This is as loaded as green tea ice cream gets. That doesn't mean it's inedibly bitter, though—just that it's giving green tea its due: grassy and robust, but with sweet vanilla undertones.
Every Arrested Development fan knows that there's always money in the banana stand...but what kind of bananas are there? Check out the slideshow to see some make-at-home versions of the Bluth creations, pop some bananas in the freezer and get ready for the final countdown.
The story of McConnell's Fine Ice Creams in Santa Barbara is definitely a charmer: Boy meets girl. Boy gets drafted into World War II. Boy tries amazing ice cream in France and wants to recreate it at home. Boy and girl (now married) move to Santa Barbara and boy uses his GI Bill money to buy an ice cream machine. Scoop shop is born.
Every cookout should end on a sweet note, but especially the one that heralds the start of warm weather. Need some inspiration? From ice cream sandwiches to no-bake bar cookies, we have you covered.
Taco Bell is testing a new breakfast item at select locations in Orange County: a lightly-fried waffle in the shape of a hard taco shell stuffed with sausage and egg and served with a packet of maple syrup.
Roasting green grapes brings out their natural sweetness and makes them a perfect filling for these rustic tarts.
Having a dinner party and want get dessert out of the way the day before? Want to make a batch of cookies that will stay good as you nibble your way through them for a week? This can all be done with make-ahead sweets. Click through the slideshow to see your best sweets that improve over time. They might just become your new best friends.
At A.R. Valentien, inside the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Pastry Chef Jennifer Costa is making the most of what's fresh and local. Right now, that's berries. Juicy strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries star in many of the newest items, and there's also a very special mulberry tart.
In the battle between chocolate "mushroom cap" and biscuit "mushroom stem" snacks, how does the imitator stand up to the original? Pretty well.
With 33 grilled chicken recipes and 24 more for grilled steak you might want to go easy on dessert this Memorial Day.* That's cool because one of the best backyard cook-out dessert recipes I know is not only extremely quick to throw together but it's infinitely adaptable. It's grilled fruit with ice cream.
Do you find your favorite cookies missing a nicotine sting? Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a new Southern Kitchen fixes that for you, featuring a sugar cookie dough infused with cigar leaves and topped with a boiled down mixture of coconut, molasses, and tobacco water.
This warm chocolatey pudding is eggless, creamy, and a snap to make if you use fine grain or instant polenta.
Call them Hello Dollys or Magic Cookies or Seven Layer Bars. Given that these chocolate-pecan-coconut bar cookies take about 5 minutes to throw together and 30 minutes to bake, I think we can all agree to call them our next afternoon snack.
That brilliantly yellow sunny center is indeed lemon curd, a dollop of which is dropped into a gluten-free cake made with ground almonds, brown rice flour, sugar, eggs, and brown butter. It's a true butter-fest as the tangy butteriness of the curd complements the sweet butteriness of the cake.
One day the pastry chef at Crave Fishbar had a stroke of brilliance: why not top their cupcakes with sprinkles made from scratch?
This almond cake is simple to throw together, involving very few dishes almost no elbow grease. It's a delightfully rich cake with a tender crumb, one that makes for an perfect breakfast or coffee break snack.
This tender buttermilk poppyseed cake topped with sweet roasted strawberries is a great way to use up your less than perfect fruit.
This week we're looking ahead, as in make-ahead sweets. Whether it's an icebox cake that tastes better after sitting overnight or cookies that develop flavor a few days in, shoot us a photo of your best make-ahead sweet (along with a link to the recipe!) and we'll include it in this week's roundup.
The Frenchafornian cafe chain La Boulange was recently bought by Starbucks for 100 million dollars, and their pastries will be served in Starbucks nationwide. A look at one of their newest pastries, a Berry Kougin Amann (potentially coming to a Starbucks near you.)
When she's not being honored for desserts like the grilled vanilla bean panna cotta with satsuma sorbet and pistachio brittle at La Petite Grocery, pastry chef Bronwen Wyatt is checking out the sweets in the rest of New Orleans. From pecan pie griddled on a flattop to modern sno balls, check out all her favorites.