Cool and creamy, icy and refreshing—there's no better way to cool off in the summer than a frozen dessert. Every culture seems to have its specialty: bright and fruity Mexican paletas, dense, luscious kulfi from India, the Thai-style coconut ice cream served on a hot dog bun that's known as pok pok. There's a cool treat for every palate, and these eight recipes, many of which don't need an ice cream maker, are some of our favorite picks from around the world.
On a cold, gloomy evening, there's nothing we crave more than exotic spices and rich full flavors. With richly-sauced butter chicken, long-cooked carrot kari, homemade chapati bread, and more, this Indian-inspired menu (which feeds 4 to 6) is sure to warm away any winter chills.
Inspired by Jayanthi Daniel's article "Hungry City: Eating Through Ipoh," this menu reflects the wide diversity of flavor that is Ipoh's culinary heritagean amalgam of Chinese, Indian, and Malay traditions.
This recipe was inspired by classic South Indian curry dishes. The Brussels sprouts retain a hint of bite in the center, while the garam masala and onion add a sweetness that offsets the sprouts' flavor nicely.
Stewed, spiced black-eyed peas coated in a luminous yellow sauce, crimson-colored tomato curry thick with fried chickpea noodles, batter-fried banana slices, and various, char speckled flatbreads sit atop a sparkling silver platter, creating a stunning spectrum of color. This photo originally appeared in Issue
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In this earthy-hued image, a variety of local vegetables from the Indian state of Gujarati are juxtaposed with a taupe table mat. Although green fills the photograph, the assorted hues, ranging from ashy green to jade, give it an interesting contrast. This photo originally appeared in Issue
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This cocktail, the signature drink at the New York City bar 151 Rivington, was developed by proprietor Cary Kappel. It's a perfect balance of citrus and whiskey warmth, topped with a refreshing splash of seltzer— a drink for a warm Indian Summer afternoon.