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How to Make Chocolate-Covered Ice Cream Bars

I know what you're thinking. "Why would I want to bother to do this? I can run down to the corner store/supermarket and just buy a pack of ready-made ice cream pops, and not have to do any work at all." Well, the first answer is that you can mix and match any flavors and coatings you want. The second answer is that you can put really nice ice cream with really good chocolate; forget about that waxy "chocolate flavored coating" stuff. More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 12: A Prayer for a Real Treat Is Answered

When you're dieting, real treats are important. How do I define a real treat? Something that makes your eyes grow big as plates when you peel or unwrap it. Something crazy good that doesn't break the bank calorie-wise (less than 200 calories) and that doesn't send you into a guilt-induced food coma. Something creamy, crunchy, and delicious (for me it's something that's also chocolaty). Something substantial enough to savor through a full half-inning of the new baseball season. A sweet-and-spicy though not very juicy Golden Nugget Mandarin orange, my current favorite citrus fruit, is delicious, wonderful even, but it's not a treat. A perfectly ripe banana with lots of light brown speckles on its skin is a beautiful thing, but... More

Bar Wars: The Battle for Pomegranate Ice Cream Bar Supremacy

From left: Häagen-Dazs's pomegranate ice cream bar and the one from Sheer Bliss. It's the Ice Cream Bar Fights coming to you from Serious Eats world headquarters. Today's battle is between two heavyweights: In the near corner, weighing 3 ounces and measuring 3 3/8 inches tall, 2 inches wide, and 7/8 inches thick, from Oakland, California., Häagen-Dazs Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bar. In the far corner, weighing 3 ounces and measuring 3 1/4 inches tall, 2 inches wide, and 7/8 inches thick, from Hallandale, Florida, Sheer Bliss Pomegranate Bar Dipped in Rich Dark Chocolate.... More

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