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Keep cool in the summer sun with a scoop of ice cream. We've rounded up our best ever ice cream and ice lolly recipes to enjoy this summer. Whether you want a sweet strawberry and cream lolly or a cone of brown butter ice cream, we've got all the ideas you need.

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Follow the Irish way of making almost everything boozy with this recipe for an easy going pudding. Made with a simple vanilla ice cream base, you can pick your poison (preferably of the liqueur variety, but spirits also work) to top it off and dig in

Irish coffee affogato

Affogato is the ultimate cheat’s pud. Adding a slug of any spirit or liqueur you fancy makes it even more grown-up.

Ice Cream Float Cocktails  You’re never too old for ice cream, especially when that ice cream is floating on something boozy

3 boozy ice-cream floats (plus: how-to video)

You’re never too old for ice cream, especially when that ice cream is floating on something boozy

No-churn homemade ice creams have a distinct feel of its own and you can now create ice cream sandwiches out of the same with this recipe. Start off with the tangy blackberry ripple, and see if it inspires your taste buds to create more variety

Blackberry ripple ice cream sandwiches

The coolest, most irresistible ice cream sandwiches in existence. They're surprisingly quick to make and the ice cream part requires NO CHURNING whatsoever!

Ice cream sandwiches will be loved for centuries to come, but you can give it a little twist by using macaroons as an alternative to the classic cookie with this simple recipe

Coconut macaroon ice cream sandwiches

Coconut macaroons are a great alternative to the usual cookies for these ice cream sandwiches. Use an ice cream with a high cream percentage (such as Green & Black’s or Häagen-Dazs) as it won’t melt too quickly.

These strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches are an easy but impressive summer treat. If you're planning on making these a day or so ahead, just dunk the sides of the sandwiches into the freeze-dried strawberries before serving

Strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches (plus: how-to video)

These strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches are an easy but impressive summer treat. If you're planning on making these a day or so ahead, just dunk the sides of the sandwiches into the freeze-dried strawberries before serving

The National Catastrophe -this recipe is taken from Oliver Peyton's The National Café in Trafalgar Square, and is their take on an indulgent ice cream sundae. We dare you to resist!

The National Catastrophe ice cream sundae

The National Catastrophe is a recipe taken from Oliver Peyton's The National Café in Trafalgar Square, and is their take on an indulgent ice cream sundae. We dare you to resist!

Apricot and amaretti semifreddo: This no-churn Italian ice cream dessert is sure to impress dinner party guests. Make with fresh apricots and a dash of Ameretto, the best Italian liqueur.

Apricot and amaretti semifreddo

Apricot and amaretti semifreddo: This no-churn Italian ice cream dessert is sure to impress dinner party guests. Make with fresh apricots and a dash of Ameretto, the best Italian liqueur.

Mississippi mud pie: An ice cream version of the decadent American chocolate mud pie with crunchy hazelnuts and topped with rich fudge sauce.

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Mississippi mud pie: An ice cream version of the decadent American chocolate mud pie with crunchy hazelnuts and topped with rich fudge sauce.

Rich pistachios and dark chocolate blend to make this popular American dessert, constructed with biscuits and ice cream

Pistachio and chocolate icebox cake

The icebox cake is a US staple – the biscuits become pleasantly softened by the ice cream and the whole thing holds together so you can cut it into wedges

Pair piquant rhubarb with the nuttiness of almond with this recipe for tart, and serve after a nice Sunday lunch. Team with a scoop of ice cream for a wholesome feel

Rhubarb tart with vanilla ice cream

This make-ahead rhubarb tart with vanilla ice cream comes from Angela Hartnett's Café Murano and makes for a great dinner party or Sunday lunch dessert. The tart rhubarb and slightly bitter almond work really well with the sweet, creamy ice cream

Although it might look a bit intimidating, this classic supper pudding couldn't be easier to make with this recipe using ready made ice cream and store bought cake

Baked Alaska

Our favourite take on the classic dinner-party pud. Made using ready-made ice cream and bought cake, it's surprisingly easy to make. Italian meringue may take a bit of effort, but it's worth it as it will pipe into the best meringues and give the finished dish a fantastic effect. Serve with fresh berries on the side.

One of our favourite bakes, this cake is layered with fudge brownies and different flavoured ice cream so you can mix and match and explore a plethora of flavours

Devil’s food ice-cream cake

One of our favourite festive bakes, and one that goes down especially well on Christmas Eve. Layers of fudgy chocolate brownie cake sandwiched with ice cream, which you can mix and match using your favourite flavours. Make in advance and keep in the freezer, in a freezable container, for up to 1 month.

