Celebrate Ice Cream Day with Goodness A La Mode

So you’re looking for a delicious way to cool down this summer and celebrate National Ice Cream Day? How about making some homemade ice cream!

Some of us have gotten so used to heading out to the ice parlor or store whenever we have a craving  and we’ve forgotten completely that we can make this delectable dessert right at home. All you need is an ice cream maker, some cream and vanilla and you’re right on your way to scooping up some frozen goodness.

Ice cream makers are cheap to purchase and really easy to use — not to mention that you can have ice-cream goodness whenever you want and load it with whichever toppings you want — so we think that it can be a great investment. There’s just something so deliciously satisfying about tasting this creamy concoction you’ve made right at home

If you’re in need of some recipes, here are some great ones you can literally give a whirl:

Homemade ice cream tastes delicious on its own, but piling scoop after scoop on top of each other in a homemade sugar cone makes this summer treat that much sweeter. With its crunchy texture and sugary flavor, the runaway ice-cream-cone favorite is definitely the waffle cone. You just can’t say no to swapping your bowl for a waffle cone!

To be able make your own waffle cones, however, you need to have a waffle-cone iron, which, unless you’re making waffle cones every day, may not be worth the money. So if you don’t have one of those, but you still want the same taste and crispy texture of a waffle cone, here is a recipe for homemade sugar cones that will teach you step by step how to make the cones with all the crunch but without the waffle pattern.

Let’s say you wanted to pair your ice cream with something instead of loading it up in a cone. Well, we definitely know about the amazing flavor combination that chocolate chip cookies and ice cream create with our Cheddar’s Legendary Monster Cookie, so we can totally understand if you want to up your dessert game.

These recipes go really well with a scoop of homemade ice cream:

Another dessert we absolutely love is our very own Peach Crisp A La Mode. Peaches have long been summertime favorites — a lot because they are served from dutch ovens in peach cobblers everywhere. We’ve skipped the coals and the cast iron and created our own take on it with our Peach Crisp A La Mode.

With juicy peaches, a sugary, golden crust and two scoops of ice cream calling your name, you may just have to skip out on the homemade ice cream for a night and come visit your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen for the Peach Crisp A La Mode.

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