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Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Homemade ice cream recipes

Grab your scoops, cones, and sprinkles, everyone. With our picks for summer licks, you’re about to make a whole lot of people happy this summer. We’ve got your go-to ice cream flavors like chocolate and vanilla, of course, plus some fun flavor twists worth screaming about.


Blueberry Ice Cream

You’re not going to find ice cream this vibrantly flavored in a supermarket, that’s for sure. It’s best to serve this treat freshly made and slightly soft.

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Less is more in this simple, basic recipe. It’s perfect with pie or topped with fresh fruit, honey, chocolate or caramel sauce, or whatever you like.

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Chocolate Ice Cream with Cinnamon & Dulce de Leche

This chocolate ice cream, which calls for Mexican chocolate, has a distinctive, almost roasty flavor.

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Butterscotch Crunch Ice Cream

Ice cream with a little candy mixed in is double-delicious. Here, you’ll use a combination of cream; brown sugar, butter, whisky, and vanilla to make the crunchy butterscotch pieces that add texture and a wonderful buttery flavor to this treat.

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Balsamic Strawberry Ice Cream

In Italy, strawberries and balsamic vinegar is a classic combination that makes for a simple, refreshing dessert. If you've never had this stellar pairing, give this frozen version a shot. The vinegar is subtle and adds depth to the bright sweetness of the strawberries.

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Coffee Ice Cream with Espresso Brittle Swirl

Who says ice cream isn’t a sophisticated dessert? You’ll be proud to serve this deeply-flavored ice cream to guests.

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Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

This is an ice cream for those who luxuriate in the creaminess of milk chocolate, which is enhanced by the cream in the custard base. Dress yours up for company with roasted strawberries, chocolate sauce, and a dollop of whipped cream.

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Ginger Ice Cream

Ginger ice cream is delicious on its own or sprinkled with candied ginger. It's also a great accompaniment to just about any seasonal fruit pie or tart.

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Hazelnut Chocolate-Chunk Ice Cream

This combo is every Nutella lover's dream ice cream. Toasted hazelnuts flavor the custard and good-sized semisweet chocolate chunks add texture and make for a dynamite flavor pairing.

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Fig & Anise Ice Cream

This is the perfect destination for late-summer figs. You’ll want to leave their skins on for this ice cream; the fig skins make for an even more intense flavor.

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Olive Oil Pine Nut Ice Cream

Olive oil ice cream? Believe it or not, a fruity, good-quality olive oil gives the ice cream luxurious texture and a delicate flavor, punctuated here with the crunch of pine nuts.

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Spiced Sweet Potato Ice Cream

Sweet potato pie lovers, this is the ice cream for you. One taste and you’ll understand why this reader-recipe won our Create Your Own Ice Cream contest back in 2009.

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