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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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 enough to serve guests at a summer party.
-Jenny White
Glen, Mississippi

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...


Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

3 reviews

I was first served this creamy, soft-set ice cream at a friend's house. A hint of cinnamon is the secret...


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...

Milky Way Ice Cream

Our children don't have a lunch program at their school. So, once a month, another lady and I volunteer 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...


Toasted Walnut Orange Ice Cream

This is an ice cream I created when I remembered my Mother's Cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving and how good it...


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...


Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

1 review

“It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July for our family without this special treat,” writes Alice Hicken of Heber City,...



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...


Mint Ice Cream

Almost too pretty to eat, this refreshing peppermint-pink ice cream is my husband's all time favorite. It rivals any commercial...

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

54 reviews

We don't want to brag, but as far as vanilla ice cream recipes go, this one is the best. And...


Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

2 reviews

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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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