26 No-Ice-Cream-Maker-Required Recipes

We have a mess of no ice cream maker recipes that you’re going to want to try out this summer—everything from popsicles to granita to ice cream to cocktails and then some. There’s something for every taste and occasion. You’re welcome!

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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Frozen Gin Fizz

We know, we know. Blender drinks are for sissies--or so you may think. If that's the case, take a sip of this stiff riff on the gin and tonic. Then get back to us.
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Coconut Popsicles

We dubbed these lovelies "stealthy healthy" cuz they're creamy, satiating, unadulterated loveliness would never lead you to believe they're actually healthy.
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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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Chocolate Fudge Pops

They look like fudgsicles. They taste like fudgesicles. Yet they're made from cocoa, coconut milk, and honey, so don't give a second thought to indulging in them.
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Egg Cream

A soda fountain classic made with neither egg nor cream, this classic quencher is a summer staple for kids of all ages.
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Iced Tea Popsicles

Cold-brewed iced tea as you've never quite experienced it before. So lovely we've taken to making them year-round.
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Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars

A homemade, dairy-free version of the commercial ice-cream pop with the grandiose name and gold foil-lined package. Sorta the same. Sorta reimagined.
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Lemon Ice

We love ice cream, but sometimes it's too darn hot and humid for anything sweet and sticky. Enter the lemon ice, a bracingly crisp and tart refresher. The best part—no ice cream maker required!
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Ouzo Sorbet

This brash and boozy sorbet is just what we crave come summer. It's sorta the sorbet equivalent of an after-dinner digestif. Opa!
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Blood Orange Granita

A stunning, sweetly tart, easy indulgence that requires only a handful of ingredients and a little patience. No ice-cream maker required.
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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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Campari Sorbet

Sweet and tart and sophisticated and stunning and almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
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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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Cantaloupe Granita

Icy. Slushy. Sorbet-y. Creamy. Melony. Everything you imagine a granita could be, you'll find it here.
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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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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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Sgroppino ~ Lemon Chill

This Italian sipper swirls together vodka, Prosecco, and lemon sorbet to ridiculously satiating, giggle-inducing effect.
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Easy Fruit Sorbet

Couldn't be easier. Simply freeze puréed fruit, water, and sugar and you have sorbet. Any-flavor-you-want fruit sorbet. Best part? No ice cream maker required.
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Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

We're not sure what The King would say about this frozen riff on his fave sandwich. But with all due respect, does it really matter? Banana, chocolate, peanuts, and bacon!
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Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Sometimes what you need isn't so much a recipe as a strategy. Like this frozen cookie dough balls magic that's ready at a moment's craving.
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Mango Frozen Yogurt

Fro yo never tasted quite so sweet or seemed quite so simple as this lovely little rendition that calls for 3 ingredients and 10 minutes.
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Red Wine Popsicles

Should red wine go to that popsicle place? Heck yeah. They don't call 'em sultry summer evenings for nothing. (But please, not your best bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.)
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Gin and Tonic Granita

Gin and tonic granita, in addition to being an absolute summer must, is a palate cleanser, a dessert, an aperitif, a conversation starter, and so, so many other marvie things.
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Apricot Daiquiri

This apricot daiquiri will erase your outdated notion of the daiquiri as a cloying girlie blender drink. And it'll exponentially up your summer entertaining game.
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Lassi Popsicles

Lassi popsicles? That's right. The classic Indian drink in frozen form. Just fruit--mango, blueberry, strawberry--yogurt, sugar, and maybe a hint of spice. Pure and simple and delicious.
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