Why should salads and veggie dishes get all the garden glory? California pastry chef Lei Shishak uses seasonal fruit in this magnificent book of farm-to-table desserts. From cakes and pastries to ice cream, popsicles and puddings, there’s a recipe for every fruit craving under the sun. These cherry ice cream sandwiches are a refreshing summer treat. 

These cherry ice cream sandwiches are always a showstopper. I roast the cherries first to release their juices, ensuring that the resulting ice cream is super flavorful. All the components need to be made the day before, so plan ahead. Cherries have a distinct season that begins in early June and lasts through August. By September they are virtually gone from the markets, so make sure to get your cherry fill within those months.

Reprinted with permission from Farm-to-Table Desserts