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Product and Cookbook Reviews
There are so many great frozen dessert cookbooks that it can be tough to choose between them. The same goes with ice cream makers and other kitchen tools. Use these reviews to help you pick out new kitchen tools and cookbooks for making great frozen desserts.
Types of Ice Cream Makers
There are several different types of ice cream makers to choose from, including manual, electric, and gelato makers. Read on to find out the pros and cons of each.
Classic Butterscotch Sauce Recipe
Old-fashioned butterscotch sauce will be perfect over your next ice cream sundae, bombe, or slice of cheesecake.
Update Your Dessert with Sauces, Toppings, and Mix-Ins
Transform your desserts with hot fudge, caramel, or strawberry sauce. Kick up your sundae with macerated fruit or make a special batch of butterscotch.
Ice Cream 101
Learn about ice cream and frozen desserts with a glossary, FAQs, and great basic recipes. This is a great place for novice cooks!
Tips and Techniques
Are you looking for the best tips and techniques for making ice cream and frozen desserts? Check out these step-by-step guides and simple tips to make your homemade ice cream even better.
Ice Cream and Frozen Custard
The first thing that jumps to most people's minds when thinking of frozen desserts is ice cream. A big bowl of ice cream can transport you back to childhood. Frozen custard is similar to ice cream, but typically is made with eggs and can have a richer texture.
Molded Frozen Desserts
Frozen molded desserts are easier to make than you think! Great items like semifreddos, ice cream bombes, and even ice cream cakes can be considered molded desserts. Check out these creative recipes and techniques.
Sorbets, Granitas and Ices
There are many great frozen desserts that aren't dairy based. Fruit sorbets and a variety of ices, such as granitas and Italian ice, are all easy dessert ideas.
Sundaes, Beverages and Novelties
Frozen treats like ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes and sundaes are a great way to put a smile on your face. These childhood ice cream treats are easy to make and will be a big hit with your family and friends.
Sauces and Toppings
A fresh, homemade sauce is a great way to finish a frozen dessert. There are many simple sauces and toppings that can be put together in just minutes. The most common flavors are fruit, chocolate and caramel. My favorite ice cream toppings are simple and fresh, such as macerated fruits.
Do you have a question about ice cream and frozen desserts that has always had you curious? Check out the FAQ section to learn more.
Check out this great collection of homemade popsicle recipes, plus tips and tricks to help you create your own fantastic ice pops.
Top Five Lists
Check out these top five lists for the best frozen dessert recipes, mix-ins, ideas, and more.
If you are looking for collections of recipes based on key ingredients, this is the place to be. Have extra strawberries? Check out the strawberry frozen dessert recipes.
Enjoy tasty sherbet in tons of flavors with these great recipes. Learn some traditional recipes or create something new and unique.
Enjoy these simple shaved ice desserts that feature big flavor with just a few ingredients and a little time.
Make your own homemade milkshakes with just a handful of ingredients and a blender. There's no need to spend a ton of money on this tasty treat.
Ice Cream Pie
Learn to make easy ice cream pies to impress your guests.
Sorbet is generally made with fruit, sugar and water. Such a short, simple ingredient list gives you plenty of room to play!
Frozen Desserts Glossary
Are you looking for definitions or information on various ice cream and frozen dessert terms? Check out this glossary to learn the meanings of those new words.
Semifreddo Information and Recipes
What is a semifreddo? Learn about this Italian
Watermelon Granita Frozen Dessert Recipe
Granitas are a quick and easy shaved ice dessert that anyone can put together. Enjoy this watermelon granita recipe on a hot summer day.
Cherry Ice Pop Recipe
Frozen cherries make the perfect base for these homemade ice pops. You'll get a serving of fruit and a tasty dessert treat.
Top Five Watermelon Frozen Desserts
Enjoy these five great watermelon frozen desserts, from watermelon sorbet to an ice cream bombe shaped like a watermelon.
Great Ice Cream Recipes for Beginners
If you've never made homemade ice cream, check out these four recipes to learn how to make easy ice cream and a fun molded dessert. It's simpler than you think.
Five Best Vanilla Ice Cream Mix-In Ideas
Turn a basic ice cream recipe into your favorite store-bought flavor by adding a few mix-ins. Check out the top five additions to homemade ice cream.
Mango Sorbet Recipe
This mango sorbet recipe is a refreshing and tropical dessert. It takes just five ingredients and 10 minutes to put it together.
Frozen Desserts – No Sugar Added - Orange Banana Popsicle Recipe
Use ripe bananas and fresh orange juice to make a sweet and creamy homemade popsicle. Then experiment with fruit and other changes to the recipe to make it your own. Easy for kids and the whole family.
