Ice cream, in the old days, was just that: pure cream, beaten and frozen in a pot over ice or saltpeter. Times (and tastes) have changed—for the better, we think—with the addition of delicious fruits of the season. If you can't find blackberries, raspberries or blueberries work just as well.
Much speculation surrounds the origin of this sweet treat's name. While some believe that it took its name from Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom (1744-1818), others believe it was created by Russian Czar Alexander I's French chef Marie Antoine Careme (1784-1833), and named after the Czar's sister-in-law, Charlotte of Prussia.
This delectable Italian specialty is cool, creamy, lightly nutty, and especially delicious when paired with our Chocolate Gelato.
Don't let the appearance of these cream puffs intimidate you -- this dessert is both fun and easy to make at home. Even though this is the classic recipe, let your imagination run wild and stuff these little puff dandies with coffee, chocolate, or peanut butter ice cream, if you like.
Creamy, chocolaty, and with a touch of rum is how we would describe this popular dessert. The buttery chocolate-cookie crust used for this pie is our favorite of the options offered by Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery (Fawcett Publication, Inc. 1965).
Layers of coconut sponge cake, raspberries, tapioca, and bourbon-stewed peaches in easily portable mason jars make this trifle perfect for summer picnics. The compote and the cake can be made up to two days ahead; store them in airtight containers in the fridge.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, OH has some of the most amazing flavors around. In this recipe, the addition of roasted beets and poppy seeds lends the end product a festive hue and a bit of crunch.
This Middle-Eastern-influenced tart heaps white chocolate-orange ganache accented with rose water into a pistachio shortbread crust. Pomegranate meringue shaped to form rose petals makes for a show-stopping finish.