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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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The third U.S. president is credited with jotting down the first American recipe for this treat. No vanilla bean on hand? Substitute 1 tablespoon vanilla extract for the vanilla bean. Just stir the extract into the cream mixture after the ice-water bath. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Java Crunch Ice Cream

Java Crunch Ice Cream

Java Crunch Ice Cream

My daughter loves this decadent ice cream and begs me to make it often. Instant coffee adds a wonderfully rich flavor that complements the chocolate-covered pecans and buttery toffee chips. —Jamie Parker, Lubbock, Texas

Cherry Nut Ice Cream

Cherry Nut Ice Cream

Cherry Nut Ice Cream

Since my husband is a cherry grower, I had our grandsons help me develop an ice cream recipe that used the fruit. This is what we came up with. Loaded with almonds, coconut, chocolate and cherries, this ice cream has become our family's all-time favorite. -Mary Lou Patrick East Wenatchee, Washington

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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Speedy Ice Cream

Speedy Ice Cream

Speedy Ice Cream

From her home in Bradley, California, Cindy Marshall sends this fun "hands-on" recipe that lets kids create their own cool ice cream. "Every child I prepare this with loves making and eating it," she writes. "It doesn't leave a mess to clean and keeps the children smiling and giggling."

Cherry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Cherry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Cherry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

This recipe makes a deliciously rich and velvety ice cream that was an instant hit at our home. It's great in summer, but we'll make it other times of the year, too. Ruby Nelson, Mountain Home, Arkansas

Rhubarb Ice Cream for 2

Rhubarb Ice Cream for 2

Rhubarb Ice Cream for 2

This is a great small version of a delicious recipe. This is refreshing and rich-tasting ice cream on a hot summer evening.—Rachel Garcia, Arlington, Virginia

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.

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.

Pineapple Cherry Ice Cream

Pineapple Cherry Ice Cream

Pineapple Cherry Ice Cream

"This fruity treat has been an all-time favorite with my family for years," says Johanna Gimmeson, Powell, Wyoming. Use an ice cream freezer to make this colorful crowd-pleaser, which is sure to be a success wherever it's served.

Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream

This is a refreshing dessert that can cap off a warm summer evening. It has a nice coconut flavor without being too strong.



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

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

Apple Pie Ice Cream

Apple Pie Ice Cream

Apple Pie Ice Cream

As a mother of a young family, I appreciate recipes that youngsters really enjoy. This is certainly one of them.

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
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