Blackberry Granita Recipe
Make this easy blackberry shaved ice as a refreshing summer dessert.
Blackberry Sauce Recipe
Make this blackberry sauce with ripe berries and use it to top all your favorite desserts. It is perfect on everything from ice cream to cheesecake.
Quick Banana Frozen Yogurt Recipe
It takes less time to make this banana frozen yogurt than it does to read the recipe. If you have a food processor, you can make frozen treats!
Cranberry Sorbet Recipe
Take all the flavors of cranberry sauce and use them to make a simple, bright sorbet. This recipe captures the flavor of the holidays in an unexpected way.
Maple Ice Cream Recipe
Use maple syrup to sweeten and flavor this fun ice cream recipe.
Grapefruit Sorbet Recipe
Follow this simple grapefruit sorbet recipe to turn fresh grapefruits (or your favorite grapefruit juice) into a bright sorbet. It is a perfect way to cool off on a hot day.
Lemon Lime Sorbet Recipe
With just a few lemons and limes, plus some sugar and water, you can make this lemon lime sorbet recipe. It is tart and has a powerful citrus flavor.
Pomegranate Sorbet Recipe
This tangy pomegranate sorbet is full of flavor and antioxidants. It's a great late fall and early winter treat if you want something unique.
Raspberry Sherbet Recipe
Add cream to a raspberry sorbet recipe and it transforms into something completely different. Try this sherbet for something creamy and delicious.
Raspberry Sorbet Recipe
If you love raspberries, you will love this bright red sorbet. It's the star of the show.
Blueberry Sorbet Recipe
Fresh or frozen blueberries, sugar and a little bit of lemon juice combine to make this delicious blueberry sorbet recipe. It tastes like you just picked the berries!
Mixed Berry Sauce
Combine strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries into one delicious sauce. It's delicious over just about any sweet treat.
Sweet Tea Granita
Turn your sweet tea into a frozen treat. By slowly freezing your tea, you can make it into a summer shaved ice that is sure to please.
Blueberry Sauce Recipe
This fresh blueberry sauce is great on top of ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes or anywhere else that a sweet treat is needed!
Pineapple Sorbet Recipe
Make this tropical sorbet with a pineapple and a little sugar and lime juice. It comes together in no time and is a light and refreshing summer dessert.
Peach Sorbet Recipe
Make this peach sorbet with the ripest, sweetest peaches you can find. You don't want to use flavorless fruit in a recipe with so few ingredients!
Pineapple Granita Recipe
Fresh, ripe pineapple is the star in this simple granita recipe. Learn how to turn fruit into a shaved ice dessert without any special equipment.
Lemon Sherbet Recipe
Combine fresh lemon juice with sugar, milk and heavy cream to make a tasty sherbet. Layer it with other flavors to make your own rainbow.
Pineapple Sherbet Recipe
Add a little heavy cream to sorbet and you wind up with a creamy sherbet. Try this pineapple variation for a tropical treat.
Raspberry Granita Recipe
Combine raspberry puree and simple syrup, freeze, and enjoy this tasty shaved ice treat. The bright taste of raspberries is the star.
How to Make Ice Cream in a Vitamix
Learn to make this basic ice cream recipe using just your freezer and blender. Why buy another gadget when you can already make silky frozen desserts?
Watermelon Sorbet Recipe
Make a fresh and delicious summer dessert with this watermelon sorbet recipe. If you find sweet, ripe watermelon, it is one of the best ways to cool off.
Brown Sugar Peach Sauce Recipe
This brown sugar peach sauce is perfect over vanilla ice cream - it's like peach pie without the crust, and it only takes a few minutes to put together.
Sweet Mango Sauce
Pull out your blender and give this easy mango sauce recipe a try. Choose a ripe mango and you won't need much else to make a smooth dessert sauce.
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No-Cook Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
This easy vanilla ice cream recipe doesn't include any eggs, so you don't have to cook it. You can go from ingredients to homemade vanilla ice cream in under 15 minutes.
Easy Orange Sorbet Recipe
This recipe for easy orange sorbet can be put together by anyone, and really lets the flavor of the orange shine through. It's a refreshing and bright dessert.
Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
This rich and creamy chocolate ice cream recipe has no eggs and doesn't require any cooking, so it goes together fast.
Topping Ideas for an Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Let your guests build their own desserts at your next party by putting together an ice cream sundae bar, complete with all the sauces and toppings that people love.
