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12 Delicious Ice Cream Creations to Make Before Summer Ends

12 Delicious Ice Cream Creations to Make Before Summer Ends

Ice cream out of the pint is delicious — usually, it’s gone in one, two, three. Float, shakes, sundaes, sandwiches, and cakes can all turn into delectable ice cream creations to have with a group of friends — or all by yourself. That’s why for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) we decided to round up some sweet ice cream creations.

We asked The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network members to share their best ice cream recipes, and the results will make you want to have dessert for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ice cream floats for breakfast, “nice cream” for lunch, and ice cream cake for dinner — sounds perfect. Here are this week’s highlights.

Click here for the 12 Delicious Ice Cream Creations to Make Before Summer Ends slideshow.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches are no fuss — buy a pint of ice cream from the store and make your own cookies at home, because that’s what Peter Block of Feed Your Soul Too does. Cookies really don’t have too many ingredients. Mix the ingredients in your stand mixer, add chips, and bake. Just like that, you’ve elevated your ice cream with cookies.

Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream

Want a healthy and tasty alternative to ice cream? Try nice cream. It’s an ice cream that has one simple ingredient: banana. Lisa of Strum Simmer Sip takes blended bananas and combines them with organic cocoa powder, fresh chunks of cherries, vanilla Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and a dash of vanilla almond milk for a delicious healthy ice cream recipe.

Heart-Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

For this recipe, Kit Graham of The Kittchen uses frozen puréed bananas to make a creamy, healthy alternative to ice cream. In terms of ice cream creation, Kit is No. 1 — puréed bananas as ice cream is genius. That’s why her Heart-Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches is the winner of this week’s SWAT. To make these ice cream sandwiches, you’ll prepare peanut butter and oat cookies that are somewhat similar to a chewy granola bar. The result is a much healthier version of an ice cream sandwich that will still satisfy your sweet tooth.

Want more ice cream creations? Don’t worry! We have 12 sinful ice cream recipes for you to try.

No-Churn Bourbon Vanilla Fudge Swirl Ice Cream with Toffee Bits

They always do it big in the South — down home, decadent, over the top — that’s what your ice cream deserves. We’re glad that this ice cream has some Southern flair, because that means a delicious fudge swirl and bourbon ice cream. Yes, please. For the No-Churn Bourbon Vanilla Fudge Swirl Ice Cream with Toffee Bits recipe, click here.

Cheese Cake Batter Ice Cream

These cheesecake batter ice cream cones are not exactly ice cream at all. Cookies and cream cheesecake batter is frozen and scooped into ice cream cones for an exquisitely rich, portable summertime treat — a sweet dessert that you need to try. For the Cheese Cake Batter Ice Cream recipe, click here.


Comforting, Indulgent Dishes and Desserts Featuring Cream

This classic recipe for cream puffs is made with choux pastry and bakes up into airy, tender puffs.

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.

Top Chef Masters finalist Traci des Jardins creates a gorgeous cold-weather hors d'oeuvre with roasted beets, horseradish cream, and rye toast.

In 2009, Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, were winners in Brooklyn, New York's Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie. Winning the contest was the impetus for Kave to open First Prize Pies in Brooklyn.

About 15 slender baby carrots &mdash grilled until charred, then tightly rolled inside a tortilla with poblano-spiked sour cream &mdash make for a superb vegetable wrap.

"I have a lot of guys from Oaxaca in my kitchen, and they put salt on everything," says Travis Lett. "When I saw one of them add salt to this dessert, I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea.'"

Yigit Pura's ultra-chocolaty version of a coupe combines cocoa nib mousse with chocolate cream and chocolate wafer cookies. The salty hazelnut crumble topping is versatile &mdash Pura recommends using it to replace streusel in just about any dessert.

Here the classically round coconut cake is transformed into a handsome rectangle while giving it a moist, airy feel. Layered with saffron cream, the cake gets a modern flavor boost.

Instead of making individual biscuits or multiple layers, Tim Love simply pours the batter into a 9- by- 13-inch baking pan.

Some things can become a ritual on Sunday mornings, like baking a batch of blueberry and sour cream muffins for the whole gang.

These individual cakes are topped with mascarpone cream instead of whipped cream and given luscious brandied cherries instead of jarred.

Hosea Rosenberg created this quickly seared tuna recipe in 2001, when he was head chef at Boulder's Dandelion restaurant. He spikes the ginger cream with Sriracha, the spicy red Thai chile sauce.

