Here’s the real scoop – homemade ice cream is easy to make and unbelievably delicious! You will never want to buy ice cream again after making these recipes!
Choose your favorite from thirty-three incredible, luscious and easy to make homemade ice cream recipes from some of the best food bloggers in the country. There is literally something for everyone and your only problem will be deciding which delicious ice cream recipe to make first! Never made it? No worries, each recipe includes photos and step-by-step instructions showing you how to make your favorite ice cream!
July – National Ice Cream Month
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? According to The International Ice Cream Association’s website (IICA), “In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by over 90 percent of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
Ice Cream Facts:
About 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts were produced in the U.S. in 2015. Even more interesting is the fact that the average American consumes more than 23 pounds of ice cream per year. Yikes! That’s a lot of ice cream! And, of course, it’s no secret that most ice cream is sold during the summer months.
Knowing that you would want to observe National Ice Cream Month in the most patriotic way possible by eating your fair share of ice cream, I have put together a roundup of 33 of the most delicious and easy to make homemade ice cream recipes ever. These luscious ice cream recipes run the gamut from vanilla ice cream, which remains the most popular flavor, to a very innovative Game of Thrones ice cream recipe, and everything in between. I’ve also included no-churn recipes for those of you that don’t have an ice cream maker, some sugar-free choices, egg-free choices, and even some vegan options. There is literally something for everyone!
So grab your ice cream scoop, pick out your favorite recipe and let’s make ice cream!
1 Easy No-Cook Meyer Lemon Ice Cream – Grits and Pinecones
The first ice cream recipe I have for you today is my Easy No-Cook Meyer Lemon Ice Cream. This homemade silky smooth and lemony ice cream is just the thing to help you cool off on a hot summer day and if you like lemons, you will love this delicious confection!
2 No-Egg Creamy Georgia Peach Ice Cream – Pudge Factor
If you like fresh Georgia peaches, you’ll absolutely love this No-Egg Creamy Georgia Peach Ice Cream. Filled with chunks of delicious Georgia peaches, this ice cream is easy to make, doesn’t require any cooking, and is awesome to taste. In addition, it’s velvety smooth without the telltale icy texture that plagues a lot of homemade ice creams.
3 No Churn Creamy Coconut Ice Cream – Wanderzest Blog
No Churn Creamy Coconut Ice Cream. The name says it all, it’s a sweet, creamy, coconutty ice cream served in a coconut shell and topped with toasted coconut or mango or pineapple…you choose! Now, doesn’t that sound magical? If you are in the mood for homemade ice cream and you don’t have an ice cream maker this is the recipe you need to try! Just make sure you take special care to create the ice cream custard base, as this is what makes the ice cream so rich and creamy.
4 Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream – Away From The Box
Making your own ice cream at home offers many benefits. You can choose whatever flavor you want, control how sweet it is or the amount of fat in it, and save a lot of money. This recipe is literally a cinnamon bun in a bowl and borne from my love of cinnamon ice cream. My local grocery store has an “artisanal” brand, which carries a fantastic cinnamon flavor. But at $5 a pint, I’m gonna have to pass. Hard pass. This recipe is better AND cheaper.
5 Lemon-Oreo Ice Cream – Taste and See
Have you ever tried lemon Oreos? They’re like eating a little taste of summer in every bite; the perfect balance of sweet and tart and they are a key ingredient in Lemon-Oreo Ice Cream. This delicious dessert only requires 5 ingredients and takes about 15 minutes to whip up!! Plus, this ice cream creation is “no churn” AKA no work, and no ice cream maker required. Mind-blowing, right?!?
6 Kahlua Cherry Ice Cream – The Flavor Bender
Here’s to July – the National Ice Cream Month! And what better way to celebrate ice cream month and the tail end of cherry season than with a boozy Cherry Kahlua Ice Cream! You wouldn’t believe how addictively delicious this ice cream is, and that’s before you even get to the Kahula!
7 Sugar-Free-Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Lavender – Happy Kitchen Rocks
Let’s talk about this blueberry cheesecake ice cream with lavender. Creamy, flavorful, sweet without sugar, Next time you crave a really big piece of blueberry cheesecake, make this ice cream. Seriously, it’s so good and besides, it’s sugar-free! Which means you can stop feeling guilty about your cravings and satisfy them to the full extent.
8 No Churn Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream – Maria Ushakova
This no churn vegan chocolate ice cream is so rich, smooth, and creamy that nobody would ever guess that it’s dairy and egg-free. In addition, it’s quite easy to make. If you have a muffin pan and a food processor or a high-quality blender, you can whip up this vegan chocolate ice cream in just 15 minutes (plus the freezing time). No ice cream maker and no tedious churning are requered.