Cherry Sauce Dessert Topping Recipe
A simple cherry sauce is a great way to top ice cream sundaes, cheesecake, or molded frozen desserts. This recipe can be put together in just minutes.
Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe
Learn to make your own homemade caramel sauce, which is a perfect topping for ice cream or cakes.
Raspberry Sauce Recipe for Ice Cream and Desserts
Learn how to make a simple raspberry sauce using just three ingredients and ten minutes of your time. It is the perfect sweet and tart fruit sauce.
The Best Ways to Store Ice Cream
Ice cream that is properly stored will keep its flavor and texture for longer. This is the best way to store ice cream, in just four easy steps.
What is gelato? Learn about the differences between this creamy, Italian version of ice cream and its American counterpart.
How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream
It's so easy to make the perfect whipped cream at home. Use it to top all of your favorite desserts and treats.
Thanksgiving Frozen Desserts
Use traditional holiday flavors to create ice creams and sorbets that your guests will love. Serve them on top of pie or offer them as a lighter alternative after your Thanksgiving meal.
Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles
Peanut butter, bananas and honey make a great ice pop. Toss them in the blender and make your own unique frozen dessert.
Affogato is an Italian dessert made with vanilla ice cream and hot espresso. The combination of hot and cold makes for a decadent dessert that you can experiment with to suit your tastes.
The Best Christmas Ice Cream Recipes
These five ice cream recipes are perfect for the Christmas season. Peppermint, eggnog and cranberry all make great ice cream flavors, so turn up the heat and enjoy.
Basic Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
Try this traditional strawberry ice cream recipe, that features just five ingredients and a quick prep time. It is creamy and delicious.
Popsicle Flavor Ideas
Check out these popsicle flavor ideas to give you inspiration for creating your own fun frozen desserts. You don't need a recipe to make fantastic popsicles in a variety of flavors.
How to Make a Raspberry Semifreddo
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo, step by step with photographic instructions. Start by gathering all the equipment and ingredients that you will need.
Mash the Raspberries and Measure Other Mix-Ins
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step ten is to mash the raspberries so they blend into your semifreddo.
Whip the Cream
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step eleven is making a basic whipped cream with sugar and vanilla.
Mix the Raspberries into Your Semifreddo
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step twelve is mixing the raspberries and chocolate chips into your semifreddo.
Fold the Whipped Cream into the Custard
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step thirteen is folding the whipped cream into the custard base.
Pour Your Semifreddo into the Mold
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. When your mix is complete, pour it into a mold and freeze it.
Slice and Serve your Raspberry Semifreddo
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. The final step is to unmold, slice and enjoy your dessert.
Heat the Milk and Separate the Eggs
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step two is heating up the cream and separating the eggs that will be used to make a custard base.
Combine the Eggs and Sugar
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step three is to combine the egg yolks and sugar.
Temper the Eggs with the Hot Milk
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step four is tempering the eggs with hot milk, by slowly whisking the milk into the yolks.
Finish Tempering the Eggs
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step five is finishing combining the eggs and milk.
Finish Cooking the Custard in a Saucepan
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step six is to finish cooking the custard base by returning it to the saucepan.
Cook to 180 Degrees
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step seven is to cook the custard until it reaches 180 degrees.
Remove the Custard from the Heat
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step eight is to remove the custard from the heat.
Choose the Right Mold for Your Semifreddo
Learn how to make a raspberry semifreddo with these step-by-step photographic instructions. Step nine is to choose a mold for your semifreddo, which can be a springform pan or loaf pan.
Ice Cream Pie Recipes
Try these six great ice cream pie recipes to give your guests a fun dessert without much effort. Many of them use store-bought vanilla ice cream as a base.
Chocolate Ice Cream Soda Recipe
Make a cold and refreshing chocolate ice cream soda. Chocolate syrup, club soda and chocolate ice cream are a great frozen beverage.
Lime Sherbet Recipe
Homemade lime sherbet is nothing like what you can buy in the stores. It is tart and sweet and creamy. Try putting together this sherbet recipe at home for a great summer treat.
Chocolate Banana Milkshake
Chocolate and bananas make the perfect milkshake. This quick, three ingredient recipe packs all the flavor of both in one great drink.
Homemade Peach Milkshake Recipe
Make a creamy peach milkshake with only three ingredients. It's the perfect summer treat, especially if you don't want to turn on the oven for pie.
Ice Cream Cake Recipes
Learn to make your own ice cream cakes with these easy recipes. From some basic directions to classic Baked Alaska or a brownie ice cream cake, you can skip the store for your next cake.
