The combination of cream cheese, cottage cheese and sweetened condensed milk makes for an incredibly rich cheesecake. A homemade graham cracker crust is easy to make (bake it while you make the filling for the cake) and we think it's so much better than store-bought. This recipe is a bit labor-intensive but the cake can be made up to a day ahead, so it's perfect for entertaining. Click here to visit the new home of KitchenDaily!
This frozen dessert requires no ice-cream maker--just freeze the mixture in a pan, and scrape with a fork. If you'd like to spruce up the granita, top with chopped or halved fresh strawberries and grated lemon zest.
"A coconut crust and pretty fluffy filling make this dessert special," notes field editor Kathryn Anderson of Wallkill, New York. "When he strawberries ripen here in our Hudson Valley, Many churches feature them at festivals."