34 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
It’s not summer without ice cream! I’m sharing 34 ice cream recipes in this post including no-churn ice cream recipes, ice cream maker recipes, and lots of other ice cream-inspired desserts like milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches. If you’re craving other cold summer treats be sure to check out my round-up of Popsicle Recipes, too!
Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes (No-Churn)
For the last several years I’ve fallen in love with no-churn ice cream! Even though I own an ice cream maker, I love that you can make creamy rich ice cream without one.
In most cases, you only need a few ingredients to make a batch and it hardly takes any time at all to mix it up. The hardest part is waiting for the ice cream to freeze! So, here are some of my favorite no-churn ice cream recipes.
3-Ingredient No Churn Whole Lemon Ice Cream | This no-churn ice cream is extra lemony because a whole lemon is used to make it. Everything but the seeds is pureed and then mixed into the ice cream base.
No Churn Matcha Cookies and Cream Ice Cream | I love cookies and cream but for this creamy ice cream, I gave it a matcha twist. It’s a great combination and I love the vibrant green color.
No Churn Cookies and Cream Ice Cream | Or, try this traditional cookies and cream no-churn ice cream. It’s as rich and creamy as store-bought ice cream and so simple to make.
No Churn Avocado Ice Cream | Avocado is not usually associated with desserts, but it takes really well to sweeteners and adds a rich creaminess to ice cream. This no churn ice cream is all about the avocado with a pretty green color and the ice cream is a little less sweet. If you have an ice cream maker try my Avocado Ice Cream!
No Churn Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream | Sometimes I like the avocado to shine, but for this no-churn ice cream I combined it with chocolate. You don’t really taste the avocado in this one, but it definitely makes the ice cream rich and creamy.
No Churn Espresso Chip Ice Cream | Homemade no-churn espresso flavored ice cream studded with chocolate chips is a great combination and a sweet way to get a little caffeine kick.
2-Ingredient No Churn Coconut Ice Cream | This super easy ice cream has only 2 ingredients. I love the tropical coconut flavor – it’s a refreshing summer dessert. Have an ice cream maker? You might like my Coconut Ice Cream, too.
No Churn Lemon Ice Cream | This easy no-churn ice cream is swirled with lemon curd which gives it a bright lemon flavor.
3-Ingredient No Churn Gelato Ice Cream | If you want a super simple vanilla ice cream this one is for you. It’s so easy to make!
Ice Cream Maker Recipes
Do you have an ice cream maker hiding in your cabinet? Well, here are seven reasons to use it this summer! I love the ease of no-churn ice cream, but the best part about an ice cream maker is that you can make more of a variety of ice creams. I use my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker* to make frozen yogurt, different flavored sorbet, and custard-based ice cream recipes. I hope you find some new ice cream maker recipes to try!
Thai Tea Ice Cream | This ice cream takes a Thai iced tea and turns it into a rich and creamy ice cream. It’s so creamy and rich and I love the color from the Thai tea. I have another Thai Tea Ice Cream that uses canned Thai tea, too.
Nutella Frozen Yogurt | This two-ingredient frozen yogurt combines two of my favorite flavors – slightly tart yogurt and rich and creamy Nutella. I’ve yet to find this flavor at my local froyo place! Or, if frozen yogurt isn’t your thing, I have a regular Nutella Ice Cream recipe, too.
Blueberry Ice Cream | Fresh blueberries give this ice cream the most beautiful purple color and fresh summer fruit flavor. I’ve also experimented with Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream which is a tangier version.
Cherry Ice Cream | Cherries are in season for such a short time every summer so I always stock up and go crazy making cherry desserts like this ice cream. The sweet cream ice cream combined with the tart juicy cherries is such a great flavor combination.
Two Ingredient Strawberry Frozen Yogurt | This frozen yogurt is so easy to make, you can make a big batch and have a froyo party with friends. Set out all of your favorite frozen yogurt toppings and let everyone dress up their own.
