Talk about an easy-and-fun dessert set up that looks like you slaved all day! If you want to wow your guests, go with an ice cream buffet. That's what we did this past Saturday night. We had three kinds of ice cream for our friends to sample and make treats from; the two kinds of strawberry and the coconut.
First off, I got a fabulous assortment of cones and toppings. I got some of these cute little baby cones at WalMart (I think all the grocery stores sell them)... Before everyone arrived I made a few ice cream sandwiches with these oh-so-yummy butter wafer cookies from Trader Joe's....Here is my version of an Almond Joy sandwich, with coconut cream, chocolate , almonds adn toasted coconut...(sound good?)
I took ordinary sugar cones and dipped them in a small amount of melted chocolate, followed by dipping some of them in sprinkles or coconut. (chocolate chips, or the Wilton colored candy melts would work, but I used left over choclate from my chocolate fountain)Literally, all you do is melt the choclate and dip, then roll through the goodies as you like. Set them on wax paper to set up. Within minutes you have an assortment of pretty and impressive cones!
I also took my fabulous vintage cassolettes and set them out to use as ice cream dishes..perfect!
Needless to say, a grand time was had by all, and it really looked like I had spent all day prepping, when in reality it took less than a half hour.
We had plent left overs the next day, (another great thing about this dessert buffet...leftovers keep really well!) so I had my little men do some further taste testing...
In fact, all three of the boys got to sample...tee hee hee!