I eat seasonally on all levels. It’s not just about the ingredients—like using rhubarb in the spring and butternut squash in the fall. It’s about my mood, and what I’m wearing, and what makes me feel solidly like I’m one with the calendar. So during the summer, when I’m almost always too hot, I love berries and stone fruit—but I also want lots of cold, sweet things to refresh and rejuvenate me.
As such, here are my top must-have desserts for summer.
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Creamy, crisp and cold, this Italian “meringue cake” is truly just so good. It’s essentially a giant meringue ice cream sandwich, except it’s filled with super simple chocolate-swirled whipped cream instead of ice cream. Since it’s stored in the freezer, you can make it ahead for a party or just make it for yourself and eat some every day.