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Our Italian recipes will make you say “buon appetito.” Check out our classic Italian recipes and our quick and easy recipes, too!

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Bananas Foster Gelato

2 reviews

The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of caramel topping. It's an outstanding treat for adults! —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

Frozen Tiramisu

Java fans will jump for this frosty mocha dessert. Because it requires time to freeze, it’s a great make-ahead option....


Peach Gelato

3 reviews

This heavenly, creamy gelato looks as good as it tastes. The mild, refreshing peach flavor will make everyone a fan....


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


Cappuccino Granita

“I served this easy frozen dessert when a friend came to lunch during a heat wave. With coffee as the...

Gingered Cranberry Granita

“This recipe is elegant but easy and so refreshing! For an alternative garnish, try dried, sweetened cranberries.”
Lisa Keys...


Toasted Hazelnut and Chocolate Ice Cream

1 review

The flavors in this ice cream take me back to European vacations I've enjoyed in the past. I am a...

Cranberry Sorbet

This sorbet's sweet-tart taste is so refreshing after a hearty meal. My mother made a batch at least once a...


Apricot Lemon Ice

1 review

Frosty, fruity and full of flavor, this pretty iced treat from Elizabeth Montgomery in Allston, Massachusetts, is sure to melt...


Watermelon Berry Sorbet

Strawberries, watermelon and three other items are all you need for this freezer treat that's virtually free of fat. A...


Minty Lime Granitas

I like to balance the heat from spicy meals by serving scoops of refreshing lime granita. Keep a batch in...

Peach Ice

If the fresh peach is delicious, this recipe is delicious! It's a very light dessert for those counting calories, and...


Strawberry Italian Ice

4 reviews

"We discovered Italian ice about a year ago, and it has become a family favorite," reports Jay Hansen of Winter...


Spumoni Loaf

Field editor Donna Hanson, Lusk, Wyoming, says, "I found this recipe years ago when I was teaching home economics. The...


Apple Tarragon Granita

1 review

Looking for a something-different twist on a classic Italian treat? Fresh tarragon complements the sweet, bright apple flavor of this...


Lemon ‘n’ Lime Strawberry Ice

4 reviews

I love this icy dessert anytime, but it's especially good in the summer. It's the perfect refresher after dinner. —Marie...

Pistachio Meringue Sundaes

Meringue sundaes can be filled with any flavor of gelato or ice cream, and different sauces, nuts or fresh fruit....


Limoncello Cream Pie

After a big Christmas dinner, we love the cool refreshment of a frozen lemon pie. Limoncello brings a little sophistication...


Lavender Peach Gelato

3 reviews

This sophisticated herbal gelato can be served as an appetizer, a palate-pleaser between courses or a dessert that tastes like...


Brownie Affogato Sundaes

We can’t resist brownie sundaes. I combined an affogato (coffee-based beverage) idea with a brownie to get this decadent sundae...


Watermelon Granita

6 reviews

Say a sweet ‘ciao’ to summer with this light and airy Italian treat! Serve in pretty glasses garnished with wedges...


Rhubarb Strawberry Granita

Fresh rhubarb and strawberries make this sweet and icy dessert such a treat. You’ll love how quickly it comes together...


Zesty Lemon Granita

3 reviews

A light dessert with a refreshing, icy texture, one taste tester dubbed this “the most lemony thing I’ve ever eaten"!...


Lemon Gelato

22 reviews

On a recent trip to Italy, I became addicted to gelato. My favorite choice was lemon because Italian lemons have...

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Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate, Nutella, pistachios and cherries come together to create this Sicily-inspired ice cream dessert. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin


Sweet & Savory Ice Cream Sandwiches

1 review

When you're looking for a grown-up dessert that brings out the little kid in you, this extraordinary ice cream sandwich...


After Hours Ice Cream Sandwiches

1 review

Here's an adult version of a traditional ice cream treat.