Orange Sherbet - Frozen Dessert Recipe
This orange sherbet recipe combines all the fruit flavor of sorbet with the creamy dairy texture of ice cream. Make it at home with only a few ingredients.
Find out what makes frozen custard, how it is different from ice cream, and where it was first invented. This creamy frozen dessert has been a popular favorite for almost 100 years.
Tips for Making Ice Cream Pie
Making your own ice cream pie is easy. Making a fantastic ice cream pie is more challenging. Use these tips to improve your frozen desserts and dazzle your guests.
Mango Pomegranate Ice Pop Recipe
Combine ripe mangoes with tart pomegranate juice in this easy, two ingredient recipe for homemade ice pops. You'll love the results!
Banana Frozen Dessert Recipes
From frozen bananas to Bananas Foster ice cream, there are tons of ways to use the fruit in frozen desserts. These recipes feature a range of great banana frozen dessert recipes.
Tips for Making Great Ice Pops
One of the easiest frozen desserts is the ice pops, and you can get creative with these tips for making these easy frozen treats at home.
The Cost of Premium Ice Cream
Have you ever wondered why some brands of ice cream are so much more expensive? Learn about what makes a premium ice cream and why it might be worth paying a little more for quality.
Ten Tips for Making an Ice Cream Bombe
Check out these ten tips for making the best ice cream bombe. Have a beautiful and delicious frozen dessert at your next party without any hassle.
Orange and Cream Popsicle Recipe
This homemade orange and cream popsicle recipe can be put together in about a minute with just two ingredients. It is sweet, tangy, and delicious.
Healthy Frozen Dessert Ideas
Use these healthy frozen dessert ideas to treat yourself to something sweet without ruining your diet. Check out tons of recipes for homemade popsicles, fruit sorbet, and frozen yogurt.
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe
Enjoy this homemade cookies and cream ice cream recipe, made with an easy vanilla ice cream base and chocolate sandwich cookies. It is quick and easy to put together!
Tips for Making Homemade Ice Cream
Check out these tips for making homemade ice cream to improve your frozen desserts. These seven suggestions will help you with any ice cream recipe or freezer that you might try.
How to Make Granitas
Learn how to make granitas with simple, step-by-step directions that include photographs at every step. It's a fast and delicious frozen dessert.
Make a Simple Syrup
The base of many frozen dessert recipes is simple syrup, which is easy to put together, as the name implies.
Finish the Granita Base
Check out these step-by-step photographs to learn how to make perfect granitas. Once your simple syrup is made, mix the other ingredients together and cool in the refrigerator.
Begin Freezing the Granitas
Check out these step-by-step photographs to learn how to make perfect granitas. Once your granita base is made, pour it into a shallow metal pan for freezing.
Scrape Ice Crystals off the Pan
Check out these step-by-step photographs to learn how to make perfect granitas. To make granitas, scrape ice crystals off the side of the pan every 20 to 30 minutes.
Continue Scraping Ice Crystals
Check out these step-by-step photographs to learn how to make perfect granitas. Scrape the ice off the sides of the pan and the texture will become more like a slushy.
Finish the Granitas
Check out these step-by-step photographs to learn how to make perfect granitas. Once the granita is frozen, spread out the ice and freeze it one more time to set.
Serve or Store Your Granitas
Once your granitas have completely frozen, serve immediately or store in an air-tight plastic container. This will ensure that your beautiful dessert lasts until you are ready to eat!
Mixed Berry Ice Pop Recipe
Make your own mixed berry ice pops using a handful of fresh ingredients. When these fruits come into season, they make an amazing sweet treat.
Basic Coffee Ice Cream Recipe
Get your caffeine fix in ice cream form with this basic coffee ice cream recipe. Just a few ingredients will get your to a cold and creamy dessert.
Tropical Fruit Popsicle Recipe
This tropical fruit popsicle recipe uses pineapple, mango, and coconut water to give you a great flavor. You won't find ice pops this great at any supermarket!
Strawberry Champagne Popsicle Recipe
Strawberry champagne popsicles are a fun, adult popsicle idea. Use that last glass of champagne for a frozen dessert that is bright and refreshing.
Watermelon Popsicle Recipe
This homemade watermelon popsicle recipe is cool, refreshing, and something you can feel good about serving your family. It's a tasty way to eat more fruit!
Strawberry Pomegranate Greek Frozen Yogurt Recipe
Turn your Greek yogurt into a fruity frozen yogurt with the addition of fresh strawberries and pomegranate juice. This simple, four ingredient recipe is sweet and tangy.
