Ice Cream

If there's one thing you should do during the summer, it's enjoy an ice cream cone. Or, better yet, make a your own at home. Food & Wine's guide teaches you how to make a batch even if you don't have an ice cream maker. Plus, we have lessons from ice cream maven Jeni Britton Bauer, recipes with delicious flavoring ideas and techniques that will make your next scoop extra creamy. And if you don't want to whip up ice cream at home, we point you toward our favorite ice cream shops around the country.

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Banana-Rum Ice Cream in Cheddar-Cracker Cones
Chef Dorsey uses ground-up cheddar crackers instead of flour for the batter in her ice cream cones, creating a sweet, cheesy, crunchy, and salty vessel to fill with a rum-infused caramelized banana ice cream. If you don't have a waffle cone maker, you can spread the batter out thinly in a skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides. 
Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
After meticulous testing, the Food & Wine test kitchen discovered the surprising key ingredient for the creamiest vegan ice cream: pea milk. With the right balance of unsaturated fat and protein and a relatively mild, neutral flavor, it's the perfect base for this sweet, vanilla-flavored treat. Xanthan gum doesn't require heat to activate its thickening properties; it starts working as soon as it touches liquid, so the ice cream base will be slightly gelatinous after chilling. Whisk it well to create the best texture before churning. This vegan ice cream is a treat on its own, but is also lovely atop vegan Sour Cherry and Black Pepper Pie, or as a filling for vegan ice cream sandwiches using Double-Chocolate Rye Cookies.
Over-the-Top Ice Cream Sundaes with Homemade Caramel 
Fully loaded with creamy fudge, salty pretzels, crunchy toffee, and chewy, bittersweet candied lemon peel, this over-the-top sundae gets drenched in homemade caramel sauce for a grown-up take on a nostalgic childhood treat served at chef Dan Kluger's Loring Place in New York City. Mix up an extra-large batch for ready-made sundaes all summer long.
Birthday Cake and Blackberry Ice Cream
Rating: Unrated 1
This beyond-creamy vanilla ice cream is studded with crunchy pieces of toasted rainbow-sprinkle birthday cake. The ice cream is churned first, the birthday cake crumbles are folded in, then spooned into containers and layered with blackberry jam, ensuring that you get jam in every scoop.
Honey Lavender Ice Cream
Steeping dried lavender buds in a wildflower honey syrup infuses it with a remarkable flavor that perfectly complements the rich ice cream base. A touch of natural food coloring is totally optional, but highly recommended. Be sure to use culinary lavender, or organically grown lavender, to be sure the lavender is food-safe.
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