As a mom of two young adults, graduation celebration plans have been on my mind for quite some time. My son graduated first, and then my daughter two years later!
It’s certainly bittersweet.
I had great help from I Love Ice Cream Cakes. If you didn’t know, you can get yummy Ice Cream Cakes, including Carvel, right in your local grocery store thanks to our friends at I Love Ice Cream Cakes.
From family celebrations to gifts and just everyday deliciousness, there’s always a sweet reason to make people smile with an ice cream cake. I easily found my cakes at my local Publix, but here’s a quick link to find them near you.
To easily put together a quiet graduation celebration at home, I like to make a couple of fun appetizers, add some fresh fruit to serve with our original Carvel® ice cream cake, and it was easy peasy.
Raspberry lemonade and fresh flowers from my rose bush rounded everything out!
For this occasion, I made my Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip – get the recipe here. You’ll notice the one below has added pecans. I like both versions!
You’ll be asked for this recipe many times.
The pub cheese is a version of a beer cheese I love to make – but refrigerated after being made instead of melted. Go here to get the recipe.
We served the Carvel Family Size Ice Cream Cake – Confetti Plain, which serves up to 18! This cake is made with layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream with chocolate crunchies and fresh whipped frosting, and decorated with colorful confetti.