It's never really too cold to eat ice cream. In the winter months, you just have to get more creative. Here are some of our favorite examples of warm and frozen pairings:

Add Your Favorite Hot Beverage

If you’re a coffee lover, an affogato – which means “drowned” in Italian – is the perfect choice for this time of year. Mylo’s Coffee offers this dessert made from a scoop (or two) of Yarnell’s ice cream topped with a shot of their in-house line of espresso. 

If you’re not into coffee, you can still try a version of this with hot chocolate or apple cider.

Speaking of apple…

Pair with Pastries and Pies

Does anyone ever turn down apple pie “a la mode?”

Winter means enjoying comfort foods. A slice of warm apple or cherry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a classic combination. 

You can also add ice cream to pastries and desserts such as bread pudding. Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom offers desserts made in house such as sweet biscuit bread pudding – as seen here with a scoop of Yarnell’s ice cream.

Make It a Sundae

What better way to eat ice cream in the winter than to top it with hot fudge or caramel sauce? 

The hot sauces and toppings help melt your ice cream to just the right temperature. It won’t become ice cream soup, but it won’t be at frostbite level. The Purple Cow partners with Yarnell’s to offer its classic Drug Store Hot Fudge Sundae complete with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry on top. Or if you’re feeling really decadent, make it a Fudgy Nut Brownie Sundae with all of the same items on top of a rich brownie.