So what if you could take the best qualities of a root beer float—its deep root beer flavor, its mellow notes of cream and vanilla, and its subtle effervescence—and make it into a scoopable dessert all on its own? One that's everything good about a root beer float with none of the downsides? Enter root beer sherbet.
Ice Cream and Frozen Treats
Fresh from the Freezer
The ice cream cookie sandwiches at Ruby Jewel are a perfectly fine treat, but if you really want to party, there's only one sensible thing to do: go for the off-menu ice cream flight.
Coolhaus is known for serving oversized ice cream sandwiches that come in inventive flavors (think Cinnamon Toast Crunch cookies and Chocolate Chipotle BBQ Jack Daniels ice cream). With trucks already roaming five cities and one brick and mortar store, their sandwiches are now coming to a supermarket near you. We gave them a try.
Movie theater buttered popcorn fans, buttered popcorn jelly bean enthusiasts—you know who you are. This ice cream is for you.
If you don't have an ice cream machine, you can still make wonderfully creamy semifreddo that is soft enough to scoop straight from the freezer. This recipe utilizes that technique to pair together semifreddo with cherries and a Coca Cola and Lambrusco sabayon.
As far as desserts go, ice cream's incredibly easy to make. To prove it, I've laid out what I think is the easiest way to make vanilla ice cream* at home, step by step, ingredient by ingredient. You'll need less than 30 minutes of active prep time, a few hours to an overnight wait, and half an hour of effortless churn time. And that's it: start this recipe in the morning and you can have fresh ice cream for dessert that night.
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.
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.