Katie Rosenhouse, pastry chef at Olana in New York City, makes gingerbread year-round &mdash not just at Christmastime. Her supermoist cake, flavored with molasses for a mellow sweetness, is excellent with wine-poached pears or a topping of whipped mascarpone and sugary, slightly bitter confited orange peel.

Sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this quick, no-cook sauce. Fusilli would also be a good shape to use here the cream sauce will cling to its every curve.

You can use any type of sole for this dish, such as petrale, lemon, or gray. They're all delicate in flavor, as is the simple lemon cream sauce. The balance in strength ensures that neither will overwhelm the other the sauce just enhances the fillets.


Comforting, Indulgent Dishes and Desserts Featuring Cream

This classic recipe for cream puffs is made with choux pastry and bakes up into airy, tender puffs.

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.

Top Chef Masters finalist Traci des Jardins creates a gorgeous cold-weather hors d'oeuvre with roasted beets, horseradish cream, and rye toast.

In 2009, Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, were winners in Brooklyn, New York's Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie. Winning the contest was the impetus for Kave to open First Prize Pies in Brooklyn.

About 15 slender baby carrots &mdash grilled until charred, then tightly rolled inside a tortilla with poblano-spiked sour cream &mdash make for a superb vegetable wrap.

"I have a lot of guys from Oaxaca in my kitchen, and they put salt on everything," says Travis Lett. "When I saw one of them add salt to this dessert, I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea.'"

Yigit Pura's ultra-chocolaty version of a coupe combines cocoa nib mousse with chocolate cream and chocolate wafer cookies. The salty hazelnut crumble topping is versatile &mdash Pura recommends using it to replace streusel in just about any dessert.

Here the classically round coconut cake is transformed into a handsome rectangle while giving it a moist, airy feel. Layered with saffron cream, the cake gets a modern flavor boost.

Instead of making individual biscuits or multiple layers, Tim Love simply pours the batter into a 9- by- 13-inch baking pan.

Some things can become a ritual on Sunday mornings, like baking a batch of blueberry and sour cream muffins for the whole gang.

These individual cakes are topped with mascarpone cream instead of whipped cream and given luscious brandied cherries instead of jarred.

Hosea Rosenberg created this quickly seared tuna recipe in 2001, when he was head chef at Boulder's Dandelion restaurant. He spikes the ginger cream with Sriracha, the spicy red Thai chile sauce.

Katie Rosenhouse, pastry chef at Olana in New York City, makes gingerbread year-round &mdash not just at Christmastime. Her supermoist cake, flavored with molasses for a mellow sweetness, is excellent with wine-poached pears or a topping of whipped mascarpone and sugary, slightly bitter confited orange peel.

Sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this quick, no-cook sauce. Fusilli would also be a good shape to use here the cream sauce will cling to its every curve.

You can use any type of sole for this dish, such as petrale, lemon, or gray. They're all delicate in flavor, as is the simple lemon cream sauce. The balance in strength ensures that neither will overwhelm the other the sauce just enhances the fillets.


Comforting, Indulgent Dishes and Desserts Featuring Cream

This classic recipe for cream puffs is made with choux pastry and bakes up into airy, tender puffs.

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.

Top Chef Masters finalist Traci des Jardins creates a gorgeous cold-weather hors d'oeuvre with roasted beets, horseradish cream, and rye toast.

In 2009, Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, were winners in Brooklyn, New York's Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie. Winning the contest was the impetus for Kave to open First Prize Pies in Brooklyn.

About 15 slender baby carrots &mdash grilled until charred, then tightly rolled inside a tortilla with poblano-spiked sour cream &mdash make for a superb vegetable wrap.

"I have a lot of guys from Oaxaca in my kitchen, and they put salt on everything," says Travis Lett. "When I saw one of them add salt to this dessert, I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea.'"

Yigit Pura's ultra-chocolaty version of a coupe combines cocoa nib mousse with chocolate cream and chocolate wafer cookies. The salty hazelnut crumble topping is versatile &mdash Pura recommends using it to replace streusel in just about any dessert.

Here the classically round coconut cake is transformed into a handsome rectangle while giving it a moist, airy feel. Layered with saffron cream, the cake gets a modern flavor boost.

Instead of making individual biscuits or multiple layers, Tim Love simply pours the batter into a 9- by- 13-inch baking pan.

Some things can become a ritual on Sunday mornings, like baking a batch of blueberry and sour cream muffins for the whole gang.

