Frozen Desserts



When the temperature outside soars past tolerable, frozen desserts are a delicious way to keep cool. While ice cream remains the favorite, dominating the scene for most of the year, there are so many other underappreciated options to choose from. Frozen desserts run the gamut, from layered frozen yogurt terrines to beautiful baked Alaskas to gluten-free Italian meringata. F&W's guide to these chilly desserts will help you make it through the summer heat in one piece with delicious recipes and expert techniques, including healthy alternatives, make-ahead ideas and tricks for making ice cream without any special equipment.

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No-Churn Corn Ice Cream

No need to hunt down an ice cream maker for this simple no-churn ice cream—just the sweetest fresh summer corn you can find. Corn kernels get blitzed in a food processor then strained and simmered down into a sweet pudding that forms the base of this dreamy dessert. A drizzle of store-bought dulce de leche provides the perfect buttery-sweet finish.

Mexican Chocolate Sorbet

While other types of cinnamon and vanilla will do, des Jardins highly recommends seeking out Mexican vanilla, which has a creamy flavor with warm spice notes, and Mexican cinnamon, or canela, which is sweeter tasting and softer than cassia cinnamon.

Grape-Margarita Paletas

Oven-roasted grapes develop a concentrated, caramelized flavor; paired with tequila, they give these deeply purple ice pops a grown-up twist. Use seedless grapes to prevent the juice from turning bitter when pureed. Blanco tequila works best in these boozy ice pops since its clean, unaged flavor lets the fruity agave shine through, a perfect match for sweet roasted red grapes.
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