NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31:  Author Ina Garten attends Ina Garten in Conversation with Danny Meyer at 92nd Street Y on January 31, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

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How Ina Garten Upgrades Store-Bought Ice Cream

Anyone who has watched "Barefoot Contessa" knows that Ina Garten somehow makes the dinner party look completely effortless. In a Today show episode, Garten shared a quick and easy three-course meal that included a Caesar salad with homemade dressing, lasagna for a hearty entree, and an effortless three-ingredient dessert.

Garten’s go-to dessert recipe is two scoops of the vanilla ice cream, with a dose of Limoncello liqueur over the top, and then served with some store-bought biscotti. The simple dessert requires virtually no time in the kitchen and no skill at baking.

According to Garten herself, the upgraded ice cream is a huge crowd-pleaser. The recipe does not name a specific brand of ice cream to use, but Garten admitted that when it comes to buying vanilla ice cream, she reaches for Häagen-Dazs, Ben and Jerry's, or Ciao Bello, via The Kitchn.