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...


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...


Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Paprika & Agave

1 review

Pair this rich and creamy ice cream with a cup of hot or iced coffee. It's mildly sweet with a...

Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream

2 reviews

Developing new flavors of ice cream is a passion of mine and there are very few ingredients that I won't...


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...

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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce

Truthfully, I want those cozy flavors of Thanksgiving throughout the year. This ice cream has just the right balance of...


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...


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....

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...


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...


Contest-Winning Peach Ice Cream

9 reviews

When peaches are in season, this recipe is at the top of my list to make. The pureed fruit lends...


Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

3 reviews

I was first served this creamy, soft-set ice cream at a friend's house. A hint of cinnamon is the secret...


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...

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,...


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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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


Toasted Hazelnut and Chocolate Ice Cream

1 review

The flavors in this ice cream take me back to European vacations I've enjoyed in the past. I am a...


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...

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Blueberry Ice Cream

4 reviews

The wild blueberries on our property spark recipe ideas. When my daughter and I made this ice cream at a...


Easy Chocolate Ice Cream

3 reviews

This super simple chocolate ice cream is the perfect treat at a moments notice. It's also a bonus that most...


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...


Chocolate Ice Cream

2 reviews

This is, without a doubt, the best chocolate ice cream recipe I've ever had. Our family loves to make homemade...


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...