Ice Cream/Frozen Desserts

12 Things We're Obsessed with This Summer

There are those things we eat, make, read, and gush over that are just too good to keep to ourselves. Here, we let you in on our latest summer crushes.

There are scoops of black sesame seed ice cream, with a resemblance to wet concrete that stops at the surface. We fry toast in olive oil until it turns a glorious golden shade of brown. We turn Cracklin' Oat Bran into pie crust or granola (and eat it out of the box). There is matcha in everything. This is how we're summering this year. Here are 12 obsession-worthy things we can't stop eating and talking about:

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Dark Rosés, or summer water, as we've been calling it.


Savory yogurt—and we're not just talking about adding cucumbers to Greek yogurt.


Bodega eggs, a.k.a. hangover helper.


Fried toast—and finding every way to eat it.


Bloody Marys, and garnishing them too much (never enough?).


Tartines, a.k.a. lunchtime saviors.


Peanut butter and pickle sandwiches.

Tennessee Whiskey (yes, whiskey in summer).


A polished Pimm's Cup that detoxes while you drink (sort of).


Matcha Snickerdoodles; is this the summer of matcha?


Black sesame seed ice cream, where gray is anything but drab.


Picking ice cream based on your personality. 


Cracklin' Oat Bran, a year-round obsession.

What are you obsessed with this summer? Tell us in the comments below!

Photos by Mark Weinberg, James Ransom, and Bobbi Lin

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