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40 Creamy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Get inspired with these Creamy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes! The ultimate round-up of 40 easy frozen desserts you’ll crave on repeat this summer, and all year round. 

A loaf pan with black raspberries and ice cream
Black Raspberry Ice Cream from Simply Quinoa

Baby, you’re as cold as ice. And that’s a good thing, when we’re talking about ice cream. If you’ve never tried making ice cream at home, there’s no time like the present. Winter, summer, fall, or spring – ice cream is a timeless, year-round frozen treat. Move over, Ben & Jerry, homemade ice cream is the new kid on the (ice) block!

In case you need convincing, here are some reasons why you should definitely be making ice cream from scratch:

  • It’s easy. Whether you’re using an ice cream maker or going the no-churn route, many recipes call for minimal ingredients and don’t require much fussing.
  • You can make it your own. Live out your wildest flavor fantasies when you make homemade ice cream. No add-ins are off limits! Besides, no one is there to tell you otherwise.
  • Ice cream, any time. Who doesn’t love the thought of having ice cream readily available in your freezer, 24/7?
  • It’s cheaper. You can make delicious, creamy ice cream that’s just as good as store bought, for a fraction of the price.

Feeling inspired to try your own ice cream? Or maybe you’re a seasoned pro, with or without your ice cream maker. In either case, feast your eyes on the best creamy homemade ice cream recipes to try ASAP!

Spumoni ice cream in a glass bowl topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

Spumoni Ice Cream


If you’ve never heard of spumoni ice cream before, you’re in for the definition of a treat. This traditional Italian ice cream features three irresistible ice cream flavors swirled together in a single scoop.

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Give this ice cream in a bag a shake! A quick and fun, foolproof recipe for homemade ice cream that’s part science experiment, part no-bake dessert, and perfect for getting the kids involved.

A rustic bowl with three scoops of cotton candy ice cream

No-Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream with Blue Velvet Cake


The ultimate kid-favorite ice cream flavor! Bring the ice cream parlor to you and make your own cotton candy ice cream that’s just as fun and colorful.

Black Sesame Ice Cream (No-Churn)


Add a little luxury to your dessert game with this easy recipe for restaurant-quality, no-churn black sesame ice cream. This is a Japanese-inspired dessert you’ll want to whip up again and again.

This fig and honey mascarpone ice cream is a beautiful pale pink with the most incredibly rich and creamy texture! The taste is out of this world and a great way to use your figs!

Fig and Honey Mascarpone Ice Cream


Gobsmack your dinner guests when you serve them a bowl of this ultra creamy mascarpone ice cream made with figs and honey. The ultimate after-dinner spoil!

Oreo Ice Cream


Tantalizing Oreo chunks set in creamy vanilla ice cream, what’s not to love? This is the easiest recipe for homemade Oreo ice cream that you can make sans ice cream maker, with only 3 ingredients.

No Churn Apple Pie Ice Cream: the ultimate apple pie ice cream, with an entire pie swirled in each creamy bite, and you only need 5 ingredients to make it!

No-Churn Apple Pie Ice Cream

There’s nothing humble about this amazing apple pie ice cream. Enjoy all the beloved flavors of a classic spiced apple pie in every bite. Made with only 5 ingredients, no ice cream maker needed!

A hand pouring hot fudge sauce over peanut butter ice cream

Peanut Butter Ice Cream


The best homemade ice cream recipe for peanut butter lovers! A drizzle of homemade fudge sauce takes a scoop of this ultra creamy peanut butter ice cream over the top.

2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream | No Ice Cream Maker Needed!

2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Recipe


Make homemade berry ice cream in a flash, with only 2 ingredients! Frozen berries make this recipe the pinnacle of convenience. If it sounds too good to be true, try it and see for yourself!

Closeup of Cookie Monster Ice Cream scoop

Cookie Monster Ice Cream


C is for Cookie Monster ice cream! That’s good enough for me. This ice cream is bright blue and full of cookies, just like the character it’s named after.

Fresh Raspberry and Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

Fresh Raspberry and Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

Chunks of fudgy brownies and ripe bursts of fresh raspberries are the perfect combo in this easy ice cream recipe. The best sweet sensation in every bite you’ll take!

Mint Chip Banana Ice Cream

4-Ingredient Mint Chip Banana Ice Cream

This banana ice cream recipe makes the perfect vegan and dairy-free alternative to classic mint chip ice cream! You only need 4 ingredients for this sweet and healthy summertime treat, with all the mint chocolate flavors of the original.

A small mason jar with a couple scoops of peach ice cream

Peach Maple Walnut Ice Cream


A spectacularly tasty ice cream full of rich maple flavor, warm spices, crunchy walnuts and sweet sauteed peaches. Finished with a hint of bourbon, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Gooey Brownie Batter No-Churn Ice Cream. This ice cream will be the best thing you make this summer!

No-Churn Fudgy Brownie Batter Ice Cream


Make this decadent and fudgy brownie batter ice cream from scratch to satisfy those chocolate cravings. Although this rich and chocolatey frozen dessert will have you craving more!

Three Large Scoops of Dulce de Leche Ice Cream in a White Ramekin

Dulce De Leche No Churn Ice Cream

What has 5 ingredients and loads of dulce de leche flavor? This ice cream recipe, right here. Delightfully sweet and creamy homemade ice cream that’s destined to impress.

