Pretty Autumn Dessert: Pumpkin Ice Cream in Gingersnap Bowls

published Oct 29, 2013
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Ice cream is the perfect dessert for busy hosts and there are so many ways to fancy up a simple scoop. Here’s a tasty, seasonal idea that would work for an autumn dinner party, or even as a Thanksgiving dessert: serve scoops of pumpkin ice cream in no-bake gingersnap cups!

This recipe comes from The Merrythought, who make their pumpkin ice cream from scratch, but you could easily adapt the idea with good-quality store-bought ice cream. The three-ingredient gingersnap mixture is pressed into small bowls or muffin tins and refrigerated until firm — so simple.

There are also plenty of other ice cream flavors that would taste great in a gingersnap cookie bowl, like lemon curd ice cream, tangy sour cream ice cream, or just a classic vanilla ice cream.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Ice Cream with Gingersnap Bowls at The Merrythought

Do you have any other favorite ways to dress up a scoop of ice cream?