Ultimate Guide to Homemade Ice Cream ( +50 Yummy Recipes!)

Is there anything more essential to summer than homemade ice cream? There’s nothing like the cold, creamy taste on a hot day. I remember my dad getting us an ice cream maker for our wedding and thinking, “we’ll never make ice cream!” But he refused to get anything on our registry – the man is seriously anti-convention – but it (along with a Le Creuset Dutch oven and cast iron skillet) has been one of our most used gifts.

It’s now a tradition to come up with wild flavors for family birthday parties. We’ve had everything from the ultimate mint chocolate chip (that was for me) to mango and ginger and some super yummy amaretto. If the ingredients are fresh, you can’t go wrong! Want more ice cream ideas? Read on!

Ultimate Guide to Homemade Ice Cream | Henry Happened

It’s crazy how many ways there are to make ice cream. Fruit? Chocolate? Booze? All pretty darn tasty. Here are 50 homemade recipes guaranteed to make summer more yummy.

50 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes | Henry Happened

Fruit Ice Cream

1. No churn raspberry ice cream – Sugar et al (photo)

2. Plum ice cream – Adventures in Cooking

3. Red, white and blueberry ice cream – The Cavewoman Cafe

4. Strawberry ice cream – The Messy Baker

5. Lemon blueberry ice cream – Diethood

6. Peach ice cream – Center Cut Cook

7. Watermelon sorbet – Skinny Mom


8. Fresh strawberry ice cream – Season to Season Eating (photo)

9. Blueberry, lemon and thyme ice cream – Hip Foodie Mom

10. Coconut avocado frozen yogurt – Liv Life

11. Strawberry lemonade ice cream – Chocolate Moosey


Cookies & Cakes Ice Cream

12. S’mores ice cream – Oh, Ladycakes (photo)

13. Chunky Lola cookie dough ice cream – Coffee and Quinoa

14. S’more ice cream – Baked by Rachel

15. Nutella ice cream – My Whole Food Life

16. Double butterfinger ice cream – Chocolate Theraphy

17. Date ice cream – Delicious Shots

18. Mango cheesecake ice cream – Around my Family Table

19. German chocolate cake ice cream sundaes – Nestle Kitchens

20. Cherry chocolate chip ice cream – Sweetest Kitchen

21. Sugar cookie ice cream – Beantown Baker

22. Cheesecake ice cream – Bless this Mess


23. Lemon meringue pie ice cream – Simmer & Shoot (photo)

24. Chocolate cherry cheesecake  ice ream – I Wash You Dry

25. Key lime pie ice cream with mango swirl – Granbaby cakes

26. Funfetti cake batter golden oreo ice cream – Averie Cooks


Coffee & Chocolate Ice Cream

27. Black coffee ice cream – My Bare Cupboard (photo)

28. Dark chocolate peanut butter ice ream – Keepin it Kind

29. Coffee and brandy ice cream – The food fox

30. Dark chocolate chip and mint avocado ice cream – Eat Good 4 Life

31. Chocolate covered strawberry ice cream – Seasons & Supplies

32. Vietnamese coffee ice cream with chocolate and walnuts – Trials in Food

33. Mocha chip ice cream – Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

34. Chocolate hazelnut ice cream – Completely Delicious


Boozy Ice Cream

35. Maple bacon bourbon ice cream – Cherry Tea Cakes (photo)

36. Burnt caramel bourbon ice cream – How Sweet It Is

37. Roasted banana ice cream – TheRecipe Renovator

38. Brown bread and rum ice cream – Cook Republic

39. Bourbon ice cream – Brooklyn Supplier

40. Vanilla bean & rum ice cream – Manifest Vegan

41. Brown sugar brandy ice cream – Pass the Sushi

42. Butterscotch ice cream – Elephant Eats

43. Whiskey and spiced walnut ice cream – A Spicey Perspective


Nuts Ice Cream

44. Pistachio ice cream – Yea Yea Pueblo (photo)

45. Chocolate and hazelnut praline gelato – The Kitchn

46. Pine nut praline & ganache chunk ice cream – Scrumptious and Sumptuous

47. Maple walnut ice cream – Brown Eyed Baker

48. Vegan hazelnut ice cream – Seitan is my Motor

49. Bangkok peanut ice cream – The Wholesome Home

50. Homemade hazelnut ice cream – Will Cook For Smiles

Now that you have the recipes, here are the essentials for eating it!

Ice Cream Essentials | Henry Happened

Paper cups | Scoops | Ice cream maker | Ceramic cone | Sugar cones | Toppings | Recipe book | Storage tub | Towels | Samplers |Disposable spoons | Ice cream sandwich maker

what’s your favorite flavor?


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  1. Helen Kovacs says

    Hello, I am new to pininterest and also to this website which looks fabulous. Can anyone help me? Its a long shot but I have been searching high and low for a recipe for homemade ice cream that is simple and does not require an ice cream machine. It was recently posted on fb with a picture of a loaf pan filled with I believe vanilla ice cream and a hand scooping. If anyone knows of this recipe or one that is just as easy please help

  2. says

    So many ice creams, so little time!

    I make a lot of ice cream in the summer and it seems the last is always my current favorite and this year that would be what I called Mounds Bar Ice Cream…coconut ice cream filled with more coconut and choc ships. I made a gallon. It wasn’t enough.

    My all time favorite ice cream though is Butter Brickle, no wait…chocolate gelato with bourbon, hold on…see, there I go. I LOVE THEM ALL!!

  3. says

    Hi there! I run a blog called Floptimism, and I’ve started a weekly post called the Weekend Wrap-Up where I feature some of my favorite web finds from the past week. I wanted to let you know that I loved this post and all of the recipes, flavor ideas and pictures so much that I included it in my round-up. Thank you for such a great post, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  4. says

    Thank you for including my recipe in your list! I’ve been looking for good ice cream recipes, so thank you for that too…Man, there are some seriously delicious-sounding flavors I need to try here :)

  5. Joen says

    Wow so many great recipes to try! I love to get coffee gelato with choc chips – I’m in Heaven…..

  6. says

    This post goes into the OMG Good Category!!
    First, thank you for including one of our recipes (it happens to be my favorite!) and secondly, I’ve bookmarked this post for future use. I know I will return to it again and again!! Awesome!!!

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