During a certain period in Food52 history, a secret stash of these blondies lived in the bottom drawer of the freezer for urgent, 3 PM snacks. And that Thin Mints, too, are better right from the freezer made us think: What else can we push to the back of the freezer and surprise ourselves with whenever we want?
For desserts that you can eat straight from the freezer—by choice, not because they'll melt otherwise—go for options that are crispy-crunchy or fudgy-gooey. That means shortbreads, brownies, and a lot of melted chocolate. Think beyond the frozen banana.
The Crunchy Cookies
The Shortbready Cookies
Bark and Bark-Like Objects
Mousse (from the freezer, it's like semifreddo)
Disclose your own secret freezer stashes in the comments below.