Homemade ice cream is a mixture of cream and/or milk, sugar, sometimes eggs and always a little home cooked magic! Sure you can buy just about any flavor of ice cream at your local grocery store; but there is something truly special about homemade ice cream. Not only the fresh rich flavors, but I love to customize it with my favorite mixtures of nuts or berries or both. I know the kids love cookies and cream ice cream or pieces of fudge mixed in.
Now that summer is in full swing these homemade ice cream recipes will be a real treat. Try making some for your 4th of July celebration or bbq too!
Ice Cream Making Supplies:
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Cutting Board and Knife (especially for fruit based ice creams)
- Mixing Bowls
- Blender or Food Processor
- Freezer Containers – make sure they are made to be in the freezer, like these.
- Consider investing in a Waffle Cone & Bowl maker!
Do I Need an Ice Cream Maker?
You may be very surprised how easy it is to make ice cream at home. I have found that investing in a good ice cream maker has made it an even more enjoyable process. I now prefer my fully automatic ice cream maker but there are more budget friendly options as well.
31 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
Classic Ice Cream Recipes
Grandma’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream – by The Crafting Chicks
Here is a classic ice cream flavor to get you started; easy to make and simply delicious! Homemade vanilla ice cream is the perfect base for adding in flavors too!
The Best Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream – by Ever After in the Woods
A family favorite! A simple, classic, homemade chocolate ice cream.
Old Fashioned Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe – by Self Proclaimed Foodie
Nothing says summer, to me, like a bowl of fresh strawberry ice cream.
Homemade Peppermint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream– by Let’s Dish
Mini chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candy add some holiday flavor and flare to classic vanilla ice cream.
Homemade Neapolitan Ice Cream – by Pioneer Woman
The ultimate 3-in-1 ice cream is the chocolate, vanilla, strawberry combination of a simple Neapolitan ice cream. This one is out of this world good!
Sweet Cream Ice Cream (Cold Stone Copycat) – by Reality Daydream
Homemade Ice Cream is a summer staple! This sweet cream recipe tastes exactly like the Cold Stone sweet cream ice cream favorite we’ve all grown to love!
Thin Mint Ice Cream – by A Pretty Happy Home
Inspired by classic girl scout cookies!
Nutty Ice Cream Recipes
Butter Pecan Ice Cream – by Simple Recipes
Homemade butter pecan ice cream, made with a custard base, browned butter, and toasted pecans.
Maple Walnut Ice Cream– by All Day I Dream About Food
This homemade maple ice cream recipe is Keto, sugar-free, and absolutely amazing.
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream– by Recipe Girl
A smooth and creamy peanut butter ice cream recipe with chunks of chocolate peanut butter cups mixed in.
Nutella Swirl Ice Cream – by House of Nash
Everyone’s favorite chocolate hazelnut spread makes an appearance in this Nutella Swirl Ice Cream!
Fruity Ice Cream Recipes
Homemade Mango Ice Cream– by Sandhya’s Kitchen
This mango ice cream combines just three ingredients together to bring together creamy delicious flavors.
Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream – by Searching for Spice
This white chocolate raspberry ice cream recipe is so good made in the ice cream maker. It’s easy to make and very popular with kids and adults.
Apple Pie Ice Cream – by Serious Eats
All the flavor of an apple pie without the hassle of making a crust or turning on the oven.
Peach Ice Cream – by Sustainable Cooks
Like a bowl full of summer, the Ultimate Homemade Peach Ice Cream recipe will blow your mind with flavor.
Lemon Ice Cream – by Grits and Pinecones
This homemade silky smooth and lemony ice cream is just the thing to help you cool off on a hot summer day!
Sugar-Free Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream– by Happy Kitchen
Easy sugar free blueberry cheesecake ice cream is a delicious dessert made from just 5 ingredients! This recipe can be used without an ice cream maker.
Fun Ice Cream Recipes with Mix-Ins
Oreo Ice Cream – by Sweetest Menu
Easy cookies and cream ice cream made with just four ingredients!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream – by Mavis Butterfield
Pumpkin? Check. Cheesecake? Check. Ice Cream? Check. I can’t wrap my brain around all of the deliciousness packed into one recipe.
Homemade Coffee Ice Cream – by Baked by an Introvert
This Homemade Coffee Ice Cream is made just like old-fashioned ice cream! It starts with a custard that is blended with heavy cream and churned in an ice cream maker for a sensationally smooth and creamy dessert.
Brownie Fudge Swirl Ice Cream – by Life Made Simple
For extreme chocolate lovers only! This rich, decadent brownie fudge swirl ice cream is loaded with brownie chunks and swirled with hot fudge!
Coconut Ice Cream – by Keto Cooking Christian
A smooth, creamy and refreshing coconut ice cream made with coconut milk, extract, shredded coconut with a hint of lime zest! Keto-Friendly!
Honey Butter Shortbread Ice Cream – by Pampered Chef
Melted butter and honey are swirled into homemade ice cream with crunchy shortbread cookies mixed in.
Cake Batter Ice Cream – by Like Mother, Like Daughter
Cake batter ice cream is a delicious creamy ice cream treat that tastes just like cake batter! It’s perfect for birthdays, holidays, or just for a delicious treat!
No Churn Cinnamon Ice Cream – by Kitchen Swagger
Super creamy, egg-free, cinnamon ice cream that comes together in 15 minutes (plus freezing), without and ice cream machine.
Salted Caramel Ice Cream – by Life Currents
Homemade ice cream may be a bit of work, but it’s well worth the time and energy. Salted Caramel no longer has to be only a topping!
Churro Ice Cream – by Butternut Bakery
Easy no churn ice cream with baked churros, dulce de leche, homemade cinnamon ice cream and Mexican vanilla.
Green Tea Ice Cream – by Mildly Meandering
An easy summer dessert made with only 4 ingredients! This refreshing recipe is inspired by Japanese flavors and it’s so easy to make!
Moose Tracks Ice Cream – by Farm Girl Gourmet
A recipe for Homemade Moose Tracks Ice Cream. So easy to make and just as delicious as store bought, or better!
Kahlua and Cherry Ice Cream – by The Flavor Bender
You wouldn’t believe how addictively delicious this ice cream is, and that’s before you even get to the Kahula! Take it to the NEXT level and make your own Coffee Liqueur at home, see my recipe for homemade Kahula.
Smores Ice Cream – by 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!
Homemade ice cream has been loved and cherished throughout generations! Find your favorite from this list and create some new memories making and sharing ice cream with your family. These recipes are easy, delicious and fun to recreate. Enjoy!