Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Honey, Lemon and Thyme Ice Cream
Steeping the thyme in the cream mixture brings out the subtle taste of this favorite summer herb. More »
Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
Dulce de leche, a traditional Latin American topping, has found a place on many desserts, such as this ice cream. It’s not just fun to eat but also fun to make because it’s so easy — all you have to do is stir the sweetened condensed milk. You won’t believe that the caramel is made from that one... More »
Coconut Ice Cream
Here is the classic Thai ice cream that could not be simpler and it could not be better. You can jazz it up with flavors and additions in the modern manner, but we think it is perfect as is. Thais love it sprinkled with chopped peanuts and served in tiny bowls. Wouldn't it be great this summer! More »
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
This cool, refreshing ice cream is a hit with both kids and adults. If you’re a true fan of this classic combo, you might want to add some green food coloring to make sure it looks minty. This version is white and packs a refreshing punch. More »
The Perfect Ice Cream
We evaluate ice cream, like wine, according to certain criteria, including appearance, texture, flavor and meltability, say The Ice Cream Bible authors and food experts Marilyn Linton and Tanya Linton.             Appearance is the most obvious... More »
Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches
Summertime is the perfect time for some good old fashioned chilling! What better way to celebrate time with the ones you love than to offer you a recipe (for all ages) that does exactly that...  Alison Lewis' Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich (Chilling)  from 400 Best Sandwich Recipes: Serves 4... More »
Mississippi Mud Pies (Babycakes Cupcake Maker)
Want an easy recipe the kids can help with this summer (that doesn't need the oven)? Try this... (keep the paper towels handy!) More »
S’mores Cake
No campfire necessary! Wherever you are this summer, you can create your own fun with Camilla Saulsbury's cake version of S’mores! It’s near impossible to go wrong with the classic campfire trinity of graham crackers (here, stirred right into the cake batter), marshmallows and chocolate, and this... More »
Beach Party Gravity Cake
Celebrate summer by creating a beach ball and towel out of fondant with this fun and easy design!Simply click on the links below to view full-color, detailed, step-by-step photographs and instructions on how to make your very own Beach Party Gravity Cake... Find more fabulous cake ideas in... More »
S’mores Cups (nut-free, soy-free, vegan)
Remember when you went camping as a kid? One of the highlights for Rebecca Coleman, author of Aquafabulous!, was the gooey warmth of a marshmallow toasted on a stick. It was even better if you sandwiched it between two graham crackers with some chocolate. This is a slightly more grown-up version of... More »
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