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Frozen Friday: Ice Cream Truffles

We’re in for a long, hot summer. So to stave off heat stroke, we’re bringing you our favorite summer treats each week as part of Frozen Friday, giving you the scoop on our favorite ice-cold recipes and party ideas to help you stay cool all summer long.

Does a full ice cream cake seem like too great a commitment? (Are you crazy?) If so, go for a more poppable alternative that also happens to be one of the easiest and most gourmet-looking summer desserts around, especially for the minimal effort it requires. Perfect for a party of one or a house full of hungry guests, ice cream truffles sport that crunchy exterior and smooth interior that is almost too quick to delight. Suddenly sitting around all day eating bon bons doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all.

1. Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Truffles: It’s love at first sight (like Valentine’s Day months early) with Hungry Happenings‘ black-raspberry-chocolate ice cream truffles coated in chocolate shavings and pink candy melts (pictured above).

 

2. Pistachio Ice Cream TrufflesBitterSweet prepares a homemade orange-scented pistachio ice cream dipped in liquid chocolate that just so happens to be vegan.

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Hump Day Snack: Christmas-in-July Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas in July, when rather than pining for yuletide regulars like eggnog, snowmen and candy canes, we dive into the festive Peppermint Brownie Ice Cream Cake that lets us celebrate both. The cool and velveteen ice cream is made without an ice cream machine using cream cheese, airy cool whip and a touch of minty flavor. Slather the ice cream between layers of decadent, chewy brownies to create a tower of chocolatey, candy-cane goodness, then drizzle chocolate sauce in every crevice for even more flavor. Finish the cake with a sprinkle of chopped candy canes and tiny swirls of whipped cream on top to resemble the frosty snowcaps of December, and serve this pretty peppermint party-pleaser with Christmas-in-July cheer. ‘Tis the season!

Check out more of Cooking Channel’s recipes that transform winter’s best comfort foods into picnic-ready summer dishes:

 

Frozen Friday: The Truck Treats

We’re in for a long, hot summer. So to stave off heat stroke, we’re bringing you our favorite summer treats each week as part of Frozen Friday, giving you the scoop on our favorite ice-cold recipes and party ideas to help you stay cool all summer long.

As we celebrate National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, we felt the need to pay homage to the jingling trucks that never cease to make kids (of all ages) come running. If you’ve never tried one of these (admittedly) artificial delights, welcome to a weekend of crunchy, chocolate-covered bliss and a lifetime of indecision over which to call your favorite. Whether these induce nostalgia or new sugar comas, here are five homemade versions of the childhood classics.

1. Choco Tacos: Raining Hot Coupons makes “America’s coolest taco” a little bit cooler (and surprisingly simple) with sculpted waffle bowls and fudge ripple ice cream covered in melted chocolate and chopped peanuts (pictured above).

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Frozen Friday: Nanaimo Bars

We’re in for a long, hot summer. So to stave off heat stroke, we’re bringing you our favorite summer treats each week as part of Frozen Friday, giving you the scoop on our favorite ice-cold recipes and party ideas to help you stay cool all summer long.

Great things come from Canada: maple syrup, peanut butter, Ryan Gosling, Alex Trebek, hockey (we guess), and among many other things, NANAIMO BARS. Not enough Americans know about this ridiculously delicious and easy-to-make treat from our northern neighbors. With a nutty cracker bottom, cold creamy center and melted chocolate topping, this is a perfect summer treat to introduce to the people of our nation… just in time for the 4th. America is a land of pioneers after all.

1. Classic Nanaimo BarsCooking Classy puts a slight twist on the traditional crust by mixing pecan cookie pieces with the shredded coconut and graham crackers (pictured above).

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Frozen Friday: Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches

We’re in for a long, hot summer. So to stave off heat stroke, we’re bringing you our favorite summer treats each week as part of Frozen Friday, giving you the scoop on our favorite ice-cold recipes and party ideas to help you stay cool all summer long.

