while an ice cream cone is delicious any time of year, it’s especially tasty on a hot summer day. so i thought we’d get social today with ice cream. fridays with oscar is all about an old-fashioned summer ice cream social. do you remember having those as a child? school-related ice cream socials at the end of summer to welcome new students were quite popular back in the day. since our towns and cities are opening up, i thought an old-fashioned social is a perfect way to get social in our homes with family and friends. all the fixings for ice cream sundaes, floats, and even a boozy milkshake for the adults are on deck today! so join us as we host a summer ice cream social.
setting up the sundae bar is made easy with a muffin tin to hold toppings. pre-scooping ice cream onto a serving plate is another way to make it easy for your guests to self-serve. we have waffle cones and waffle bowls, fudge and caramel syrups, and whipped cream.
get creative with your toppings. cereal or even potato chips make great ice cream sundae toppers. i have Cheerios, Heath Toffee crumbles, mini M&Ms, chocolate-covered pretzels, chopped walnuts, mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and fresh blackberries.
homemade vanilla ice cream was one of mr. style’s favorite desserts, so i am making vanilla ice cream, and i have two store-bought flavors: mint chocolate chip (my favorite!) and salted caramel. if you don’t already have an electric ice cream maker, i definitely recommend you get one! homemade ice cream is so easy, and such a wonderful summertime treat.
today’s ootd is easy peasy. what is easier to throw together than a skirt, tee, and espadrilles? if you don’t have a white denim skirt in your closet you are missing out. a denim skirt is a versatile wardrobe staple that’s perfect to wear all summer long. make that all year long. but i especially love them during the summer months. the white denim skirt (old, similar here, here, and here) is from J.Crew the tee (old, similar here and here) is from Marc Jacobs. the ric rac espadrilles are from Ann Taylor. add accessories of your choice and you are ready in just a few minutes.
In a small pot, simmer heavy cream, milk, sugar and salt until sugar completely dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat. In a separate bowl, whisk yolks. Whisking constantly, slowly whisk about a third of the hot cream into the yolks, then whisk the yolk mixture back into the pot with the cream. Return pot to medium-low heat and gently cook until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 170 degrees on an instant-read thermometer).
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Cool mixture to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or stir mixture in an ice bath until completely cool. Churn in an ice cream machine according to manufacturers’ instructions. Serve directly from the machine for soft serve, or store in freezer until needed.
don’t forget the root beer floats! scoop ice cream into mason jars and place in the freezer until your guests arrive. they can pour over the root beer and top with whipped cream. i have fun, fluted sundae cups with sundae spoons, special for this occasion.
This is a fun boozy milkshake for the adults at your social; you can adjust the amount of Baileys to make the shake more or less alcoholic. i used a blender to mix, but if your ice cream is soft enough, you can use a hand mixer or whisk to mix. i am serving these in Irish coffee mugs.
blend all ingredients in a blender to desired consistency. top with whipped cream and sundae fixings
oscar and i wish you a lovely weekend! enjoy these beautiful summer days.