The Special Secrecy of Pandan Desserts

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. This week: Author, food photographer, and guest columnist Uyen Luu is sharing a stunningly minimalist dessert from her new cookbook, Vietnamese.


Much of my childhood was spent in anticipation of what my mum would cook. She’s always chasing the taste of her sweet, sour home of Phan Thiet in Vietnam.

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These 14 No-Churn Ice Creams Are Summertime Magic

Sure, you could go buy a pint of ice cream at the store—but we all know nothing beats homemade. Ideally, sprinkled with your favorite toppings or a dollop of whipped cream. Don’t worry: You don’t need to pull out the pots or turn on the stove to enjoy a frozen treat. In fact, you don’t even need an ice cream machine. It’s basically magic. Yes, you’ll still have to be patient. But when making ice cream is this easy, a couple of hours of inactive thumb twiddling is a small price to pay. Here, we’ve gathered 14 of our simplest no-churn ice creams guaranteed to cool you off this summer.


No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes

1. Nigella Lawson’s One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

The one that won our hearts and opened our eyes. This four-ingredient, one-step wonder needs no cooking, and no churning. And yet, this recipe makes an ice cream with an almost buttery smoothness.

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Sure, you could go buy a pint of ice cream at the store—but we all know nothing beats homemade. Ideally, sprinkled with your favorite toppings or a dollop of whipped cream. Don’t worry: You don’t need to pull out the pots or turn on the stove to enjoy a frozen treat. In fact, you don’t even need an ice cream machine. It’s basically magic. Yes, you’ll still have to be patient. But when making ice cream is this easy, a couple of hours of inactive thumb twiddling is a small price to pay. Here, we’ve gathered 14 of our simplest no-churn ice creams guaranteed to cool you off this summer.


No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes

1. Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

The one that won our hearts and opened our eyes. This four-ingredient, one-step wonder needs no cooking, and no churning. And yet, this recipe makes an ice cream with an almost buttery smoothness.

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Vegan Ice Cream Is Truly Excellent—If You Don’t Believe Us, Try These 11 Brands

If you’ve ever spent time in that very specific section of your grocery store’s frozen aisle, sweating from the stress of the great decision lying before you, you’re not alone. Forget “golden age”—we’re in the platinum age of ice cream, finding ways to…

If you've ever spent time in that very specific section of your grocery store's frozen aisle, sweating from the stress of the great decision lying before you, you're not alone. Forget "golden age"—we're in the platinum age of ice cream, finding ways to improve upon every flavor under the sun, from the austere yet satisfying vanilla to the downright cockamamie (but also apparently very good?) Kraft mac 'n' cheese.

But why should dairy ice cream have all the fun? (It shouldn't.) Luckily for us, a host of plant-based cooks and makers decided to take matters into their own hands, and the vegan ice cream frozen dessert revolution was officially underway. To celebrate the wonders of this creamy-yet-creamless confection, we've rounded up 11 of the best brands out there, and our favorite flavors to boot.

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The Most Popular Ice Cream Flavor in Every State

National Ice Cream Day is just around the corner (June 18th to be exact), and just in time for a celebratory scoop, grocery delivery service Instacart has revealed the most popular ice cream flavors in every state across the country. The results are ba…

National Ice Cream Day is just around the corner (June 18th to be exact), and just in time for a celebratory scoop, grocery delivery service Instacart has revealed the most popular ice cream flavors in every state across the country. The results are based on Instacart’s own data, accounting for thousands of different ice cream products from all across the country and uncovering which ice cream flavor each state buys the most, compared to national averages. So which flavor came out on top as the most-loved scoop? Moose tracks. Twelve states—Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin—consistently ask for a double or triple scoop of moose tracks, which is a rich and fudgy ice cream that has a vanilla ice cream base, chocolate fudge swirls, and peanut butter cups (plus toppings, of course).

There was a tie for the second-most-popular ice cream flavors: rocky road, which was most popular in Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming; coffee, which was popular among the caffeinated residents of New England, including Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; birthday cake, a favorite among party-goers in Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia; and green tea, which was the favorite in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.

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Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches
Chewy chocolaty cookies sandwich fresh homemade ice cream in this old-fashioned ice cream sandwich recipe. These decadent treats are better than any store-bought option and perfect for keeping you cool all summer long…

A close up shot of ice cream sandwiches on a plate.

