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There’s never a bad time to try out some new homemade ice cream recipes for the ice cream maker! From classic flavors that never go out of style to unique combinations that will have your taste buds buzzing, this list has everything you need to treat yourself. Let’s get churning!
Who doesn’t love digging in to a big ole bowl of rich, creamy ice cream? If you want to take your frozen dessert game to the next level, you have to try these homemade ice cream recipes for the ice cream maker!
Classics like strawberry or rocky road taste even richer out of an ice cream machine. Or why not try a unique flavor combination like lavender rose or toasted marshmallow? You’ll be amazed what you can make with simple ingredients!
You can drizzle your scoops with hot fudge, add a cherry on top, or enjoy your classic dessert just as it is. If you’ve been craving your own version of this sweet treat, take a look at these delicious homemade ice cream recipes and let’s get churning!
25 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
For a creamy, dreamy, absolutely amazing dessert, this easy strawberry ice cream is always a hit! It gets a gorgeous pink hue from the fresh strawberries and makes for the perfect summer treat.
Would you believe you could make rich, ultra-creamy, homemade chocolate ice cream with just 7 simple ingredients? It uses two forms of chocolate and isn’t overly sweet so you get just the right balance of flavor. Don't forget to add some of your favorite toppings like sprinkles and whipped cream to this classic chocolate ice cream.
This recipe starts with a simple custard base and incorporates just the right amount of heavy cream and ground coffee. It’s sensationally smooth and perfect for anyone that loves coffee!
There’s something absolutely magical about sweet, rich vanilla ice cream with hints of caramel flavor and plenty of deliciously crunchy and sweet buttered pecans. And thanks to the ice cream maker, it’s super easy to make!
Indulge in this classic, oh-so-dreamy flavor that turns out even better than what you’d get from the store or an ice cream shop! It’s also made with a sweetened condensed milk base, which means you don’t need to fuss with an egg custard AND don’t need to chill the mixture as long. Win-win-win!
Skip the expensive store brands and try this super easy no-egg recipe! A touch of malt powder, a little brown sugar, and big chunks of soft and chewy cookie dough makes this amazing ice cream absolutely irresistible.
Looking for an ice cream flavor that’s just as perfect in the summer as it is for the holidays? Sweet, cool, and refreshing peppermint can be enjoyed year-round and is especially amazing with a warmed up fudgy brownie!
Silky, lush ice cream is loaded with fresh vanilla beans and bursting with unexpected flavor! Lemon-infused milk adds brightness while honey brings sweet, floral notes. Buttermilk rounds out the experience by balancing out the heavy cream.
Indulge in all the flavors of your favorite pie in ice cream form! The graham cracker crumbs beautifully mimic the crust for a deliciously fun dessert experience.
When you’re craving the flavor of toasted marshmallows but want something cool and refreshing, this recipe is just what you need! The rich flavor comes from browning the marshmallows in the oven, then combining with the custard base.
Even if you typically reach for something with chocolate, this luscious fruit-forward flavor may just win you over! The combination of blueberries and lemon will delight your taste buds while the cream cheese makes the ice cream so rich and smooth.
This recipe is like eating a big bowl of summer! Chunks of fresh peaches, juicy blueberries, and crystalized ginger mixed into ginger-infused vanilla ice cream is a unique combination that will have you reaching for spoonful after spoonful.
Crisp, buttery oats, tart swirls of fresh raspberries, and a silky smooth white chocolate base come together in a scrumptious symphony of flavors! You’ll want to enjoy this delicious combination all year round.
This tasty, refreshing recipe is based on one of the most popular ice cream flavors in Japan, also known as Kurogoma. It’s perfectly sweet and nutty and has a deep rich black color with hints of brown and red. And you only need 5 simple ingredients!
Dreamy lavender and floral rose come together for a delicate, light, and ethereal bowl that is simply delightful. Enjoy it plain or serve it with buttery shortbread cookies, berry desserts, or even pistachio cake.
Fresh, caramelized apples and chewy yet crunchy snickerdoodle cookies blend beautifully into this sweetly spiced apple pie ice cream. The wonderful mix of textures and flavors makes it a pleasure to eat!
This version of cherry ice cream will make you feel like a kid again! It’s a perfect shade of petal pink and looks wonderful with a few extra maraschino cherries on top.
Fresh pineapple and toasted coconut turn your favorite cocktail into a rich bowl of delicious ice cream! I highly recommend a splash of rum if you’re looking for an adult treat, although you can always omit if you’re looking for a recipe the whole family can enjoy.
19. Banana Ice Cream
This recipe is the best way to use up your ripe bananas! Creamy, dreamy, summer bliss in a bowl is made just like your grandmother would have done it: with real cream, eggs, and a touch of sugar. You can also throw in chocolate chunks, creamy peanut butter, or both!
Homemade vanilla loaded with mini chocolate chips and little bits of toffee will become an instant family favorite. Enjoy it as-is, or serve it over brownies with plenty of chocolate sauce on top!
21. Copycat Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Fresh summer cherries are perfect for making your own version of the iconic Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor. Cooked cherries, cherry syrup, and chopped fresh cherries mean every spoonful is bursting with wonderful tart flavor!
Toasted almonds, marshmallow fluff, and chopped chocolate chips swirled into a chocolate ice cream base is a nostalgic flavor you’ll find yourself craving again and again! It’s so delicious and simple to make, you’ll never want to eat the store-bought version again.
Rich, silky chocolate ice cream is loaded with brownie chunks and swirled with hot fudge for a decadent dessert that will satisfy your wildest chocolate cravings! You’ll love how tender and fudgy the brownies get, and the fudge that runs through every spoonful is sure to make you smile.
These delicious peanut butter flavored scoops are swirled with creamy peanut butter and then loaded with chopped peanut butter cups. This recipe is egg-free, but still turns out super smooth and creamy. It’s a peanut butter lover’s dream!
Who can resist rich vanilla ice cream loaded with Oreo cookie chunks? This homemade ice cream is easy to make and doesn’t require any eggs. And the best part is that you can add as many cookies as your heart desires!
How long does it take to make homemade ice cream?
The time it takes to make ice cream can vary. You first have to make sure that the churning bowl is frozen which can take about 4 hours. Once that is frozen, it takes about 30-40 minutes of churn time depending on your ice cream maker.
Tips for using an ice cream maker
- Make sure that your ice cream maker churn bowl is clean and completely dry before placing in the freezer.
- It helps to have your ice cream ingredients cold before making the ice cream mixture.
Want a little cake with your ice cream? Be sure to check out these mini bundt cake recipes.
Did you try any of these delicious ice cream recipes? Let me know in the comments below. Don't forget to check out this easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe below.
Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
- 1 ice cream maker
- 1 ¼ cups whole milk
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- ¾ cup sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- Put cream into a saucepan. Stir in sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until sugar just dissolves.
- Remove pan from the heat and add in milk and vanilla. Stir and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Pour mixture into ice cream maker. Churn according to machine instructions.
- Place ice cream in a freezer safe container and freeze until ready to serve.