10 Cold Desert Recipes for Summer's Hottest Days

Vanilla Ice Cream

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When it comes to crowd-pleasing ice cream flavors, vanilla (find the recipe here) is the ultimate go-to taste for summer.

It's light, it's sweet, it's easy to make, and it offers a perfect flavor balance for the season's fresh produce, from strawberries, cherries, and blueberries to peaches and just-picked mint. (It's not so bad with chocolate sauce, either).

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