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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...


Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

2 reviews

This rhubarb crumble ice cream combines two of my favorite desserts into one fantastic creation! If you close your eyes,...


Blackberry Daiquiri Sherbet

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


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...

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...


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...

Frozen Greek Vanilla Yogurt

4 reviews

It's simple and easy to make your own frozen Greek yogurt—you might even want to get the kids in on...


Lemon Gelato

18 reviews

On a recent trip to Italy, I became addicted to gelato. My favorite choice was lemon because Italian lemons have...


Peach Gelato

3 reviews

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


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...

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...


Watermelon Sorbet

2 reviews

Summertime and watermelon go hand in hand. My melon sorbet is fresh, fruity and without the gluten and eggs you...


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,...


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 Peach Yogurt

7 reviews

With its fresh and sweet flavor, you’ll be glad that each bite of this cool and creamy treat delivers bone-building...

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!"


Cantaloupe Sorbet

4 reviews

"This sorbet was used as a refreshing summer dessert after a hearty meal. Everyone loved it as a palate-cleansing finale...


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...


Homemade Banana Split Ice Cream

1 review

Summer celebrations with my family aren't complete until I dish out tasty homemade ice cream. This recipe from my mom...


Lemon Orange Ice

We enjoy this treat on special occasions, like birthdays, or when we have lots of ice chips from ice fishing...


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...


Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

6 reviews

This is the best ice cream we have ever found. It really tastes like frozen cheesecake. I like to make...

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Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

29 reviews

After sampling this flavor at an ice cream stand, I kept trying to duplicate it until it was just right....


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...


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...


Rhubarb Ginger Ice Cream

1 review

“I sampled a scoop of this unique flavor at an ice cream shop and knew I had to try making...


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,"...