Top-Rated Frozen Desserts

Readers awarded their highest ranking to these sweet treats and cool classics.

Strawberry-Buttermilk Gelato

Randy Mayor

Strawberry-Buttermilk Gelato

This Italian classic has a melt-in-your-mouth, creamy consistency that is satisfying on any summer day. “Great flavor and texture and so easy to make,” writes dory92064. “Tastes just like the gelatos I enjoyed in Italy, and I ate a lot of gelatos.”

View Recipe: Strawberry-Buttermilk Gelato

Frozen Blackberry-Lemon Chiffon Pie

Randy Mayor

Frozen Blackberry-Lemon Chiffon Pie

Seasonal berries take center stage in this light, refreshing indulgence. Take alice’s advice to add some pizzazz. “Mix up some lemon mousse (I made lemon pudding and Cool Whip) to go on the side for an elegant, refreshing desert.”

View Recipe: Frozen Blackberry-Lemon Chiffon Pie

Mini Ice-Cream Cakes

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Mini Ice-Cream Cakes

Here’s a sweet treat that can make any occasion a celebration. Cindy thought these charming mini cakes were perfect for her daughter’s 3rd birthday party. “I believe they were a hit.” She suggests cutting the cake "in squares with a knife instead of using a cookie/biscuit cutter.”

View Recipe: Mini Ice-Cream Cakes

Limoncello-Mint Sorbet with Fresh Blackberries

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Limoncello-Mint Sorbet with Fresh Blackberries

Limoncello is an Italian liqueur that can be mixed in a refreshing spritzer, but it truly stands out in this sorbet when paired with aromatic mint and fresh blackberries. “We made this for a five course gourmet dinner,” explains Peggi. “We used it for an intermezzo instead of a dessert. All our guests raved. It certainly cleared their palate for the next course!”

View Recipe: Limoncello-Mint Sorbet with Fresh Blackberries

Ice Cream Treasures

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ice Cream Treasures

Sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy all rolled up into one cool treat. Your taste buds will have a well-deserved field day. “Just delicious!” raves bselder2. “My family all went back for seconds. This is a perfect desert for a summer day. I drizzled some chocolate syrup on top too.”

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Strawberry Granita

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Strawberry Granita

“Wow! This is really good! I just wanted to eat the whole pan of it,” writes zulyblue. “Super easy with a really intense strawberry flavor.”

View Recipe: Strawberry Granita

Lemon Meringue Baked Alaska

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Lemon Meringue Baked Alaska

Treat your guests to a cool, creamy dessert that is both luscious and extremely easy. Try Tessa’s unique twist: “This was a hit, but even more fabulous was an invented Pina Colada Pie: make this with pineapple coconut sorbet instead of lemon and use coconut instead of lemon rind. That one disappeared in a New York minute.”

View Recipe: Lemon Meringue Baked Alaska

Peach Ice Cream

Peach Ice Cream

This Southern staple is hard to resist when a tantalizing batch requires only five ingredients. CL Fan writes, “This recipe is fantastic, very easy and full of peach flavor. It's simple but not too sweet like commercial ice cream. Would recommend this to anyone who loves a taste of summer.”

View Recipe: Peach Ice Cream

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