It may not be National Ice Cream Month yet (that auspicious title goes to July), but I’m already helping myself to plenty of heaping scoops of summer’s ultimate dessert. (Did you know the United States produces 12 billion pints of it each year?) To keep your favorite flavor free of freezer burn and ice crystals between servings, here’s a handy trick: Press parchment paper onto the surface of the ice cream before replacing the lid. You’ll enjoy a creamier texture—and improved flavor too.
And to transform your bowl of ice cream from ordinary to extraordinary, check out these amazing ice cream recipes, from an irresistible ice cream cake to strawberry ice cream sandwiches.