Ice cream sandwich

Photo: Candace Nelson

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Retro and Homey
Reminiscent of what came out of your grandma's kitchen, retro/homey desserts appeal to the child in all of us.

Fill your dessert repertoire with things like Coca-Cola cake, old-fashioned apple or banana cream pie and timeless American classics like cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies. No need for restraint here! Big dollops of swirly frosting, big drop cookies teeming with chocolate, ooey-gooey caramel and mile-high ice box pies are fun, fanciful and make us feel like kids again.

Create your own take on retro favorites like Ding Dongs and Twinkies, but elevate them with high-quality ingredients, like bittersweet chocolate and fresh cream. Adorn with melted caramel, whipped cream, sprinkles, colorful frostings and peanuts. Basically, anything you could find on a banana split will do!