Mango Ice Cream | I’ve never liked store-bought mango ice cream because it’s often made with artificial flavors. Once I got my ice cream maker, I made this homemade mango ice cream and I loved the fresh mango flavor. Plus, you only need three ingredients to make it.
Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt | I love the combination of fall flavors and cold and creamy ice cream. You can serve this year-round, of course, but it’s especially nice during the fall.
Fun Ways to Serve Ice Cream
Ice cream is delicious served in a regular bowl or cone, but when you serve it up in creative waffle cones or edible bowls it makes it a little more special. I love serving ice cream in fun ways for parties and summer get-togethers so here are a few of my favorite ways to serve it.
Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Bowls | The only thing better than ice cream is serving it in a homemade cookie bowl! These chocolate cookie bowls are easy to make and they’re a fun treat for summer parties, potlucks, and BBQs.
Churro Ice Cream Bowls | These churro bowls are perfect for filling with ice cream. They are sweet, crunchy and easy to make.
Egg Waffle Ice Cream Cones| These ice cream cones, made with Hong Kong style egg waffles (sometimes referred to as eggettes or egg puffs), are inspired by the Puffle Waffle Cones served at Cauldron Ice Cream in Santa Ana.
Doughnut Ice Cream Cones | This is a homemade version of the doughnut ice cream cones (a twist on the Slovak pastry trdelník) made famous by the café Good Food and Bakery in Prague. The good news is you don’t have to go to Prague or buy any fancy equipment to make them at home!
I definitely went through a serious milkshake kick when I first started blogging so I just had to include some milkshake recipes. Most of these aren’t made with homemade ice cream, but milkshakes are one of my favorite ways to enjoy ice cream so I thought I would include them!
Samoas Milkshake | Do you like Girl Scout Cookies? I can’t resist them and bought so many boxes one year I had to come up with all sorts of ways to use them. So, that’s how I came up with this Samoas milkshake that’s made with ice cream, crushed cookies and topped with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, and coconut.
Nutella Milkshakes | More Nutella but this time in milkshake form. It’s an easy three-ingredient cold and creamy treat.
Matcha Milkshakes | If you love matcha like I do this simple matcha milkshake is a great way to enjoy it!
Mint Cookies and Cream Shake| Inspired by a Shamrock Shake, I created this mint-flavored cookies and cream milkshake made with mint Oreos.
Baileys Milkshake | This chocolaty milkshake is for adults only! It’s spiked with Baileys and a fun party dessert.
Funfetti Milkshake | Do you remember the funfetti craze? It seems like for a while every dessert I saw online had some kind of funfetti twist, so of course I had to get in on it, too. This milkshake has a funfetti twist and is topped with sprinkles for a fun dessert.
Red, White and Blue Milkshakes | Vanilla ice cream, strawberry slushie, and fresh blueberries layered together to create a patriotic milkshake. It’s perfect for 4th of July or Memorial Day celebrations.
Pumpkin Milk Shake | Like the pumpkin ice cream I shared, this milkshake is a fun treat during the fall months.
Ice Cream Desserts
More ice cream desserts! Here are a few more cold and creamy summer desserts…
Pineapple Dole Whip (Copycat) | This soft serve pineapple dessert is refreshing and light and tastes like the popular treat at Disneyland.
Watermelon Sorbet in Lime Shells | Watermelon sorbet is delicious all on its own, but serve it in hollowed-out lime peels and you get a cute way to serve it for parties. Or try my Watermelon Sorbet Slices which is a bigger version.
Mexican Fried Ice Cream | Inspired by the state fair, this Mexican fried ice cream is a fun way to serve ice cream in the summer.
Baked Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches | I made baked churro cookies and then served them with ice cream sandwiched inside. These are a fun summer treat.
Lemon Coconut Sorbet | Cool and creamy lemon sorbet served in lemon shells. These are such a fun way to serve ice cream in the summer.
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