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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Cinnamon-Basil Ice Cream

I started experimenting with herbal ice creams when I was teaching classes at our local college. Not only were the ice creams popular with my students, but my family loved them as well! One of our favorites is made with a variety of basil called cinnamon basil; however, unless you grow the variety yourself, it can be rather difficult to find. I decided to try to re-create the flavor, and this delicious basil ice cream recipe is the result! —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Blackberry Daiquiri Sherbet

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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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...


Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

2 reviews

You could also use boysenberries, raspberries or strawberries for this delicious dessert. — Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah


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...


Best Banana Ice Cream

20 reviews

My son-in-law says this is the best banana ice cream he’s ever had. It’s always requested at family gatherings. —Donna...