Stay Cool! This August, Beat the Heat at The Kitchn

Stay Cool! That's our theme this August, the hottest month of the year. Cold ice cream, cool noodle salads, icy sorbet, frosty cocktails, and tips for staying cool in the hot kitchen — that's what you can expect all month long. And we want to know: How do you stay cool in the kitchen during the dog days of August?

Starting tomorrow, we'll be asking for your best tips and recipes for staying cool during August. Want to share an ice cream recipe? This is the time! Do you have a special place to grill or garden during August? Share it here!

Also, pictured above, clockwise from left:

Ginger Ale
Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Mini Peanut Butter Crackers
Watermelon with Ricotta Ice Cream
Plum Sorbet with Lemon Verbena Cream

(Images: Faith Durand)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.