NEW Recipes from the August Issue

It's time to take it outside. We're sharing recipes that are best served al fresco with friends. Salute summer, from drinks to dessert, with the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens.

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How to Make Popcorn Balls

This all-time favorite dessert is offers instant nostalgia (remember Grandma making them?). Bring them into your own kitchen with our incredible easy steps.

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Dishes Made Better by Potato Chips

I chip, you chip, we chip. Our love affair with America's favorite snack goes well beyond the bag. We're sharing dishes that were made better (way better) by potato chips.

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Dress Up a Dessert in 8 Seconds (or Less!)

Make any dessert recipe worthy of a party with these easy ideas to dress them up. Each dessert idea can be done within 8 seconds!

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Canning Basics

Enjoy your favorite produce year-round by canning it. We'll walk you through how to can foods safely with less mess.

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How to Mail Cookies

Send your famous cookie recipe to loved ones anywhere! See how to pack cookies so they won't crumble and other tips for how to mail cookies.

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DIY Drink Stations

Our favorite party trend? Creative DIY drink stations that let party-goers play mixologist. We're sharing our favorite beverage stations, including an infused vodka station, a mojito station, and more. Once you set out the listed supplies, you're all ready to party!

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Irresistible Ice Cream Treats

Creamy homemade ice cream is simply the best. Summer tastes better when you have an ice cream cone in hand.


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    • The Very Best Ever Chocolate Ice Cream

      This dessert is not humble. Besides unsweetened chocolate, there's a tablespoon of vanilla as a contrast in sweetness.

    • Rocky Road Ice Cream

      The crunch of walnuts, the sweetness of mini marshmallows, the richness of chocolate ice cream.... Add a cherry on top for a well-rounded dessert.

    • Classic Vanilla Ice Cream

      It simply doesn't get better. Creamy vanilla ice cream is at its best made with heavy cream, a vanilla bean, milk, sugar, and egg yolks. 

    • Peppermint Candy Ice Cream

      Claim all you want that peppermint only belongs around the holidays. We say this creamy, dreamy scoop would go just as well in a dish served on a hot summer day.

    • Mint Greek Frozen Yogurt

      Fro yo goes decadent with freshly squeezed lemon juice plus snipped fresh mint. Bonus: It's under 100 calories.

    • Greek Frozen Yogurt

      Homemade frozen yogurt? You bet! Our super simple recipe is delicious and packed with protein.

    • Mint Ice Cream

      Fresh mint leaves brighten creamy ice cream. Add a few grains of salt during boiling to contrast the sweetness.

    • Strawberry and Cream Cheese Ice Cream

      Mash ripe strawberries and beat with cream cheese for the heart of these lush dessert show-offs.

    • Banana and Butter Pecan Ice Cream

      Brown sugar, toasted pecans, and sweet bananas give this velvety ice cream its homemade flavor.

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      Melon-Fresh Herb Sorbet

      Mix and match melon and herb flavors to suit your taste -- or use what's popping up in the garden or at the farmers market. Some compatible combinations: cantaloupe-sage, honeydew-lavender, and watermelon-mint-basil.

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      Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

      A hint of cinnamon and a touch of almond extract add layers of flavor in this chocolate-rich ice cream.

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      So-Good Gelato

      This recipe shows you how to make six different flavors -- blackberry, amaretti, chocolate-pistachio, espresso, coconut, and cinnamon -- of this traditional Italian dessert. Serve it with almond biscotti.

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      Bananas Foster Gelato

      We've put a summer spin on a time-honored dessert recipe. Serve it with fresh banana slices and warm caramel sauce.

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      Rhubarb-Berry Ice Cream

      The secret behind this fruity dessert's creaminess? Melted marshmallow stirred into the ice cream mixture before freezing.

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      Lemon Ice Cream with Blueberry Sauce

      Homemade blueberry sauce makes this creamy lemon ice cream even more irresistible. Serve it as a sweet ending to a casual outdoor get-together.

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      Chocolate-Toffee-Crunch Ice Cream

      Cocoa powder and chocolate-covered toffee pieces double up in honor of the chocoholics.

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      Next Slideshow Healthy Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Recipes

      Healthy Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Recipes

      There's nothing like hot summer days to make you crave a frozen dessert, whether you're lounging on a lawn chair, splashing in the pool, or grilling with the neighbors. These healthy ice cream, frozen yogurt, and ice pop recipes will help you cool off and stay slim.
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