When we were young sometimes our family would lift our usual strict rules on food and eating for a special ice cream dinner. The basic food groups were thrown out and we'd exchange broccoli for banana slices, milk for whipped cream, and chicken for M&Ms and peanuts - all atop healthy kid-size servings of ice cream.
We thought this was normal - didn't every family do this on rare and special occasions? Apparently not, since we got some strange looks when we talked about it at school.
We obviously can't recommend this as a regular item in your meal rotation, but on a rare night you can't beat it for a way to cool off after a long, hot week of work and busyness. Get a good movie, pull out the ice cream, and try these - some recipes and tips for our favorite toppings:
What do you put on your ice cream, and have you ever had an ice cream dinner?
(Image credit: Wild Oats - Vegan Chocolate Sauce)