Make Your Own Ice Cream Treats

Hot weather calls for extreme frozen action

By Amy Wisniewski
Melty, drippy, sweet, and cold: It’s hard to underestimate the power of those words, especially when reminded of words like sweltering, sweaty, heat wave, and AC on the fritz. In other words:

Summer. Ice cream. Now. But ditch the bad supermarket ice cream sandwiches; ignore the seductive tinkle of the ice cream truck. Make your own treats, with the kids or for yourself (although save the Espresso Mud Pie for the adults, unless you want hypercaffeinated youths). The components of these traditional-with-a-frosty-twist recipes are simple, the rewards powerful.

Amy Wisniewski is the associate food editor at CHOW.

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