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...


London Fog Ice Cream

2 reviews

I took one of my favorite coffee shop beverages and turned it into this elegant London fog ice cream. For...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Paprika & Agave

1 review

Pair this rich and creamy ice cream with a cup of hot or iced coffee. It's mildly sweet with a...

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...


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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...


Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream

Ice cream lovers can't get enough of this creamy, rich ice cream that boasts lots of delish pumpkin flavor. —Molly...


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....


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....


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...


Homemade Lavender Ice Cream

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


Banana Ice Cream

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


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...


Sweetheart Sorbet

1 review

A warm reception always greets cool, smooth scoops of this lemony treat. The not-too-sour, not-too-sweet confection you can serve for...

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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...


Lemon Sorbet

3 reviews

Whether you serve it in chilled bowls or scoop it into cut lemon halves, this creamy four-ingredient sorbet is both...


Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice

1 review

If you didn’t think watermelon and cilantro could go together in a dessert, this recipe will give you a pleasant...


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...


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...