Ice cream social

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Friends enjoying ice cream during a lan party

An ice cream social, also known as an ice cream party, is a planned event, the primary focus of which is ice cream served to the guests. It is often a neighborhood event or welcoming party, normally held during the summer.[1]


Ice cream socials are a traditional gathering dating back to the 18th century in America. They were frequently organized by churches, fashioned after the "ice cream gardens" that were common in society at the time.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ How to plan the perfect summer party
  2. ^ History of Ice Cream What's Cooking, America?
  3. ^ Ice Cream The Encyclopedia of Food.