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    The 30 BEST Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

    Ice cream… Who doesn’t love it? It’s the ultimate sweet treat. But have you ever tried making your own? It’s a lot simpler than you think. This collection of easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes will have you making your favorite frozen dessert in no time!

    The beauty of it is, most of these recipes just require a few basic ingredients. And the final result is so much better than store bought.

    Some require an ice cream machine, but many are no churn. Easy Peasy!

    Go through this tasty collection and see what inspires you. Whether you just want something to stash in your freezer for future cravings or that impressive dessert for your next get together, you’ve come to the right place.

    From classics to novel and even to boozy, this great collection has something for everyone!

    The 30 BEST Homemade Ice Cream Recipes.

    1. Vanilla Ice Cream

    We’ll start this list with the most classic of flavors. A good vanilla ice cream is the perfect base, so good with any toppings or mix-ins. This recipe uses real vanilla beans for rich and authentic flavor. So good, even on it’s own.

    Get the Recipe @ joyfoodsunshine

    2. Chocolate Ice Cream

    If you venture into homemade ice creams, a good chocolate base is essential in your repertoire. This recipe will give you a super rich, super creamy and super chocolatey homemade ice cream.

    Get the Recipe @ handletheheat

    3. Strawberry Ice Cream

    Finishing off the Neapolitan trip, this strawberry ice cream is as good as it gets. Loads of fresh strawberries make this a great summertime treat.

    Get the Recipe @ theendlessmeal

    4. Cookie Butter Ice Cream

    Have you ever had cookie butter ice cream? If not, you’re missing out on the ultimately decadent frozen delight! Ice cream flavored with Biscoff cookie butter and loaded with crushed Biscoff cookies. This is so good you may never go back to your old favorites.

    Get the Recipe @ melaniemakes

    5. Rum Raisin Ice Cream

    Want to try your ice cream a little boozy? This Rum Raisin, based off of the Italian Malaga, is a creamy vanilla rum base with tender raisins soaked in rum. YUMMM.

    Get the Recipe @ garlicandzest

    6. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    Another classic flavor, this Mint Chocolate Chip is a refreshing treat. It’s great for a summertime cool down and tastes just like an Andes mint!

    Get the Recipe @ browneyedbaker

    7. Peach Ice Cream

    This creamy peach ice cream is the perfect summer treat. Just a handful of ingredients, including fresh, juicy peaches make one of the most delicious ice creams you will ever eat.

    Get the Recipe @ houseofnasheats

    8. Pistachio Ice Cream

    This easy homemade Pistachio Ice Cream recipe perfectly balances the sweet almond extract infused vanilla base with the nutty saltiness of crushed pistachios. So good.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    9. Almond Joy

    Based off of that classic candy bar, Almond Joy ice cream is loaded with almond, chocolate and shredded coconut. This one is a real treat!

    Get the Recipe @ cookinwithmima

    10. Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

    Seriously, doesn’t everybody love Cookies and Cream? Once you try this easy recipe, you’ll want to keep churning again and again!

    Get the Recipe @ chewoutloud

    11. Ginger Ice Cream

    This Ginger Ice cream has a strong, but not too overpowering ginger flavor that ends with just a little hint of spiciness. Chopped chocolate rounds things out for one delicious ice cream!

    Get the Recipe @ abeautifulplate

    12. Pralines and Cream Ice Cream

    A Southern classic, this Pralines and Cream is almost too good. Rich vanilla ice cream with homemade candied pecans, this is one of my favorite ice cream recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ mirlandraskitchen

    13. Dulche de Leche Ice Cream

    This one is for you caramel lovers! Dulche de Leche is a favorite in Latin America and is gaining a following worldwide. This easy recipe is smooth, creamy and loaded with caramel.

    Get the Recipe @bakingmischief

    14. Mango Ice Cream

    This creamy fresh mango ice cream is a summertime treat. It only takes four ingredients and requires no churning. The next time you see some nice mangos, think about this great recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ nibblesandfeasts

    15. Rocky Road Ice Cream

    If you like your ice cream chunky, this Rocky Road is for you. Rich chocolate ice cream loaded with walnuts, chocolate chips and marshmallows. Mmm… so good!

