“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” No matter what your political leanings are, you can probably stand behind President Ronald Reagan’s 1984 proclamation that July is National Ice Cream month. From Cherry Garcia to plain vanilla to dairy-free coconut versions, there’s an icy treat for every taste.
In celebration of this month of frozen treats, we rounded up ten ice cream accessories that take ice cream eating to the next level:
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If you're guilty of bringing a carton of ice cream directly to the table to scoop onto summer pies, consider this stylish enamel holder that looks oh-so-chic and keeps ice cream cold.
Pint ice cream holders, $56, UncommonGoods.com
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Trompe L'œil Treat
This unique glass dessert dish resembles a waffle cone and makes any dessert more enjoyable. The footed dish features an embossed waffle design and is finished with a biscuit colored spray for an authentic look. Measures 6 1/2" H with a 9 1/2-ounce capacity.
Bormioli Rocco gelato waffle dessert dish, $25 for a set of 6, BedBathandBeyond.com
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Let Them Eat Cake
This clever silicone mold takes all the guesswork out of making ice cream cakes. You can bake and freeze desserts in the pan, then remove the silicone sides to slice directly on the ceramic base. Silicone spring form ice cream cake pan, $30, Williams-Sonoma.com
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Have a Ball
This plastic ball let's you make ice cream anywhere: Simply fill the cavity with ingredients and place rock salt and ice in the back, then roll or shake the ball for 20 minutes.
Ice cream ball, pint, $30, LLBean.com
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An old-fashioned silhouette rendered in pretty, pastel porcelain makes for an elegant ice cream bowl. This set of includes one white, one butter-cream, one mint and pale pink cup, all packaged in a ready-to-gift box.
Gelato bowls, $54 for a set of four, RosannaInc.com
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Get The Scoop
Forget boring metal spoons, these colorful ice cream scoopers are too much fun (and too cheap) to pass up.
CHOSIGT ice-cream scoop, $2 each, Ikea.com for stores
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Stack 'Em Up
An alternative to the usual ball style spoon, this unusual ice cream scoop cuts into even the hardest ice cream to create perfect cylinders of ice cream that are perfect for stacking.
Donvier ice cream Scoop & Stack, $15, UnicaHome.com
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Looks Good in Paper
This cute set has ready to plan an ice cream party so we can make use of the pretty paper cups and wooden spoons -- all packed into an adorable ice cream truck-shaped box!
Ice cream van ice cream cups, $12 for a set of 12, ShopMeriMeri.com
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Hello, Mr. Softee
Soft serve ice cream at home? Yes, please! This amazing gadget lets you make professional-grade soft ice cream, yogurt, sorbet or sherbet in the comforts of your own kitchen.
Cuisinart Mix It In soft serve ice cream maker, $100, CuisinartWebStore.com
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Hot Off the Press
While you're at it, you may as well make your own cones too! This specialized waffle maker is designed to make homemade sugar cones.
Chef's Choice WaffleCone Express maker, $55, Sears.com
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