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12 Delicious Milkshake Recipes to Bring out Your Inner Kid

For lots of us, milkshakes aren't just delicious—they appeal to our sense of nostalgia, too. They conjure up the days of soda jerks and drugstore fountains, or, for those of us too young to remember things like that, just remind us of the little joys of childhood. Here are 12 milkshake recipes, ranging from sophisticated and subtle to super-rich, to keep your inner kid happy for the rest of the summer. More

The Best Strawberry Ice Cream

Even at the best ice cream shops, strawberry ice cream is usually the iciest flavor of the lot, and it often doesn't taste anything like fresh, sweet strawberries. This ice cream nails that fresh berry flavor without compromising on a rich, creamy texture. More

Ice Cream Filled July 4th Cupcakes

Moist buttermilk red velvet cupcakes are filled with the whitest ice cream you can find (such as coconut or vanilla). Rings of white- and blue-tinted cream cheese frosting are piped on top to complete the 4th of July theme. Make these cupcakes ahead of time and serve directly from the freezer for a cool treat. More

5 Ice Cream Myths That Need to Disappear

While ice cream technology has certainly advanced in the past few hundred years, the basic recipes geared toward the home cook are pretty much what they've always been. That means old myths about making ice cream have never been questioned, and newly fashionable fancy foodists are spouting a lot of nonsense with no one holding them accountable. Today we put those myths to bed. More

Want Mindblowing Mint Chip Ice Cream? Ditch the Bottle of Extract

I'm about to dive deep into the makings of the perfect mint chip ice cream, but I need to get this out of the way: The stuff made with extract tastes like toothpaste to me. Now if your crystalline vision of the perfect ice cream is a pale scoop speckled with dark chocolate, redolent of the crisp, clean, subtly grassy aroma and taste of genuine mint leaf, step a little closer. My kitchen smells awesome right now. More

The Best Mint Chip Ice Cream

No mint leaves can match the charged blast of a slug of mint extract, but fresh mint ice cream has an unbeatable roundness of flavor you just can't find in a bottle. Add in lacy straciatella swirls that don't turn brittle like regular frozen chocolate for a mint chip ice cream that'll put all the others to bed. More

The Chain Breaker: A Dairy Queen Like No Other

"Corporate would love for us to disappear, no question about that," says Moorhead Dairy Queen owner Troy DeLeon. With its seasonal hours and walk-up service windows—plus a penchant for producing menu items you won't see elsewhere—the shop has more in common with the first Dairy Queen, which opened in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois, than the sleek stone-walled Grill and Chills you're likely to see today. More

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