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Sifted: Coconut Strawberry Swirl Pops, Chocolate Fluffernutter Pie + More

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1. Throwing a Memorial Day bash this weekend? Keep things cool with Leelalicious’ crowd-pleasing coconut-strawberry swirl pops.

2. Perpetually Hungry tops light Belgian ale with homemade watermelon juice to make a refreshing early summer shandy.

3. Breaking out the grill this weekend? Try Daring Gourmet’s Greek-inspired burgers, which are garnished with crumbled feta and tzatziki.

4. Inspired by our evening of kung pao shrimp tacos, we’re putting an Asian spin on pizza with this Vietnamese-inspired pizza from I Am a Food Blog, topped with sticky-sweet shrimp, cilantro and Thai chiles.

5. No need to turn on the oven: Boulder Locavore lets the freezer do the work for her retro chocolate fluffernutter pie.

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Sifted: Brownie Sundae Cups, Beer-Battered Onion Rings and More

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1.  With a cherry on top: Bake brownies in a muffin pan and top with a scoop of your favorite ice cream to form these childhood-inspired hot fudge brownie sundae cups from Leanne Bakes.

2. This stunning three-layered cream cake from Box of Spice is studded with chopped pecans and shredded coconut, then smeared with fluffy cream cheese frosting.

3. Our Four Forks gives empanadas a tropical twist by stuffing the flaky pockets with sweet potato and topping them with a bright mango salsa.

4. Frozen blackberries and raspberries double as ice cubes in Boulder Locavore’s elderflower gin fizz cocktails.

5. Paired with a smoked paprika aioli, Knead for Food’s beer-battered onion rings are the perfect party finger food.

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Savory Scoops: Celebrate Creative Ice Cream Today

Happy Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day! If this edible occasion is news to you, make up for all the years that you’ve been missing out by amping up your ice cream intake today. Most importantly, today’s the day to seek out the most imaginative flavors beyond the old faithful duo of vanilla and chocolate. Unusual add-ins, often of the meaty persuasion, are popping up at ice cream parlors all over the country and include odd but inventive combinations like chorizo caramel, nova lox and berry barbecue. With such protein-packed flavors available, you could probably substitute ice cream for every meal today and feel satisfied. (I know I would.) To encourage your own creamy creativity at home, here are a few ice cream recipes to start your new favorite holiday off right: with a cone stacked high full of weird and wild scoops.

Trail Mix Ice Cream (pictured above)

Ice cream and camping don’t usually bunk together, but this trail mix-studded frozen concoction is the exception. Riddled with nuts, chocolate candies and raisins, this cone is equipped to hit the trails (at least in spirit).

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Mix It Up: Breadcrumbs in Ice Cream

Ice Cream Mix Ins

Your job as an ice cream maker is to make unforgettable flavors. By combining ingredients that are iconic, and retooling classic combinations, you arrive at ice cream that becomes the main event. Each ice cream has many components that contribute to its character – color, crunch, cream, scent. All of those add up to create the sensory experience of the flavor – but it’s more than that, it becomes a personality. You create the personality of an ice cream by mixing and matching the base ice cream flavor with exciting sauces or bits that are added after the ice cream freezes in the canister machine.

What I love is that subtle tweaks to a recipe can alter the whole theme of the ice cream – and that changes what you believe about it and has a big affect on how you perceive the flavor. One of my favorite additions to ice cream is simple bread crumbs. I usually double toast them, and when added to ice cream they absorb the sugar syrup in the cream and become soft and cake-like. You can do a lot with bread. Consider the personality of these three similar, but very different ice creams, each made by adding toasted bread crumbs to the ice cream and layering jam throughout:

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Someone Put Sriracha in My Shake and It Wasn’t a Mistake (A Review)

Sriracha, that red Asian-inspired hot chili sauce whose green-capped squeeze bottle with a rooster printed on it, is more than just a means of spicing up a dish — Asian or otherwise. Like bacon, this iconic hot sauce has garnered praise from all over the culinary spectrum, and it has been elevated to having cult status by the power of Internet-fueled fandom. But can the popularity of Sriracha go too far? I mean, would you put Sriracha hot chili sauce on your sweet and creamy milkshake?

