There’s nothing more refreshing than a scoop of ice cream on a warm summer day. You don’t have to limit yourself to what’s at the local grocery store, however. These easy DIY recipes show you that making your own homemade ice cream is well worth the effort. Tweak the ingredients to suit your own preferences, then enjoy a one-of-a-kind dessert.
Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream
Is the best part of an ice cream sundae the cherry on top? If so, you’ll flip for this recipe with a two-ingredient vanilla base, dark chocolate chunks, and a swirl of cherry preserves. Crunchy Creamy Sweet has the details.
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Butter pecan ice cream is a classic treat that’s surprisingly easy to make at home. Get the recipe from Country Living.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Another iconic addition to your local ice cream shop, mint chocolate chip ice cream tastes even better when you make it eat home. Baked Bree has the recipe.
Homemade Oreo Ice Cream
A guaranteed crowd pleaser, this recipe from The Taylor House is sure to become a staple in your homemade ice cream rotation.
Circus Animal Ice Cream
This nostalgic homemade ice cream recipe incorporates animal crackers and sprinkles for a treat both the young and the young at heart will love. Head over to Your Homebased Mom for the recipe.
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
If you’re feeling torn between cheesecake and ice cream, why not enjoy them both? This recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up uses fresh blueberries and chunks of pie crust for a decadent flavor boost.
Lemonade Ice Cream
Lemonade is the beverage of summer, which means it’s only natural to incorporate the citrusy flavor into homemade ice cream. Head over to I Heart Nap Time to learn more.
Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream
Can’t afford a tropical vacation this year? Don’t worry! You’ll feel like you’re on a tropical beach enjoying a dish of this pineapple coconut ice cream from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen.
Red Velvet Ice Cream
Instead of red velvet cakes or cupcakes, why not enjoy your favorite flavor in ice cream form? Taste and Tell has a recipe for yummy red velvet ice cream with a marshmallow swirl.
Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
If you love coffee flavored treats, you’ll flip for this recipe from Table for Two. Customize the taste to suit your preferences by playing with the amount of espresso powder you add.
Lavender Honey Ice Cream
Blending together subtle garden flavors, this treat from Cake-N-Knife is sophisticated enough to be the dessert course at your next dinner party.
Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream
Another recipe designed to appeal to a more adult palate, this unique treat earns major points for creativity. Get the recipe from Life as a Strawberry.
Healthy Homemade Ice Cream with Hemp Hearts
If you love ice cream but worry about over indulging, here’s a healthier alternative made with peaches, bananas, bears, raspberries, blueberries, peanut butter, and almond butter. It’s garnished with hemp hearts and basil. Bohemian Kate explains.
Green Tea Ice Cream with Coconut Milk
Dairy free and naturally sweetened, this ice cream recipe uses matcha green tea powder for antioxidants, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber, and L-theanine. The Roasted Root has the recipe.
2-Ingredient Vegan and Paleo Friendly Ice Cream
Shared Appetite shares a super easy recipe that fits within the parameters of a vegan and paleo diet. Now you have no excuse not to indulge this summer!