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RISMEDIA, July 10, 2007—July is National Ice Cream Month so it’s the perfect time for an ice cream party! As the temperatures continue to rise, Americans insist on something cold. Whether celebrating National Ice Cream Day on July 15th or National Vanilla Ice Cream Day on July 23rd, there are multiple occasions to mix things up this month with an ice cream social at home or in the neighborhood.

Ice cream parties are a fun, affordable way to bring together families and friends this July without breaking the bank at the local ice cream parlor. This year, blending ice cream creamery-style desserts at home is easier than ever with the introduction of Marble Mix’ins. All you need is your favorite ice cream from the local grocery store, one or all of the Marble Mix’ins varieties, and cones or cups to dish up custom creations for
your guests. New this summer and available at retailers nationwide, Marble Mix’ins is offered in four delicious flavors: Butterfinger(R) Cookie, Nestle(R) Toll House(R) Banana Split, Crunch(R) Rocky Road and Nestle(R) Rainbow Morsels.

In addition to offering the delectable flavors of Marble Mix’ins, pair the crunchy candies with other luscious toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate syrup, chopped bananas, cherries and diced strawberries. Try some of these additional tips to make your ice cream social stand out from the crowd:

     — Create a custom ice cream bar so your guests can build their own
     — Use parfait glasses, long spoons and colorful napkins to set the tone
        of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor
     — Host your party outside-clean-up will be a breeze
     — Stock up on both favorite flavors and a number of unusual ice cream
        flavors for your guests to enjoy-lavender, ginger, wasabi, French
        toast and jalepeno are just a few of the crazy varieties with which to
     — Plan to have enough ice cream for each person to have 1 to 1 1/2 cups
     — Assign an adult to be in charge of scooping since little hands can
        have trouble with frozen ice cream
     — Don’t forget the camera:  kids’ faces enjoying their homemade ice
        cream treats are priceless!   

While your guests are testing their new ice cream concoctions, you can play a mix of summer’s most recognizable hit songs in the background. You will have your neighborhood rockin’ away the summertime blues in no time flat! These ideas are sure to impress, even on the steamiest July afternoon.