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Fresh Recipes, Chef Tricks, and Fun Ideas for Your Kitchen

We've partnered with People magazine to bring great ideas into your kitchen. Whether it's crafting no-machine ice cream, sharpening your knife skills or introducing you to the best fried chicken sandwich you've ever tasted, our goal is to share our favorite easy, delicious recipes and cooking techniques—with a pro twist. Check out what we've cooked up so far:

One Watermelon, 3 Ways

ICE Chef James Briscione shows you three different dishes you can make from the same watermelon. First, start off with a spicy, smoky watermelon cocktail with mezcal and lime. Then, pickle the rinds for a classic southern condiment. Last, use all that leftover watermelon to make a savory salad perfect for a backyard barbecue! Click here to get the full recipes.


July Fourth-fetti Cake

Make the perfect cake to celebrate the Fourth of July! ICE Pastry Chef Instructor Jenny McCoy shows you how to make a red, white and blue layer cake, complete with DIY confetti, cream cheese icing and totally covered in sprinkles! With additional layers of strawberries and blueberries, this cake is so spectacular, it just might distract everyone from the fireworks! Get the full recipe here on the ICE Blog. Plus: want the secret to getting your cake out of the pan perfectly every time? Click here.


No-Machine Ice Cream Recipe: Sweet Summer Corn

Beat the heat this summer with a recipe from ICE and People magazine: watch pastry chef James Distefano show you how to make ice cream at home—without an ice cream maker. Plus: think corn is just for dinner? Transform this summer grilling staple into a delicious dessert—and top it all off with caramel corn. For the full recipe plus Chef James' pro tips for preparing it, click here.


How to Cut an Onion, a Cauliflower and a Bell Pepper

If there’s one thing that will make your time in the kitchen effortless, efficient and enjoyable, it’s tackling basic knife skills. Watch ICE Chef Michael Garrett demonstrate how to cut three common vegetables that are surprisingly tricky to break down: an onion, a pepper and a head of cauliflower. For more tips on how to slice and dice these vegetables like a chef, click here.


How to Make the Perfect Fried Chicken Sandwich

"With just four components to build it out, this sandwich is perfect in its simplicity—putting the emphasis on using high quality ingredients." Watch ICE Director of Culinary Development and bonafide southerner James Briscione craft his ideal chicken sandwich. For his tips and the full recipe, click here.


The Sweetest Valentine's Day Treat: Pink Palmiers

This Valentine’s Day, you can do better than chocolate-dipped strawberries. Impress your sweetheart with a foolproof recipe for romance: a heart-shaped pastry from ICE Chef Jenny McCoy that’s easier to make than it looks. We're reinventing the palmier—or “elephant ear”—with homemade pink sugar for an extra DIY twist. For an in-depth how-to and the full recipe, click here.


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