Ice Cream Sundaes for Summer

One of my favorite parts of summer is eating ice cream outside when it’s hot. I’ll eat ice cream during any season, but there is something special about eating it to cool off in the hot sun. I love sitting on my balcony with a magazine and a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

While a bowl of ice cream alone is great, I definitely prefer to act like I have my own ice cream parlor at home and add toppings. My favorite toppings are whipped cream, cookies, and peanut butter. And yes, I’ll put peanut butter on mint – it’s the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Weird, but amazing. If I’m going all out I’ll melt chunky peanut butter and pour it on top of the ice cream.

For this particular sundae, I was at my beach house using my favorite ice cream “cone” cups, and just used chunky chocolate chip cookies. The next day, I got whipped cream to add to it.

If you can’t tell, I love ice cream. But I also sometimes feel guilty about indulging in the sweet treat. I’ve long been a fan of Dreyer’s mint chocolate chip ice cream. When they introduced Slow Churned a few years ago, my mom and I were all over that lower-fat trend. I notice no difference in taste at all, and definitely appreciate that it’s ½ the fat and 1/3 fewer calories.

Now that you can tell that Dreyer’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream makes me smile, I want you to smile too. The ice cream company has launched A Reason to Smile Program, for which every time we upload a picture of an ice cream smile on Dreyer’s Facebook page, the company will donate $5 to Operation Smile.

By the end of the summer, the company is hoping to give away 25,000 scoops of ice cream, capture 25,000 smiles and gift 500 surgeries and smiles to children in-need. If that and a scoop of ice cream doesn’t make you smile, what will?


Dreyer’s® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream is churned slowly for all the rich & creamy taste of regular ice cream, but with half the fat and one-third fewer calories. Now that’s a reason to smile. Give a smile with Operation Smile:

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nestle via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nestle.