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Ice Cream Treats You Should Try Before Summer's Over

Summer may be ending soon, but that doesn't mean that you don't still have time to enjoy a few homemade ice cream treats. Try one of these delicious dishes that you can make at home with your Oster® 4-Quart Wooden Bucket Ice Cream Maker.

Chocolate-Coated Cone 
You've likely seen chocolate-coated ice cream cones at your local ice cream truck, whether prepackaged or fresh. Did you know you can make these at home as well? All you need to do is make fresh ice cream in your ice cream maker then scoop into a cone. Tap the bottom of the cone so that the ice cream really falls all the way in. Then dip the ice cream into your chocolate sauce and then let it cool or place it into the freezer for extra cooling. You can do this with butterscotch as well and add sprinkles, nuts and other goodies. 

Make a tasty homemade ice cream sandwich. Make a tasty homemade ice cream sandwich.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich 
A homemade ice cream sandwich may be one of the easiest homemade ice cream treats to make, but that doesn't make it any less delicious. Try mixing homemade vanilla ice cream with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies on either side for an excellent hot and cold treat. There are a variety of ice cream sandwiches you can make at home too. 

"You can make ice cream cake at home."

Ice Cream Cake 
Ice cream cakes are a birthday party staple, but you can actually make your own version at home. Step 1. Bake a cake in a 9x13-inch pan. Step 2. Remove ice cream from its rectangular carton and use string to cut the brick lengthwise in half. Step 3. Using wax paper as a base, alternate layers of cake and ice cream for a complex, multi​-texture dessert that's sure to impress your guests. Step 4. Wrap in wax paper and freeze overnight before serving.

Root beer Float or Fizz 
Your homemade ice cream would go great with a glass of root beer. Plop in a scoop or two for a creamy root beer float or blend the ice cream and soda together with a spoon for a delicious fizzy drink. 

Ice Cream Cupcakes
Try making ice cream cupcakes. All you need to do is bake short cupcakes and use a large scoop of ice cream in the place of frosting. Show off your decorating skills by adding buttercream, sprinkles, rosette flowers or whipped cream, whatever suits your mood.

Top your cupcakes with ice cream, frosting and fun decorations.Top your cupcakes with ice cream, frosting and fun decorations.

An Old-Fashioned Sundae 
Break out multiple ice cream flavors, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, cherries, nuts and sprinkles for a classic sundae. Include a banana if you want to make a split. 

Why not try all six? They taste too good not to.