Instead of substandard chocolate and out-of-season strawberries this Valentine’s day, why not ice cream? If sharing a Ben & Jerry’s pint isn’t special enough, try one of these romantic ice cream ideas.
Custom ice cream cake!
For my anniversary one year, I created a custom Cold Stone Ice Cream cake based on ice cream we’d gotten on our first date! The inspiration was a cake batter ice cream with white chocolate and peanut butter mix-ins. There are so many ways to customize your Cold Stone cake! Custom cakes get 1 main ice cream flavor, 3 mix-ins, 1 type of cake, 1 mid-layer, 1 type of frosting, 1 topping, 1 type of side crumble, and a custom message. It’s a little overwhelming, but I eventually decided on a cake batter ice cream with peanut butter, white chocolate chips, & Reece’s Peanut butter cup mix ins. Yellow cake with peanut butter mid-layer with chocolate ganche frosting, and a graham cracker side crumble. It seriously blew every ice cream cake I’ve ever had out of the water. The best thing is you can personalize your cake to whatever is suited for the occasion. Maybe it’s a memory of a vacation or a compilation of your favorite flavors put together.
For a fun date idea, try going to a DIY yogurt or ice cream bar and make a special creation for your significant other. Create a fun ice cream blend that reminds your partner, or maybe something that harkens back to a fun date or vacation! This is an idea that could easily go horribly wrong depending on your combo (and your knowledge of your significant other’s favorite flavors). If you’re unsure, keep it simple with chocolate/ strawberry combo of ice creams with strawberry, fudge and some sort of crunchy topping like chocolate chips, nuts or candy pieces.
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Why settle for the tired cliche of a Russell Stover box of chocolates when you could be eating an assortment of ice cream mochis. If your town doesn’t have Asian grocery stores, check out Trader Joe’s or other speciality stores. Nothing says love than a box full of strawberry or red bean mochi yummy.
If you’re looking for an DIY Valentine’s Day ice cream recipe, here are some great romantic ice cream recipes.
Chocolate Ice Cream Tacos by Cravings of a Lunatic.
mmmmmh Red Velvet Fudge Milk Shake by The Pretty Life Girls
I’d like these Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream Sandwiches any day of the year, not just Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day!