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.

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