You're in the kitchen, running your ice cream scoop under the warm water, while everyone is waiting anxiously for their dessert. You have to give it out one at a time, because otherwise it might melt. Plus, if you're like me, your scoops suck and are really half-moon blobs. That's why I've been so glad to run across these cute ideas for serving ice cream with just a little bit of preparation.
Real Simple has great suggestions, including dicing ice cream into slices.
Pen and Paper Flowers had the idea of scooping ice cream into mini jars and putting them on ice. Adorable, and then people can choose their own flavors.
Real Simple also suggests pre-scooping the ice cream, dropping the scoops into cupcake liners and keeping in the fridge until ready to serve. No muss, no fuss!
Finally, the ever-brilliant folks at Martha Stewart suggest pre-scooping, rolling the scoop in sprinkles and serving with a mini stick. So cute for kids' parties and bridal/baby showers!