9 Easy Mixed Berry Sherbet– Grits and Pinecones
This Easy Mixed Berry Sherbet is a delicious ending to an outdoor cook-out or any meal for that matter. It’s also healthy-ish, with only 227 calories per serving and it’s full of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Just the thing to help you cool off on one of our hot summer evenings.
10 No Churn Peach and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – Pinch and Swirl
I can’t think of a more quintessential summer dessert than homemade peach ice cream. The strange thing is that if I’m buying an ice cream cone or a pint at the grocery store, it’s most likely plain vanilla or something off-beat like Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food. But if I’m making ice cream at home with the thermometer threatening triple digits, peach it is.
11 No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – Marsha’s Baking Addiction
This deliciously smooth and creamy ice cream is infused with peppermint, and loaded with dark chocolate chunks! It is also no-churn and only requires using a handheld mixer to whip up some heavy cream. It’s so quick and easy to throw together and only contains 6 simple ingredients. The base ingredients are heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk. The rest is just flavoring, coloring, and add-ins! (mmmm… dark chocolate chunks.)
12 Easy No Churn Chocolate S’mores Ice Cream – Meatloaf and Melodrama
No-Churn Chocolate S’mores Ice Cream is loaded with graham crackers, chocolate chunks, and mini marshmallows. You don’t need an ice cream maker to enjoy this easy summer treat! You just make some whipped cream, and then you fold it into sweetened condensed milk and add whatever flavors and mix-ins you want. Then, you let it hang out in the freezer for a little while, and you’ve got a super tasty treat.
13 Andes Mint Chip Ice Cream – What the Fork
This Andes Mint Chip Ice Cream is a great summer treat. It’s creamy, has a wonderful mint flavor and is full of crunchy Andes Mint Creme de Menthe bits. It’s the perfect minty dessert.
14 Game of Thrones Ice Cream – Let’s Eat Cake
Game of Thrones fans, rejoice! This Game of Thrones recipe for black sesame ice cream —named after the cold, undead Whitewalkers — is the perfect addition to your Game of Thrones party. Don’t be scared off of by the color of the grey ice cream, the black sesame gives it a peanut butter-like flavor and the blue M&Ms add a nice chocolatey crunchiness!
15 Black Cherry Buttermilk Ice Cream – A Side of Sweet
This black cherry buttermilk ice cream recipe has a surprising tang. It’s refreshing and delicious on a hot summer day and easy to make. I love the buttermilk ice cream base because it’s tangy and refreshing in a really unexpected way. Cherries are in peak season right now and I just knew that black cherries would also go great with a buttermilk base. My hunch was correct and the recipe has exceeded my expectations. It is so, so good – perfectly sweet and rich while not being overwhelming. I recommend you don’t waste any time and try it for yourself immediately!
16 Blueberry Compote Ice Cream – Raia’s Recipes
This amazing ice cream recipe is a delicious blend of egg yolks, creme fraiche, and sugar. I recommend using farm-fresh yolks since they offer the most nutritional value, but organic would be fine if that’s all you can get. As for the creme fraiche, I’m sure you can purchase that in a health food store, but I would highly recommend you culture your own at home! It really is easy and the taste is superb! I also used evaporated cane juice for the sweetener, but I think coconut sugar would work just as well.
17 No Churn Fresh Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream – An Italian in my Kitchen
Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream, a creamy no-churn ice cream, made with fresh raspberries. Fast, easy and so delicious!
18 Chocolate Chocolate-Chunk Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream – Saving Room for Dessert
If you’re on the fence about how much chocolate is too much, try a scoop of this Chocolate Chocolate-Chunk Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream. There is amazing depth in the dreamy, creamy, chocolate base. Even though a scoop of the plain chocolate egg-less ice cream might be enough to satisfy your craving, we filled it with semi-sweet chocolate chunks and added a great big ribbon of raspberry sauce.
19 Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream Dairy Free, Low Carb, THM S – Joy Filled Eats
This Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream is perfect for any ice cream craving. It has the perfect contrast between the sweetness of the ice cream and the saltiness of the peanut butter swirl. A scoop or two after dinner and your evening will be complete. The secret ingredient in this ice cream is the raw cocoa butter. It helps make the ice cream creamy while adding healthy fat. It has a delicate white chocolate flavor and I recommend giving it a try.
20 Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream – Homemade Food Junkie
Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream is summertime fruity freshness and dark chocolate decadence blended into a creamy base of frozen custard. So good!
