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15 Things to Buy if You Really, Really Love Ice Cream

products for anyone who really loves ice cream
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Dear Bella Creamery
Jul 12, 2022

This post was originally published in July 2021 and has been updated.

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You scream, we scream. July is National Ice Cream Month. So we’re here to give you the scoop on summer’s tastiest treat. 

Whether you’re making it at home or looking to order in, we got you. From adorable bowls to an entire sundae kit…we’re losing cone-trol.

An ice cream maker for when you want an afternoon delight...

This Cuisinart device can make frozen yogurt, ice cream or sorbet in 20 minutes or less. There’s a double-insulated freezer bowl so you won’t need to add ice. And it has a big spout that makes mixing in ingredients easy and mess-free. 10/10 recommend. ($66.49+, Amazon)

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A tool that’ll give you the most perfect scoops every time…

And save arm day for later. The magic is in the handle. It features a defrosting fluid that warms to the touch. So you can get those perfect rounds each time. Chef’s kiss. ($24.95, Sur La Table)

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A topping set that’ll elevate your next sundae…

Depending on the set you pick, you’ll get original hot fudge, cold brew mocha or salted caramel. Add ‘em to your next scoop to make dessert even more delicious. Or use them for frostings, on toast or simply with a spoon. Deeelish. ($24+, Uncommon Goods)

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An insulated container to keep your ice cream cold…

So you can bring your fave flavor(s) everywhere ya go. This canteen is vacuum sealed and made to perfectly fit a pint. It’ll keep it cold for up to four hours on its own or up to eight hours in a cooler. Picnics just got a whole lot sweeter. ($45+, Food52)

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A machine that’ll turn any frozen fruit into a tasty treat…

Just toss ’em down the chute and watch what happens. You’ll get a froyo-like dessert in minutes. Boom. ($39.97, Amazon)

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A bowl and spoon set fit for a sorbet party…

These bowls are the perfect size for your after-dinner treat. And did we mention they’re adorable? Because they are. ($13.89/set of 12, Amazon)

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A DIY mochi kit…

This set has pretty much everything you need to make those delectable clouds of dessert. You’ll get sweet rice flour, potato starch, matcha green tea powder, cocoa powder, a dough cutter, a silicone mold, and instructions. All you need to do is buy your go-to ice cream and some sugar. Yum. ($34, Uncommon Goods)

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A recipe book for when you want to add some interesting flavors to the mix…

Spice up your classic vanilla and chocolate courtesy of Van Leeuwen, an iconic Brooklyn-based ice cream shop. Recipes range from simple to advanced, with a lot of the ingredients coming from pantry staples. Packed with flavor and low on sugar, the fam will be impressed. Promise. ($17.99, Amazon)

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Alcohol infused ice cream…

Who says you can’t enjoy two indulgences at the same time? Inspired by classic and contemporary cocktails, these pints contain up to 5% alcohol by volume. Mix ‘em into shakes, add to a sundae or just grab a spoon and dive in. Pick from flavors like spiked hazelnut coffee and cake batter vodka martini. One buzzy brain freeze coming right up. ($109.95/4 pints, Goldbelly)

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A milk and cookies shot glass mold…

Use this silicone shell to make an edible shot glass out of your favorite dough. Once you bake, it’s got tabs that’ll make removal super easy. And the molds are dishwasher safe. Fill it with ice cream, chocolate or berries for a fun treat. ($22, Uncommon Goods)

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A treat that’ll make mini ice cream sandwiches fast…

Add brownie mix to the silicone mold and bake it. Once that’s done, you can add your desired ice cream and let it freeze. It’s that simple. Order up. ($12.80, Amazon)

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A sundae kit that’ll have you going wild…

This one has all the things you need for the ultimate ice cream party. Think: waffle cones, sprinkle packets, sauces, candy, and so much more to take your fave treat to the next level. We don’t blame you if you don’t wanna share. ($30.59, Honeybutter Desserts via Etsy)

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A variety bundle from one of LA’s famous creamery spots…

Time to move your pint of vanilla to the back of the freezer. This set of five funky flavors from Dear Bella Creamery will get delivered right to your doorstep. In this seasonal curation, you’ll get blueberry cheesecake, campfire s’mores, horchata latte, mint fudge cookie, and tiki colada. Call your besties. It’s time for an ice cream party. ($65, Dear Bella Creamery)

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A waffle bowl maker… 

Sometimes a regular bowl just isn’t cutting it. Pour your batter into the mold and let it bake for four minutes. Things just got that much more delicious. ($39.99, Amazon)

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An ice cream sandwich scoop…

This tool deposits the perfect cylinder to fit between cookies, brownies or whatever ya want your sandwich to be. Just push, twist, and eject. It’ll serve about a half-cup portion of ice cream and is dishwasher safe. Presto. ($20, Uncommon Goods)

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