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Summer Candy Concoctions

Ice Scream with CandySummer is a time when some of our best memories and traditions are formed. Candy has always been a part of this - from salt water taffy at the boardwalk to S'mores at the campsite.

Whether you'll be traveling, entertaining or simply relaxing in the backyard this summer, consider introducing the following candy concoctions and concepts …and make new memories and traditions in the process!

Candy Cocktails

Gummy animals, like bears, worms, and fish make unique (and tasty!) conversation pieces when placed on the rim of a cocktail glass. Or, throw a few colorful gummy bears on a toothpick and add them to a green apple martini or a margarita to brighten up a party!

Candy Flavored Ice Cream

Invite your friends and neighbors over for an ice cream party one hot afternoon. If you're making your own ice cream, why not create a bold new flavor by asking guests to mix in pieces of their favorite candies – from gum and chocolate to mints and marshmallows? If you're using store bought ice cream, make sure to have all your guests' favorite candy toppings available.

Candy Couture

Looking for the perfect accessories to wear to the cocktail or ice cream parties? Adults and kids alike can enhance their looks with candy glasses, bracelets, rings and necklaces. Bring some to dress up your friends for twice the fun.

Chocolate-Dipped Summer Fruit

Your favorite summer fruit tastes great dipped in chocolate. This is fun project for kids and adults alike. Here's how to do it.

Candy Karma

Candy Karma is the idea that when you do something sweet for others, something sweet will come back to you in return. To ensure your Candy Karma, bring your host or hostess the gift of candy this summer or leave a bowl of confections by your front door for hungry visitors.

Candy Milkshakes

These frozen drinks blended with candy pieces promise a refreshing break from the summer heat. Learn how to make them.

Chilled Candy Bars

This is an easy trick for cooling down with a sweet treat on a hot summer day. Place your favorite candy bar in the freezer for 30 minutes and enjoy it as a frozen confection.

Make at Home S'Mores

Think you need a campfire to enjoy this summertime favorite? Not so. Use our basic recipe for the graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow treat but heat the marhsmallows over a candle flame or in a toaster oven. Kids - be sure to have proper adult supervision when cooking up this ooey-gooey delight.