Absolutely, postively the most perfect gift ever.

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Everyone needs a friend like Amy. She’s sweet. She makes sweets. And she sends sweets. Sweet, right?

Last Christmas I received a beautiful bunch of goodies in the mail, from Amy. There was scrumptious muesli and rocky road. It was amazing. Like the things you wish you could create yourself… but you don’t. Then half way through this year I saw that Amy had created the cutest ice cream care pack for a friend and I knew that I had to share it. She kindly made me one as well which delighted my family and our tummies {I didn’t even ask, honestly!}.

An ice cream care package is perfect as a gift for Christmas, but even more so as a ‘just because’ gift. Imagine feeling a little down in the dumps and then having this arrive… HELLO happiness. {I know it’s not that easy, but ice cream does make things that little bit better. Always}.

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Inside the box was little bunches of ice cream toppings with lovely little handmade labels. You could tailor it to your friend’s tastes. Amy included: coconut, sprinkles, chocolate sticks, marshmallows, honeycomb, praline, peanuts, crushed cookies, almond brittle, m&ms & 100′s and 1000′s. She also included waffle cones – teeny ones and big ones too.

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You can grab the packaging from eBay or Etsy, as well as wooden spoons, bags, twine and ice cream bowls. I like the ranges from Sweet Style.

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If you’re hand-delivering {rather than posting} you could add little extras like sauces, meringues and the actual ice cream too.

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On Christmas Eve I’ll be hosting a little ice cream party. We’re having my sister’s boyfriend for the first time and he loves a bit of ice cream. I know I’m no Amy, but I’ll give it a red hot go!

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If you want to send off your own ice cream care pack, you can do so using the inspiration from Amy {above}, as well as download the tags here.

And for the most deliciously spectacular blog around, click over and visit Amy at The Misadventuous Maker.

Thank you Amy for sharing, from me and my tastebuds. xx

Let’s talk ice cream. What’s your favourite flavour? Topping? Do tell.

Images courtesy of sweet Amy.

  • Amy {The Misadventurous Maker}

    You’re a gorgeous one Chantelle! Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your lovely words. Hope your ice cream party is fabulous! We’re having another one with friends this weekend as a Christmas celebration. So much fun!xoxoxox

  • Tasha

    We’ve started making our own ice cream recently – whiz up 600ml of full cream, a tin of condensed milk, 2 teaspoons of ginger juice and 200 grams of melted dark chocolate (or 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence if you prefer vanilla).

    It’s super easy, super yummy and you really don’t need to eat a lot because it’s really rich.

    We haven’t tried any toppings with it yet… Not sure what would complement it!!

    Tasha xo

  • http://lwlelyse.blogspot.com/ Elyse Chatterton

    That box is amazing! I love chopped up snickers bars with vanilla ice cream and hot caramel sauce!

  • Cat_BeLoverly

    Having been on the receiving end of Amy’s gifts I can totally testify to her being an awesome friend and cook! I LOVE this gift idea so much. x

  • http://twitter.com/AmeliaMW Amelia

    Amy really is amazing. One of the sweetest and most talented women going around. I’m so lucky to call her a real life friend and I’ve been lucky to be the recipient of many a sweet treat from her. She oozes warmth in real life. Have a fabulous party Telle! xxx

  • MeganBlandford

    Oh I love this! Amy is definitely amazing! xx

  • http://sometimesztakespictures.wordpress.com/ Z

    This is such a great idea! I love the “just add…” gifts (like the cookie jars that have all the dry ingredients, or the hot cocoa packages…) and they always seem to work out great as “for the whole family” sort of gifts. This would be awesome for a few neighbors I’ve been thinking about gifts for!

    Oh, and I’m a praline and white chocolate girl all the way.

  • Julie

    Love this idea. I would be so happy to receive a gift like this that has had so much love and thought put in to it.

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

  • http://twitter.com/ofinkandflowers ofinkandflowers

    What a lovely idea! I love making ice cream, but my trusty old ice cream turner packed it in last summer. I’ve hinted to hubby that I’d love the ice cream bowl attachment for my kitchen aid for christmas. Any ice cream churner would do though Here’s hoping.

  • http://emhawker.blogspot.com/ Emily

    They look amazing!

  • Sofia S

    awesome! what a creative gift! plus – who doesn’t love ice cream? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/charl.lowther Charl Lowther

    What a great idea! Can think of lots of people who’d love to get something like this. Thanks for sharing :)

  • cleverbirdbanter.com

    Stunning – love it it!

  • zanyside

    Awesome gift idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Amy @ Absolute Amy

    Fabulous idea, and how much do we all love Amy? If she wasn’t already married, I’d ask her to marry me… or maybe adopt me :) xx

  • yoek

    so sweeet!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.isham1 Julie Isham

    My parents used to be the life of the parties when they brought their home made ice cream! Their secret? Substitute 1/2 of the white sugar with brown sugar… gives it a bit of a carmel-ly taste…. oh man, I think that just might be a “Welcome Summer Arkansas” present this year… an ice cream maker!!!!! Oh, and if it can’t be their ice cream – I do so love white chocolate mousse!

  • samstone76

    That is an awesome gift!
    My favourite topping is Milo – boring I know – but I love it.

  • Erin

    Fantastic idea!! I need something for my 12 year old nephew who thinks he is quite the master chef.
    I’m going to do this with an I cream maker.
    Hope he let’s me use it!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/terricshopping Terri Cluver Chandler

    This is a great idea…would make a wonderful long distance birthday gift too..

  • http://twitter.com/SallyAkins Sally Akins

    What a fantastic idea! I am definitely bookmarking this for the future, I can already think of a few people who would love to receive one.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Chantelle!

  • S. Alexander

    Perfection!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danielle-Danimezza-Melnyczenko/1215680737 Danielle Danimezza Melnyczenko

    Oh my goodness golly lolly… I’ll be right over!

  • Rudelle Jade

    How thoughtful! I LOVE anytime ‘just because’ gifts and, assuming you set it all out, how beautiful you made it! That is a happy happy box of goodies and you’ll have happy happy guests, but I bet Amy is even happier that she gave a gift of happiness! I’m going to look at her blog now! Thanks xx
    Oh and my current favourites are: cookie dough ice cream (or strawberry cheesecake ice cream) with melted nutella and peanut butter!

    • http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/ Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Oh no this is all Amy’s doing! Her photos too. She’s AMAZING.

  • Rudelle Jade

    So I had a look at The Misadventurous Maker and it turns out Amy set it all out ( think?) Either way, it’s just great!