Yogurt Popsicle Recipe
This yogurt popsicle recipe is a perfect way to make frozen desserts that are exactly what you want. Customize these pops with your favorite fruit flavors.
Vanilla Milkshake Recipe
Make a sweet and classic milkshake in the comfort of your own home. This easy recipe only requires a blender, so what are you waiting for?
Strawberry Sauce Recipe
Top your ice cream sundae off with a homemade strawberry sauce recipe, using either fresh or frozen berries. This sweet topping is perfect on cakes and frozen desserts.
Pineapple Milkshake Recipe
Go tropical with a great pineapple milkshake recipe. You won't find this at most fast food restaurants, and it's super easy to put together in your own kitchen.
Lime Granita Recipe
Check out a new way to use limes with this easy granita recipe that packs a bright punch of flavor. The lime zest is key in giving it a special flavor.
Cranberry Sauce for Ice Cream
This cranberry sauce recipe is perfect served over vanilla ice cream, but it can also stand on its own as a side dish. A simple and versatile cranberry recipe should be in everyone's holiday recipe book.
Mango Lime Popsicle Recipe
This easy and healthy mango lime popsicle recipe uses two ripe mangos, lime juice and a little bit of sugar to make a tasty and tropical homemade treat.
Peach Ice Pop Recipe
Stock up on peaches when they are in season, and use them to put together these simple ice pops. It's a great way to preserve extra fruit and enjoy a treat.
The Five Best Fruit Sorbet Recipes
These five best fruit sorbet recipes range from the familiar to the tropical, but they are all bright and flavorful. Sorbet is a fat-free frozen dessert, making it a fun addition to many diets.
Raspberry Frozen Dessert Recipes
If you have extra raspberries that you need to use, try making one of these six great dessert recipes. You can't go wrong with a fresh batch of raspberry ice cream or sorbet.
Basic Ice Cream Recipes
Master these four basic ice cream recipes and you can make countless new flavors with mix-ins and flavor additions. Anyone who loves to make their own frozen desserts should have these flavors in their recipe box.
The Differences Between Ice Cream and Gelato
Have you always wondered why gelato has a different texture than ice cream? Learn more about the differences between ice cream and gelato with this frozen dessert FAQ.
How to Make an Ice Cream Bombe
An ice cream bombe is a molded dessert featuring several layers of ice cream in a round shape. It is molded in a large bowl and can use any of your favorite flavors of ice cream and sorbet.
Starting Your Ice Cream Bombe
The first step to beginning an ice cream bombe is to soften one flavor of ice cream in the refrigerator. Page 2.
Create an Even Ice Cream Layer
Using three separate bowls to create your ice cream bombe will help you achieve even, smooth layers of ice cream. Page 3.
Freeze the Ice Cream Until Firmly Set
In order to get nice layers, put the bombe back in the freezer after each flavor of ice cream is added. Page 4.
Add a Second Ice Cream Flavor to Your Bombe
The best part of an ice cream bombe is that it has several different flavors of ice cream. Add your second flavor now! Page 5.
Add the Third and Final Ice Cream Flavor
Once the first two layers of ice cream are firmly set into your bowl, you can fill the remaining space with a third ice cream flavor. Page 6.
Use Hot Water to Unmold Your Bombe
Unmolding an ice cream bombe can be tricky. Use a quick dip in hot water to release the exterior from the bowl without melting too much ice cream. Page 7.
Flip the Ice Cream Bombe onto a Plate
Flip your ice cream out onto a plate immediately after dipping in the hot water. Page 8.
Slice and Serve Your Ice Cream Bombe
The fun part of making an ice cream bombe is enjoying it! Use a sharp chef's knife to slice it like a pie and serve with fresh whipped cream. Page 9.
Manual Ice Cream Maker
There are many types of ice cream makers, but a hand-crank model is a classic machine that needs no electricity. To learn more about manual ice cream makers, keep reading!
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Frozen Dessert Definitions
Get the basic definitions of different frozen desserts, plus additional resources to learn more about the history and techniques you need to make them.
Ideas for Adding Peppermint to Ice Cream
Turn your favorite ice cream recipes into holiday treats by adding a touch of peppermint. You can turn a basic vanilla ice cream recipe into creamy peppermint ice cream, or add candy canes to almost any frozen dessert.
Tools for Making Ice Cream
You don't need much to make your own homemade ice cream, and most of the kitchen equipment you need is already in your kitchen.
KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment Review
Learn more about the ice cream maker attachment that will fit any KitchenAid stand mixer. You can make delicious frozen desserts at home without buying a separate ice cream maker.