5 Favorite Ice Cream Desserts

Check out these five ice cream desserts, perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth on hot summer days.

  • Brown Butter-Pecan-Bourbon Ice Cream

    Brown Butter-Pecan-Bourbon Ice Cream

    This 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.

  • Strawberry Smoothie Ice-Cream Pie

    Strawberry Smoothie Ice-Cream Pie

    This frozen pie is a true flavor explosion featuring fresh strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and vanilla ice cream. Process each fruit with powdered sugar, combine with ice cream, and layer on top of a pie crust made from crunchy crushed waffle cones.

  • Ice Cream Truffles
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    Ice Cream Truffles

    If 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.

  • Easy Rice Pudding
    Photo: Yunhee Kim

    Easy Rice Pudding

    Need a dessert that takes just minutes? Combine cooked instant rice with vanilla ice cream, then add ground cinnamon and serve warm or at room temperature. Either way, this pudding has the texture and flavor to satisfy your need for a quick dessert fix.

  • Hot Fudge Sundae Shake
    Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Hot Fudge Sundae Shake

    Forget 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.

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