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16 Frozen Desserts That Require No Special Equipment

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Make it to Memorial Day and (in many parts of this country) you can put your roasting pans, slow-cooker, and stock pot in harder-to-reach cabinets of the kitchen. But say goodbye to one group of equipment, and you suddenly find yourself reuniting—or investing—in a whole new gang: grills (or grill pans) and grilling spatulas, skewers, ice buckets, wooden planks—the list goes on.

It's a lot of change, so it's understandable that you might not want to welcome another piece of machinery—the ice cream maker—into the fold. But luckily, for the love of all things frozen and creamy (ice creams, semifreddos) and icy and granular (granitas, sorbets), there's another way: the no-churn miracle!

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Here are 16 frozen desserts that require nothing more than time—okay, and lot of fruit, cream, chocolate, etc., too, but no special equipment!

(And if/when you do invest in an ice cream machine, we've got plenty of recipes to make the most of that, too.)

Bittersweet Chocolate Semifreddo
Bittersweet Chocolate Semifreddo
How to Make a No-Churn Ice Cream Cake
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How to Make a No-Churn Ice Cream Cake
Gianduia Semifreddo (Chocolate-Hazelnut Frozen Dessert)
Gianduia Semifreddo (Chocolate-Hazelnut Frozen Dessert)
Rhubarb Semifreddo Ice Cream Sandwiches
Rhubarb Semifreddo Ice Cream Sandwiches
Brad Spence's Salted Butter Semifreddo
Brad Spence's Salted Butter Semifreddo
Watermelon Campari Granita
Watermelon Campari Granita
Celery Granita
Celery Granita
Mattonella (Pine Nut Semifreddo with Chocolate Sauce)
Mattonella (Pine Nut Semifreddo with Chocolate Sauce)
Ada Boni's Fresh Strawberry Granita or Sorbet
Ada Boni's Fresh Strawberry Granita or Sorbet
Peaches And Sour Cream Ice Cream
Peaches And Sour Cream Ice Cream
Après Party Granita
Après Party Granita
No-Churn Coffee-Cinnamon Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce
No-Churn Coffee-Cinnamon Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce
Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
Thai Tea Ice with Sweet Milk
Thai Tea Ice with Sweet Milk
No-Churn Ben & Jerry's-Style Core Ice Cream
No-Churn Ben & Jerry's-Style Core Ice Cream
Iced Tea Granita
Iced Tea Granita