Expert Tips To Serve Ice Cream At Your Wedding

By this point, a plain wedding cake is old news. While you could try to impress your guests by going bigger and bolder with your cake design, you could serve something altogether different: ice cream.

Self-serve ice cream bars, complete with a variety of flavors, toppings, cones, and ice cream cups, have become a very popular choice for weddings. It’s a safe bet that you’ll need vanilla and chocolate, as they are still the top sellers in the ice cream industry, with 33% and 19% of the industry respectively. Pick out one or two fun flavors in addition to these classics and popular toppings such as nuts, candies, and chocolate sauce.

The biggest hurdle for an ice cream bar will be determining how much food you need. For the ice cream, estimate that each guest will eat about three scoops. The average scoop contains about four ounces of ice cream, so multiply your scoop total by four. This will give you the total amount of ice cream you need, but it’s always a good idea to round that amount up a little bit to ensure that you have enough for everyone.

For your loose toppings, you should provide about one-third of a cup for each guest and about one-fourth of a cup of sauce or liquid topping for each guest. Of course, you will also need to match your number of cones, ice cream cups, and ice cream spoons to the number of guests as well.

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