I thought I was done with frozen treats for the summer, but yesterday I found myself taking out the ice cream maker that had already been put away for the season to churn up one more recipe. August is always a strange time. With summer-like temperatures but the holidays quickly approaching (I've already seen Halloween decorations!!), it's a strange in-between the seasons time. But, if you find yourself like me, still craving ice cream, I have a couple late-summer recipes to share with you!
I created this whimsical French Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches for West Elm last month. They use my go-to method for making macarons (but bigger!) and a simple no-churn ice cream. The trick to making them nice and even? Freeze the ice cream in a sheet pan, then cut out disks of ice cream with a round cookie cutter that is just slightly smaller than the cookies. Plus, spinels and chocolate chips, of course =)
Also on West Elm, I made the Grown-Up Ice Cream Sundaes! Who says kids should get all the fun? Because let's face it, adults like ice cream too - especially when it is homemade Stout Stracciatella and fancied up with nut brittle and boozy fudge sauce!! Here is a bit more of what I have to say about this drool-worthy combo, just in case you weren't already convinced you should drop everything to make this right now:
Want to make one of the recipes (or one of your own), but not sure about the best to photograph something potential messy and definitely melty? I've got you covered there, too. You can find my best tips and tricks for photographing REAL ice cream and frozen desserts over on Food Bloggers of Canada!