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.
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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.
Like your iced coffee dark with just a splash of milk and sugar? This is the ice cream for you. Loads of coffee and a restrained amount of cream make for an eye-opening coffee flavor with a bold, but not overwhelming, amount of bitterness.
If you're a fan of sweet, milky lattes and the Haagen-Dazs style of mild, creamy coffee ice cream, this is the recipe for you. It's rich and buttery with a nice kick of coffee flavor for balance and only a touch of bitterness to keep the sugar in check.
The scoop shop classic gets an upgrade with rich, dark maple syrup and an ice cream that actually tastes like walnuts.
Most butter pecan doesn't taste anything like butter or pecans. This recipe is here to change that.
New England scoop shops are some of the country's best, in part because they tend to specialize in dense, rice ice creams with little added air and a distinct pleasant chewiness. Now you can MacGyver a batch of your own.
An ice cream for the most hardcore chocolate lover: The person who likes their chocolate dark, bittersweet, and fruity.
Dark rum, coconut, and lime are a natural pairing, and the three come together beautifully in this tropical ice cream that's 100% vegan.
No-stir peanut butter adds incredible smoothness and body to this coconut-based ice cream. An extra dose of salt cuts through the sweetness and nutty duo of peanut and coconut.
This mint ice cream is the real thing, made with an abundance of fresh mint leaves for a flavor that's grassy and bright. Mint plus coconut milk are a perfect match.
Philadelphia-style ice cream doesn't have eggs, which means you can make it start-to-finish in just 30 minutes. It'll be the freshest, fluffiest ice cream you'll ever tast.
Some folks take their apple pie with ice cream. Others demand a sharp cheese, like cheddar. How do you make everyone happy? With this ultra-sharp, ultra-cheesy cheddar ice cream.
Smooth peanut butter and butter pecan ice cream create layers of nutty flavor in this sweet, salty take on the classic peanut butter cup.
This ice cream pie takes all of the flavors of our favorite Snickers bar and turns them into a chewy, creamy, peanut-y delight. A crisp, chocolate pie crust base stopped with a layer of chewy bittersweet chocolate caramel sauce, followed by a caramelized condensed milk ice cream studded with white chocolate and peanut butter frozen streusel. Finally, a second layer of fudgy caramel sauce on top and a sprinkling of salted peanuts. Now this is what we call a dessert that really satisfies.
How can you improve on mint chip ice cream made with fresh mint leaves? Add honey and a touch of smoke.
Like the flavors of raw sugar and vanilla? Wait until you add an element of smoke.
A sweet, deceptively complex frozen yogurt that layers rich blackberries with brown sugar and a touch of clove.
Campari and orange zest emphasize raspberry's subtleties for a sweet-tart frozen yogurt with a slight bitter finish.
The classic creamsicle gets an upgrade with tangy yogurt and a big jolt of orange zest to bolster the fruit's bittersweet citrus edge.