Frozen, Frosty Ice Cream Treats

Better-than-the-original scoops, sweet-savory ice cream sandwiches and salty surprises: These are no ordinary ice cream treats.

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Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Cool off with our homemade, customizable version of a classic: an ice cream cone with a crunchy chocolate shell (and inner-cone coating) studded with toppings. Our favorite combos to try: strawberry ice cream with pistachios, coconut ice cream with toasted coconut and salted caramel gelato with a sprinkle of sea salt.

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Mint Chip Ice Cream

A teaspoon of potent peppermint oil is all it takes to infuse this rich and creamy ice cream with refreshing mint flavor (oh, and a handful of mint-chocolate candies never hurts).

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Giant Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

This giant chocolate chip-filled sandwich does double cooling duty thanks to its fresh minty flavor and thick ice cream interior.

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Chocolate Ice Cream

Alton Brown has definitely got the scoop on this cold classic: A blend of heavy cream and half-and-half gives his recipe dense creaminess, while the cocoa-to-sugar ratio provides rich chocolatey flavor.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae

It's easy to see why Nigella Lawson considers this the best sundae ever: She tops caramel, chocolate and vanilla ice cream with a simple peanut butter-laced fudge sauce. Need we say more?

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Ice Cream Cake

Serve Nigella's decadent dessert with a warm drizzle of chocolate, butterscotch or caramel sauce for an elegant twist on the store-bought ice cream cake.

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Serious Vanilla Ice Cream

Don't let its stark white color fool you: Hints of peach preserve help add subtle flavor to Alton's vanilla ice cream.

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Ice Cream Terrine with Sauteed Peaches

Don't let this dish's impressive presentation intimidate you: All you need is time for the layers of ice cream to freeze into a perfect mold.

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Gorilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

One-up the classic ice cream sandwich with homemade cookie halves and banana-mascarpone ice cream.

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Frozen Yogurt with Poached Rum Raisin Pears

Serve tender pears poached in rum with plump raisins, sticky-sweet syrup and a scoop of fro-yo for a lighter take on summer indulgence.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

From the bittersweet chips to the buttery dough, Gale Gand's homemade ice cream recipe is the stuff of your childhood dreams.

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Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream and Rum Sauce

Keep the grill going after dinner and throw on some pineapple slices — with a little vanilla ice cream and rum sauce, it's a quintessential summer dish.

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One-Step No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

You don't have to make a complicated custard or own an ice cream maker for Nigella's four-ingredient coffee ice cream. And while this recipe is simple to prepare, its flavor is quite complex.

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Peach Melba

Use the best summer fruit you can find for this seasonal take on the sundae. Here, peaches and vanilla ice cream are topped with fresh raspberry syrup.

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Cherry Lime Vanilla Glacier

Freshly grated lime zest enhances the sweet-tart flavor in this cherry slush-vanilla ice cream swirled drink that's reminiscent of a childhood favorite.

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Raita Ice Cream with Indian Pistachio Brittle

Raita is a yogurt-based Indian condiment that is typically flavored with a variety of herbs like cilantro and mint. This ice cream base begins the same way –– with Greek yogurt and herbs –– but is topped with a coriander-, cumin- and fennel seed-scented nut brittle.

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Grandpa Waite's Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Perfectly ripe peaches are key for this homemade treat that highlights the summer fruit's natural sweetness. Just a hint of lemon zest and vanilla brightens up the whole batch. 

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Ice Cream Birthday Cake

Impress your birthday guest with swirls of store-bought ice cream and raspberry sorbet sandwiched between a chocolate wafer crust and pound cake. The gooey fudge topping makes this cake truly celebratory.

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Vanilla Gelato with Cherry Compote

No need to book a flight to Italy for quality gelato. Mix your own creamy base at home and then top with a quick-cooking cherry companion and a sneaky tipple of rum. 

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Raspberries and Cream Pops

These super-simple Popsicles require only three main ingredients. Fruity, creamy and speedy, they're the best kind of cool.

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Mango Kulfi

This lighter version of a favorite Indian ice cream is made with mango juice, chunks of fresh mango and toasted pistachios. Best of all: You don't need an ice cream maker to enjoy it.

Get the Recipe: Indian Ice Cream: Mango Kulfi

Caramel Balsamic Swirl Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream becomes a complex sweet-savory treat when drizzled with caramelized balsamic vinegar.

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Jennifer Mclagan's Simple Strawberry Ice Cream with Brandy Snaps

Smooth and creamy strawberry ice meets crisp, alcohol-infused snaps in Laura Calder's fresh and summery concoction.

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Sweet Corn Ice Cream, Salty Popped Corn and Caramel-Candied Bacon

Michael Symon's sweet and salty dessert brings not one, not two, but three unique, irresistible flavor pairings to the table.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Corn Ice Cream, Salty Popped Corn and Caramel-Candied Bacon

Curried Butternut Squash Ice Cream

Kelsey Nixon strains her unique squash and curry custard twice before freezing it, which gives the savory ice cream a velvety-smooth texture.

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Farmers Market Sundae

Artisan ice cream maker Jeni Britton Bauer recommends tawny port, but this luxurious sundae works well with almost any wine or spirit. Make it your own by adding roughly chopped peaches, apricots or plums instead of berries.

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Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Add healthy scoops of this sweet and salty treat to apple pie, chocolate cake or any of your favorite summer desserts.

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Brown Butter Bacon Ice Cream

Cool off with this edgy butter-kissed and bacon-speckled ice cream recipe.

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Vanilla and Raspberry Bombe

Dress up vanilla ice cream by filling it with raspberry custard and freezing it in a sliceable shape.

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Ice Cream Base

This recipe produces a really great custard base, which is lusciously smooth and dense, with a silky texture.

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S'mores Pie

Try summer's favorite from-the-fire dessert in frozen form. This version has a graham cracker crust, chocolate ice cream filling and a browned marshmallow topper.

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Chocolate Chip, Sea Salt + Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

Put the final touch on these luxurious cookie sandwiches by dipping them in milk chocolate and sprinkling them with a little extra sea salt.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip and Sea Salt Cookies, Caramel Ice Cream, Dulce de Leche

David Rocco's Affogato

Here's a new way to enjoy your summer espresso: iced, atop vanilla ice cream.

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Curry and Mint Ice Cream

Add an Indian touch to dessert with Bal's bright curry and mint ice cream with white chocolate chips.

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Cornstarch Ice Cream

Not only does Mark Bittman's easy ice cream recipe come together in no time, but you can choose from seven tasty variations, including cherry-vanilla, honey-jam and mint chocolate chip.

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Bananas Foster

This is one of the quickest and most decadent desserts you will ever make. You'll also get major props in the kitchen for a bit of flambe action (being very careful, of course!).

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Hot Cake Cookie

This ice cream sandwich from Coolhaus pairs unique sweet potato ice cream with brown sugar and maple-flavored cookies.

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