38 Best Ice Cream Recipes

We’ve got the recipes to make summer sing. Any kind of ice cream that might tickle your fancy and cool your tastebuds. Tell us, what are you in the mood for? Chocolate, mint, berries, vanilla, coffee, pumpkin, whiskey? Trust us, it’s all here.

Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream

A dreamy, creamy, pretty-in-pink dessert that casts everyone's favorite berry in a starring role.
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Black Coffee Ice Cream

Know how every once in a while you taste something that's so insanely satiating that a single spoonful pretty much satisfies? Nah, neither do we. Pass this ice cream, please.
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Brandied Cherry Ice Cream

Rose Levy Beranbaum's cherry ice cream is a smooth, sophisticated, boozy delight and proves that ice cream isn't just for kids.
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Roasted Banana Ice Cream

Quite possibly the best banana recipe ever, this home-churned ice cream jumbles caramelized bananas and bittersweet chocolate with all the usual ingredients.
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Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this spectacular strawberry ice cream relies on in-season strawberries rather than obscene amounts of sugar for flavor.
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Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

All natural. No artificial colors or flavors. Family friendly. Adult approved. And as delicious as any mint chip ice cream we've ever tasted.
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Vegan Chocolate Cherry Chunk Ice Cream

Your chocolate and cherry ice cream dreams incarnate. And in a completely vegan version, no less. You’re welcome.
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Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

The coconut flavor of this ice cream is accentuated by toasting the coconut to lend a grand flavor to a vanilla ice cream base.
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Bittersweet Chocolate and Buttermilk Ice Cream

Not too dark. Not too sweet. Simply bittersweet. Luxuriantly so. So long, chocolate ice creams of your childhood.
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Salted Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Flecks

We’re sharing this recipe from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams for a lot of reasons. Among them the fact that peanut butter and chocolate remind us of all the greatest romances in the world.
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Devil’s Food Cake Chocolate Ice Cream

Sultry as a summer night. That’s what we thought when we experienced this seductively smooth, devilishly dark chocolate ice cream that's almost naughtily intense.
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Sweet Cream Ice Cream

No vanilla. No eggs. Just cream, sugar, cream cheese, and plain and simple goodness like you've never imagined. A sweet cream sensation.
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Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato

We're food folks, not number crunchers. But perhaps our most favorite equation ever? Chocolate + hazelnuts = gianduia.
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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Sometimes it’s nice to just let your spoon sink into something that tastes pure as the driven snow. Indulgently rich, sigh-inducingly creamy, vanilla-enhanced snow.
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Butter Pecan Ice Cream

This isn't your typical butter pecan ice cream. A creamy, custardy, ice cream base filled with perfectly shattered bits of pecan brittle isn't exactly typical, is it?
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Milkiest Chocolate Ice Cream

This irresistible scoop of the milkiest chocolate ice cream is like having a bar of fine Swiss chocolate on a spoon.
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Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Lusciously dark, almost bitter caramel collides with sweet cream and sea salt. Definitely ice cream for adults. Finally, something you don't have to share with the kids.
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Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Confession. This isn't exactly ice cream. Yet it's not frozen yogurt, either. It falls somewhere blissfully in between with its not-too-sweet creaminess. And no ice cream maker required.
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Pistachio Gelato

An ethereally creamy, subtly sweet, wickedly pistachio-y gelato that derives its pure flavor from nothing more than the essentials.
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Homemade Ice Cream Bars

Ice cream bars are a very, very personal thing. Which is exactly why we love this approach, which essentially allows you to make whatever custom combination of store-bought ice cream, chocolate, and coatings you fancy.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This nifty little number has all the uber richness of cheesecake and all the luxe creaminess of ice cream but with barely any effort. No ice cream maker required.
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New York Super Fudge Chunk

Ben & Jerry, we love you and we always will. But we make our own Super Fudge Chunk now that's even more riddled with chunks of all sorts of super fudge-y spectacularness.
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Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream. Just sorta defines summer, yes? And what better way can you imagine spending a lazy afternoon than making and devouring this childhood classic?
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Turkish Coffee Ice Cream

Folks are saying this is the simplest ice cream recipe they've ever made. They're also calling it the most satisfying.
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French Vanilla Ice Cream

For vanilla ice cream purists, nothing competes with a recipe that relies on just the essentials: milk, sugar, vanilla bean, eggs, and cream.
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Blackberry Ice Cream

So exquisite it makes folks say "This recipe is a 10." and "Perfect." and "Gloriously smooth." and "Very rich." Blackberries, lime, and cream, and not much else.
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Black Sesame Ice Cream

Despite being vegan and dairy-free (it's made with coconut milk), this black sesame ice cream is still exceptionally creamy and boasts a beguiling taste. You sorta gotta experience it for yourself.
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Vegan Mango Ice Cream

Creamy. Indulgent. Easy. Healthy. Just three ingredients. And no ice cream maker required. (What are you waiting for?!)
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Pumpkin Ice Cream

The pumpkin spice everything craze has made its way through most major foodstuffs--including this dreamy, warmly spiced ice cream that we're frankly quite smitten with.
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Vegan Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Made with just coconut milk, bananas, peanut butter, cacao, and honey. 5 ingredients that are healthy, easy, and ridiculously like ice cream when prepared in this manner.
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Brownie Ice Cream

The soul-satisfying collision of brownies and ice cream has been around since we were kids. In case you've ever wanted to recreate it at home, here's the best way we know.
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Green Tea Ice Cream

Get a load of this stunning scoop! The silken ice cream has a vibrant sea-green shade that's as distinctive as its nuanced and vaguely tea-y taste.
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Whiskey and Fig Gelato

This unexpected yet enticing melding of sweet and smoky makes for a sassy summer dessert you'll be craving year round.
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Blueberry Ice Cream

Seeing as blueberries are so darn good for you, one could argue that this rich, creamy ice cream ought to be a summer staple.
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Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

This isn't a recipe. It's a reminder. You know, of summer and laziness and the magic of ice cream sandwiches for dinner.
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Vegan Banana "Ice Cream"

This easy, cheap, weird, and truly magical one-ingredient vegan ice cream calls for nothing but bananas and your food processor. Oh, and a spoon.
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Black Currant Ice Cream

Ice cream layered with sweet fruity jam, this treat is scoopable, creamy, and an absolute delight on a summer afternoon. And it's very nearly foolproof.
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Vegan Chocolate Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

Tasting is one thing. Believing it's vegan? Entirely another thing. You'll never guess the ingredients in this surprise summer sleeper of a vegan ice cream.
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