Food & Wine Guide to Ice Cream

The sweetest summer treat deserves to be celebrated, from old-school sundaes and cones to next-level new flavors.

All About Ice Cream

10 Impressive Make-Ahead Ice Cream Desserts

We here at F&W love a good, simple scoop of heavenly ice cream. But when it's time to host an event, we don't hold back and serve up a show-stopping ice cream dessert. Here we’ve rounded up 10 of our most impressive ice cream desserts perfect for any celebration. And the best part—they can all be made ahead of time. 

7 Mix-Ins for Almost-Instant Ice Cream

Here, seven delicious things to swirl into almost-instant ice cream—or a pint of premade vanilla ice cream—for an incredible dessert.

Peach-Buttermilk Ice Cream

Be sure to use the best buttermilk you can get for this recipe: The ice cream is just as much about the rich, tangy buttermilk as it is the fragrant peaches. 

Vanilla-Almond Ice Cream with Cherries and Pistachios

Rating: Unrated
F&W’s Justin Chapple doesn’t use an ice cream maker for this sweet and creamy custard-based ice cream.

Rosewater-and-Saffron Ice Cream (Bastani Irani)

This fragrant ice cream is redolent with flavor. It’s traditionally served between two thin wafers to make ice cream sandwiches, but it’s equally delicious on its own. 

Ice Cream Birthday Cake

Rating: Unrated
This awesome cake for a crowd features chocolate cake, two flavors of ice cream, thick layers of fudge sauce, layers of chocolate crunchies and a luscious ganache topping.

Grilling Recipes & Equipment

Ice Cream Party

Great ice cream recipes to serve at your own ice cream party, or any party for that matter.

How to Press Tofu

Getting the moisture out of a block of tofu just takes a heavy object, a clean dish towel, and 30 minutes.