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...


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...


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...

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....

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...


Bing Cherry Sherbet

2 reviews

I only need four ingredients to whip up this pretty, cherry-studded sherbet in my ice cream maker. The recipe is...


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...

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...


Banana Ice Cream Puffs

These tender golden puffs are filled with rich banana ice cream and drizzled with hot fudge-making them pretty enough to...


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...


Cinnamon Sticky-Bun Ice Cream

This creamy homemade cinnamon ice cream has a rich caramel swirl and chunks of cinnamon buns. Serve the extra caramel...

Cherry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

1 review

This recipe makes a deliciously rich and velvety ice cream that was an instant hit at our home. It's great...


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,"...


Lighter Peach Ice Cream

Peaches are a pleasure eaten plain. But when blended into ice cream, they're incredible. Lighter than commercial brands, this cool...


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...


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...


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...

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Makeover Lemon Custard Ice Cream

1 review

You'll love this fantastic light ice cream that matches the wonderful, yet heavier original in taste and texture. We think...


Vanilla Ice Cream

11 reviews

My family had a two-hand crank ice-cream machine when I was young. We three kids took turns cranking until the...


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


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...


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!"