Ice Cream

Which Ice Cream Maker Is Right for You? — Ice Cream for Everyone

Last week gave us a taste for just how hot summer can get. And when it's that hot outside, there's only one thing you can do: Eat ice cream.

Everyone knows the best stuff is the stuff you make yourself and if you scream for ice cream on a regular basis, a machine bought for your kitchen will pay for itself in no time flat. (Faster than you can say waffle cone, in fact.)

How to shop for one, though? Start by reading the rest of this story.

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7 Cool Treats That Are Better than Birthday Cakes — Birthdays

It's hard to beat a traditional birthday cake. Unless it's an ice cream cake. Or really anything with ice cream, sorbet, or frozen yogurt — especially when you're celebrating a birthday in the summer. If someone you love happens to be turning another year older in the next couple of months, consider making them one of these cool treats.

Yes, it's hard to put candles in some of these, but remember — you'll probably be outside, and sparklers exist for a reason!

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Why Does Everyone Have a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker? — Ice Cream for Everybody

A recent poll of our food team revealed something surprising: Every single one of them has a Cuisinart ice cream maker. And almost everyone else we know has one of these things, too. This might not seem all that shocking, until you realize that an Amazon search for "ice cream makers" reveals 921 results made by several dozen brands. Plus, you guys, KitchenAid makes an ice cream attachment for its stand mixers.

What is so great about Cuisinart's ice cream makers? How have they managed to churn their way to the top? Here's what some of our staffers had to say.

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This Is the Top Ice Cream Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

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It's finally time for ice cream! Although you can definitely make your own ice cream from scratch, you aren't alone if you buy your pints or half gallons and make your own recipes from there. After all, the most popular Pinterest ice cream "recipe" stars after you open the carton of ice cream.

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The Most Essential Ice Cream Cookbooks — Summer Cookbooks

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While the internet offers plenty of recipes (ahem, our site included), nothing quite beats the feeling a real, live cookbook in your grasp. That's especially true when you're diving into the wide world of homemade ice cream and in search of serious guidance to get you on your way. Having something tactile in your grasp is like having a floatie to reach for once you've splashed in. Luckily, there are a slew of solid ice cream cookbooks out there just waiting to be added to your collection. Here are eight that we at Kitchn love the most and lean on whenever the craving for ice cream hits.

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5 Ways to Store Your Homemade Ice Cream — Tips from The Kitchn

So you finally got around to pulling your ice cream maker from the depths of your kitchen cabinet, and you're getting ready to churn up a batch of this cool, creamy treat. In addition to narrowing down your flavor options (so many choices!), there's one more task at hand: finding the right container to store the ice cream. Here are five choices that get the job done.

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