These five ice creams let you make the most of seasonal ingredients and don’t require any cooking at all. 

By Kristin Donnelly
Updated: May 23, 2017

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. 

3. Cheesecake. Instead of the usual vanilla, make a no-cook cream cheese ice cream to showcase your summer fruit topping. Or for something more sophisticated, use mascarpone

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.

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