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Strawberry Cucumber Pimm’s Cup

Strawberry Cucumber Pimm's Cup

Pimm’s #1 is a lovely liqueur that is closely associated with a single cocktail: the Pimm’s Cup. The Pimm’s Cup is a simple cocktail that combines the liqueur with lemon and ginger ale. Like all simple recipes, this one is an excellent choice if you want to play around with other flavors and put your own twist on it. This Strawberry Cucumber Pimm’s Cup combines ... Read More »

Stracciatella Cupcakes

Stracciatella Cupcakes

Stracciatella is one of my favorite gelato flavors. This milk-based ice cream is packed with lots of fine chocolate shavings just waiting to melt in your mouth. It is similar to chocolate chip ice cream, but the pieces of chocolate are much finer, so you get a more even distribution and a more subtle chocolate flavor. The name stracciatella comes from the Italian word “stracciare” ... Read More »

Red, White & Blue Berry Icebox Cake

Red, White & Blue Berry Icebox Cake

Icebox cakes are no-bake cakes that set up in the refrigerator, making them a perfect choice for a summer dessert when you need a recipe that won’t heat up the kitchen. Instead of using actual cake, they use cookies (usually chocolate wafer cookies or graham crackers) to give the cake structure – and it is surprising to see how cake-like they become while the dessert ... Read More »

The Best S’mores Brownies

The Ultimate S'mores Brownies

S’mores are at the top of my list of must-have summer desserts. The combination of crisp graham crackers, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate is one that I just can’t resist. The best way to make them is over a campfire, of course, but I’m not willing to wait until I’m sitting by an open flame to indulge in this summer classic. Instead, I mix up ... Read More »

Summer Kickoff: Frozen Desserts Cookbook Trio Giveaway!!

Summer Kickoff: Frozen Desserts Cookbook Trio Giveaway!!

As regular readers will know, I currently have three amazing cookbooks out that are dedicated to frozen desserts: How to Make Ice Cream, How To Make Frozen Yogurt and Making Vegan Frozen Treats. Each one of these books is designed to give you an in-depth look at the techniques needed to make these refreshing recipes in your own kitchen – and make better versions than you can buy ... Read More »

How to Make a Mango Julius

Mango Julius

Growing up, one of my favorite treats was an ice cold Orange Julius. Over the years, I learned to make a Homemade Orange Julius and I still make them on a regular basis during the summer, when the weather is hot and I need a cold beverage to cool me down. The recipe is easy to put different variations on if you have other types ... Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas

Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas

Pavlovas are giant meringues with soft, marshmallowy interiors underneath a crisp shell. Like angel food cakes and sponge cakes, they are meant to be accessorized with fresh fruit, whipped cream and other wonderful sauces. I love it when I get a good one – and these Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas are good enough to love. The pavlovas are topped with a homemade strawberry rhubarb sauce, plenty of ... Read More »

Chocolate Coffee Whoopie Pies

Coffee Whoopie Pies

Coffee and chocolate together is usually described as mocha, an even blending of both elements to create a flavor that has plenty of both coffee and chocolate. These Chocolate Coffee Whoopie Pies have chocolate cookies sandwiching a coffee-infused filling, but unlike most “mocha” desserts, these two flavors stand out very independently on their own. This is because the coffee filling has a lot of coffee ... Read More »

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