No-Bake Frozen Cheesecake

No-Bake Frozen Cheesecake is the perfect way to celebrate summer. A sweet and salty crust combines with a layer of smooth cheesecake filling and fresh berries to create a delicious dessert for summer entertaining. It’s that time of year when I start thinking about simple summer recipes to share with you. As the temps heat …

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No-Bake Frozen Cheesecake is the perfect way to celebrate summer. A sweet and salty crust combines with a layer of smooth cheesecake filling and fresh berries to create a delicious dessert for summer entertaining.

Slice of no-bake frozen cheesecake plated on a white plate, topped with mixed fresh berries. Additional slices of cheesecake are in the background

It’s that time of year when I start thinking about simple summer recipes to share with you.

As the temps heat up, we’re outside most of the day, so I bake a lot less than I do throughout the fall and winter months.

Even though I’m not cranking up the oven as much as I normally do, I still want to share easy, delicious recipes that are perfect for the summer months and this frozen cheesecake is all of those things.

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No-Churn Biscoff Ice Cream

A smooth and creamy ice cream with dollops of Biscoff spread is going to become your new favorite summertime treat! No-Churn Biscoff Ice Cream is so easy to make and even easier to love. It’s time for some no-churn ice cream! This is an easy dessert to…

A smooth and creamy ice cream with dollops of Biscoff spread is going to become your new favorite summertime treat! No-Churn Biscoff Ice Cream is so easy to make and even easier to love. It’s time for some no-churn ice cream! This is an easy dessert to make, and it’s simple enough that you can…

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
Homemade ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorite treats to fill the freezer with during the summer. They’re satisfying when you want something bigger than a popsicle, but still cool you down when it is hot outside. These Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches are made with thin, chewy chocolate …

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
Homemade ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorite treats to fill the freezer with during the summer. They’re satisfying when you want something bigger than a popsicle, but still cool you down when it is hot outside. These Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches are made with thin, chewy chocolate chip cookies and sandwich chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. They’re a chocolate chip cookie-lover’s delight – and one batch will provide you with plenty of ice cream sandwiches!

The recipe starts out with the homemade cookies. These cookies use a bit more brown sugar than some cookie recipes, which helps give them a chewy texture and provides a little more spread. When it comes to cookies for ice cream sandwiches, you don’t want something too hard or too thick. They’re buttery and have plenty of chocolate chips.

While I don’t always think you need a portion scoop to make cookies, it is nice to use one for this recipe. A portion scoop (looks like a small ice cream scoop) will allow your cookies to all come out the same size and shape. If you don’t have one, just spend an extra few seconds per cookie dough ball making sure everything is about even. Spending a little extra time on prep means that pairing up your sandwich cookies will be easier!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

Once the cookies have baked and cooled, it’s time to fill them with ice cream. You can use store bought or homemade for this recipe, but the ice cream should be slightly softened to make it easier to work with. I always use chocolate chip cookie dough, as that adds just another layer of chocolate chip cookie goodness to each of these ice cream sandwiches. That said, you can use any flavor and chocolate, vanilla or Rocky Road all work well, too. Use a dry ingredient measuring cup (1/4 or 1/3 is usually good) to scoop out the ice cream and shape it, then pop it between two cookies and squish them together. You’ll want to get the cookies into the freezer as quickly as possible so they can set up, so place them on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes while you work. Once they have chilled slightly, individually wrap them in bags, plastic wrap or aluminum foil and freeze until ready to serve!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Approx 1/2 gal cookie dough ice cream
OR 1 batch homemade vanilla ice cream with homemade cookie dough bits
mini chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate, for decorating

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture until dry ingredients have been completely incorporated, then stir in chocolate chips and mini chocolate chips.
Shape into 1-inch balls and arrange on prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2-inches between cookies to allow for spread.
Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until cookies are set around the edges.
Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Assembly: Pair up chocolate chip cookies according to size. Place a cup or so of mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate in a medium bowl.
Using a 1/4 cup or 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop out portions of cookie dough ice cream and place between each pair of cookies. Squish cookies together slightly to spread ice cream, then roll edges in mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate.
Transfer sandwiches to a baking sheet in the freezer to chill for about 15 minutes, then individually wrap and freeze until frozen.

