Confetti Vanilla Frozen Custard
No ice cream machine? No worries. You can also make frozen custard by placing cooled custard in the freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Take the custard from the freezer and stir mixture well. Return the custard to the freezer and continue stirring every 30 minutes until frozen.
Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice CreamMake a nonalcoholic version of this grown-up ice cream by substituting cranberry juice cocktail for the wine.
Blueberry-Lemon Zest Ice CreamIf you like creamy, fruity ice cream with a little bit of zing, you'll love this ice cream dish.
Strawberry-Basil Ice CreamFresh strawberries and basil become a refreshing treat in this summertime ice cream recipe.
Bourbon-Butter-Salted Pecan Ice CreamTry a small twist on classic Butter-Pecan Ice Cream by adding a couple tablespoons of bourbon.
Caramelized Fig Ice CreamNo ice cream maker required. This recipe is ready fast but needs three hours to refreeze for the perfect consistency. Fresh figs are the key ingredient in this over-the-top ice cream.
Cherry-Vanilla Buttermilk Ice Cream
Cool-down with a deliciously creamy, summer treat. Don't have an ice cream maker? That's ok. Mix your ingredients in a small loaf pan (regularly stirring) and freeze until solid, 5-7 hours.
Coffee Liqueur Cookies-and-Cream Ice CreamIf you like Cookies-and-Cream Ice Cream, this one's a winner. Coffee-flavored liqueur is added to crushed, cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies for a delightful twist on the classic flavor.
Vanilla Ice CreamGet out the ice cream maker! Requiring just 5 ingredients, this recipe for classic vanilla ice cream couldn't be easier.
Ginger-Peach Ice-Cream ConesMade with fresh ginger, lemon juice, cream cheese, and peaches, Ginger-Peach Ice-Cream is the perfect combination of savory and sweet.
Buttermilk-Plum Ice CreamThough it's a little more involved, this recipe for homemade ice cream is well worth the effort. If you like creamy, fruity ice cream, you'll love this dish.
Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Sichuan Peanut BrittleFind Sichuan peppercorns at spice purveyors such as penzeys.com, or substitute fresh coarsely ground black pepper for a less tongue-tingling version.
Blackberry Swirl Ice CreamA mixture of fresh blackberries and lemon juice make up Blackberry Swirl Ice Cream—a variation of our No-Cook Vanilla Ice Cream.
Peachy Peach Ice CreamIt's hard to imagine a more fresh, summery combination than that of peaches and homemade ice cream.
Fresh Mint Ice CreamThis make-ahead creamy treat is the refreshing end to a meal and is the ideal dessert for summertime entertaining.
Salted Caramel Ice CreamIt is hard to beat the sweet and salty flavor of this indulgent yet lightened ice cream.
Nectarine Rose GelatoRose water brings out the floral quality in nectarines (who knew they're in the same botanical family?). For the creamiest texture, serve this the same day it's made.
Key Lime Pie Ice CreamOne spoonful of this ice cream version of key lime pie will take you to a tropical paradise–at least in your mind.
Peppermint Ice CreamRefresh yourself with the bright tingle of peppermint candies in a frozen custard treat.
Easiest Vanilla Ice CreamWith just three ingredients, this ice cream is smooth, creamy, and oh so simple.
Sweet Corn Ice CreamCelebrate fresh produce by introducing it to the final course of the night: Dessert. Sweet corn is a favorite ice cream flavor in Mexico, so serve this kernel-laden treat at your next fiesta.
No-Cook Strawberry Ice CreamThis creamy homemade ice cream doesn't start with an egg-based custard, so it doesn't require cooking. Just combine three kinds of milk with sugar and strawberries, and pour into the ice cream freezer. If you’re not a strawberry fan, try the Chocolate-Almond or Peach version.
Peach Cobbler Ice Cream with Bourbon-Caramel SauceHere's a delicious ice-cream recipe that has all the flavors of traditional peach cobbler and doesn't require an ice-cream maker: Just stir the ingredients together, and freeze!
Lemon-Buttermilk Ice CreamWhole milk and half-and-half contribute the creaminess, while buttermilk and lemon juice add a subtle tanginess. Even with the whole milk and the cream, one serving has only 3.6 grams of fat.
Cuban Coffee Ice Cream with Dulce de Leche"Dulce de leche" literally means "sweet milk." Here, in the form of a thick sauce, it's poured over a decadent coffee-and rum-flavored ice cream.
Lemon Verbena Ice CreamLemon verbena leaves are very fragrant and make excellent crème brûlée and ice cream. If you don't happen to have some handy, you can use another aromatic herb such as mint or tarragon.
Mango Mascarpone Ice CreamGet the same rich thickness of an egg-based custard without using eggs by combining mascarpone cheese and sour cream with the mango. Mascarpone is a buttery, double- or triple-cream Italian cheese that's often used in the popular Italian dessert tiramisu.
Caliente Mango Sorbet
Caliente Mango Sorbet gets its kick from red Fresno chili peppers. The fire and ice element to this cool scoop, makes it a favorite midsummer treat. Remove the seeds for a milder taste.
Coconut Avocado Ice CreamThis coconut avocado ice cream is silky smooth, luscious, and surprisingly good with chocolate sauce.
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Fresh StrawberriesThis recipe was inspired by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, by Ohio-based ice cream maker Jeni Britton Bauer.
Wild Blueberry GelatoIf you've just come back from the blueberry farm with overflowing baskets of berries, use some of them for this creamy frozen treat. Research shows that blueberries may help improve memory, so maybe after a spoonful of gelato, you can remember where you put your car keys. Also, try the Pineapple-Coconut Gelato pictured in the photo.
Honey-Lavender Ricotta Ice CreamGive ice cream an elegant twist by adding lavender-infused syrup to the ricotta cheese ice cream mixture. Guests will rave at the wonderful richness of this cool dessert. Make it ahead and let it freeze as the party heats up.
Olive Oil Ice CreamMake your homemade ice cream an adventure with the addition of olive oil! It's a splurge with heavy cream and half-and-half, but oh so worth it.
Vanilla Bean Ice CreamSimple ingredients combine to make what might be the best vanilla bean ice cream you've ever tasted. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy this dessert soon.
Double Chocolate Ice CreamA combo of cocoa powder and melted chocolate makes for a rich, ultra-chocolaty dessert. We updated the recipe to use heavy cream in place of the half-and-half in the original.
Peach-and-Toasted Pecan Ice CreamOur users rave about this salty-sweet ice cream recipe brimming with chopped fresh peaches and crunchy toaasted pecans.
Strawberry Mint Ice CreamA simple syrup infused with the flavor of fresh mint sweetens this strawberry ice cream.
Chocolate-Banana Ice CreamThis Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream is about as simple as it gets! There are only five ingredients and you don't even have to have an ice cream maker. Plus, this sweet treat caps out at 161 calories per serving, so it's a light alternative to full-fat ice cream.
Summer's Best Homemade Ice Cream