Confession. This isn't exactly ice cream. Yet it's not frozen yogurt, either. It falls somewhere blissfully in between with its not-too-sweet creaminess. And no ice cream maker required.
Frozen Gin Fizz2/25
We know, we know. Blender drinks are for sissies--or so you may think. If that's the case, take a sip of this stiff riff on the gin and tonic. Then get back to us.
We call these "stealthy healthy" cuz you certainly can't tell by the taste that there's anything nutritionally redeeming about them. (And that's how we like our healthy food to taste!)
Vanilla ice cream. Just sorta defines summer, yes? And what better way can you imagine spending a lazy afternoon than making and devouring this childhood classic?
They look like fudgsicles. They taste like fudgesicles. Yet they're made from cocoa, coconut milk, and honey, so don't give a second thought to indulging in them.
A soda fountain classic made with neither egg nor cream, this classic quencher is a summer staple for kids of all ages.
Cold-brewed iced tea as you've never quite experienced it before. So lovely we've taken to making them year-round.
Much as we love ice cream, sometimes it's just too darn hot and humid for something so sweet and sticky. Enter the lemon icey.
This brash and boozy sorbet is just what we crave come summer. It's sorta the sorbet equivalent of an after-dinner digestif. Opa!
Blood Orange Granita10/25
A stunning, sweetly tart, easy indulgence that requires only a handful of ingredients and a little patience. No ice-cream maker required.
Sweet and tart and sophisticated and stunning and almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
Folks are saying this is the simplest ice cream recipe they've ever made. They're also calling it the most satisfying.
This little taste of heaven is easy as can be. Smooth, rich, creamy ice cream that tastes just like cheesecake. No ice cream maker required.
Icy. Slushy. Sorbet-y. Creamy. Melony. Everything you imagine a granita could be, you'll find it here.
Creamy. Indulgent. Easy. Healthy. Just three ingredients. And no ice cream maker required. (What are you waiting for?!)
Ice cream bars are a very, very personal thing. Which is exactly why we love this approach, which essentially allows you to make whatever custom combination of store-bought ice cream, chocolate, and coatings you fancy.
Spicy Mango Ice Pops17/25
Forget about pleasing the kids. These spicy little lovelies boast mango with a hint of lime. Certain to woo the sophisticate in you.
This Italian sipper swirls together vodka, Prosecco, and lemon sorbet to ridiculously satiating, giggle-inducing effect.
Easy Fruit Sorbet19/25
Couldn't be easier. Simply freeze puréed fruit, water, and sugar and you have sorbet. Any-flavor-you-want fruit sorbet. Best part? No ice cream maker required.
We're not sure what The King would say about this frozen riff on his fave sandwich. But with all due respect—as well as banana, chocolate, peanuts, and bacon—does it really matter?
Sometimes what you need isn't so much a recipe as a strategy. Like this frozen cookie dough balls magic that's ready at a moment's craving.
Mango Frozen Yogurt22/25
Fro yo never tasted quite so sweet or seemed quite so simple as this lovely little rendition that calls for 3 ingredients and 10 minutes.
Red Wine Popsicles23/25
Should red wine go to that popsicle place? Heck yeah. They don't call 'em sultry summer evenings for nothing. (But please, not your best bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.)
Gin and tonic granita, in addition to being an absolute summer must, is a palate cleanser, a dessert, an aperitif, a conversation starter, and so, so many other marvie things.
This apricot daiquiri is gonna erase your outdated notion of the daiquiri as a cloying girlie blender drink. And it's gonna exponentially up your summer entertaining game.