Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice

1 review

If you didn’t think watermelon and cilantro could go together in a dessert, this recipe will give you a pleasant surprise! Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and a sprig of cilantro on top for extra flair. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Lemony Coconut Frozen Yogurt

1 review

Whenever I crave something cold to beat the heat, I whip this yogurt together and share with family. Everyone enjoys...


Buttermilk Peach Ice Cream

1 review

My mother's family owned peach orchards in Missouri. I live in Tennessee, a top consumer of buttermilk. This summery ice...


Vanilla Ice Cream

11 reviews

My family had a two-hand crank ice-cream machine when I was young. We three kids took turns cranking until the...


Almond Peach Gelato

1 review

This rich and delicious dessert is especially outstanding when served with warm peaches or peach pie.—Rita Kitsteiner, Tucson, Arizona

Frozen Peach Yogurt

7 reviews

With its fresh and sweet flavor, you’ll be glad that each bite of this cool and creamy treat delivers bone-building...


Cantaloupe Sorbet

4 reviews

"This sorbet was used as a refreshing summer dessert after a hearty meal. Everyone loved it as a palate-cleansing finale...

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream

Three ingredients and an ice cream freezer are all you need for this creamy creation. "My husband is diabetic and...


Makeover Raspberry Ice Cream

2 reviews

There's even more to love in this fruity ice cream, thanks to a few tweaks. With the original’s creaminess and...


Orange Sorbet

1 review

Add a splash of color to the dinner table with this orange sorbet. The refreshing orange flavor of this frozen...


Rich Peach Ice Cream

1 review

“Our family loves ice cream, and this homemade version is a family favorite,” says Catherine MacRae Lyerly of Winston-Salem, North...

Lighter Peach Ice Cream

Peaches are a pleasure eaten plain. But when blended into ice cream, they're incredible. Lighter than commercial brands, this cool...


Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

2 reviews

Field editor Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah shares her recipe for yummy "light" ice cream. It's smooth and...


Makeover Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This recipe is rich and velvety, with fantastic strawberry flavor—the perfect treat for the summer’s heat, but with just a...