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

When I decided to try making sherbet, which is one of my favorites, blackberries were in season in my mom's...


Orange Soda Sherbet

4 reviews

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


Dad’s Peach Ice Cream

2 reviews

"MY DAD was the ice cream maker at our house. We had an old-fashioned freezer that had to be cranked...


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 Peach Ice Cream

10 reviews

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


Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

2 reviews

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

Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

3 reviews

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


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Old-Time Custard Ice Cream

6 reviews

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


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Best Banana Ice Cream

24 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...


Corn Ice Cream

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

Orange Sorbet

1 review

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


Homemade Frozen Custard

5 reviews

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


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Contest-Winning Butter Pecan Ice Cream

20 reviews

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