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

Cinnamon-Basil Ice Cream

I started experimenting with herbal ice creams when I was teaching classes at our local college. Not only were the...


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...


Bananas Foster Gelato

2 reviews

The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of...


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...

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...


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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...

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....


Peach Ice Cream

4 reviews

Adding peaches to a mouthwatering vanilla ice cream recipe I got from my mother-in-law resulted in this fabulous flavor. My...

Banana Ice Cream

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


Homemade Lavender Ice Cream

Lavender is easily found at any health food stores, farm markets or grown in your own garden. It makes a...


Peach Gelato

3 reviews

This heavenly, creamy gelato looks as good as it tastes. The mild, refreshing peach flavor will make everyone a fan....


Cookie Dough Ice Cream

My grandmother makes a chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake every time my brother comes home. It inspired me to put...


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...

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...


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...


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...


Corn Ice Cream

You have to give this novel ice cream a try. It’s actually made with corn, sweetly flavored by vanilla extract...


Orange Sorbet

1 review

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


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...


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!"


Almond Peach Gelato

1 review

This rich and delicious dessert is especially outstanding when served with warm peaches or peach pie.—Rita Kitsteiner, Tucson, Arizona

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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...


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...


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...


Rich Peach Ice Cream

1 review

“Our family loves ice cream, and this homemade version is a family favorite,” says Catherine MacRae Lyerly of Winston-Salem, North...


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,"...