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chocolate hazelnut gelato

August 7, 2014

Imagine a jar of Nutella whipped into mousse, then frozen to creamy perfection. That’s essentially what this gelato tastes like – chocolate hazelnut heaven, with nary a spoonful of the spread in sight. Briefly steeping toasted hazelnuts in half-and-half gives the gelato rich flavor; a ...

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peanut butter pretzel chocolate caramel cookies

July 28, 2014

My first instinct was to name these cookies sweet and salty cookies. You see, I was mindlessly snacking on a handful of peanut butter filled pretzels when I realized chocolate and caramel would elevate them from good to great. When my eye caught a milk ...

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almond joy ice cream sandwiches

July 21, 2014

Coconut, almond, chocolate – a winning combination, if I’ve ever heard one. Though it’s been years since I’ve eaten an Almond Joy candy bar, the flavors are on point and the inspiration for these Almond Joy ice cream sandwiches. The creamy coconut ice cream is ...

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mint chocolate popsicles

July 7, 2014

If you’ve ever grown fresh mint at home, you’ve probably discovered that the fragrant herb is incredibly fast growing and can easily overtake a flower bed. Though my mint is safely planted in its own container, the sprigs are spilling over with abundance. Taking a ...

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spicy chocolate fudgesicles

June 30, 2014

With 4th of July only days away, it’s time for a no-bake treat that will satisfy even the most serious chocoholic. Made with creamy coconut milk and sweetened with honey, these non-dairy fudgesicles belong in summer rotation. Warming cinnamon and smoky chipotle chili powder add ...

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black forest cookie bars

June 2, 2014

My love affair with cherries continues with these decadent and dramatic black forest cookies bars. A spin-off of my triple chocolate cream cheese cookie bars, this version is a chocolate lover’s dream. I intentionally underbaked the bars for maximum fudgy goodness, so the texture is ...

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neapolitan ice cream sandwiches

May 19, 2014

The only way to do ice cream right is to go all out. In this case, that means homemade Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches for strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate bliss. Farm stand strawberries make the best strawberry ice cream, and the vanilla gets a boost from ...

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thin mint ice cream

March 13, 2014

I store thin mints in the freezer for two reasons: 1, I can’t be trusted around them and 2, I like them chilled. When I made homemade thin mints last week, I set aside a secret stash to be used in ice cream. Fresh mint ...