Whether you’re vegan, or your diet is dairy-free, or you just love the rich mouthfeel of full-dairy ice cream the way it is, everyone wants a way to enjoy an icy dessert on a 90-degree day. But, here’s the thing with ice creams and sorbets: They can be full of ingredients like stabilizers and sugars that you probably don’t want to ingest on the regular. A surefire way to curb eating those ingredients is to follow food guru Michael Pollan’s cardinal rule à la Food Rules: “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself...chances are it won’t be every day.”
Ice cream is like pizza: Once you learn the basics, you can freak it however you want. Included here are not only wonderful, traditional ice creams, but also vegan recipes (yes, sans dairy!), a fruity sorbet, sugar-free selections, and something for those of us who’ll find any use for a little alcohol.
Click through the gallery for the recipes.