ice cream tart

It was 96 degrees here on Saturday, which is hot for this time of year even by southern New Mexico standards. Ice cream tartlets on the hottest day of the year would have been perfect. Too bad I was so busy sitting outside enjoying the heat to get the tarts made.

I’m surprised by how well we weathered the heat this weekend. I guess between the breeze, the cool nights, the cheapy kiddie pool full of frigid water to put our feet in, and plenty of shade when the sun got to be too much, we can handle those hot days just fine. The ice cream tarts that got made the next – also hot – day didn’t hurt either.

Jessica chose the Coffee Ice Cream Tart for Tuesdays with Dorie this week, and she has that recipe posted. I went a different direction with a plain tart crust and strawberry daiquiri ice cream. Because there were a few comments about the tart crust being too hard to cut once it was frozen, I increased the butter in Dorie’s Sweet Tart Dough to 10 tablespoons and added an extra egg yolk. Even frozen, this tart crust was perfectly tender.

One year ago: Mocha Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake
Two years ago: Banana Cream Pie
Three years ago: Lemon Cream Tart


  1. OMG those are adorable! So perfect for a super hot day! I love the strawberry garnish on top too… perfect. Thanks for baking with me!

  2. I wish we had warm weather. Still so cold around here. Nice tart.

  3. Those are so cute and they look so good! I can’t wait for the ice cream recipe! I didn’t make this week’s recipe since I was out of town, but it has been 50 degrees and rainy in Seattle so not very springy.

  4. I love your version Bridget. Can’t wait to see the recipe for the strawberry daiquiri ice cream! We’ve been lucky to hit 50 lately but even still, I don’t think I’d want 96 either…

  5. Just beautiful! I’ll have to try your tart recipe.
    My tart sliced fine but it was easier to eat if you just picked up the tart slice and took a bite. Pretty casual dining, but it was hard to cut with a fork. Does this make any sense??
    Enjoy your warm weather we have snow in the forcast this week!

  6. The weather around here has been so crazy lately! 80s one day and 60s the next. Sounds like you guys know how to handle the heat though!

  7. Linda says:

    These tarts look like just the thing to cool me down. It is in the high 90’s are very humid here in Nicaragua. Just looking at them makes me feel a little cooler. Wish I could eat one right now.

  8. These look awesome although it’s a bit soon to think about ice cream here in Boston…

  9. Those mini tarts are adorable! Can’t wait for the strawberry daiquiri ice cream! 🙂

  10. that’s a fun looking little dessert! can’t wait to get some nice strawberries around here.