Chocolate Icebox Cake with Caramel Cream

A close-up of host Zoe Francois' icebox cake.

I made this chocolate icebox cake with homemade wafer cookies and caramel cream in the middle of summer for season 3 episode 6 of Zoë Bakes! It’s hilarious that it just so happens to be available for streaming today, in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard with dangerous wind chills and after 8 inches of snowfall! Nevertheless it’s a fabulous dessert that I know you’ll love in any weather.

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No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

If you grow mint in your garden, you know it goes crazy. The little herb can take over any space, but if you give it room and let some grow, you also have a fresh and refreshing jolt for recipes. One of my favorite ways to use mint is in ice cream, because what’s more classic than a mint chocolate chip ice cream? It’s hard to beat on a hot day. This recipe is fast to put together and you don’t need an ice cream maker!

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Frozen Passion Fruit Soufflé

Frozen Passion Fruit Souffle with fresh passion fruit, whipped cream and blackberries on top

The first book I bought when I headed off to culinary school was the Larousse Gastronomique (LG). It was to me then, what google is to current students at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America). All the French recipes and kitchen terms I needed to know in one 1,200-page volume. I carried it around like a 10-pound security blanket, so I could quickly look up the french techniques I knew nothing about. It was my culinary bible.

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