The next time you're having a party, scoop out the ice cream into foil muffin cups lined on a cookie sheet. When it's time to serve the hungry partygoers, simply pull the cookie sheet out of the freezer and let them choose whatever flavor(s) they like.
I did this at my sons recent 13th Birthday party and realized quickly that the kids didn't even want spoons, they just munched the
Also, when you're purchasing ice cream, always press the top of the container first. If it's solid the ice cream has been properly stored, however, if an indentation is made or it depresses at all, it means that the ice cream has thawed at some point and shouldn't be consumed!