Ice cream ideas, tips, and hints.
Strawberries, yum! Ice cream, yum! Cookies, yum! Kids love 'em. So, why not have your kids and their friends put the whole shebang together to make this dynamite Strawberry Ice-Cream Tart? Impressive enough to serve on the Fourth of July, it also gives the kids a chance to slice, mush, push, sprinkle, scoop, and toss as they make a sensational treat they can call their own.
For kid-friendly prep, start with refrigerated sugar cookie dough. The dough gets pressed onto a cookie sheet -- great fun for both older and younger kids, especially those at the play-with-clay age. Then, after it's baked and cooled, the easy-does-it crust gets topped with scoops of ice cream and fresh strawberries. One more thing -- serve it fast. The troops are waiting.
Strawberry Ice-Cream Tart Refrigereated cookie dough makes the crust quick and easy.
With the right tool, a bit of parental guidance, and a go-for-it attitude, dipping ice cream is a cinch. Here's the scoop on scooping.
Choose a sturdy ice-cream scoop with an easy-grip, nonslip handle.
Slightly softened, pliable ice cream is the easiest to dip. Allow the container of ice cream to sit out on the counter for 10 to 15 minutes before scooping. If the outside temperature is super hot, let ice cream soften in the refrigerator, instead.
For an effortless release, first dip a scoop into warm water, shake it off, then dip it into ice cream. Dip into water between scoops.