I scream, you scream, we all scream for an ice cream wedding! We’re in the heart of summer now and the thought of ice cream makes my mouth water just about every day. If you’re planning a summer wedding and looking for an alternative to wedding cake, ice cream is a great option. Don’t let a fear of melted, sticky, messiness deter you, because there are plenty of ways to keep your frosted treats cool. Portland Ice Cream Company is a great place to find what you need. Feel the need to channel your inner-child? Rent an ice cream truck. Want to stay true to the tradition of a wedding cake, but with a twist? Order an ice cream cake or serve ice cream with your cake (the perfect pair!). All you need is some dry ice or buckets of regular ice to prevent any melting disasters. You could even rent or borrow a chest or upright freezer. If you don’t want to worry about the “how,” just ask your caterer if they can do it or know of someone who provides that kind of service. Portland has a few ice cream caterers like The Party Scoop, Staccato Gelato, Salt & Straw and Scoop.
Other great ways to bring ice cream into your wedding day could be asking your caterer to serve pretty ice cream sandwiches like these chocolate and strawberry and meringue heart versions from Martha Stewart, or to set up a sundae bar so guests (and especially kids) can add their own toppings. If you’re a Haagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s lover, give out their single serving mini containers at the end of the night, or if you’re in the mood for true novelty, give your guests childhood favorites like orange sherbet Push-Up Pops, Drumsticks, Choco Tacos, or even the wacky Dippin’ Dots.