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chewy chocolaty cookies sandwich fresh homemade ice cream in this old-fashioned ice cream sandwich recipe. These decadent treats are better than any store-bought option and perfect for keeping you cool all summer long! Old-fashioned ice cream sandwiches. The uniform pattern of holes. The chocolate cookie remnants stuck to your fingers. Ice cream oozing out between […]

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Our All-Time Favorite Desserts Starring Heavy Cream

We’ve partnered with Hood®—makers of great-tasting, high-quality cream made from real Hood Milk—to comb through our archives for our most-beloved desserts starring heavy cream. From dreamy mousse pies to easy no-churn ice cream, your bowls, plates, and…

We've partnered with Hood®—makers of great-tasting, high-quality cream made from real Hood Milk—to comb through our archives for our most-beloved desserts starring heavy cream. From dreamy mousse pies to easy no-churn ice cream, your bowls, plates, and spoons are in for a very sweet treat.


When it comes to desserts that delight—those heavenly recipes you come back to over and over again—there’s often one common denominator: heavy cream. The key ingredient in so many of the sweets we love, heavy cream (we're using Hood®) gives a sumptuousness—and yes, creaminess—to dishes that might otherwise be a little ho-hum.

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These Champagne Floats Are the Ultimate Grown-Up Summer Treat

We’ve teamed up with G.H. Mumm—makers of outstanding Champagnes produced at Maison Mumm in the Champagne region of France since 1827—to celebrate National Rosé Day with their Grand Cordon Rosé. On the menu: ultra-refreshing Champagne floats to sip all …

We've teamed up with G.H. Mumm—makers of outstanding Champagnes produced at Maison Mumm in the Champagne region of France since 1827—to celebrate National Rosé Day with their Grand Cordon Rosé. On the menu: ultra-refreshing Champagne floats to sip all summer long. Ready to stock up for the season? Take 15% off your order of 6 bottles or more with the code SUMMER15.


Remember summers as a kid? Long days outside, running to see friends, splashing in the pool, feeling like there’s all the time in the world (and at the same time, none at all). As things slowly start to reopen and the heat settles in for the season, I can’t help but feel a bit of nostalgia—almost like it's summer vacation all over again. With that nostalgia comes the flavors of my childhood: the sweet-tart taste of fresh-picked berries, the smell of smoke from a fire, and the feeling of a brain freeze after slurping down a root beer float too quickly.

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A Limited-Edition Collab Giving Back This Pride Month

Our friends at SeaVees and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams are teaming up to celebrate Pride Month with a special collaboration that supports the Pacific Pride Foundation—and we’ve got all the details.

June is Pride Month—a time to celebrate love and ac…

Our friends at SeaVees and McConnell's Fine Ice Creams are teaming up to celebrate Pride Month with a special collaboration that supports the Pacific Pride Foundation—and we've got all the details.


June is Pride Month—a time to celebrate love and acceptance, as well as reflect on the history and progress of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and how much work still needs to be done.

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9 Sundae (Funday) Sauces for Even Better Ice Cream

We’ve teamed up with our friends at All-Clad to bring you Pans With a Plan—a series sharing smart techniques, tasty recipe ideas, and all sorts of handy tips for cooking novices and seasoned pros alike. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie Brie…

We’ve teamed up with our friends at All-Clad to bring you Pans With a Plan—a series sharing smart techniques, tasty recipe ideas, and all sorts of handy tips for cooking novices and seasoned pros alike. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie Brien shows us how to level up our summer dessert spreads with homemade ice cream sauces (all of ‘em come together like a dream in All-Clad’s D3® Stainless Sauce Pan).


I can feel summer’s heat beckoning from just around the corner. The days are already warm enough for T-shirts, and my kitchen is taking a cue from the weather. As soon as spring starts its gentle turn toward the hot, syrupy days of summer, my meals—and my cooking—begin to follow suit. As a nearly fanatic lover of ice cream, the time has come for frozen desserts.

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Rocky Road Ice Cream

Rocky Road Ice Cream
Stock your freezer with this rich, creamy, and delicious rocky road ice cream recipe! A silky chocolate ice cream base mixed with walnuts, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows takes this ice cream to another level. Cool off all s…

A white bowl with two scoops on top of rocky road ice cream and a silver spoon in the right side of the bowl.

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Stock your freezer with this rich, creamy, and delicious rocky road ice cream recipe! A silky chocolate ice cream base mixed with walnuts, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows takes this ice cream to another level. Cool off all summer long with this homemade rocky road. The History Rocky road ice cream originated in Oakland, California […]

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