22 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Ice cream maker or no ice cream maker, find some of the best homemade ice cream recipes below to suit any situation!

Ice cream ideas

Summer is right around the corner and if that means late nights with your family or playing in the hot sun, you will want some homemade ice cream to go with your summer play!

I’ve collected 20 different DELICIOUS homemade ice cream recipes to enjoy with your summer activities.

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream (Without a Machine)

No churn oreo vanilla ice cream

We’ve released two awesome tutorials and recipes for making homemade ice cream without a machine:

Kitchenaid chocolate ice cream

Now, although both of the recipes above show you how to make a certain flavor of ice cream, they’re both SUPER flexible. You can literally make them however you like, changing the mix-ins as desired.

So, if you already have mix-in ideas in mind and just want to know how to make the base ice cream, check out the posts above! We have some mix-in ideas below too.

You can also try our copycat Wendy’s Frosty recipe which is really similar to chocolate ice cream. It’s perfect for summer too as you can conveniently drink it with a straw!

Ice Cream Mix-In Ideas

Ice cream mixins

Here are several awesome mix-in ideas that will make your homemade ice cream even more fab:

Have any other ideas? Comment them below!

Now, even with the mix-in ideas above, you still might not know what you want to do. Or you might just be overwhelmed now (sorry!).

Either way, no need to worry. That’s why we gathered the ice cream ideas below! Use them for inspiration 🙂

The Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes and Ideas

To accommodate every kitchen, we’ve included ice cream maker recipes and no-churn recipes. Both methods work great!

1. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Bowl of ice cream with strawberries and crumble

Summer and strawberries go hand in hand. Why not put a little ice cream in the mix? This is a no-churn recipe so no ice cream maker is required!

Get the full recipe from Life Made Sweeter.

2. Coconut Hot Fudge Ice Cream

3 scoops of ice cream in a blue bowl

This homemade ice cream recipe puts my three favorite things together in one – coconut, hot fudge, and ice cream. Yummy! No ice cream maker required here either.

Get the full recipe from Rachel Cooks.

3. Tiramisu Ice Cream

Two scoops of tiramisu ice cream

Looking for something rich and delicious? If you’re a tiramisu fan you’re going to love this ice cream recipe. It does require an ice cream maker though.

Get the full recipe from Cooking With Curls.

4. Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Caramel colored scoops of ice cream

Is there any better combo than salted caramel? Just looking at the picture of this ice cream you can already tell it’s going to be flavorful.

Get the full recipe from Brown Eyed Baker.

5. Salty Honey Ice Cream

Two glasses of salty honey ice cream next to ingredients

Want some more salt? Try this satisfying homemade creation of salted honey ice cream. Ice cream maker required!

Get the full recipe from A Cozy Kitchen.

6. Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

Waffle cones of raspberry ripple ice cream

There is nothing I love more than fresh raspberries in the summertime. Combined with ice cream it’s like sweet fruity refreshing goodness. Note that this recipe requires an ice cream maker.

Get the full recipe from Tutti Dolci.

7. Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

Double scoop of colorful ice cream in a ice cream cone

Sugar cookies and ice cream are two of the best desserts out. So naturally, they have to be combined into one delicious treat.

I love how colorful this ice cream is! It would be perfect to make around Christmas time 🙂 (Ice cream maker is required.)

Get the full recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie.

8. Peach Ice Cream

Waffle cone with scoop of peach ice cream

Yum Yum Yum! Peach ice cream! What more can I say? Peach is one of the most refreshing flavors to add to ice cream. (This recipe does require an ice cream maker.)

Get the full recipe from Seasons and Suppers.

9. Snickers Ice Cream

Finished Snickers ice cream next to ingredients

Looking for something a little more chocolatey? Try this lovely Snickers ice cream recipe to satisfy all your chocolate needs! An ice cream maker is required.

Get the full recipe from Barbara Bakes.

10. Mint Chip Fudge Ice Cream

Bowl of mint chocolate ice cream

Mint chocolate chip ice cream is one of those love it or hate it flavors but done right, it’s absolutely delicious. This recipe adds some fudge sauce to make it even better too! (You’ll need an ice cream maker for this one.)

Get the full recipe from Cooking On The Front Burners.

11. Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Keto mint chocolate ice cream

If you don’t have an ice cream maker but you still want to make homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream, this is the recipe for you! It’s keto-friendly too.

Get the full recipe from Fabulessly Frugal.

12. Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Waffle cone with blueberry ice cream

I can almost taste this one through the screen. It looks and sounds amazing! Fresh blueberry cheesecake flavored ice cream…yum! And this is a no-churn recipe so no ice cream maker required!

Get the full recipe from Just Putzing.

13. Vanilla Chai Ice Cream

3 cups of vanilla chai ice cream with cookies

Vanilla is simply the best, so why not mix a little chai in there for a creamy delicious flavor you won’t regret? You’ll need an ice cream maker for this one.

Get the full recipe from The Suburban Soapbox.

14. Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Glass of cherry ice cream

You probably saw this one coming… my mouth is already watering from just thinking how wonderfully amazing this homemade cherry cheesecake ice cream will be. No ice cream maker required!

Get the full recipe from Mom on Timeout.

15. Peanut Butter Nutty Bar Ice Cream

This looks like one of the best homemade ice cream recipes I’ve ever seen. Delicious chunky peanut butter! Yes, please!

Get the full recipe from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More.

16. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream

Not only is this healthy, but it is also simply delicious. Cookie dough is a favorite in our home, you can’t go wrong with this one! You’ll need an ice cream maker though.

Get the full recipe from Deliciously Organic.

17. Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Looking for the ultimate creamy ice cream? This recipe is super simple and quick (ice cream maker required) and perfect for adding toppings and mix-ins to.

Get the full recipe from The Crafting Chicks.

18. Oreo Ice Cream

No churn oreo ice cream

Oreo’s are also a household favorite. Try this recipe if you are looking for something wonderfully delicious and something everyone will enjoy. It’s no-churn too!

Get the full recipe from Cincy Shopper.

19. Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Two containers of homemade ice cream with wafers

Yummy in my tummy! I can’t decide which fruit-flavored ice cream to try! This ice cream is loaded with wafers which is an awesome touch. (Ice cream maker required.)

Get the full recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen.

20. Pumpkin Ice Cream

Ice cream in front of pumpkins

Can’t wait until fall for some pumpkin spice? Try some of this homemade pumpkin ice cream to bring the cool of fall to your hot summer day! (Ice cream maker required.)

Get the full recipe from Your Homebased Mom.

21. Brownie Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

Triple chocolate ice cream

Chocolate! I love chocolate! You can not go wrong with this ultimate combination of all things chocolatey! (Ice cream maker is required.)

Get the full recipe from Life Made Simple.

22. No-Churn Pineapple Ice Cream

Bowl of pineapple ice cream

This no-churn pineapple ice cream recipe only uses 4 ingredients and it is super easy to make. It’s PERFECT for summer too with the delicious chunks of pineapple in each bite!

Get the full recipe from Fabulessly Frugal.

Which Ice Cream Ideas Are Your Favorite?

Leave a comment below letting us know! I must say the brownie fudge swirl ice cream looks absolutely unreal but I love a good fruity ice cream as well! I guess I’ll have to try a few of these recipes 🙂

Remember, if you just want a super easy ice cream base to add mix-ins and toppings to, with no ice cream maker required, try our easy homemade ice cream recipe. Or, our homemade Kitchenaid chocolate ice cream.

More Dessert Ideas:

Homemade ice cream recipes

Meal Type: Recipe Roundup, 4th of July, Summer
Categories: Frozen Treats

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