Exceptionally creamy yet surprisingly light and airy, this amaretto-spiked white-chocolate semifreddo is ideal for a special occasion. A scattering of toasted hazelnuts is an inspired accent, as is a glass of Champagne.
Look for locally grown berries that are brightly colored and plump. They should have the green caps attached and be uniform in size. Avoid soft, shriveled, or moldy fruits. If the strawberries smell sweet, they will most likely taste sweet, too.
You don't need a campfire to make ice cream s'mores-a broiler is just fine. Melt marshmallows and chocolate bars on graham crackers. Top one marshmallow-covered cracker with chocolate ice cream. Layer with a chocolate-covered cracker, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, another marshmallow-covered cracker, and a ladling of hot fudge.