cream. Makes 2 1/2 cups
The recipe was found here at southernfood.about.com


Amaretto Chocolate Sauce

1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 lb semisweet chocolate chips
1 tbl Amaretto or other coffee liqueur

Pour cream into a glass bowl or 2-cup measure. Microwave on 100% power until tiny bubbles break the surface (1 to 2 minutes).
Stir in chocolate until it is melted and mixture is smooth. If chocolate does not melt completely, microwave on 100% power until it is completely melted (20 to 30 seconds longer).
Stir in liqueur
This recipe was found here at fooddownunder.com

"It's amazing how quickly you recover from misery when someone offers you ice cream."
- Neil Simon, Brighton Beach Memoirs


  1. If your mom's birthday was Sept. 30, That's the same day as my son. It's a special day!!

    I love ice cream and yes, everything is better after ice cream!


  2. Oh YUM!!! We used to do that for my Grandpa's birthdays, make homemade ice cream and find all kinds of cool things to put on it!!