Ice cream is pretty great on on its own out of a bowl (or out of a pint - guilty!). But why not take it to the next level? These three simple ice cream ideas will have you screaming for more.

1. Defrost It

Put a pint of ice cream in the fridge for a couple of hours, and you've got yourself one of the easiest ways to dress up a bowl of berries.

melting ice cream poured over blueberries
Credit: Photography by Marcus Nilsson

2. Build a Better Ice Cream Sandwich

If it's a carb, it's fair game for sandwiching. Cookies are a given. (Try something creative, like gingersnaps with lemon sorbet.) But don't rule out awesome options like graham crackers, caramel-filled stroopwafels, and even the humble saltine if you're the salty-sweet type.

stack of ice cream sandwiches
Credit: Photography by Marcus Nilsson

3. Think Outside the Cone

If it's sweet and in the produce section, you can probably fill it up with ice cream. Try this fun trick with pineapple, watermelon, oranges, and coconuts. Make way for the watermelon sorbet boat!

cut pineapple with ice cream inside
Credit: Photography by Marcus Nilsson

How do you like to dress up ice cream? Let us know in the comments below!