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How To Make Sure You're Eating Enough Ice Cream This Winter

This season, let us not forget about ice cream.
01/09/2015 07:00am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

It's winter. It's cold outside. Your bones are frozen. You can't feel your toes. You are wearing four pairs of socks. You want to cry but the teardrops freeze before having the chance to roll dramatically down your cheek. There are icicles on your eyelashes. There is a permanent slick of snot latched to your upper lip.

You've been neglecting ice cream. You rationalize that the chill in the air and the frostbite you feel on your skin is justification enough for you and ice cream to take a break. You shan't go on like this.

Ice cream is a timeless treasure, meant to be appreciated year round. If you can hardly imagine ingesting a spoonful without shivering, consider this: During the winter months, your throat is dry and in need of some, well, lubrication. Nothing gets the job done better than ice cream, soothing a sore throat and satisfying a sweet craving all at once. It just isn't right to let the pints leftover from autumn accumulate freezer burn. It isn't right to serve a warm pie alone, rejecting the idea of doing so a la mode. It's inhumane, almost, to bake a batch of melty chocolate chip cookies and leave them lonely, without a scoop of ice cream sandwiched in between.

Listen, frigid times often lead to disillusion, but fortunately the flub is temporary. All you need is a little visual inspiration to remind you that ice cream is meant to be a daily menu item. There are ways to counteract the cold, too. Serve it, as mentioned above, alongside a complimentary baked good. You can top your ice cream on a homemade doughnut. You can scoop it into the middle of an oozy skillet cookie. And you can sip on a mug of hot chocolate between spoonfuls.

There's no need to apologize to ice cream. Just show ice cream you care by rectifying your misjudgment. Start with a couple of these recipes below to make amends.

1
Gooey Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream Sundae
Willow Bird Baking
2
Dark Chocolate Covered Cookie And Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream
Life Is But A Dish
3
Blueberry Pancake Ice Cream
Broma Bakery
Get the Blueberry Pancake Ice Cream recipe from Broma Bakery
4
Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream
How Sweet It Is
5
Double Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
Snixy Kitchen
6
Ginger Ice Cream With Honey-Sesame Brittle
James Ransom
7
Donut Sundae
Some Kitchen Stories
Get the Donut Sundae recipe from Some Kitchen Stories
8
Chocolate Chip Cookies And Cream Pumpkin Marshmallow Ice Cream
How Sweet It Is
9
Croissant Salted Honey Ice Cream Sandwiches
Sugar Hero
10
The Ultimate Banana Split
Sugar Hero
Get the The Ultimate Banana Split recipe from Sugar Hero
11
Olive Oil-Saffron Ice Cream With Burnt Orange-Caramel Swirl
Food52
12
Hot Raspberry Cake With Vanilla Ice Cream
Willow Bird Baking
Get the Hot Raspberry Cake With Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Willow Bird Baking
13
Homemade Choco Tacos
Molly Yeh
Get the Homemade Choco Tacos recipe from Molly Yeh via Food52
14
Caramel Apple Ice Cream Sundae
Cookin' Canuck
Get the Caramel Apple Ice Cream Sundae recipe from Cookin' Canuck
15
Almond Joy Chocolate And Coconut Ice Cream
Cookin' Canuck
16
Cherry And Nutella Ice Cream Sundae
Cookin' Canuck
Get the Cherry And Nutella Ice Cream Sundae recipe from Cookin' Canuck
17
No-Bake Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups
The Domestic Rebel
Get the No-Bake Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups recipe from The Domestic Rebel
18
Cinnamon Caramel Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches
Sweet As A Cookie
19
Pumpkin Gelato With Candied Ginger And Dark Chocolate
How Sweet It Is
20
Caramel Pecan Apple Pie Cups A La Mode
What The Fork's For Dinner
Get the Caramel Pecan Apple Pie Cups A La Mode recipe from What The Fork's For Dinner
21
Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
Cravings Of A Lunatic
Get the Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe from Cravings Of A Lunatic
22
Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Sundae
Glazed And Confused
Get the Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Sundae recipe from Glazed And Confused
23
Bourbon Apple Pie Ice Cream
Broma Bakery
Get the Bourbon Apple Pie Ice Cream recipe from Broma Bakery
24
Gingerbread Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream Sundae
Willow Bird Baking
25
Brown Sugar Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sundae
Willow Bird Baking
Get the Brown Sugar Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sundae recipe from Willow Bird Baking
26
Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae Pie
Hummingbird High
Get the Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae Pie recipe from Hummingbird High
27
Pure Insanity Pumpkin Oatmeal Cake Ice Cream Sundae
Willow Bird Baking
28
Coffee Toffee Crunch Ice Cream Sundae Topped With Cappuccino Potato Chips
Runway Chef
29
Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Pass The Sushi
Get the Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe from Pass The Sushi
30
Ice Cream Sundae Cake
Sugar Hero
Get the Ice Cream Sundae Cake recipe from Sugar Hero
31
Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
Sugar Hero
32
Pretzel Ice Cream With Choco Tops
The Sugar Hit
Get the Pretzel Ice Cream With Choco Tops recipe from The Sugar Hit
33
Green Tea Ice Cream With Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Fudge Sauce
Hummingbird High
34
Chai Affogato With Honey-Sweetened Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Ice Cream Sundae Cake

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