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4th of July Ice Cream Flavors

Need some help with Ice Cream flavors/theme for a 4th of July Bash.

Every year I whip up some kind of Ice Cream bar for my 4th of July party. Last year I kept it simple with a banana split theme (3 flavors and banana split toppings). I'm sort of stuck on what to do with this year.

It's an almost all adult crowd (the ice cream doesn't make it out until the kids are all asleep, pretty evil!).

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  1. Turtles are always delicious -- vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce and toasted, lightly salted pecans. You could toy with other flavors of ice cream, but I just love the simple homespun vanilla against the richness of the caramel and hot fudge toped with the salty pecans. Whip some cream, and there you go.

    1. I'd go patriotic with Strawberry, Blueberry and Vanilla.

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      1. re: Stuffed Monkey

        Agree with monkey. Serve vanilla ic with strawberry & blueberry sauces, whipped cream, cherries, nuts.

        Or make a batch each of blueberry & strawberry ice creams. None for kids?! That's heartless!!

        1. re: Stuffed Monkey

          Yeah, I gotta agree too-- even if it wasn't patriotic, blueberry ice cream has to be one of the best simple delights of fresh summertime ice cream. I might go to adzuki over strawberry for red, but there is an undeniable appeal of using fresh strawberries or cherries in the middle of the summer.

        2. Cherry
          Vanilla bean
          Blueberry

          1. How about peanut ice cream with hot fudge sauce? Or maybe subbing brown sugar in the various berry ice creams?

            1. BobMack, these are the kids, here. Just so you know, we're never going to sleep.

              Also, we like the red/white/blue idea. Make it blueberry, raspberry and vanilla bean ice cream, definitely do the strawberry and blueberry sauces like Phurstlove said and have lots and lots of whipped cream on hand. Get the bottled kind so we kids can do whippets.

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              1. re: cimui

                OMG, you are too funny!! I thought you're supposed to save the whippets for the adults!!

                1. re: Phurstluv

                  =P

                  yes, get enough cans so that there's plenty to go around.