Text by David Leite
Remember standing on a chair at the kitchen counter digging into a carton of ice cream while your parents pretended they weren't watching? Enough was never enough. Everything -- graham crackers, marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate syrup -- was fair game when it came to your lusciously creamy masterpiece. All that fun doesn't have to be a distant memory. Here are seven sophisticated turns on childhood classics, using ingredients both homemade and store-bought, that will remind you, once again, why everyone's been screaming for ice cream all these years.
Brownie and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice Cream Cupcakes
Cherry-Vanilla Milk Shake with Root Beer Granita
Banana Split Bombe
Ice Cream and Blueberry Pops
Ice Cream and Mixed Berry Pops
Caramel Apple Sundae
David Leite is the creator of the James Beard Award-winning website leitesculinaria.com.