 

Nothing forms close bonds like ice cream, sweat and tears… right? At least we’ve got the first one covered. This is the first of a summer-long series called Frozen Friday, featuring various ideas for ice-cold goodies, from grown-up snow cones to easy icebox cakes.

Today, we gift you with four gourmet ice cream sandwich recipes as well as a stellar guide to an ice cream sandwich party we can only regret we didn’t enjoy as kids and can now put on our to-do list as kids at heart. These glorious sandwiches are new and improved blasts from the past.

 1. Blondie Confetti Ice Cream Sandwich:  Sprinkle Bakes folds rainbow jimmies into a vanilla ice cream then sandwiches the colorful mix between two buttery blondie bars (pictured above).

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Hump Day Snack: Snow Ice Cream

As the East Coast gets walloped with yet another polar vortex tantrum this week, it seems as if there’s no better time to make use of the powdery precipitation, before it’s turned into grimy gray slush underfoot. In the spirit of resourcefulness and quick-fix dessert tricks, why not scoop up a few cups of fresh snow and turn it into ice cream? Granted, those living in heavily-trodden metropolitan areas might find this recipe especially unsavory, but there’s no book that says a little outdoor-sourced ice cream will kill you, provided you eat it in moderation. So throw caution to the wind and send the kids out into the backyard for some freshly fallen, clean white snow (beware any snow of more unnatural hues). Mix it up with a little milk, sugar, vanilla and salt and top it off with extra sprinkles to help you forget where it came from. Use this 5-minute snow cream recipe as a guide and then spend the rest of your afternoon trying out Cooking Channel’s variety of snow-speckled sweets:

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Montreal Bagels by My Second Breakfast

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  1. I thought New York had the best bagels, but My Second Breakfast swears they’re in Montreal. Try her favorite recipe for Montreal bagels and decide for yourself.
  2. Don’t be fooled by their simplicity; these minted snap peas by Lottie and Doof are addicting.
  3. For an easy appetizer that’s sure to please everyone at the party, go with Domestic Fits’ fried ravioli caprese stacks.
  4. Pour this fresh blueberry sauce by Annie’s Eats over waffles, ice cream, french toast, cheese cake — pretty much  anything and everything.
  5. Kumquat’s mango coconut lassi is healthy, blends together in flash and sounds pretty good right about now.

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  • Did you know it’s Ice Cream Week, AKA the best week ever, on Cooking Channel? Grab a pint and tune in.

The Craziest Ice Cream Creations Ever

This gallery of the most-amazing ice cream creations ever concocted is filled with cool, sweet stuff.

The Inside Scoop: Ice Cream Week on Cooking Channel

You like ice cream, you say? What a coincidence, we do too! So before you chase down the nearest ice cream truck, tune into Ice Cream Week on Cooking Channel for a brain-freezing journey with our favorite frozen treat.

Start this Sunday, July 14 with Ice Cream Nation, a coast to coast celebration of America’s iconic cones and ice cream shops. Then catch an episode of Unique Eats for ice cream cravings beyond the ordinary. Chocolate Ice Cream S’mores Pie, anyone? Yes.

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Buckeye Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream by The Batter Thickens

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  1. We’re swooning over this buckeye blueberry swirl ice cream. The Batter Thickens describes it best: “[it’s] the ice cream-ized version of the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich you’ve ever had plus chocolate.”
  2. This vegetable sushi bowl by A Couple Cooks captures the essence of your favorite hand roll without the hard work.
  3. Set The Table’s peanut butter banana smoothie is a sweet treat that will boost your energy instead of leading you to a mid-afternoon sugar crash.
  4. Chasing Delicious’ chocolate chip cookie layer cake incorporates real deal, freshly baked cookies into the fluffy vanilla cake layers.
  5. Bright, sweet, creamy and spicy, Pixelated Crumb’s Cuban avocado, pineapple and watercress salad is a side dish that may just outshine everything else in the dinner spread.

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