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Boho Stout Float

2 (4-ounce) scoops Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (recipe below)

8 ounces stout, such as Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

5 Shortbread Cookies (recipe below)

Confectioner’s sugar

Place ice cream in chilled pint glass and slowly pour in stout. Dust cookies with powdered sugar, place on plate next to float.

Makes 1 serving

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 775 calories; 37 g fat; 123 mg cholesterol; 86 mg sodium; 66 g carbohydrate; .3 g fiber; 5 g protein



2 cups Real California half-and-half

Crispy Crust California Ice Cream Pie

Prep time: 15 minutes plus 4 hours freezing time

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

3 tablespoons butter

2 cups puffed rice cereal

1 quart dulce de leche ice cream, softened*

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate syrup

1 cup glazed pecans

California Ice Cream Key to Scream-Worthy Desserts For National Ice Cream Month and All Summer Long



Jennifer Giambroni

California Milk Advisory Board

(650) 871-6459 ext. 304



California Milk Advisory Board Honors Frozen Favorite With Contemporary
Twist on Classic Ice Cream Desserts

Individual Baked California

Baked California

Prep time: 15 minutes plus 4 hours freezing time

Cook time: 2-3 minutes

6 sponge cake dessert shells

3 cups strawberry ice cream, softened

1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks, thawed

1 1/2 cups sugar, divided

4 egg whites

6 large fresh strawberries, stemmed and sliced

July Ice Cream Month

Flag Parfait

Flag Parfait

In a parfait glass, layer maraschino cherries, vanilla or strawberry ice cream, fresh blueberries, another layer of ice cream and canned Bing cherries in heavy syrup. End with a scoop of ice cream, top with whipped cream, red and blue jimmies, and a sparkler or a small paper American flag.

California-Style Ice Cream Cake

Makes 8 servings

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup mixed candied fruit, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered
  • 1 pound cake about 9-1/2 inches long and 3 to 4 inches wide
  • 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur

Chocolate Frosting:

California Ice Cream Sandwiches

California Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Favorite ice cream flavor (such as chocolate, vanilla or mint chocolate chip)
  • Cookies (such as peanut butter, chocolate or sugar cookies)
  • Dry toppings (such as chocolate chips or multi-colored sprinkles)
  • Soft toppings (such as peanut butter, hot fudge or strawberry jam)

  1. Choose flavor of ice cream and pick cookies to match.

Ginger Vanilla Float

Ginger Vanilla Float

Makes 1 serving

  • 2 scoops (about 1/3 cup each) vanilla ice cream
  • Chilled ginger beer or ginger ale
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons lightly sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon toasted shredded coconut*
  • Lime slice, for garnish

Caramel Pecan Float

Makes 1 serving

  • 2 scoops (about 1/3 cup each) dulce de leche or vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons caramel or butterscotch ice cream topping
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate ice cream topping
  • Chilled cream soda
  • 2 tablespoons lightly sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely broken toasted pecans*

  1. Place ice cream in a tall 16-ounce glass.
  2. Spoon toppings over ice cream.
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