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Your Day Recipes: Holiday ice cream ideas everyone will love

Both of these ice cream ideas are super easy and great to have on hand if any guests drop in to say hello!

TOLEDO, Ohio — The holidays aren't complete without an amazing dessert to follow the meal. Both of these ice cream ideas are super easy and great to have on hand if any guests drop in to say hello!

Spumoni Italian Rounds

Ingredients:

  • 1 container (6 ounces) melting chocolate
  • 8 pizzelles- homemade or from the bakery
  • 1 56-ounce container VELVET Spumoni Ice Cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Chopped candied red and green maraschino cherries

Directions:

  1. Prepare chocolate according to package directions.  With a pastry brush, spread the chocolate on one side of all the pizzelles and place chocolate side up on a cookie rack to dry.  Break up four of the pizzelles into small pieces.
  2. Using four festive plates, place one chocolate covered pizzelles on each plate and top with a generous dip of Spumoni Ice Cream.  Place the broken pizzelles on top.  Dollop with whipped cream and sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon of the chopped cherries per dessert.  Serves 4.

Baby Peppermint Trifle

Ingredients:

  • 4-footed champagne goblets
  • 1 box chocolate wafers, crushed into small pieces
  • 1 56-ounce container VELVET Peppermint Stick or Kroger Peppermint Ice Cream
  • Warmed Hot Fudge sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • Fresh mint leaves

Directions:

  1. Divide crushed chocolate wafers into four servings.  Begin by placing one-half of the wafers in the bottom of the stemmed glassware.  
  2. Top with Peppermint Stick Ice Cream.  Drizzle hot fudge sauce over the ice cream and sprinkle remaining crushed wafers. Top with whipped cream. 
  3. Sprinkle with chopped dark chocolate and garnish with a mint leaf.