21 No Churn Red Wine Strawberry and Salted Dark Chocolate Ice Cream – Pass Me Some Tasty
Sorry kids, this ice cream is for adults only. No-churn red wine, strawberry, and salted dark chocolate ice cream. Just dwell on that for a moment (feel free to use the picture below for dwelling inspiration)….Leave your ice cream maker in the cupboard because when it comes to crazy good ice cream, we don’t want to have to wait around for it. No pre-freezing your ice cream container, no cooking heavy cream and milk and then whisk in egg yolks hoping to create a no-clump custard, and definitely no waiting for your ice cream maker to finish churning before you can even get to the freezing process. This ice cream is happening now friends. Yeeaaasss!
22 Cake Batter Ice Cream – Eating Richly
Have you been daydreaming of a visit to a nearby creamery for some cake batter ice cream? This recipe will make your sweet dreams a reality! Cake batter ice cream is one of my favorite flavors, so I was really excited to learn how easy it is to make at home. You simply stir your favorite cake mix into a basic vanilla ice cream recipe!
23 Blackberry Swirl Ice Cream – House of Nash Eats
This blackberry swirl ice cream is a combination of my adoration of fresh, seasonal fruit, sweet, creamy desserts, and two little girls who are obsessed with all things purple. And ice cream. I mean, of course, ice cream. It is sweet, but not too sweet, and it freezes without getting all icy. And every scoop is gorgeous, with those vivid purple swirls tucked into dreamy white clouds of vanilla.
24 Pecan Pralines and Cream Ice Cream – Grits and Pinecones
A festive and decadent holiday dessert, full of decadent heavy cream and crunchy roasted pecans, luscious Pecan Pralines and Cream Ice Cream will make a sweet ending to any meal!
25 No-Churn Butter Pecan Ice Cream – One Dish Kitchen
Rich and creamy Butter Pecan Ice Cream – this no-churn, no-cook ice cream is so easy to make and sure to become a favorite. No ice cream maker needed for this delicious summertime treat.
26 Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Hand Dipped Cones – The Organic Kitchen
For the true vanilla ice cream, lover loaded with chocolate goodies for the chocolate ice cream lover. The best of both worlds!
27 Limoncello Ice Cream – Pudge Factor
Limoncello Ice Cream is incredible, and silky smooth because of the impact of the alcohol from the Limoncello. As it turns out, the addition of alcohol to the ice cream mixture lowers the freezing point. This retards the formation of ice crystals that sometimes plague homemade ice cream.
28 Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream – Saving Room for Dessert
Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream ~ creamy and smooth, with tart (not sour) undertones that you’d expect from a good ripe strawberry. With a touch of Grand Marnier, buttermilk, and mascarpone cheese, the richness shines through in this eggless, dreamy, frozen treat!
29 Raspberry Ice Cream – Sugar-Free, Low Carb, Gluten Free – Wholesome Yum
This easy raspberry ice cream recipe takes just 2 minutes and needs 3 ingredients! It’s a healthy way to satisfy your ice cream craving instantly.
30 Triple Chocolate Ice Cream with Waffle Cones – Pudge Factor
Triple Chocolate Ice Cream is a true chocolate lover’s dream! It’s velvety smooth, intensely chocolate, and absolutely delicious. When paired with homemade waffle cones, it is extraordinary!
31 Best Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – Cooking LSL
Smooth, Creamy and Flavorful, this seriously is the best homemade vanilla bean ice cream, I’ve ever made. Check out this simple custard-based ice cream – French style.
32 Vegan Banana Bread Ice Cream – 24 Carrot Life
My trick? A tablespoon of rum! The rum keeps everything from freezing completely so you still have a scoopable ice cream texture, and you really can’t taste it. With a touch of brown sugar, lots of cinnamon, and some chopped toasted pecans this ice cream totally reminds me of banana bread. I topped my ice cream with some homemade pecan butter that was just made of roasted pecans, cinnamon and a touch of sea salt.
33 Bourbon Ice Cream – Grits and Pinecones
If you love ice cream and are a bourbon aficionado, you will fall in love with this decadent recipe for adult-only Bourbon Ice Cream. The custard base starts with the basics: rich, heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla paste. The magic happens with the addition of brown sugar with its deep molasses flavor and bourbon, which adds the characteristic vanilla, caramel, and oak flavor profile.
Well, what do you think? Isn’t this an incredible list of luscious homemade ice cream recipes? Leave me a comment and let me know which one of these ice cream flavors is your favorite or which recipe you plan to try first. Or, leave me a link to your favorite ice cream recipe!