Check out some of our favorite ice cream desserts that are perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth on hot summer days.
Coffee Chocolate Crunch Fantasia Ice Cream SundaesInspired by the artfully deconstructed ice cream creations of Food Network star Elizabeth Falkner.
Crème Fraîche Ice Cream SundaesThough the ice cream is fantastic on its own, chef and cookbook author John McReynolds of Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyard and Winery in Sonoma, California, turns it into a sophisticated dessert with the addition of caramelized walnuts and a drizzle of saba--ripe wine-grape juice cooked down to a fruity syrup.
Mexican Hot Fudge Sundae Bowls
To prepare this decadent dessert, spoon frozen yogurt into homemade tortilla bowls and drizzle with chocolate sauce.
Peach Cobbler Ice CreamHere's a delicious ice-cream recipe that has all the flavors of traditional peach cobbler and doesn't require an ice-cream maker: Just stir the ingredients together, and freeze. Fold the whipped topping in with as few strokes as possible while making sure everything is well blended.
Hot Fudge Sundae ShakeForget the drive-thru—there's no need to leave home when you can create a hot fudge sundae shake in your own kitchen in just 10 minutes. First, mix perfectly sweet vanilla ice cream in a blender until it's a thick, irresistible consistency. Then, layer in a glass with ooey-gooey hot fudge and caramel. Top with whipped cream and crumbled up brownies as an added treat.
Brown Butter-Pecan-Bourbon Ice CreamThis rich, decadent, grown-ups-only ice cream is absolutely divine. Why? The custard features the usual suspects–cream, egg yolks, sugar, and milk–with rich, browned butter, nutty toasted pecans, and warm bourbon. There's no need for an old-fashioned ice cream churn, since this recipe can be prepared with the ice cream attachment on your trusty stand mixer.
Ice Cream TrufflesIf you're searching for the perfect bite-sized ice cream treat–look no further. These little gems are super easy to make and combine the best of all worlds: candy bars, melted chocolate, and vanilla ice cream. Simply scoop vanilla ice cream to form 1-inch balls, then roll or dip each one in the topping of your choice, freeze again, and serve.
Hot Date Ice Cream SundaesThis is our banana-enriched version of the Hot Date sundae, served at Poppy restaurant in Seattle. Add a shot of rum to make this even more provocative.
Brownie Ice Cream Sundae CakeThis layered ice cream and brownie cake is drizzled with hot fudge and butterscotch sauce.
Ice Cream Sundae PieSpread vanilla ice cream over graham cracker crust and drizzle with caramel and fudge sauce to prepare this pie.
Pineapple and Basil SundaesAlthough basil is more commonly used in savory dishes, its sweet, aromatic flavors work beautifully with caramelized pineapple as a topping for frozen yogurt.
Chocolate Turtle Brownie Sundaes
Decadent, warm, and gooey turtle brownies meet creamy vanilla frozen yogurt drenched in a drool-worthy fudge sauce. Licking your screen yet? This dessert is perfect for any occasion and will always leave you begging for seconds.
Double Chocolate-Raspberry SundaesGet your chocolate fix with this chocolate ice cream sundae topped with chocolate shavings and sprinkled with toasted almonds.
Frozen Yogurt Sundae with Bananas and Chocolate SauceThis intense sauce, which uses cocoa for its base, will make you forget the fattier store-bought variety. Opting for frozen yogurt over ice cream cuts even more fat.
Bluebarb Pie Ice Cream SundaesNo need to haul out the ice cream maker or pie plate for this ode to summer pies. Store-bought vanilla ice cream swirled with sweet-tart rhubarb compote, plus shortbread "crust" crumbles, gives new meaning to pie à la mode. Use other berries if you like.
Banana Split SundaesBelieve it or not, banana splits are a great way for children to have a well-balanced sweet treat. My secret? Go heavy on the fruit!