9 Gifts Ice Cream Aficionados Will Love
We’re well into National Ice Cream Month, which is fitting since the frozen treat isn’t the only thing that feels like it’s about to melt. July is hot, and the best way to combat the unbearable heat is with something cooler, like a swimming pool, air conditioning, or a few scoops of ice cream.
Now, there are people who love ice cream, and then there are people who really love ice cream. You probably know one, or maybe you even are one. If you’re looking to immerse your life in ice cream even more, check out these ice cream makers, accessories, cookbooks, and even art. The ice cream lover in your life will scream for any of these gifts.
Ice cream is better when it’s finger food, and this ice cream sandwich maker helps you attain the primarily pre-packaged treats on your own terms. With this set, you can make 8 sandwiches at once, filled with whatever flavor you like.
Rectangular Ice Cream Maker (Set of 2) $32, Food52
This set from Williams-Sonoma makes more, albeit smaller, sandwiches and includes either chocolate or vanilla ice cream starter for a lower price.
Chef’n Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Mold & Ice Cream Starter Set, $29.95, Williams-Sonoma
Hydration is crucial at this time of year, and this ice cream-adorned water bottle makes it more fun. The stainless steel keeps water cool, and the bottle itself is free of harmful substances like BPA and lead.
Adventure Kids Water Bottle, $18, Anthropologie
Bed, Bath & Beyond
This soft serve machine is pricey, but it’s also convenient and makes professional quality soft serve, yogurt, sorbet, and yogurt in less time than it takes to flag down the ice cream truck.
Cuisinart® Mix It In™ Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker, $99.99, Bed, Bath, & Beyond
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Now this is how you play with your food. This affordable ice cream maker makes a pint of ice cream in 25 minutes, provided you’re actively rolling it around. You may not be able to score a goal with it, but it does make the waiting experience more interactive and tolerable.
SoftShell Ice Cream Ball™, $34.99, Bed, Bath, & Beyond
It’s getting easier to find dairy-free ice cream, but vegan fudge? Not so much. Give the vegan ice cream lover in your life the dairy-free hot fudge they’ve been missing, courtesy of the gourmet ice cream behemoth Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
Vegan Hot Fudge, $13, Jeni’s
There are plenty of homemade frozen treats that don’t take much effort. Case in point? Every recipe in this book.
Ice Tray Treats, $17, Paper Source
Salt & Straw
The ice cream legends over at Salt & Straw finally share their secrets in one of the year’s most gorgeous and exciting new cookbooks. Making gourmet-level ice cream at home seems daunting, but the duo behind Salt & Straw make the process seem approachable and encourage readers to foster their own creativity.
Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook, $18.64, Amazon
Yes, ice cream is delicious, but it’s also pretty to look at. This print is perfect for anyone who just moved into their first place and has a serious sweet tooth, or just has a thing for graphic design.
Twist Ice Cream Cone Letterpress Art Print, $18, Etsy