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Homemade Ice Cream

Looking for recipes for homemade ice cream? Taste of Home has the best homemade ice cream recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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This heavenly, creamy gelato looks as good as it tastes. The mild, refreshing peach flavor will make everyone a fan. —Molly Haen, Baldwin, Wisconsin
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Homemade Lime Sherbet

Homemade Lime Sherbet

Homemade Lime Sherbet

My luncheon guests are always impressed when I serve this smooth, refreshing dessert garnished with candied edible flowers. The sherbet's lime flavor is so pleasant!

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

Whether you serve it in chilled bowls or scooped into cut lemon halves, this creamy four-ingredient sorbet is both sweet and tart. “It makes a delightfully refreshing finish to any meal,” says Goldene Petersen of Brigham City, Utah.

Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

“Each time I make brownies, half the batch goes to friends and the rest ends up in this ice cream," says Agnes. "For crunch, I sometimes add a half-cup of chopped nuts.”
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Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

I received this wonderful recipe many years ago from a friend. The creamy custard-style ice cream has a mild cherry flavor with a fun oat crunch. It takes some time to make, but it's worth the extra effort! -Dorothy Koshinski, Decatur, Illinois

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I was first served this creamy, soft-set ice cream at a friend's house. A hint of cinnamon is the secret ingredient.—Gloria Heidner, Elk River, Minnesota

Simple Lemon Ice Cream

Simple Lemon Ice Cream

Simple Lemon Ice Cream

Just five ingredients (and no ice cream maker!) are all you need to make this refreshing ice cream. We enjoy generous scoops of it in summer. —Janet Eisner, Portland, Oregon

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

I like to make this very rich ice cream at home, then take it to parties or dinners. It's so convenient. If I pour it in the freezer right before we leave, It's done when we arrive—and it "ripens" by the time that it's served!

Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

Making ice cream goes smoothly when you do prep work in advance. I make the custard ahead and refrigerate it overnight. Plus, I toast the almonds beforehand and separate my add-ins into labeled containers. —Rosalie Peters, Caldwell, Texas

Pineapple Sherbet

Pineapple Sherbet

Pineapple Sherbet

This was a favorite dessert at Thanksgiving and Christmas when we all gathered at Grandma's house - the holidays weren't complete without her delicious homemade sherbet. I remember those days fondly whenever I make it.

Creamy Citrus Sherbet

Creamy Citrus Sherbet

Creamy Citrus Sherbet

This recipe was handwritten in a booklet that came with my family's first refrigerator in the early 1940s. I was very young at the time, but I can still remember the iceman delivering huge blocks of ice. Since finding the booklet among my mother's things, I make this refreshing dessert often. -Maribelle Culver, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lemony Coconut Frozen Yogurt

Lemony Coconut Frozen Yogurt

Lemony Coconut Frozen Yogurt

Whenever I crave something cold to beat the heat, I whip this yogurt together and share with family. Everyone enjoys the sweet relief! — Caitlyn Heinz, Ovid, New York

Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

Field editor Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah shares her recipe for yummy "light" ice cream. It's smooth and creamy with wonderful vanilla flavor.

Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

"When we were growing up on the farm, homemade ice cream was our favorite dessert," recalls Lucile Proctor of Panguitch, Utah, who now makes it for her own family. Enjoy her recipe "solo" or topped with sauce, fruit or nuts for a spectacular sundae.

Orange Sorbet

Orange Sorbet

Orange Sorbet

Add a splash of color to the dinner table with this orange sorbet. The refreshing orange flavor of this frozen delight would be great as a dessert or a palate cleanser between courses.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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