Ice cream is a no-brainer way to end a meal, but you can make it even easier by measuring out servings ahead of time. Before your party, cover a tray or jelly roll pan with cupcake liners and fill each with a scoop of ice cream. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until it's time for dessert. Guests can pick up as many scoops as they like, place them on small plates and help themselves to toppings. No drippy mess as you scoop to order, and a novel presentation to boot.
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