Kid AND Adult Friendly Desserts for the Holidays (A La Mode)

We are grateful to our sponsor, Hudsonville Ice Cream, and their focus on making moments sweeter.

It’s that time of year.

Time to dig out your favorite fancy dessert recipes, slave away in the kitchen making a beautiful dessert for a family dinner, only to have your kids take one look at your masterpiece and unceremoniously announce “I DO NOT like that.”

*Cue face palm*

Solution? Make your masterpiece a la mode with unique ice cream flavors to match your favorite dessert. A win for adults who are looking for a more unique treat and an option for the picky eaters.

Columbus Mom partnered with Hudsonville Ice Cream, a Midwest born and bred company, to test out some flavors that will match with holiday desserts. You’ll notice we avoided the chocolate and vanilla flavors to go for some of Hudsonville’s unique flavors that are memorable and delicious for both kids and adults. (However, if you are looking for vanilla ideas, I would recommend you check out this post.)

Here are a few of our favorite pie and Hudsonville Ice Cream combinations:

enjoying a bowl of ice creamTriple Berry Pie topped with SuperScoop: My kids love all things berries, but put them in a pie? There was nothing that could convince them to taste it … except this fun rainbow ice cream with swirls of Black Cherry, Blue Moon, and classic Vanilla ice cream. 

eating ice creamBanana Cream Pie paired with Brownie Batter Cookie Dough: The creamy bananas paired with frozen brownie batter bites AND cookie dough chunks? YUM. And, if the kids won’t try the pie, they still get two desserts in one bowl of ice cream. 

Espresso Pie topped with Mackinac Island Fudge: I long for this pie, especially after a busy day of family gatherings. You know the point when you’re almost full from dinner but you take a look and know you need just a small slice? Then you top it with this taste of Northern Michigan, and you’ll feel like you are on vacation – it’s so worth it. The fudge swirl and chunks make it a fudgy delight. 

BONUS: Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies surrounding Deer Traxx: Ok, technically, this isn’t an a la mode option, but these were too good not to share. Scoop this ice cream filled with mini peanut butter cups and chocolate fudge onto a chocolate-chocolate chip cookie and sandwich together. Yum. And really … what kid is going to say no to cookies AND ice cream for dessert?enjoying dessert

Hudsonville Ice Cream is found locally in many Columbus stores. Take a look at this scoop locator to find the closest locations to you. In addition, you can buy Hudsonville Ice Cream online. This would make a great gift! Hudsonville has put together some ice cream bundle ideas to make shopping a breeze or you can customize your order. Who wouldn’t like ice cream delivered straight to their door?

The 2020 holiday season is like no other. Make it fun, memorable and full of ice cream! Use this coupon for a $2 savings off of a carton of Hudsonville Ice Cream and check out the holiday dessert recipe ebook.