Slideshow: Chocoholic? Ice Cream Obsessive? A Guide To Making Dessert For Dad

For the chocoholic
For the chocoholic
Chocolate Mud Pie will get the trick done. A thick crust of chocolate cookie crumbs surrounds a lusciously chilled, dark chocolate pudding. Get the recipe

[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

For the dad who loves to dig all the good bits out of a pint of Ben and Jerry's
For the dad who loves to dig all the good bits out of a pint of Ben and Jerry's
This ice cream is about 30% chunk by volume, meaning every bite is full of chocolate, white chocolate, almonds, marshmallows, and hazelnuts. Let him try to excavate that. Get the recipe

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

For the dad who just wants a really good chocolate chip cookie
For the dad who just wants a really good chocolate chip cookie
You've baked cakes. You've made pies. But in the end, he'd rather have a stack of fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. Jacques Torres has a recipe for that. Get the recipe

[Photograph: Ellen Silverman]

For the anglophile
For the anglophile
Dads who love England will love this classic British dessert: sticky toffee pudding. Get the recipe

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

For the dad who loves a good fruit pie
For the dad who loves a good fruit pie
Use the last of the green market strawberries and rhubarb to make your dad this classic, seasonal pie. Get the recipe

[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

For the dad you suspect used to like a good shot of tequila
For the dad you suspect used to like a good shot of tequila
Give him a taste of the old days with this Spicy Pineapple and Tequila Sorbet. Get the recipe

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

For the adventurous dad
For the adventurous dad
Ok, obviously there are tons of dads out there for whom Pumpkin Glutinous Rice Balls in Sweetened Coconut Cream (Bua Loi Fak Thong) is normal. But if your dad is one of the group who has wide culinary cravings but not necessarily access to different desserts, try making this Thai dish at home. Get the recipe

[Photograph: Leela Punyaratabandhu]

For the kid at heart
For the kid at heart
What's this? A giant Yodel? You bet it is.Get the recipe

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

For the dad who likes salty-sweet snacks
For the dad who likes salty-sweet snacks
Or likes both pudding and cake. Because that's what this Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pudding Cake is: a layer of pudding and a layer of cake, both magically materializing in the same pan. Get the recipe

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]