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What's easier than serving ice cream for dessert at your next dinner party? A few tips can turn a boring scoop into a party worthy dessert. And no one will be the wiser that they only took you a few minutes to put together!

Do more than just plop a scoop in a bowl with these serving ideas:
Don't scoop it, slice it
Make ice cream sandwiches
Make your own cones

Drizzle one of these over your best vanilla:
A spoonful of jam or preserves
A good balsamic vinegar
Hot espresso
Dessert wine or ice wine
Stout beer
Homemade Magic Shell Chocolate Sauce

What are you favorite ways to serve a sophisticated scoop of ice cream?

Related: How To Make Ice Cream Like an Artisan: Splendid Recipes from Jeni's Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio

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