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

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...


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...


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...


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....

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...


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...

Old-Time Custard Ice Cream

3 reviews

I think my most memorable summertime dessert for get-togethers has always been homemade ice cream. This recipe is so rich...


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...


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...


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...

Black Cherry Sherbet

7 reviews

"When making this yummy recipe with the kids, I use a sugar substitute and caffeine-free black cherry soda-for obvious reasons!"


Lemon Orange Ice Cream

1 review

This recipe originated years ago with my grandmother. It's her favorite ice cream, and I always think of her when...


Very Cherry Ice Cream

1 review

This recipe is a favorite at family get-togethers...everyone, from my 80-year-old grandmother to my 2-year-old daughter, enjoys it. I usually...


Easy Vanilla Ice Cream

Three ingredients and an ice cream freezer are all you need for this creamy creation. "My husband is diabetic and...


Contest-Winning Butter Pecan Ice Cream

15 reviews

This rich buttery ice cream sure beats store-bought versions. And with its pretty color and plentiful pecan crunch, it's nice...

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

54 reviews

We don't want to brag, but as far as vanilla ice cream recipes go, this one is the best. And...


Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

When I got my ice cream maker, a friend shared her dreamy freezy cheesecake recipe. For guests, I scoop this...


Makeover Raspberry Ice Cream

2 reviews

There's even more to love in this fruity ice cream, thanks to a few tweaks. With the original’s creaminess and...


Lemon Custard Ice Cream

6 reviews

I found this recipe several years ago and make it whenever I have the opportunity. One thing I like about...


Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

3 reviews

This creamy, luscious ice cream will remind you of the signature treat served at church ice cream socials. What dessert...


Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

1 review

I received this wonderful recipe many years ago from a friend. The creamy custard-style ice cream has a mild cherry...


Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

1 review

“It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July for our family without this special treat,” writes Alice Hicken of Heber City,...


Quick Frosty Chocolate Treat

21 reviews

“This recipe has been in our family for many years,” writes Juanita Michael of Florence, Alabama. “The thing we like...

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Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

1 review

“Each time I make brownies, half the batch goes to friends and the rest ends up in this ice cream,"...


Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

2 reviews

I've relied on this dessert for more than 30 years. It's a delicious ice cream for chocolate lovers.


Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

2 reviews

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


Cinnamon Sticky-Bun Ice Cream

This creamy homemade cinnamon ice cream has a rich caramel swirl and chunks of cinnamon buns. Serve the extra caramel...


Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream

9 reviews

Folks who favor the flavor of pumpkin really need to try this spiced ice cream. But be prepared to make...


Strawberry Ripple Ice Cream

Nothing beats the heat—or showcases ripe strawberries—better than this creamy homemade frozen treat. Once you try it, you'll be amazed...