Jennifer Colliau, bartender at San Francisco's Heaven's Dog and owner of Small Hand Foods, loves using mint in her drinks, but she warns home bartenders against using wooden muddlers with this delicate herb. Use a spoon instead, lest you end up with a drink that tastes like toothpaste. This tip will come in handy when you're making your next Mojito.
Our trick to lighter, homemade ice cream: 2% Greek yogurt. It’s a refrigerator staple, and it “churns” into a rich, creamy confection when blended with a little honey and vanilla bean. Bonus: You don’t even need an ice-cream machine.