Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that eggs are the key to making a smooth and creamy vanilla custard at home that rivals what you can get at a premium ice cream shop. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

London Fog Ice Cream

2 reviews

I took one of my favorite coffee shop beverages and turned it into this elegant London fog ice cream. For...


Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

What could be better than peanut butter and jelly ice cream? You'll love the sweet-salty combination. Use your favorite flavor...


Blackberry Daiquiri Sherbet

The summer I decided to try making sherbet, which is one of my favorites, blackberries were in season in my...


Almond Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Warm weather days require ice cream! However, dealing with dairy intolerances can be tricky. This dairy-free recipe is a favorite...

Pink Peppercorn and Sake Ice Cream

1 review

There's plenty of sake flavor in this rich ice cream studded with peppercorns. You'll get an interesting pop of heat...


Gam’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

My grandmother's homemade ice cream is good on its own, but it's also fantastic as a base for fun flavors...

Frozen Greek Vanilla Yogurt

4 reviews

It's simple and easy to make your own frozen Greek yogurt—you might even want to get the kids in on...


Lemon Gelato

18 reviews

On a recent trip to Italy, I became addicted to gelato. My favorite choice was lemon because Italian lemons have...


Skinny Mint-Chip Ice Cream

3 reviews

No one will ever guess that this smooth and creamy mint treat is light. For the Christmas holidays, it's fun...


What-a-Nut Brittle Ice Cream

Just when you think you've tried kind of ice cream there is, think again! My innovative creation was inspired by...

Thomas Jefferson’s Vanilla Ice Cream

6 reviews

The third U.S. president is credited with jotting down the first American recipe for this treat. No vanilla bean on...


Candied Tangerine Chocolate Ice Cream

Dress up ordinary ice cream for the yuletide season by mixing in bits of cranberry-chocolate bark and candied tangerine peel....


Banana Ice Cream

"I remember this sunny citrus ice cream from my birthdays and other summer holidays at my grandparents' lake cottage," relates...


Sweetheart Sorbet

1 review

A warm reception always greets cool, smooth scoops of this lemony treat. The not-too-sour, not-too-sweet confection you can serve for...


Chocolate Malted Ice Cream

4 reviews

As a child, I helped crank out gallons of homemade ice cream. And thanks to this recipe, I'm carrying on...

Lemon Sorbet

3 reviews

Whether you serve it in chilled bowls or scoop it into cut lemon halves, this creamy four-ingredient sorbet is both...


Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice

1 review

If you didn’t think watermelon and cilantro could go together in a dessert, this recipe will give you a pleasant...


Lemony Coconut Frozen Yogurt

1 review

Whenever I crave something cold to beat the heat, I whip this yogurt together and share with family. Everyone enjoys...


Cantaloupe Sorbet

4 reviews

"This sorbet was used as a refreshing summer dessert after a hearty meal. Everyone loved it as a palate-cleansing finale...


Orange Soda Sherbet

2 reviews

For birthdays, we pull out the old-fashioned ice cream maker and crank out a sherbet made with orange soda. We're...


Blood Orange-Pomegranate Sorbet

1 review

When guests set eyes on this ruby-red dessert, they'll know they're in for a treat. It's the perfect ending for...


Frozen Key Lime Delight

13 reviews

In the middle of summer, nothing hits the spot quite like this sublime Key lime dessert. Cold, creamy and tart,...


Orange Sorbet

1 review

Add a splash of color to the dinner table with this orange sorbet. The refreshing orange flavor of this frozen...

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Java Crunch Ice Cream

2 reviews

My daughter loves this decadent ice cream and begs me to make it often. Instant coffee adds a wonderfully rich...


Vanilla Ice Cream

11 reviews

My family had a two-hand crank ice-cream machine when I was young. We three kids took turns cranking until the...


Homemade Frozen Custard

4 reviews

My siblings and I had a hard time finding room for dessert after Mom's delicious meals, but when we were...


Makeover Lemon Custard Ice Cream

1 review

You'll love this fantastic light ice cream that matches the wonderful, yet heavier original in taste and texture. We think...


Watermelon Sorbet

2 reviews

Summertime and watermelon go hand in hand. My melon sorbet is fresh, fruity and without the gluten and eggs you...


Buttermilk Peach Ice Cream

1 review

My mother's family owned peach orchards in Missouri. I live in Tennessee, a top consumer of buttermilk. This summery ice...