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5 Easy Ways to Salt-ify Summer Sweets

Sweet Corn

Toss roasted or grilled sweet corn in sugar syrup for a surprisingly addictive ice cream topping.

Remember when salted caramel was considered a culinary novelty? What about when bacon chocolate chip cookies were avant-garde? With maple bacon cupcakes and salted caramel milkshakes now on the menu, it’s easy to forget that not long ago sprinkling sea salt over anything sweet was a little bit brave.

If you’re daydreaming about Pineapple Upside Cake with Hawaiian Sea Salt right about now, you’re not alone — we are too. It’s summer and we’re hooked on the whole sweet and savory thing ourselves.  In fact, just thinking about all the clever and complex summer pairings that have yet to make it mainstream has our sweet (and salty) tooths going AWOL.

Hungry for answers, we caught up with Pastry Chef Christina Lee of NYC’s Recette to uncover a few off-the-beaten path ideas for salt-ifying popular summer desserts.

5 Salty Sweet Pairings for the Summer:

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Summer’s Hottest Ice Cream Flavors

Coffee and Donuts Sundae: Fresh-Baked Cinnamon Donuts, Coffee Ice Cream and Hot Fudge Sauce.

Summer’s here, and that means indulging in our favorite summer foods: burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, frosty cocktails and — of course — ice cream.

Every year, ice cream store owners across the country predict which flavors will most appeal to customers. As new flavors come on the market, proprietors weigh the pros and cons of swapping in a new option for a low performer from the previous year. This can mean hitting the jackpot with a hot new flavor, or sinking money into a dud that will sit around all season.

Nowhere is ice cream in higher demand than at the beach, including the Jersey Shore, a destination for New Jersey locals and visitors from nearby New York City and Philadelphia. Skipper Dipper has been a local, family-owned ice cream tradition for 35 years, a line of beach-goers often snaking out the door of its Long Beach Island, NJ location.

Store owner Dave Powitz shares the early ice cream trends from this summer.

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Philadelphia-Style Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

When I was little I lived in Philadelphia, just steps from an ice cream parlor. At the time I didn’t know what Philadelphia-Style ice cream was, nor would I have cared. All I knew was that the ice cream was cold, creamy and delicious.

Fast-forward 40 years and I am brought back to this memory by a desire for chocolate ice cream. I’d usually make my favorite “French” custard base, which results in a rich, creamy, luscious ice cream, but I wanted it fast and without fuss. The French-style requires making an egg custard and then adding flavors. But, this is by no means the only way to make fantastic ice creams. The eggless version is often referred to as Philadelphia-style, which is just cream, sugar and lots of flavor. The texture is a bit lighter but no less delicious, and it is so simple and fast to put together.

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Sifted: Sandcastle Cake, Ice Cream Cupcakes and More

Food Through the Page's Sandcastle Cake

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  1. Looking for a wow factor? This sandcastle cake from Food Through the Pages is your answer. Move over Barbie, Little Mermaid is the new cake topping queen.
  2. We’re inspired by Trissalicious’ beautiful recreation of French Laundry’s salmon tartare cornets. For a night you truly want to challenge your culinary skills, try these delicate treats.
  3. Cupcakes just got a summer make over with these coffee ice cream cupcakes from How Sweet Eats. Store in the freezer to enjoy them throughout the week (if they’ll last that long).
  4. Combine puff pastry, Parmesan, poppy seeds and a dash of cayenne to make Treats easy and delicious cheese straws. They’re the perfect appetizer for your summer cocktail parties.
  5. Cool off with A Thought For Food’s refreshing rhubarb and strawberry limeade. And while you’re at it, top it off with some Prosecco for even more fun.

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