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Peach Delight Frozen Yogurt

Homemade frozen yogurt has become one of my passions this summer. I’ve especially enjoyed using freestone peaches and strawberries. You can use berries, nectarines, mangoes,

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Blended Iced Coffee

Shakerato Courtesy of David Lebovitz:  The Sweet Life in Paris I should mention before the recipe that David was so taken by the name “Shakerato”

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Nectarine Sherbet

Nectarines have such a delightfully tangy flavor, and it wouldn’t be summer without the juice of one running down your arm – it’s always sad

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Coffee Milkshake

Want dessert and a delicious pick-me-up? Have a coffee milkshake!  It’s the perfect refreshing end to a late afternoon or evening barbecue on a warm

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Hot Fudge

This decadent Hot Fudge recipe, from Gourmet Magazine, is everything you’d expect from this traditional favorite dessert topping. Chewy and gooey, smooth and shiny, it’ll

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Lemon-Vanilla Granita

One of the delightful things about granitas is that you can switch out the flavors and add herbs or spices without screwing things up. This

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Plum-Vanilla Sorbet

My all-time favorite plums are Santa Rosa plums, created by none other than the famous Luther Burbank, who lived in the Santa Rosa Valley at

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Tin Roof Ice Cream

 My grandsons were asking my daughter for stories about her childhood and she told them about the box freezer her grandparents kept in their basement

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Vanilla Caramel Sauce

This is a very velvety sauce, perfect over ice cream or frozen yogurt, but also lovely as a sauce over pound cake or other freshly

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The Best Vanilla Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love the divine, inimitable flavor of pure vanilla ice cream? While it goes with everything – pies, cakes, tarts, cobblers and more –

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I Scream Sandwiches

I Scream Sandwiches by Jennie Schacht (Stewart, Tabori & Chang; May, 2013) Nothing screams SUMMER! louder to any kid than the ice cream truck bell

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