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Sumptuous regional French cookery takes centre stage at this intimate neighbourhood restaurant in Bristol. The coffee cuts through the rich ice cream in this simple recipe and the crunchy bits of ice are wonderfully refreshing

Café liégeois from littlefrench

Sumptuous regional French cookery takes centre stage at this intimate neighbourhood restaurant in Bristol. The coffee cuts through the rich ice cream in this simple recipe and the crunchy bits of ice are wonderfully refreshing

Learn how to make this supremely creamy vanilla ice cream and you’ll be set for summer

Vanilla ice cream with warm chocolate sauce

Learn how to make this supremely creamy vanilla ice cream and you’ll be set for summer

Perk up a bowl of vanilla ice cream with these quick, tempting toppings, from retro banana spilt to boozy Baileys affogato

4 quick and easy ice cream toppings

Perk up a bowl of vanilla ice cream with these quick, tempting toppings, from retro banana spilt to boozy Baileys affogato

Cardamom and cinnamon add a fragrant edge to this quick ice cream idea. You only need 15 minutes to prepare before freezing – an easy pick-me-up for summer entertaining

No-churn Vietnamese coffee ice cream

Cardamom and cinnamon add a fragrant edge to this quick ice cream idea. You only need 15 minutes to prepare before freezing – an easy pick-me-up for summer entertaining

Pistachios, pineapple and marshmallows might not hit you instantly as a wonderful combination of dessert-worthy flavour, but lucky for us Marguerite Patten can change your mind. This five ingredient recipe produces a dessert that typifies the miasma of interesting ice cream flavours the 90s had to offer

Marguerite Patten's pistachio and pineapple ice cream

Make Marguerite Patten's classic pistachio and pineapple ice cream, from just five ingredients. This particular recipe contains a mixture of marshmallows, pineapple and nuts and these produce a dessert that typifies the interesting ice creams of the 1990s.

Bitter chocolate ice cream: A grown-up version of Italy’s favourite flavour, this bitter chocolate ice cream is easy to make and makes a sophisticated ice cream cone dessert alternative. Indulgent, intense and seriously chocolatey!

Bitter chocolate ice cream

A grown-up version of classic chocolate, this recipe uses 70% dark chocolate for an intense and indulgent summer treat

Salted peanut butter caramel parfait - salted caramel is a very trendy ingredient on restaurant menus. This silky frozen ice-cream parfait adds peanut butter into the mix for a really indulgent pudding.

Salted peanut butter caramel parfait

Salted caramel is a very trendy ingredient on restaurant menus. This silky frozen ice-cream parfait adds peanut butter into the mix for a really indulgent pudding.

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Fro-yo recipes and sorbet recipes

Limoncello granita - You only need three ingredients to make this dessert and it needs minimal attention once made so is a great one to do the day or week before you have friends round.

Limoncello granita

You only need three ingredients to make this smart dinner party dessert, and you can prepare ahead for easy entertaining

Frozen mango and lime margaritas - the perfect refresher for a hot day, with sweet mango and a dash of zingy lime.

Frozen mango and lime margaritas

Margaritas are great party cocktail and make a great accompaniment to Mexican dishes. Our frozen margarita is the perfect refresher for a hot day, with sweet mango and a dash of lime.

Fro-yo has got to be one of the coolest culinary creations of our time and pairing it with a sorbet can elevate you to places far and beyond. This recipe for a tangy pineapple frozen yoghurt with a smooth raspberry sorbet is quick and was to make- no need for an ice cream maker

Pineapple frozen yoghurt and raspberry sorbet

Both of these ice creams can be made without an ice-cream maker. Simply pour them into containers, freeze partially, stir vigorously and then freeze again.

Dive into the smooth blend of sweet, subtle basil and zesty orange with this simple sorbet recipe, using only three ingredients

Orange and basil sorbet

The addition of basil rounds out the orange flavour in this refreshing sorbet. With just three ingredients it couldn't be simpler, and there's no need for an ice cream maker

Try this easy-breezy recipe for a cool kiwi sorbet that will transport you to a fancy yacht party, best served with a little bit of champagne or cava

Easy kiwi sorbet

Our easy kiwi sorbet makes for a really simple dessert. Serve it in small glasses with a little champagne or cava poured over for a more grown-up twist

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Sumptuous regional French cookery takes centre stage at this intimate neighbourhood restaurant in Bristol. The coffee cuts through the rich ice cream in this simple recipe and the crunchy bits of ice are wonderfully refreshing

Café liégeois from littlefrench

Sumptuous regional French cookery takes centre stage at this intimate neighbourhood restaurant in Bristol. The coffee cuts through the rich ice cream in this simple recipe and the crunchy bits of ice are wonderfully refreshing

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Learn how to make this supremely creamy vanilla ice cream and you’ll be set for summer

