A La Mode! 5 Desserts That Are Even Better with Ice Cream

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If I've already made the decision to have dessert, then the question of whether or not to have it a la mode is a no-brainer. Yes, please! There's something about ice cream that makes each sweet bite that much better. Here are five desserts beyond the traditional apple pie a la mode that are begging to be topped with a scoop of ice cream.

While vanilla ice cream is the obvious choice for its versatility, sorbets and even vegan ice creams are great toppers that offer a nice temperature and textural contrast with whatever they're served on. My favorite part is when they start to melt, forming a nice saucy base that mingles in with the rest of the dessert. Dig the ice cream scoop out of the drawer and start scooping!

  1. Warm and Gooey Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. Tart Cherry Crumble
  3. Individual Mixed Berry Clafoutis
  4. Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cobbler
  5. Tart Cherry Crumble

(Image credits: Anjali Prasertong; Sara Kate Gillingham; Nealey Dozier; Faith Durand)