These individual cakes are topped with mascarpone cream instead of whipped cream and given luscious brandied cherries instead of jarred.

Hosea Rosenberg created this quickly seared tuna recipe in 2001, when he was head chef at Boulder's Dandelion restaurant. He spikes the ginger cream with Sriracha, the spicy red Thai chile sauce.

Katie Rosenhouse, pastry chef at Olana in New York City, makes gingerbread year-round &mdash not just at Christmastime. Her supermoist cake, flavored with molasses for a mellow sweetness, is excellent with wine-poached pears or a topping of whipped mascarpone and sugary, slightly bitter confited orange peel.

Sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this quick, no-cook sauce. Fusilli would also be a good shape to use here the cream sauce will cling to its every curve.

You can use any type of sole for this dish, such as petrale, lemon, or gray. They're all delicate in flavor, as is the simple lemon cream sauce. The balance in strength ensures that neither will overwhelm the other the sauce just enhances the fillets.


Comforting, Indulgent Dishes and Desserts Featuring Cream

This classic recipe for cream puffs is made with choux pastry and bakes up into airy, tender puffs.

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.

Top Chef Masters finalist Traci des Jardins creates a gorgeous cold-weather hors d'oeuvre with roasted beets, horseradish cream, and rye toast.

In 2009, Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, were winners in Brooklyn, New York's Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie. Winning the contest was the impetus for Kave to open First Prize Pies in Brooklyn.

About 15 slender baby carrots &mdash grilled until charred, then tightly rolled inside a tortilla with poblano-spiked sour cream &mdash make for a superb vegetable wrap.

"I have a lot of guys from Oaxaca in my kitchen, and they put salt on everything," says Travis Lett. "When I saw one of them add salt to this dessert, I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea.'"

Yigit Pura's ultra-chocolaty version of a coupe combines cocoa nib mousse with chocolate cream and chocolate wafer cookies. The salty hazelnut crumble topping is versatile &mdash Pura recommends using it to replace streusel in just about any dessert.

Here the classically round coconut cake is transformed into a handsome rectangle while giving it a moist, airy feel. Layered with saffron cream, the cake gets a modern flavor boost.

Instead of making individual biscuits or multiple layers, Tim Love simply pours the batter into a 9- by- 13-inch baking pan.

Some things can become a ritual on Sunday mornings, like baking a batch of blueberry and sour cream muffins for the whole gang.

These individual cakes are topped with mascarpone cream instead of whipped cream and given luscious brandied cherries instead of jarred.

Hosea Rosenberg created this quickly seared tuna recipe in 2001, when he was head chef at Boulder's Dandelion restaurant. He spikes the ginger cream with Sriracha, the spicy red Thai chile sauce.

Katie Rosenhouse, pastry chef at Olana in New York City, makes gingerbread year-round &mdash not just at Christmastime. Her supermoist cake, flavored with molasses for a mellow sweetness, is excellent with wine-poached pears or a topping of whipped mascarpone and sugary, slightly bitter confited orange peel.

Sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this quick, no-cook sauce. Fusilli would also be a good shape to use here the cream sauce will cling to its every curve.

You can use any type of sole for this dish, such as petrale, lemon, or gray. They're all delicate in flavor, as is the simple lemon cream sauce. The balance in strength ensures that neither will overwhelm the other the sauce just enhances the fillets.


Comforting, Indulgent Dishes and Desserts Featuring Cream

This classic recipe for cream puffs is made with choux pastry and bakes up into airy, tender puffs.

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.

Top Chef Masters finalist Traci des Jardins creates a gorgeous cold-weather hors d'oeuvre with roasted beets, horseradish cream, and rye toast.

In 2009, Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, were winners in Brooklyn, New York's Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie. Winning the contest was the impetus for Kave to open First Prize Pies in Brooklyn.

About 15 slender baby carrots &mdash grilled until charred, then tightly rolled inside a tortilla with poblano-spiked sour cream &mdash make for a superb vegetable wrap.

"I have a lot of guys from Oaxaca in my kitchen, and they put salt on everything," says Travis Lett. "When I saw one of them add salt to this dessert, I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea.'"

Yigit Pura's ultra-chocolaty version of a coupe combines cocoa nib mousse with chocolate cream and chocolate wafer cookies. The salty hazelnut crumble topping is versatile &mdash Pura recommends using it to replace streusel in just about any dessert.

Here the classically round coconut cake is transformed into a handsome rectangle while giving it a moist, airy feel. Layered with saffron cream, the cake gets a modern flavor boost.

