When my mother entertained at our home in Wichita Falls, Texas she would really go all out.
She made everything herself, including dessert.
The one that I remember the most is an ice cream pie that has a crunchy graham cracker crust, 3-4 types of ice cream and sorbet and the best part was the warm and velvety hot fudge sauce poured over the top accompanied by slivered almonds.
This is such a huge crowd pleasing dessert that I decided to call it the Fourth of July Ice Cream Pie with red, white, and blue ice cream and sorbet to celebrate America.
You can make this dessert ahead of time and freeze it. The chocolate sauce also can be frozen. If it thickens add some cream to thin it out.
Put a sparkler in the center when you serve it and watch your guests delighted faces as they devour the cold ice cream, crunchy crust, and warm fudge !
Happy Fourth from Flirting with Flavors!