Cool and Creamy Desserts

SAVEUR magazine gives you the recipes for cool and creamy desserts. The refreshing frozen treats include ice cream, gelato, pies, and granita.

Fermented Banana Chocolate Pudding
Fermented Banana Chocolate Pudding
Don't throw out those old, over-over-ripe bananas. Blend them with chocolate for an easy pudding with a twangy bite. Get the recipe for Fermented Banana Chocolate Pudding »Matt Taylor-Gross
Sea Salt Ice Cream
Sea Salt Ice Cream
This ice cream gets a savory boost from flaky sea salt. Get the recipe for Sea Salt Ice Cream »Christina Holmes
Lemon Curd
Lemon Curd
This thick, tangy spread is great spooned on toast and as a filling for tarts and cakes. Get the recipe for Lemon CurdAndré Baranowski
Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream
Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream
For added decadence, top this ultra-peanutty ice cream with chocolate sauce or hot fudge. Get the recipe for Peanut Butter Swirl Ice CreamChristopher Hirsheimer
Rhubarb Compote
Rhubarb Compote
Cooking the rhubarb quickly is the secret to this compote from pastry chef Michael Laiskonis. By peeling the rhubarb before dicing and tossing it into a hot sugar syrup, he minimizes the cook time, preserving the rhubarb's bright flavor. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Compote »Matt Taylor-Gross
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Chocolate Pudding Pie
This rich, creamy chocolate pudding pie is pure nostalgia. Get the recipe for Chocolate Pudding PieHelen Rosner
Strawberry Mousse
Strawberry Mousse
This pretty pink strawberry dessert should be chilled before enjoying—make it a day ahead and freeze for an especially refreshing treat. Get the recipe for Strawberry Mousse »Helen Rosner
Ricotta and Coffee Mousse
Ricotta and Coffee Mousse
The recipe for this elegant, easy-to-make dessert is based on one prepared at Ristorante Dattilo in Calabria. Get the recipe for Ricotta and Coffee MousseHelen Rosner
Pandan-Coconut Ice Cream
Pandan-Coconut Ice Cream
Often used in southeast Asian curries and Indian rice dishes, pandan leaf lends a subtly exotic savory note to this coconut ice cream. Get the recipe for Pandan-Coconut Ice Cream »Laura Sant
Sicilian Vanilla Ice Cream
Sicilian Vanilla Ice Cream
This recipe is adapted from Mary Taylor Simeti's book _Pomp and Sustenance: Twenty-Five Centuries of Sicilian Food. Get the recipe for Sicilian Vanilla Ice CreamChristopher Hirsheimer
Coconut Pistachio Semifreddo
Coconut Pistachio Semifreddo
Anna Watson Carl relies on sweetened condensed milk to add richness to this frozen dessert flavored with coconut milk, lime zest, and toasty pistachios. Simply macerated peaches provide a fresh, fruity counterpart. Get the recipe for Coconut Pistachio SemifreddoMatt Taylor-Gross
Classic French Banana Cream Pie
Classic French Banana Cream Pie
This nearly forgotten recipe comes to us from the beloved Ships Diner in Los Angeles that closed in 1995. The whipped cream filling doesn't require any cooking—no custard here—while some slices of banana and toasted almond add texture and flavor. A fast, easy-to-make pie from a bygone era that deserves a comeback. Get the recipe for Classic French Banana Cream Pie »Wes Frazer
Almond Granita
Almond Granita
Nutty, sweet almonds are used four ways in this super-simple frozen dessert. Get the recipe for Almond GranitaFarideh Sadeghin