These five ice creams let you make the most of seasonal ingredients and don’t require any cooking at all.
1. Peach. Be like Bobby Flay and add a fresh peach puree to your maple-sweetened ice cream.
2. Mint. Steep the mint leaves from your herb garden in your ice cream base to add a subtle minty flavor.
4. Banana. Made without eggs, this chocolate-banana ice cream requires no standing over a hot stove to cook your custard. Just puree in a blender, freeze in an ice cream maker and you’re good to go.
5. Almost Instant Strawberry. Blend frozen strawberries with yogurt and sugar for a three-ingredient “ice cream.”
Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and author of the forthcoming The Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter, 2016). She is also the cofounder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.