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How much ice cream for kids party?

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BlingLoving Thu 12-Mar-20 09:28:42

I have 25 kids at DD's party. Am planning to do ice cream cones for dessert. If I buy those Carte d'or ice cream tubs which are each 1l, how many would I need to buy do you think? 2 is probably too little but would 3 work do you think?

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BlingLoving Thu 12-Mar-20 09:30:22

Also, am I risking chaos if I go for two flavours?

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Spam88 Thu 12-Mar-20 09:48:23

You can probably google the volume of a typical scoop of ice cream and work out how much you need from that. I'd be buying Tesco value though

PaulinePetrovaPosey Thu 12-Mar-20 12:21:26

I'd Always over- rather than under- estimate: partly for generosity, partly so I get the leftovers!

Paperyfish Thu 12-Mar-20 12:24:54

I did this for my dd birthday last summer. I reckon 8 scoops per litre tub. Therefore you’ll need 4. If you get two flavours you’ll want more as some kids will ask for a scoop of each. My son picked blue bubblegum, candyfloss and toffee flavours- all from ASDA- and had flakes and sauces and sprinkles on the side to go with them. Worked really well!

OnlyFoolsnMothers Thu 12-Mar-20 12:27:20

I wouldnt offer flavour choice OP- standard Value Vanilla, with topping options would be far simpler and cheaper.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Thu 12-Mar-20 12:28:34

We got through 3 2.5 litre tubs with a similar number of children- they all got a scoop on ice cream, a wafer then helped themselves to sauces and toppings. Then some appeared for seconds.

GrumpyHoonMain Thu 12-Mar-20 12:30:46

Depends if you want the guests to have seconds, a choice of flavours, and the size of the cone. I think 3 litres should be enough

BlingLoving Thu 12-Mar-20 13:04:04

Thanks all. I am thinking the suggestion of plain vanilla but with toppings is a good one. I had bought two vanilla, one strawberry and one chocolate in my trolley, but the fear that everyone wants chocolate or whatever was stressing me out somewhat! I wasn't going to bother with toppings, but this feels like a good way to give the kids choice.

Four tubs vanilla it is with a few options on sprinkles etc.

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TakeMeToYourLiar Thu 12-Mar-20 13:30:06

1 small scoop is 50ml, so a litre tub is 20 servings. I believe carte dor is 900ml

I would suggest one flavour. Otherwise they will all want the same and chaos ensues

P1nkHeartLovesCake Thu 12-Mar-20 15:26:01

I’d do only vanilla flavour but let the children choose sprinkles, strawberry sauce or flake.

That way they get choice but you don’t have the worry of all the strawberry for example being gone by time little Sophie gets to the front of the queue and then you’ve got a melt down on your hands

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