Summer Dairy Treats
Peach Ice Cream
A combination of pureed and chopped peaches gives this ice cream nice color and fruit flecks. Be sure to use half-and-half or light cream; if you substitute whole milk, the mixture will be icier.
S'more Outrageous Chocolate Milk Shakes
A cascade of chocolate syrup drizzled inside the glass adds drama to a chocolate chip cookie dough shake crowned with crushed grahams, mini chocolate chips and marshmallows.
Ice Cream Cookie Cake
We created Ice Cream Cookie Cake in honor of Indiana, the top ice cream-producing state in the Midwest. You can mix and match cookies and ice cream to make this frosty, no-bake treat that's also an easy make-ahead dessert.
Make-Ahead Ice Cream Sandwich Sundaes
You can make the ice cream sandwiches up to a week before you serve them; just freeze the sandwiches in an airtight container. When it's time to eat, just take a few minutes to heat up the sauce for this treat.
Summer Breeze Lime Pie
A combination of lime flavors (lime curd, lime zest and lime juice) plus a sweet-and-salty crust using pretzels gives this pie a perfect tang.
Honey-Berry Yogurt Frozen Yogurt Sundaes
Fresh raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or blueberries star in our Honey-Berry Frozen Yogurt Sundaes, which take only 15 minutes to make from start to finish.
Double Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
Chocolate chips and cookie crumbs layer with chocolate and vanilla ice creams in this beautiful make-ahead dessert from an Iowa reader. Just before serving, spread on the whipped topping, and add pecans or chocolate sauce, if you like.
Ice Cream Waffle Sundaes
This treat, which starts with giant waffle ice cream cones, is easy to make but impressive served. It's a sweet ending for any special dinner.
Mix buttery pound cake, creamy vanilla pudding, soft cream cheese, and fresh berries for a rich comfort-food dessert. To trim calories, try making it with angel food cake, fat-free pudding, and low-fat or fat-free cream cheese.
Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sundae Cake
Several states claim to be the birthplace of the ice cream sundae. Since the Buckeye State makes a good case, we created the Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sundae Cake as a tribute to Ohio. Four layers of baked white cake get sandwiched in ice cream layers in favorite sundae flavors: strawberry, pineapple and chocolate-banana. A whipped topping frosting crowns the cherry-topped dessert.
Caribbean Milk Shake
This super-easy recipe comes from Ferrin's Fruit Winery in Carmel, Indiana. Ferrin's uses its award-winning Tropical Breeze wine for the pina colada-like summer shake, but we substituted a wine cooler for those who can't stop at the winery.
This easy recipe makes a refreshing dessert--perfect for a brunch. Prepare the sour-cream sauce the day before your party, then just layer the sauce and fruit in parfait glasses before serving.
This quick-and-easy blender drink, from the Michigan Cherry Committee, combines cherries, milk, yogurt, blueberries or raspberries, juice concentrate, honey and vanilla.
Apricot-Cheesecake Frozen Pops
Blend canned apricots or peaches with yogurt, honey, lemon juice, and crushed shortbread cookies for a homemade Popsicle treat.
Cool tip If you don't use actual Popsicle molds, freeze pops in silicone muffin cups; their soft sides make it easy to remove the treat. If metal muffin cups are all you have, line them with paper bake cups before spooning in the mixture and adding the sticks.
Peach Breakfast Parfaits
"This very simple fruit dish goes over big," says Mary Jo Smith, describing this parfait from Hidden Lake Bed and Breakfast in Jonesboro, Illinois. Mary Jo serves it in sundae glasses with a swirl of yogurt on top. For a variation, add raspberries to the peaches.
Raspberry Custard Brulee
Layers of raspberries and custard sauce topped with lacy caramelized sugar form this elegant yet easy-to-make dessert.
Blueberry Ice Cream
Blueberry ice cream is just one of the attractions that draw people to the Blueberry/Art Festival held each year in Ely, Minnesota. Here's our version.