Instead of making individual biscuits or multiple layers, Tim Love simply pours the batter into a 9- by- 13-inch baking pan.

Some things can become a ritual on Sunday mornings, like baking a batch of blueberry and sour cream muffins for the whole gang.

These individual cakes are topped with mascarpone cream instead of whipped cream and given luscious brandied cherries instead of jarred.

Hosea Rosenberg created this quickly seared tuna recipe in 2001, when he was head chef at Boulder's Dandelion restaurant. He spikes the ginger cream with Sriracha, the spicy red Thai chile sauce.

Katie Rosenhouse, pastry chef at Olana in New York City, makes gingerbread year-round &mdash not just at Christmastime. Her supermoist cake, flavored with molasses for a mellow sweetness, is excellent with wine-poached pears or a topping of whipped mascarpone and sugary, slightly bitter confited orange peel.

Sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this quick, no-cook sauce. Fusilli would also be a good shape to use here the cream sauce will cling to its every curve.

You can use any type of sole for this dish, such as petrale, lemon, or gray. They're all delicate in flavor, as is the simple lemon cream sauce. The balance in strength ensures that neither will overwhelm the other the sauce just enhances the fillets.


Comforting, Indulgent Dishes and Desserts Featuring Cream

This classic recipe for cream puffs is made with choux pastry and bakes up into airy, tender puffs.

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.

Top Chef Masters finalist Traci des Jardins creates a gorgeous cold-weather hors d'oeuvre with roasted beets, horseradish cream, and rye toast.

In 2009, Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, were winners in Brooklyn, New York's Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie. Winning the contest was the impetus for Kave to open First Prize Pies in Brooklyn.

About 15 slender baby carrots &mdash grilled until charred, then tightly rolled inside a tortilla with poblano-spiked sour cream &mdash make for a superb vegetable wrap.

"I have a lot of guys from Oaxaca in my kitchen, and they put salt on everything," says Travis Lett. "When I saw one of them add salt to this dessert, I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea.'"

Yigit Pura's ultra-chocolaty version of a coupe combines cocoa nib mousse with chocolate cream and chocolate wafer cookies. The salty hazelnut crumble topping is versatile &mdash Pura recommends using it to replace streusel in just about any dessert.

Here the classically round coconut cake is transformed into a handsome rectangle while giving it a moist, airy feel. Layered with saffron cream, the cake gets a modern flavor boost.

Instead of making individual biscuits or multiple layers, Tim Love simply pours the batter into a 9- by- 13-inch baking pan.

Some things can become a ritual on Sunday mornings, like baking a batch of blueberry and sour cream muffins for the whole gang.

These individual cakes are topped with mascarpone cream instead of whipped cream and given luscious brandied cherries instead of jarred.

Hosea Rosenberg created this quickly seared tuna recipe in 2001, when he was head chef at Boulder's Dandelion restaurant. He spikes the ginger cream with Sriracha, the spicy red Thai chile sauce.

Katie Rosenhouse, pastry chef at Olana in New York City, makes gingerbread year-round &mdash not just at Christmastime. Her supermoist cake, flavored with molasses for a mellow sweetness, is excellent with wine-poached pears or a topping of whipped mascarpone and sugary, slightly bitter confited orange peel.

Sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this quick, no-cook sauce. Fusilli would also be a good shape to use here the cream sauce will cling to its every curve.

You can use any type of sole for this dish, such as petrale, lemon, or gray. They're all delicate in flavor, as is the simple lemon cream sauce. The balance in strength ensures that neither will overwhelm the other the sauce just enhances the fillets.


Comforting, Indulgent Dishes and Desserts Featuring Cream

This classic recipe for cream puffs is made with choux pastry and bakes up into airy, tender puffs.

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.

Top Chef Masters finalist Traci des Jardins creates a gorgeous cold-weather hors d'oeuvre with roasted beets, horseradish cream, and rye toast.

In 2009, Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, were winners in Brooklyn, New York's Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie. Winning the contest was the impetus for Kave to open First Prize Pies in Brooklyn.

About 15 slender baby carrots &mdash grilled until charred, then tightly rolled inside a tortilla with poblano-spiked sour cream &mdash make for a superb vegetable wrap.

"I have a lot of guys from Oaxaca in my kitchen, and they put salt on everything," says Travis Lett. "When I saw one of them add salt to this dessert, I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea.'"

