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...


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...


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...

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...


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...

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...


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...


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...

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...


Peach Gelato

3 reviews

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


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...


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...

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,...


Corn Ice Cream

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


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!"


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...


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...


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...


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...

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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...


Makeover Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This recipe is rich and velvety, with fantastic strawberry flavor—the perfect treat for the summer’s heat, but with just a...


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...


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...


Snap Dessert Cups

1 review

For that "wow" factor, it's hard to top these extra-special treats. The homemade cranberry ice cream is served in edible...