Our Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Whether you’re a fan of classic vanilla in a dish or all about a mile-high cone with scoops in a variety of flavors, nothing beats ice cream. With these recipes, there’s something for everyone — from classic flavors like vanilla or cookies and cream to creative takes made with vegan-friendly ingredients. No ice cream machine? That’s ok; we’ve got plenty of no-churn options, too!

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No-Churn Coffee-Caramel Crunch Ice Cream

You only need 5 ingredients (plus a pinch of salt) to make this ultra-creamy, no-churn ice cream. Better yet, you can have a batch mixed up and ready to freeze in just 15 minutes.

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Homemade Cookies-and-Cream Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream is the base that launched 1,000 variations, but it often plays second fiddle to the mix-ins. We think vanilla ice cream should be able to stand alone; this one can. We keep things simple by mixing in store-bought chocolate wafers. Using a square baking pan makes it easy to fold in the crumbled cookies, and you can freeze the ice cream right in the pan.

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Cherry-Chocolate Ice Cream

If you’re ready to take your ice cream making skills to the next level, this decadent recipe is for you. Between the rum-spiked cherry syrup and the rich, from-scratch chocolate custard, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to tackle new techniques. Better yet, your hard work will be rewarded with an ice cream so crave-worthy you’ll wish you had made a double batch!

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No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

No special equipment is needed to make this ultra-creamy ice cream. Eat it plain or add some of our fun suggested stir-ins.

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No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

No special equipment is needed to make this easy, fruity ice cream. Enjoy it plain or try one of our mix-in ideas.

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

This vanilla ice cream is everything you would want in a classic-rich and creamy with a pure, balanced flavor that can hold its own whether you serve it in a cone, with pie or as a base for candy or cookie mix-ins.

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No-Churn Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

No ice cream machine? No problem. We freeze coffee creamer in an ice-cube tray, then blend it with frozen fruit in a food processor for the classic peaches-and-cream flavor combo in a flash.

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Ice Cream in a Bag

Put the social in ice cream social: Get your pals (or the neighborhood kids!) together and take turns shaking up a sweet treat in just 5 minutes.

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No-Churn Matcha Ice Cream

Green tea shines in this simple no-churn matcha ice cream, which is delicious alone or topped with toasted coconut and chocolate chips.

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with Pineapple Swirl

This vanilla ice cream is so good, swirling in golden caramelized pineapple is a bit like gilding the lily. But what's wrong with that? Cooking the pineapple before adding it to the ice cream intensifies the flavor and keeps it from icing up in the freezer.

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No-Churn Mango-Coconut-Lime Ice Cream

The secret to this ice cream’s airy texture? Whipped cream. Be sure to follow the instructions exactly and fold the whipped cream into the mango mixture (instead of stirring it). Folding is a gentler mixing technique that will help maintain the light, fluffy texture that’s created during the whisking process.

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Avocado Ice Cream

This ice cream is packed with bright avocado flavor. It's also incredibly easy to make — no churning required. Top it with some flaky sea salt for a sweet and salty bite.

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No-Churn Shark Ice Cream

No ice cream maker needed to pull off this fun, shark-themed ice cream. An ocean swirl of vanilla, this sweet treat is extra creamy, thanks to the heavy cream and condensed milk, and full of flavor.

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No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

This super creamy chocolate ice cream doesn't require any special equipment and can be customized by stirring in some of your favorite chocolate ice-cream-friendly ingredients, like chocolate-covered almonds and marshmallows for a Rocky Road version.

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Peppermint No-Churn Ice Cream

No ice cream maker is required for this peppermint-packed frozen treat. The refreshing mint flavor comes from two very common candies, while mini marshmallows add an extra something special.

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3-Ingredient Banana, Raspberry and Coconut "Ice Cream"

If you’ve got frozen bananas on hand then you can have homemade "ice cream" in just 5 minutes! Here we’ve combined them with a little raspberry jam for a sweet, fruity treat you’re sure to make on repeat.

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Hot Honey-Peanut Butter No-Churn Ice Cream

Sorry, jelly. Peanut butter has a new best friend and it's called hot honey -- honey that's been infused with chiles. It's the hot and tingly something-special in this sweet-and-salty no-churn ice cream.

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Chocolate, Coconut and Almond Chickpea Ice Cream

This vegan alternative to ice cream is rich and creamy, thanks to velvety coconut milk, smooth almond butter and the secret ingredient...chickpeas! We promise you won't taste the chickpeas one bit; they're simply included for texture and body. There's even three layers of chocolate for some welcomed sweetness. Serve with an extra sprinkle of toasted coconut chips for a delicious, plant-based treat.

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Keto Chocolate Ice Cream

This keto-friendly chocolate ice cream delivers! The egg yolk-based custard is the key to its full-bodied creaminess, while good-quality cocoa powder insures a rich chocolate flavor. We tested various keto-approved sugar substitutes and found some to be gritty or simply too sweet. Stevia adds just the right amount of sweetness without changing the texture. Take care not to over-churn, to avoid graininess.

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Banana Ice Cream Sundae

Don't let the name fool you; this "sundae" is actually a healthy serving of fruit in a bowl. Frozen bananas are pulsed in a food processor until they're creamy like ice cream and then topped with more fruit, nuts and coconut. You can shamelessly eat this for breakfast or even as a recovery snack after a big run - your body will thank you for the extra energy and potassium.

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No-Churn Mango Lassi Ice Cream

Lassi is a refreshing yogurt-based drink from India that's often blended with fruit and spices. There are many variations, but mango is among the more common. Here, we take the traditional lassi flavors and blend them in a food processor to make a super-fast, super easy ice cream that doesn't require an ice cream machine.

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Spicy Mango No-Churn Ice Cream

This treat is quick, easy and packs a surprising punch. It reminds us of the mango on a stick you can get at the boardwalk -- but with a kick.

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No-Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

All the dreamy ingredients of pumpkin pie (even the crust!) are frozen into an ultra-creamy ice-cream treat that doesn't require an ice cream maker or any churning.

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Chickpea Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Canned chickpeas are the secret ingredient in this easy frozen treat, lending creaminess and body without affecting the flavor. (We promise!) Be sure to remove the skins for the smoothest possible results. Pitted Medjool dates add just the right amount of sweetness, and vegan mint extract and baking chips are the perfect flavoring combo.

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Sweet Corn Ice Cream

The secret to ultra-sweet-and-silky homemade ice cream is probably already in your pantry. Believe it or not, creamed corn gives this frozen treat an extra dose of deliciousness. After you make the creamed corn custard on the stovetop, blend until smooth. That way there won’t be any kernels in your finished ice cream.

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