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The Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
Cool down with these creamy, flavor-infused homemade desserts.
Do you want to know a secret? Creating homemade ice cream doesn’t have to be an arduous process. It’s true, ice cream makers give your sweet desserts great texture, and the machines are usually pretty time efficient. Don’t get us wrong – we love the satisfying feeling that comes from watching all your ingredients fold... Keep Scrolling
Written by Dani Grace


Do you want to know a secret? Creating homemade ice cream doesn’t have to be an arduous process.

It’s true, ice cream makers give your sweet desserts great texture, and the machines are usually pretty time efficient. Don’t get us wrong – we love the satisfying feeling that comes from watching all your ingredients fold together as that frozen canister spins! But you can often forge flavor-filled homemade ice creams without other appliances. 

We compiled eight homemade ice cream recipes, most of which you can make by tossing a ball around, plugging in a blender, shaking a bag or rattling some pots and pans! 

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vanilla ice cream with strawberries
Courtesy of Erren’s Kitchen.

Easy Goin’ Vanilla

Nervous about making your first batch homemade ice cream? You can’t go wrong with classic vanilla. Enjoy this easy no-churn vanilla bean recipe after just a few simple steps.

Vanilla ice cream in a scoop with sprinkles
Courtesy of Parker Feierbach.

Shake It Up

This ice cream in a bag recipe will take you right back to high school chemistry class! You don’t need any kitchen appliances, just fifteen minutes to shake some Ziploc bags. Plus, you can check “arm workout” off your to-do list for the day.

chocolate ice cream in glass bowl
Courtesy of Bluprint.

Smooth Chocolate

The only two things you need to recreate this gorgeous, silky chocolate ice cream is a freezer and a blender. You can even knock one step out and enjoy this homemade chocolate ice cream straight from the blender!

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red and white ice cream dotted with black seeds
Courtesy of Christina Holmes.

Sweet and Sour

Are you ready to step up your flavor game? Strawberry and sesame seed semifreddo is here for you. You’ll feel like opening a gelateria after making this homemade ice cream!

light brown ice cream with tea bag
Courtesy of Fearless Dining.

Time For Tea

How can you take tea time to the next level? Tea-infused ice cream. Get your afternoon fix of caffeine with a few scoops of homemade Earl Grey ice cream.

cherry and vanilla ice cream in a striped bowl
Courtesy of Ezra Pound Cake.

Goat Cheese Gourmet

This goat cheese and roasted cherries ice cream might be a little labor-intensive, but the result is well worth the extra effort. Impress guests with this rich artisan ice cream flavor!

multicolored ice cream
Courtesy of Getty Images.

All Play and No Work

L.L Bean’s ice cream ball lets you (or your kids) goof around and burn off energy while making dessert! Just pour the ingredients into the ball, and toss it around. All of their recipes look good, but we have our eye on gingerbread.

lemon ice cream with rosemary
Courtesy of By The Pounds.

Refreshing Rosemary Lemon

Sometimes unusual flavors find their way into our homemade ice creams, and we’re not mad about it. This refreshing rosemary lemon recipe is a great option for someone with a less intense sweet tooth who enjoys a lemony kick.

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