Hot summer websites -- EW staffers name their favorites, from ice cream recipes to surf reports

By EW Staff
Updated June 05, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

Hot summer websites
Could anything be better on a lazy summer afternoon than kicking back with a glass of iced tea and a baseball game on the radio? The MLB site streams the live feeds of every team’s local play-by-play guys, from the mighty New York Yankees to the hapless Washington Nationals. —Chris Nashawaty
Whether it’s Bruce Springsteen at Bonnaroo or Lily Allen at Glastonbury, Music Festival Junkies has all the latest news, reviews, dates, and lineups for the season’s best fests. —Leah Greenblatt
Here’s the scoop: Paris-based food writer David Lebovitz — a former pastry chef at Berkeley’s Chez Panisse — regularly dishes up delightfully imaginative recipes for homemade ice cream. (Most recent concoction: absinthe with chocolate truffles.) Just try not to drool. —Kate Stroup
Summer always brings back memories of piling into the family car and heading out to the local drive-in for a double feature. It’s a viewing experience that’s getting harder to find each year, but this state-by-state locator helps steer me in the right direction. —Dan Morrissey
As the summer heats up, I want my coffee to cool down. But how can you know for sure if it’s time to add ice? Luckily, Is It Iced Coffee Weather? answers you with a YES or NO, depending on the temperature in your zip code. —Margaret Lyons
Surf’s up! Or is it? If you’re looking for local or international wave reports, then paddle over to Surfline for shore updates (everywhere from Ventura, Calif., to northern Chile). Most radical of all? Some breaks even include a live webcam. —Dalton Ross