Makes about 18 sandwiches.

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Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

A simple, creamy ice cream that tastes just like Key Lime Pie.

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Key Lime Pie Ice Cream is a tart and sweet ice cream version of your favorite key lime pie! Simply whisk the base together and churn it in your ice cream maker – no extra cooking or chilling required.

Overhead view of 3 ice cream cones of key lime pie ice cream laying on a marble countertop surrounded by slices of limes

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Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

This easy summer dessert recipe can be made in less than 20 minutes and is the perfect way to celebrate fresh peach season. Warm, juicy, quick-grilled peaches.  Cool, refreshing, melty vanilla ice cream.  A generous drizzle of the world’s most delicious hot bourbon caramel sauce. I’m officially calling it — this wins as our favorite dessert of […]

This easy summer dessert recipe can be made in less than 20 minutes and is the perfect way to celebrate fresh peach season.

Warm, juicy, quick-grilled peaches.  Cool, refreshing, melty vanilla ice cream.  A generous drizzle of the world’s most delicious hot bourbon caramel sauce.

I’m officially calling it — this wins as our favorite dessert of the summer! ♡

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, we’ve been making this 10-minute bourbon caramel sauce on repeat this summer, drizzling it on everything from ice cream to brownies, cheesecakes, fruit crisps and more.  But our favorite pairing — times ten — has been to serve this caramel sauce over hot grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream.

It’s super-duper easy to make on an outdoor grill or inside on the stove with a grill pan.  It takes just 20 minutes to make, or less than 10 if you have prepped the caramel sauce beforehand.  It’s easy to scale up for a big crowd or down for just a serving or two, and customize with your favorite toppings.  And most of all, it is just crazy delicious.

So if peaches happen to be in season wherever you are right now, bring home a few and let’s get to grilling!
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Tropical Smoothie Ice Cream

Tropical Smoothie Ice Cream
Fruit smoothies are a refreshing and easy breakfast or snack option on a hot day. But as delicious as they are, I often want something a little bit more indulgent for a dessert. This Tropical Smoothie Ice Cream was inspired by a smoothie I had for breakfast recently – but converted into a …

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Tropical Smoothie Ice Cream
Fruit smoothies are a refreshing and easy breakfast or snack option on a hot day. But as delicious as they are, I often want something a little bit more indulgent for a dessert. This Tropical Smoothie Ice Cream was inspired by a smoothie I had for breakfast recently – but converted into a more decadent no-churn ice cream recipe that is perfect for treating yourself on a hot summer night.

The ice cream starts with a variety of frozen fruits: strawberries, pineapple, banana and mango. I used equal parts of each of the fruits, but feel free to mix it up based on what you have available at home! The fruit should be pureed before the other ingredients are added, then the ice cream base is blended at high speed to whip in plenty of air, allowing you to freeze it right away without churning in an ice cream maker.

I often use frozen fruit to whip up a quick smoothie – since frozen fruits mean a thicker smoothie – and I stuck with frozen fruits for the base of the ice cream to bring down the chilling time. You can actually find lots of smoothie mixes in the frozen food section of the grocery store these days. That means that you don’t necessarily have to buy and prep all the fruit for this recipe, but can simply pick up a frozen tropical fruit mix and use that for convenience (and leftovers can always be tossed into a traditional smoothie!).

The ice cream tastes just like a tropical smoothie, but with a richness that you won’t find in any regular juice drink. The sweetened condensed milk highlights the natural sweetness of all the fruits (I find it goes particularly well with the banana), really letting their flavors shine. The ice cream is scoop-able as soon as it has frozen. Once it has been frozen for more than 24 hours, it might need a few minutes of defrosting to come back to that perfect scoop-ability. Serve as-is or top with even more fruit and toasted coconut for a tropical sundae.

Tropical Smoothie Ice Cream
16-oz of strawberries, pineapple, banana and mango chunks (pref frozen)
14-oz sweetened condensed milk
16-oz (2 cups) heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In a blender or food processor, whizz fruit until very smooth. Add in remaining ingredients and blend on high speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 3 hours, or until solid.

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