Ice cream isn’t just a warm weather treat—these autumnal flavors, from apple-cinnamon to nutmeg to pumpkin gingersnap pecan, are great as toppers for your favorite pies, or on their own as a refreshing fall dessert.
White Pepper Ice Cream
This white pepper-infused dessert is based on one served at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Manhattan restaurant JoJo, where author Josh Ozersky’s father, David, often dined in the 1990s. A creamy custard base is spiked with musky white peppercorns for an addictive balance of sweetness and heat.
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie
This pie packs in all the spicy sweetness of your traditional pumpkin pie, with the added bonus of a creamy pumpkin ice cream filling.
Fig Ice Cream
Ripe black mission figs, sweet brown sugar, and just a hint of cinnamon combine beautifully in this swirled ice cream, as lovely to look at as it is to eat.
Honey Ice Cream
Ice cream sweetened with honey rather than sugar is a great alternative to traditional vanilla ice cream with apple, pear, or pecan pie.
Pumpkin Ice Cream
You can use fresh or canned pumpkin in this autumnal recipe for custard-style ice cream.
Ginger Ice Cream
A combination of finely chopped preserved ginger and ginger syrup give this ice cream its mellow bite. Try it with apple or pumpkin pie.