Vanilla ice cream with warm chocolate sauce

Learn how to make this supremely creamy vanilla ice cream and you’ll be set for summer

Perk up a bowl of vanilla ice cream with these quick, tempting toppings, from retro banana spilt to boozy Baileys affogato

4 quick and easy ice cream toppings

Perk up a bowl of vanilla ice cream with these quick, tempting toppings, from retro banana spilt to boozy Baileys affogato

Cardamom and cinnamon add a fragrant edge to this quick ice cream idea. You only need 15 minutes to prepare before freezing – an easy pick-me-up for summer entertaining

No-churn Vietnamese coffee ice cream

Cardamom and cinnamon add a fragrant edge to this quick ice cream idea. You only need 15 minutes to prepare before freezing – an easy pick-me-up for summer entertaining

Follow the Irish way of making almost everything boozy with this recipe for an easy going pudding. Made with a simple vanilla ice cream base, you can pick your poison (preferably of the liqueur variety, but spirits also work) to top it off and dig in

Irish coffee affogato

Affogato is the ultimate cheat’s pud. Adding a slug of any spirit or liqueur you fancy makes it even more grown-up.

Ice Cream Float Cocktails  You’re never too old for ice cream, especially when that ice cream is floating on something boozy

3 boozy ice-cream floats (plus: how-to video)

You’re never too old for ice cream, especially when that ice cream is floating on something boozy

Limoncello granita - You only need three ingredients to make this dessert and it needs minimal attention once made so is a great one to do the day or week before you have friends round.

Limoncello granita

You only need three ingredients to make this smart dinner party dessert, and you can prepare ahead for easy entertaining

Frozen mango and lime margaritas - the perfect refresher for a hot day, with sweet mango and a dash of zingy lime.

Frozen mango and lime margaritas

Margaritas are great party cocktail and make a great accompaniment to Mexican dishes. Our frozen margarita is the perfect refresher for a hot day, with sweet mango and a dash of lime.

Fro-yo has got to be one of the coolest culinary creations of our time and pairing it with a sorbet can elevate you to places far and beyond. This recipe for a tangy pineapple frozen yoghurt with a smooth raspberry sorbet is quick and was to make- no need for an ice cream maker

Pineapple frozen yoghurt and raspberry sorbet

Both of these ice creams can be made without an ice-cream maker. Simply pour them into containers, freeze partially, stir vigorously and then freeze again.

Dive into the smooth blend of sweet, subtle basil and zesty orange with this simple sorbet recipe, using only three ingredients

Orange and basil sorbet

The addition of basil rounds out the orange flavour in this refreshing sorbet. With just three ingredients it couldn't be simpler, and there's no need for an ice cream maker

Pistachios, pineapple and marshmallows might not hit you instantly as a wonderful combination of dessert-worthy flavour, but lucky for us Marguerite Patten can change your mind. This five ingredient recipe produces a dessert that typifies the miasma of interesting ice cream flavours the 90s had to offer

Marguerite Patten's pistachio and pineapple ice cream

Make Marguerite Patten's classic pistachio and pineapple ice cream, from just five ingredients. This particular recipe contains a mixture of marshmallows, pineapple and nuts and these produce a dessert that typifies the interesting ice creams of the 1990s.

Try this easy-breezy recipe for a cool kiwi sorbet that will transport you to a fancy yacht party, best served with a little bit of champagne or cava

Easy kiwi sorbet

Our easy kiwi sorbet makes for a really simple dessert. Serve it in small glasses with a little champagne or cava poured over for a more grown-up twist

No-churn homemade ice creams have a distinct feel of its own and you can now create ice cream sandwiches out of the same with this recipe. Start off with the tangy blackberry ripple, and see if it inspires your taste buds to create more variety

Blackberry ripple ice cream sandwiches

The coolest, most irresistible ice cream sandwiches in existence. They're surprisingly quick to make and the ice cream part requires NO CHURNING whatsoever!

Ice cream sandwiches will be loved for centuries to come, but you can give it a little twist by using macaroons as an alternative to the classic cookie with this simple recipe

Coconut macaroon ice cream sandwiches

Coconut macaroons are a great alternative to the usual cookies for these ice cream sandwiches. Use an ice cream with a high cream percentage (such as Green & Black’s or Häagen-Dazs) as it won’t melt too quickly.

These strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches are an easy but impressive summer treat. If you're planning on making these a day or so ahead, just dunk the sides of the sandwiches into the freeze-dried strawberries before serving

Strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches (plus: how-to video)

These strawberry shortcake ice-cream sandwiches are an easy but impressive summer treat. If you're planning on making these a day or so ahead, just dunk the sides of the sandwiches into the freeze-dried strawberries before serving