    Get the Recipe @ browneyedbaker

    16. Spiked and Spicy Mexican Mocha Ice Cream

    Do you love coffee ice cream? This Spiked and Spicy Mexican Mocha Ice Cream is for you! Creamy mocha ice cream infused with touches of tequila and cayenne pepper for a hint of spice. So interestingly good!

    Get the Recipe @ passthesushi

    17. Banana Pudding Ice Cream

    Here’s a Southern classic for you! Rich and creamy Banana Pudding ice cream loaded with crispy chunks of Nilla wafers. This is a decadent treat!

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    18. Coconut Macadamia Nut Ice Cream

    This Coconut Macadamia ice cream is a tropical treat. The flavors of sweet coconut and nutty macadamia blend beautifully together and the chopped nuts give a great texture.

    Get the Recipe @ houseofnasheats

    19. London Fog Ice Cream

    Enjoy your favorite tea in ice cream form! This London Fog ice cream is creamy, delicious and infused with Earl Grey flavors. This is a unique and elegant dessert.

    Get the Recipe @ wanderlustandwellness

    20. Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

    This easy no churn Key Lime Pie ice cream has all the bright and fresh and flavors of your favorite tropical pie. It even has a graham cracker crust for added authenticity.

    Get the Recipe @ onceuponachef

    21. Bailey’s Ice Cream

    Here’s another great boozy flavor. This creamy and decadent Bailey’s Ice Cream has the great flavors of that famous Irish liqueur. This is a great contender for St. Patrick’s day, but I love it anytime!

    Get the Recipe @ burrataandbubbles

    22. Grape Nut Ice Cream

    If you love unique flavors, you have to try this Grape Nut Ice Cream. A creamy vanilla base with the nutty and malty flavor of Grape Nut cereal. This regional dessert is popular in the Canadian Maritimes, the Shenandoah Valley, Panama, Jamaica, and New England.

    Get the Recipe @ anaffairfromtheheart

    23. Black Cherry Ice Cream

    This easy ice cream recipe is creamy, refreshing and packed with great cherry flavor. To make your life simpler, this recipe uses frozen cherries, so no de-seeding!

    Get the Recipe @ errenskitchen

    24. Superman Ice Cream

    This colorful vanilla Superman ice cream is Michigan’s favorite ice cream flavor. The bright swirl of colors will be a huge hit with the kids.

    Get the Recipe @ izzycooking

    25. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

    If you go into pumpkin mania every fall, this Pumpkin Pie ice cream recipe is for you. It’s perfectly spiced and tastes just like your favorite pie!

    Get the Recipe @ theviewfromgreatisland

    26. Peppermint Bark Ice Cream

    Another great seasonal flavor, this Peppermint Bark ice cream is a perfect Christmas dessert. A peppermint base with a swirl of chocolate ganache… so festive!

    Get the Recipe @ goodiegodmother

    27. Blueberry Ice Cream

    This creamy Blueberry Ice cream is packed with flavor. It’s great when fresh blueberries are in season, but can be made with frozen fruit year round.

    Get the Recipe @ bakedbyrachel

    28. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream

    Here’s one the kids will love. This no churn Cinnamon Toast Crunch ice cream is enhanced with crispy cereal and a brown butter cinnamon swirl. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ lalaskitchentable

    29. Margarita Ice Cream

    Here’s a great boozy flavor for the summer… Margarita! All the great flavors of that famous cocktail in ice cream form. Cheers!

    Get the Recipe @ spicedblog

    30. Brownie Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

    We’re wrapping up this list with something super duper decadent. This Brownie Fudge Swirl is a rich chocolate ice cream loaded with chunks of brownie and completed with a fudge swirl. This is a must for chocolate lovers!

    Get the Recipe @ lifemadesimplebakes

    So there it is, 30 of the best homemade ice cream recipes from around the internet. Which one will you try first? It’s a tough choice, they all look so good!

    Be sure to pin or bookmark this post so you always know where to go when that craving hits. Until next time, enjoy…

    Ice cream recipes.

    The 30 BEST Homemade Ice Creams

    Yield: 6 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    This great collection of easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes beat anything you can buy in the store.


    • milk
    • cream
    • sugar
    • egg


    1. Choose a recipe that looks tasty. Try something you haven't had before, it's fun to experiment!
    2. Make a shopping list and buy the ingredients.
    3. Churn your new favorite Ice Cream Recipe!


    1. Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!

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