It is undisputed that nothing goes better with cake than ice cream.
And that fact remains the same when that cake just happens to be wedding cake. So today we present to you 7 great ways to serve ice cream at your wedding, reblogged from the knot:
Haven’t you heard? Ice cream and cake make a perfect pair… especially when there’s wedding cake. We looked to some beautiful real weddings to uncover the best ice cream-serving inspiration. From waiters passing cones, to throw-back ice cream carts, there are so many ways to get creative with this refreshing dessert.
1. On a Serving TrayPHOTO BY KATE OSBORNE
Don’t limit your passed bites to appetizers—get some dessert in on the action. Not only is it convenient for guests to snag a treat while the attendants are making rounds through the reception, but it keeps energy levels up even toward the end of the night.
2. With Loads of ToppingsPHOTO BY MAIK DOBIEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
A sundae bar guarantees there will be something for everyone. Opt for the traditional toppings like candies and cookie crumbs, but if you really want to impress, set out a few unexpected options like candied bacon, nut brittle, or champagne-soaked strawberries.
3. As A Cookie SandwichPHOTO BY TANVEER BADAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Not only are ice cream sandwiches a total crowd pleaser, but it’s a great treat to source locally. Reach out to your favorite neighborhood baker for a few batches of different types of cookies, and a corner-store creamery for a few flavors of ice cream. Then let guests customize their own cookie sandwich!
4. In A Self Serve CartPHOTO BY SUZURAN PHOTOGRAPHY
That’s right, go old school. Load up one of these old fashioned carts with a few different selections of ice cream favorites (think: chocolate eclairs, bomb pops, screwballs and popsicles). Guests can choose exactly what they like without the need of an attendant to man the station.
5. As A Retro MilkshakePHOTO BY TORY WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY
What’s more fun than a retro strawberry milkshake or on overflowing root beer float? Even better—when they’re served in old-fashion milk bottles with festive straws. Bonus: guests can sip these sweet treats with one hand.
6. In Your CocktailsPHOTO BY ANTHONY VAZQUEZ PHOTOGRAPHY
Don’t worry—we didn’t forget about the booze. Jazz up your signature sip with a refreshing scoop of sorbet for a unique and delicious cocktail hour treat. Garnish with a sprig of mint and you’ll have a show-stopping refreshment!
7. Nestled in CakePHOTO BY RACHEL PEARLMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Okay, we know we already showed ice cream cones being passed on a tray, but this hack is genius. If you can’t find serving trays that fit the shape of your cones, sculpt one out of cake. Bravo!