Scoops of bourbon vanilla ice cream in a bowl with a spoon.

No-Churn Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream


Now, for another perk of making ice cream at home: you can put bourbon in it! Velvety no-churn vanilla ice cream is spiked with the sweet smokiness of bourbon in this delicious recipe.

Overhead view of black raspberry ice cream in loaf pan with ice cream scooper and fresh berries

Black Raspberry Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)

Juicy black raspberries infuse this recipe with a fresh taste of summer! This dairy-free ice cream recipe is also free of refined sugar, for a healthy scoop that you can enjoy guilt-free.

Three scoops of ice cream in a bowl.

Vegan Mango Ice Cream (3 Ingredients)

Three ingredients are all that stand between you and the tropical mango dessert of your dreams! Those odds sound pretty good to us.

Mango Sorbet Recipe - Sweet, tart, rich, and SO delicious Mango Sorbet made with just 5 ingredients, and without an ice cream maker!

Mango Sorbet Recipe


This creamy and juicy mango sorbet is serving up some serious summer vibes. Easy to make at home with fresh ingredients, this vibrant sorbet is like a scoop of sunshine in a cone!

No-Churn Toffee Nutella Ice Cream square featured image with title text

No-Churn Toffee Nutella Swirl Ice Cream Ice Cream

A simple recipe for delicious no-churn ice cream filled with lashes of chocolate hazelnut spread and speckled with bits of toffee. Easy to whip up without an ice cream machine, and even easier to eat!

Three scoops of chocolate peanut butter ice cream in a blue bowl

Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream


Keep things cool and keto-friendly with this recipe for peanut butter and chocolate ice cream. Make this recipe dairy-free too, with a simple swap of ingredients. Scrumptious any way you churn it!

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Salted Pretzel Ice Cream


Sweet meets salty in the best possible way when it comes to this smooth chocolate peanut butter ice cream dotted with crunchy salted pretzels!

Vegan strawberry ice cream being scooped from a tub.

Vegan Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream (No Churn)

Vegans and non-vegans alike will swoon at this plant-based, no-churn strawberry ice cream recipe made with coconut cream. This recipe is so creamy, you won’t even miss the dairy!

Olive Oil Ice Cream with Thyme and Toasted Pine Nuts


Savvy a more savory ice cream? Olive oil ice cream is the answer. Complimented with the fresh flavors of thyme and satisfying crunch of lightly toasted pine nuts.

Overhead shot of a single serving of blueberry ice cream in a waffle bowl with blueberries and a silver spoon on a dark gray background.

Blueberry Ice Cream


In case you need a reason to rekindle a love affair with your ice cream maker, give this homemade blueberry ice cream a try. Chunks of seasonal fresh blueberries take this creamy, fruity ice cream recipe to a whole new level of yum.

Peppermint Ice Cream


An ice cream recipe that you can enjoy year-round, even at the holidays! This festive peppermint ice cream tastes like Christmas rolled up into one creamy, minty scoop.

Rhubarb ice cream with chunks of sour cream donut

Rhubarb and Glazed Doughnut Ice Cream


An amazingly easy recipe for ice cream made with roasted rhubarb, sugary nuggets of glazed doughnut, plus a hint of fresh thyme. Unusual? Maybe. Delicious? Absolutely!

Image of Healthy Pistachio Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

Healthy Pistachio Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

Classic pistachio ice cream gets a healthy glow-up in this homemade frozen yogurt recipe that’s just as delicious as anything you’ll buy from the store.

Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream in two cones on marble slab

Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

The creamiest, smoothest vegan chocolate ice cream made with avocado. Healthy and delicious, made with or without an ice cream maker.

Butter Pecan Ice Cream


An easy ice cream recipe that’s smooth like butta’. This creamy ice cream base with buttered pecans churns up in no time for the perfect homemade rendition of the classic flavor.

No-Churn Cherry Ice Cream Feature

No-Churn Cherry Ice Cream


A fun and quick no-churn ice cream idea featuring bright maraschino cherries bursting through in every bite. Let this recipe be the literal cherry on top of your day this summer!

Gluten Free Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake

Easy No-Churn Funfetti Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cake

Every day is a birthday when funfetti ice cream is involved. Rich and colorful ice cream that tastes like rainbow funfetti cake batter is a frozen treat that kids and adults alike are guaranteed to love.

Top view of rainbow sherbet in a loaf pan, with an ice cream scoop.

Rainbow Sherbet


Technically a cross between ice cream and sorbet, this rainbow sherbet recipe is a gorgeously colorful delight! Inspired by the Baskin Robbins rainbow sherbet, which includes tropical pineapple, zesty orange, and pink raspberry flavors.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Feature

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream


Cookies and cream ice cream is a breeze to make in your own kitchen, and this recipe is here to prove it. An easy Oreo dessert and an all-time favorite ice cream flavor!

Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe


A cookies and cream ice cream recipe with a peanut butter twist – literally. Swirls of creamy peanut butter kick this homemade recipe into high gear.

Mint chocolate chip ice cream in a footed glass sundae bowl

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream – No Machine Recipe

This no-churn ice cream recipe is creamy and classic, filled with mint chocolate flavor. An easy homemade alternative to your favorite store bought version!

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