Yigit Pura's ultra-chocolaty version of a coupe combines cocoa nib mousse with chocolate cream and chocolate wafer cookies. The salty hazelnut crumble topping is versatile &mdash Pura recommends using it to replace streusel in just about any dessert.

Here the classically round coconut cake is transformed into a handsome rectangle while giving it a moist, airy feel. Layered with saffron cream, the cake gets a modern flavor boost.

Instead of making individual biscuits or multiple layers, Tim Love simply pours the batter into a 9- by- 13-inch baking pan.

Some things can become a ritual on Sunday mornings, like baking a batch of blueberry and sour cream muffins for the whole gang.

These individual cakes are topped with mascarpone cream instead of whipped cream and given luscious brandied cherries instead of jarred.

Hosea Rosenberg created this quickly seared tuna recipe in 2001, when he was head chef at Boulder's Dandelion restaurant. He spikes the ginger cream with Sriracha, the spicy red Thai chile sauce.

Katie Rosenhouse, pastry chef at Olana in New York City, makes gingerbread year-round &mdash not just at Christmastime. Her supermoist cake, flavored with molasses for a mellow sweetness, is excellent with wine-poached pears or a topping of whipped mascarpone and sugary, slightly bitter confited orange peel.

Sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this quick, no-cook sauce. Fusilli would also be a good shape to use here the cream sauce will cling to its every curve.

You can use any type of sole for this dish, such as petrale, lemon, or gray. They're all delicate in flavor, as is the simple lemon cream sauce. The balance in strength ensures that neither will overwhelm the other the sauce just enhances the fillets.


Comforting, Indulgent Dishes and Desserts Featuring Cream

This classic recipe for cream puffs is made with choux pastry and bakes up into airy, tender puffs.

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.

Top Chef Masters finalist Traci des Jardins creates a gorgeous cold-weather hors d'oeuvre with roasted beets, horseradish cream, and rye toast.

In 2009, Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, were winners in Brooklyn, New York's Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie. Winning the contest was the impetus for Kave to open First Prize Pies in Brooklyn.

About 15 slender baby carrots &mdash grilled until charred, then tightly rolled inside a tortilla with poblano-spiked sour cream &mdash make for a superb vegetable wrap.

"I have a lot of guys from Oaxaca in my kitchen, and they put salt on everything," says Travis Lett. "When I saw one of them add salt to this dessert, I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea.'"

Yigit Pura's ultra-chocolaty version of a coupe combines cocoa nib mousse with chocolate cream and chocolate wafer cookies. The salty hazelnut crumble topping is versatile &mdash Pura recommends using it to replace streusel in just about any dessert.

Here the classically round coconut cake is transformed into a handsome rectangle while giving it a moist, airy feel. Layered with saffron cream, the cake gets a modern flavor boost.

Instead of making individual biscuits or multiple layers, Tim Love simply pours the batter into a 9- by- 13-inch baking pan.

Some things can become a ritual on Sunday mornings, like baking a batch of blueberry and sour cream muffins for the whole gang.

These individual cakes are topped with mascarpone cream instead of whipped cream and given luscious brandied cherries instead of jarred.

Hosea Rosenberg created this quickly seared tuna recipe in 2001, when he was head chef at Boulder's Dandelion restaurant. He spikes the ginger cream with Sriracha, the spicy red Thai chile sauce.

Katie Rosenhouse, pastry chef at Olana in New York City, makes gingerbread year-round &mdash not just at Christmastime. Her supermoist cake, flavored with molasses for a mellow sweetness, is excellent with wine-poached pears or a topping of whipped mascarpone and sugary, slightly bitter confited orange peel.

Sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this quick, no-cook sauce. Fusilli would also be a good shape to use here the cream sauce will cling to its every curve.

You can use any type of sole for this dish, such as petrale, lemon, or gray. They're all delicate in flavor, as is the simple lemon cream sauce. The balance in strength ensures that neither will overwhelm the other the sauce just enhances the fillets.


Comforting, Indulgent Dishes and Desserts Featuring Cream

This classic recipe for cream puffs is made with choux pastry and bakes up into airy, tender puffs.

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.

Top Chef Masters finalist Traci des Jardins creates a gorgeous cold-weather hors d'oeuvre with roasted beets, horseradish cream, and rye toast.

In 2009, Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, were winners in Brooklyn, New York's Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie. Winning the contest was the impetus for Kave to open First Prize Pies in Brooklyn.

About 15 slender baby carrots &mdash grilled until charred, then tightly rolled inside a tortilla with poblano-spiked sour cream &mdash make for a superb vegetable wrap.

