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Have you ever noticed how on a warm day, it seems like half the scoop of ice cream will melt before you even get the bowl to the table? I hate that! Here's how to prevent ice cream puddles from happening.

It's simple really: freeze your dessert plates or bowls. Even just a few minutes in the freezer will chill the your dishes to the point where the ice cream will stay frozen  en route to the table. When my brother and I were kids, my mother kept our favorite bowls permanently stored in the freezer during the summer months so they were always ready for dessert.

If you want even more of a guarantee, you can also try pre-scooping balls of ice cream. This works really well when you're serving ice cream at a dinner party and want to get the ice cream to the table quickly — and preferably unmelted!

(Image: Emma Christensen)