Just because temps are dropping doesn't mean you shouldn't still eat all the ice cream you want. In honor of National Dessert Day, check out these 14 delicious ice cream mashups you can make at home!
No. 1: Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Taco
A DIY ice cream taco? Amazing! Just dip store-bought hard taco shells in chocolate and roll in peanuts, let the chocolate dry, then fill with your favorite ice cream!
Flambee pineapples with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and rum, then serve over vanilla ice cream with a sprinkling of toasted coconut.
No. 3: Grant's Banana Split Ice Cream Cake
This recipe combines two classic desserts -- store-bought ice cream sandwiches and banana splits -- into one jaw-droppingly-good cake that be made for birthdays, special occasions or even just a nice weekend treat. Top it all with peanuts and what you'll get is pure happiness.
No. 4: Big Gay Ice Cream's Salty Pimp Sundae
This decadent dessert from NYC’s Big Gay Ice Cream elevates a basic hot fudge sundae to a mind-blowingly tasty treat. The dish features “awesomesauce,” a richly layered chocolate sauce with hints of cinnamon, chipotle chili, cayenne and sea salt.
No. 5: Grant’s Watermelon Ice Cream Pops
This one will really wow your friends and family – watermelon ice cream pops like you could get at an ice cream truck! You just layer ice cream and other ingredients in a loaf pan, stick popsicle sticks in, freeze, and slice!
This fun ice cream looks like camouflage when you scoop it! And it’s so easy to make! Start with a chocolate ice cream, a light brown ice cream like coffee, and a green ice cream like mint or pistachio. Then, just scoop randomly from the three containers into a loaf pan, and freeze. When you scoop it, your ice cream will be camouflage patterned.
No. 7: Manhattan-Style Cherries Jubilee
For this super-easy but impressive recipe, sautee cherries with butter, brown sugar, orange zest and salt, then add bourbon and (carefully) light it on fire! Serve over vanilla ice cream.
No. 8: Scarlett Smorynski's Avocado Ice Cream
Why not cool down with some healthy avocado ice cream? This recipe really could not be easier. Just blend up avocado, heavy cream and agave, then freeze, that’s it.
No. 9: Michael Schlow's Bananas Foster
Michael Schlow's throwback recipe is from his early career when he would prepare Bananas Foster tableside. For a spin on the classic ice cream and banana recipe, Michael adds deliciously salty Marcona almonds as a garnish.
No. 10: Jeanette’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Boozy Milkshake
This milkshake is sure to bring back those nostalgic memories of childhood… well, minus the booze! Just toss strawberry ice cream, creamy peanut butter, milk and 3 shots of bourbon into a blender and voila!
No. 11: Grant’s No-Churn PB ’n J Ice Cream
Your favorite childhood lunch just took a turn for the deep freeze -- as an ice cream flavor that is! Add some salty peanuts into the mix for some crunch.
No. 12: Katie Lee's Dreamy Creamy Ice Cream Cake
Katie Lee makes this creamy, dreamy dessert with store-bought pound cake (or any leftover cake will do, but let’s be honest, who has leftover cake?), orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberries.
No. 13: Grant's Brownie Ice Cream Cake
A decadent, gooey, chocolate brownie, or creamy and sweet ice cream? This cake is perfect for those days when you just can’t choose.
No. 14: Vivian Howard’s Peanut, Pepsi, and Bourbon Float
A recipe that’s straight outta the south! Chef Vivian Howard takes her homemade (yep, homemade!) peanut ice cream and pours Pepsi cola and bourbon over the top.
What’s your favorite type of ice cream? Share below, and watch how easy it to make Grant’s Banana Split ice cream cake.