Strawberries, Peaches, and Basil with Orange Vinaigrette
The warm vinaigrette releases an intoxicating perfume when poured over the fresh fruit. Serve within 20 minutes of preparing for maximum flavor and optimal temperature.
Think of this for your next summer get-together. It's the ultimate adult snow cone – booze included. The grape juice sweetens up the velvety red wine. Garnish with an orange and enjoy.
Bittersweet Chocolate-Cherry Sorbet with Fresh Cherry Compote
Tart-sweet cherry and strong dark chocolate flavors meld beautifully in this surprisingly rich sorbet crowned with juicy fresh cherries. Use a high-quality jam for the sorbet, and be sure to start the process a day ahead for the best flavor and texture.
These simple cookies give just the right amount of sweet to satisfy your craving. Make a few batches, and freeze some to enjoy throughout the season.
Sparkling Apricot Sorbet
Cool off with this divinely refreshing treat. Sparkling wine is the secret ingredient that everyone will be asking about.
Watermelon with Tangy Granita
Juicy-crisp watermelon chunks turn extra-refreshing with a cold topping of slushy cucumber-lime granita. If you have access to both, use red and yellow watermelon.
Intense Fruit Gelées
French Martini Sorbet
A twist on a classic cocktail, French Martini Sorbet looks elegant served in a martini glass.
Spicy Mango Granita
Spicy and tropical sweet flavors make this a unique and balanced tasting slushy. Delight guests or just treat yourself with this recipe.
Avocado Ice Pops
Surprisingly creamy and rich, despite being dairy-free, it seems like avocados were made for freezing on a stick. Perfect for both getting a serving of fruit and cooling down, the hint of lime will leave you dreaming of the tropics.
Citrus Tea Sorbet
Use an unflavored black tea, or substitute your favorite tea. This refreshing sorbet makes a great ending to a spicy meal. If you use loose tea, strain it out and discard before adding the sugar.
Pineapple and Orange Salad with Toasted Coconut
This fruit salad is a sweet end to your dinner. And you just can't beat a sprinkling of toasted coconut on top.
Grapefruit Granita with Pear-and-Pom Relish
No need to relegate icy treats to the summertime. This granita will make a fantastic addition to your holiday get-togethers.
Bing Cherry Sorbet with Prosecco
For extra cherry essence, top this delicious dessert with chopped fresh cherries.
This delicious dessert not only tastes great, but is chock full of nutrient-rich fruit and whole grains as well. It's equally good warm or cold, and low-fat vanilla ice cream makes a nice topping.
Make the most of fresh pineapple and cool down on a hot summer night with this deliciously smooth and creamy pineapple dessert.
Raspberry-Mint Ice Pops
This tart pop is a fun break from the usual sweet pop. Even better? It only needs five ingredients.
Cranberry-Whiskey Sour Slush
Is it a drink or dessert? Who cares? It satisfies both cravings.