"I have a lot of guys from Oaxaca in my kitchen, and they put salt on everything," says Travis Lett. "When I saw one of them add salt to this dessert, I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea.'"

Yigit Pura's ultra-chocolaty version of a coupe combines cocoa nib mousse with chocolate cream and chocolate wafer cookies. The salty hazelnut crumble topping is versatile &mdash Pura recommends using it to replace streusel in just about any dessert.

Here the classically round coconut cake is transformed into a handsome rectangle while giving it a moist, airy feel. Layered with saffron cream, the cake gets a modern flavor boost.

Instead of making individual biscuits or multiple layers, Tim Love simply pours the batter into a 9- by- 13-inch baking pan.

Some things can become a ritual on Sunday mornings, like baking a batch of blueberry and sour cream muffins for the whole gang.

These individual cakes are topped with mascarpone cream instead of whipped cream and given luscious brandied cherries instead of jarred.

Hosea Rosenberg created this quickly seared tuna recipe in 2001, when he was head chef at Boulder's Dandelion restaurant. He spikes the ginger cream with Sriracha, the spicy red Thai chile sauce.

Katie Rosenhouse, pastry chef at Olana in New York City, makes gingerbread year-round &mdash not just at Christmastime. Her supermoist cake, flavored with molasses for a mellow sweetness, is excellent with wine-poached pears or a topping of whipped mascarpone and sugary, slightly bitter confited orange peel.

Sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this quick, no-cook sauce. Fusilli would also be a good shape to use here the cream sauce will cling to its every curve.

You can use any type of sole for this dish, such as petrale, lemon, or gray. They're all delicate in flavor, as is the simple lemon cream sauce. The balance in strength ensures that neither will overwhelm the other the sauce just enhances the fillets.


Comforting, Indulgent Dishes and Desserts Featuring Cream

This classic recipe for cream puffs is made with choux pastry and bakes up into airy, tender puffs.

Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.

These strawberries, macerated in lime and honey, become a bracing summer dessert when served over a scoop of lemon sorbet. The whole thing can also go into the blender with a shot of rum to make an excellent frozen daiquiri.

Top Chef Masters finalist Traci des Jardins creates a gorgeous cold-weather hors d'oeuvre with roasted beets, horseradish cream, and rye toast.

In 2009, Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, were winners in Brooklyn, New York's Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie. Winning the contest was the impetus for Kave to open First Prize Pies in Brooklyn.

About 15 slender baby carrots &mdash grilled until charred, then tightly rolled inside a tortilla with poblano-spiked sour cream &mdash make for a superb vegetable wrap.

"I have a lot of guys from Oaxaca in my kitchen, and they put salt on everything," says Travis Lett. "When I saw one of them add salt to this dessert, I thought, 'Hey, that's a great idea.'"

Yigit Pura's ultra-chocolaty version of a coupe combines cocoa nib mousse with chocolate cream and chocolate wafer cookies. The salty hazelnut crumble topping is versatile &mdash Pura recommends using it to replace streusel in just about any dessert.

Here the classically round coconut cake is transformed into a handsome rectangle while giving it a moist, airy feel. Layered with saffron cream, the cake gets a modern flavor boost.

Instead of making individual biscuits or multiple layers, Tim Love simply pours the batter into a 9- by- 13-inch baking pan.

Some things can become a ritual on Sunday mornings, like baking a batch of blueberry and sour cream muffins for the whole gang.

These individual cakes are topped with mascarpone cream instead of whipped cream and given luscious brandied cherries instead of jarred.

Hosea Rosenberg created this quickly seared tuna recipe in 2001, when he was head chef at Boulder's Dandelion restaurant. He spikes the ginger cream with Sriracha, the spicy red Thai chile sauce.

Katie Rosenhouse, pastry chef at Olana in New York City, makes gingerbread year-round &mdash not just at Christmastime. Her supermoist cake, flavored with molasses for a mellow sweetness, is excellent with wine-poached pears or a topping of whipped mascarpone and sugary, slightly bitter confited orange peel.

Sun-dried tomatoes give intense flavor to this quick, no-cook sauce. Fusilli would also be a good shape to use here the cream sauce will cling to its every curve.

You can use any type of sole for this dish, such as petrale, lemon, or gray. They're all delicate in flavor, as is the simple lemon cream sauce. The balance in strength ensures that neither will overwhelm the other the sauce just enhances the fillets.