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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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Black Cherry Sherbet

"When making this yummy recipe with the kids, I use a sugar substitute and caffeine-free black cherry soda-for obvious reasons!" Emily Evans, Roselle, IL
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Apple Streusel Ice Cream

Apple Streusel Ice Cream

Apple Streusel Ice Cream

If you're a fan of apple pie, you'll be sweet on this delicious ice cream. The creamy concoction is flavored with sauteed apple, cinnamon, caramel topping and a homemade streusel mixture. One scoop just isn't enough! -Karen Delgado Shawnee, Kansas

Makeover Lemon Custard Ice Cream

Makeover Lemon Custard Ice Cream

Makeover Lemon Custard Ice Cream

You'll love this fantastic light ice cream that matches the wonderful, yet heavier original in taste and texture. We think it'll quickly become a staple for your family. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

“It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July for our family without this special treat,” writes Alice Hicken of Heber City, Utah. “Even though electric models make it easier, I still prefer to hand-crank ice cream.”
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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

Grape Sherbet

Grape Sherbet

Grape Sherbet

My husband, two daughters and I first enjoyed this refreshing treat at our friends' house. They graciously shared the recipe after we all raved about it. The sherbet is always popular at ice cream socials.

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

Snap Dessert Cups

Snap Dessert Cups

Snap Dessert Cups

For that "wow" factor, it's hard to top these extra-special treats. The homemade cranberry ice cream is served in edible cups and covered with a decadent caramel sauce.

Rocky Road Freeze

Rocky Road Freeze

Rocky Road Freeze

Meet the Cook: Vary my recipe if you like. In place of peanuts, try using walnuts, pecans or cashews on occasion. Or substitute peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips. For a luscious dessert-on-the-go, put a double dip into a cone. You can also serve this for fancy occasions...it looks luxurious in a clear-glass sauce dish. -Sheila Berry, Carrying Place, Ontario

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

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

Easy Mint Chip Ice Cream

Easy Mint Chip Ice Cream

Easy Mint Chip Ice Cream

You can whip up this easy homemade ice cream in just minutes. Pop it into the freezer overnight to set up-you don't need an ice cream freezer! Chock-full of chips, this minty treat is the favorite of students in my home economics classes.

German Chocolate Ice Cream

German Chocolate Ice Cream

German Chocolate Ice Cream

I found this recipe years ago and have been taking it to ice cream socials ever since. But you won't want to wait for a get-together to enjoy it. The cool combination of chocolate, coconut and pecans is delicious anytime. -Peggy Key, Grant, Alabama

Easy Chocolate Ice Cream

Easy Chocolate Ice Cream

Easy Chocolate Ice Cream

Chances are chocolate's high on your family's list of favorite flavors—so we've included this easy recipe. Combine this ice cream with scoops of Homemade Vanilla, spoonfuls of Delicious Chocolate Sauce (see recipe in Recipe Finder) plus fresh pineapple and ripe bananas to create an old-fashioned split everyone will love!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Rocky Road Ice Cream

My daughters always want to put this ice cream in cones just like the ice cream shops do. We especially like the marshmallows, chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Sometimes we even add extra chips on top...and whipped cream, too. -Dale Langford Atwater, California
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