Cookies & Cream Was Destined to Be Frozen Yogurt

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else—flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst: We don’t count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butte…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else—flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst: We don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we’re taking a sweet trip down memory lane.


I don’t believe in picking a favorite ice cream flavor—too hard!—but, if you asked me as a kid, cookies and cream would have been up there. These days, though? It wouldn’t even make the list.

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Nigella’s No-Churn Ice Cream Is a Genius Way to Chill Out

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning….

Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help!—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook. Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!

Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the name of doing it for ourselves. We've nested coffee cans and shaken (or kicked) them; we've returned obsessively to the freezer to stir; we may or may not have purchased this ball.

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17 Vegan Dessert Recipes For Every Type of Sweet Tooth

Myth: Vegan dessert recipes are overly complicated. Myth: Vegan dessert recipes require dozens of hard-to-find ingredients. Myth: Vegan dessert recipes never taste as good as their dairy- and egg-leaden counterparts. Truth: As is the case with buttery,…

Myth: Vegan dessert recipes are overly complicated. Myth: Vegan dessert recipes require dozens of hard-to-find ingredients. Myth: Vegan dessert recipes never taste as good as their dairy- and egg-leaden counterparts. Truth: As is the case with buttery, cream-filled treats, some vegan desserts require a bit more time and patience than the average cake, while others come together quickly and simply. A few of these sweets don’t even need to be baked!

Whether you’re craving pie or cookies, tarts or ice cream, these 17 vegan dessert recipes will please everyone—and we mean everyone—at the table.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate
Frozen hot chocolate is an easy way to get your hot chocolate fix during the warm summer months. Only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this delicious slushy-style drink!
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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen hot chocolate is an easy way to get your hot chocolate fix during the warm summer months. Only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this delicious slushy-style drink!

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Ice Cream Can Tell Centuries of Black Stories—Just Ask Chef Lokelani Alabanza

Hearing the words, “Your ice cream reminds me of when we ate ice cream at my mother’s funeral” would wipe the smile from most cooks’ faces. But for Nashville ice cream maker Lokelani Alabanza, this reaction from a customer was the ultimate compliment. …

Hearing the words, “Your ice cream reminds me of when we ate ice cream at my mother’s funeral” would wipe the smile from most cooks’ faces. But for Nashville ice cream maker Lokelani Alabanza, this reaction from a customer was the ultimate compliment. Alabanza is a storyteller who mines Black history and cooking for inspiration, translating her discoveries into the language of sugar and ice, and triggering such profound emotions is the whole point.

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Hello everyone ! 👋🏾 Thank you for the outpouring of support. It’s taken a few days to process. I’m Lokelani Alabanza. ( Lokelani is the flower of Maui, Alabanza is praise in Spanish) It’s been a mouthful since childhood. They call me Loke for short. The past four years have been dedicated to the world of ice cream. It’s been an amazing and challenging experience. It’s truly unbelievable how much humans love ice cream. Love it! Throughout the past four years, I’ve managed to created over 300 flavors. The inspiration can come from anywhere, a color, history, a thought, smell, book, person , drive in the car. I have a deep fondness for nostalgia, it’s been the most potent ingredient that I use. Nostalgia and ice cream are a stunning combination. Food connects all of us. Don’t ever underestimate it’s power. Through ice cream I started a journey into its history. Stepping into a world that I didn’t even realize existed. Names that have been forgotten, legacies that created the path that I would one day walk down. Was it coincidence or perfectly timed, that I would learn the name of Sarah Estell. A black female entrepreneur who owned and operated an ice cream saloon in downtown Nashville in 1840. With this new knowledge gained, it’s brought me so much confidence. Recent changes in the past few months have led me to venture out on my own. I have a new project I’ve been working on @saturatedicecream. You’re always welcome whenever you’re in Nashville. Be well. Be safe. Let us always be good to one another. p.s. What’s your favorite flavor?

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Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
This creamy and delicious homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream is made with just a handful of ingredients and is better than anything you could buy at the store. 
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Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This creamy and delicious homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream is made with just a handful of ingredients and is better than anything you could buy at the store. 

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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream—Zero Churning Required

We’re partnering with California goat cheese maker Cypress Grove to show you all the ways you can enjoy goat cheese at every meal, including dessert! Here, our Absolute Best Tests columnist Ella Quittner shares her recipe for a no-churn strawberry ice …

We're partnering with California goat cheese maker Cypress Grove to show you all the ways you can enjoy goat cheese at every meal, including dessert! Here, our Absolute Best Tests columnist Ella Quittner shares her recipe for a no-churn strawberry ice cream with a secret ingredient that makes it sing.


Quarantine has made home cooks scrappier than ever.

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Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
This incredibly simple ice cream sandwich cake with only six ingredients and 10 minutes of active prep time is a perfect no-bake summer dessert. Use store-bought or homemade ice cream sandwiches and layer them in a baking d…

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

This incredibly simple ice cream sandwich cake with only six ingredients and 10 minutes of active prep time is a perfect no-bake summer dessert. Use store-bought or homemade ice cream sandwiches and layer them in a baking dish with caramel sauce, hot fudge, whipped topping, peanuts, and maraschino cherries for a totally refreshing ice cream sandwich cake on a hot day.

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The Vegan 1-Ingredient Ice Cream We’re Not Talking About Enough

It has come to my attention that very few people in my life are still obsessing over one-ingredient ice cream. This is, in my humble opinion, a huge shame.

Allow me to provide a refresher course on the singular dessert: a banana-based confection-slash…

It has come to my attention that very few people in my life are still obsessing over one-ingredient ice cream. This is, in my humble opinion, a huge shame.

Allow me to provide a refresher course on the singular dessert: a banana-based confection-slash-magic-trick, which, now over a decade old, can comfortably be considered retro. It consists of blending frozen pieces of ripe bananas in a food processor for many, many minutes, until—thanks to a high pectin concentration—they become as fluffy and creamy as any traditionally churned fare.

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26 Valentine’s Day Desserts You Can Make Right Now

I’m less of a Valentine’s Day gal and more of a Galentine’s Day gal. But I appreciate both holidays for the same reason—a perfect excuse to make that dessert recipe I’ve been eyeing up for months. Chocolate is classic, but anything sweet is, well, a sw…

I’m less of a Valentine’s Day gal and more of a Galentine’s Day gal. But I appreciate both holidays for the same reason—a perfect excuse to make that dessert recipe I’ve been eyeing up for months. Chocolate is classic, but anything sweet is, well, a sweet gesture for that special someone, a significant other or oldest friend or yourself or all of the above.

This year, Valentine’s Day is on a Friday (and Galentine’s on Thursday), so the trick will be finding a dessert you can make beforehand without feeling frenzied—if anything is a total buzzkill, it’s stress. This year, let’s not do that. Let’s plan ahead. Forethought is sexy!

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