Pre-portion ice cream into paper muffin cups
Atlanta Jill made quick work of the ice cream service at a recent birthday party:
We had a birthday party, and I remembered my neighbor's ice cream hack. She scoops it out into muffin cups the day before the party. I even added some colored sprinkles since I wasn't in any hurry. When the party is started, and cake and ice cream need to be served up pretty quickly, all I have to do is pass the ice cream cups out.
Jill? I've got a question for you: did you need to let them thaw for 5-10 minutes first? Perhaps my freezer is extra cold, but the one time I did this the ice cream scoops were rock-hard. (Backstory: I had the brilliant idea of making clown cones for my daughter's birthday last year. Not only was the ice cream too hard, the dye on the M&M eyes ran. These were some SCARY clowns. Did the three year-olds care? No. They were devoured in minutes.)