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Homemade Ice Cream

Looking for recipes for homemade ice cream? Taste of Home has the best homemade ice cream recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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I think my most memorable summertime dessert for get-togethers has always been homemade ice cream. This recipe is so rich and creamy and the perfect indulgence on a hot summer afternoon. —Martha Self, Montgomery, Texas
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Rhubarb Ice Cream

Rhubarb Ice Cream

Rhubarb Ice Cream

You don't need an ice cream freezer to make this rich refreshing treat from Jan Douglas, Dent, Minnesota. "Years ago, we had a big rhubarb patch. A neighbor who knew I loved ice cream shared this recipe with me," Jan jots.

Best Banana Ice Cream

Best Banana Ice Cream

Best Banana Ice Cream

My son-in-law says this is the best ice cream he’s ever had. It’s always requested at family gatherings.

Cranberry Ice Cream

Cranberry Ice Cream

Cranberry Ice Cream

"A traditional treat for Christmas and Thanksgiving, this recipe was my great-grandmother's," relates Nona Dumas of Wilmar, Arkansas. "It was serve in a parfait glass along with the meal. We children thought it was really special to be able to eat ice cream before we were through with our vegetables!"
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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I was first served this creamy, soft-set ice cream at a friend's house. A hint of cinnamon is the secret ingredient.—Gloria Heidner, Elk River, Minnesota

Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream

I COMBINED two recipes - one for vanilla ice cream and the other for a special coffee sauce - to create this one. I serve it plain, just scooped into a dessert dish, so the mild, creamy coffee flavor can be enjoyed to the fullest. -Theresa Hansen, Pensacola, Florida

Cherry Nut Ice Cream

Cherry Nut Ice Cream

Cherry Nut Ice Cream

Since my husband is a cherry grower, I had our grandsons help me develop an ice cream recipe that used the fruit. This is what we came up with. Loaded with almonds, coconut, chocolate and cherries, this ice cream has become our family's all-time favorite. -Mary Lou Patrick East Wenatchee, Washington

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Ice Cream

The wild blueberries on our property spark recipe ideas. When my daughter and I made this ice cream at a Girl Guide meeting, it was well received. Even today, our 10 children, 19 grandkids and 4 great-grandchildren think it tastes great. —Alma Mosher, Mohannes, New Brunswick

Speedy Ice Cream

Speedy Ice Cream

Speedy Ice Cream

From her home in Bradley, California, Cindy Marshall sends this fun "hands-on" recipe that lets kids create their own cool ice cream. "Every child I prepare this with loves making and eating it," she writes. "It doesn't leave a mess to clean and keeps the children smiling and giggling."

Buttermilk Peach Ice Cream

Buttermilk Peach Ice Cream

Buttermilk Peach Ice Cream

My mother's family owned peach orchards in Missouri. I live in Tennessee, a top consumer of buttermilk. This summery ice cream combines my past and present. —Kim Higginbotham, Knoxville, Tennessee

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

I like to make this very rich ice cream at home, then take it to parties or dinners. It's so convenient. If I pour it in the freezer right before we leave, It's done when we arrive—and it "ripens" by the time that it's served!

Dad's Peach Ice Cream

Dad's Peach Ice Cream

Dad's Peach Ice Cream

"MY DAD was the ice cream maker at our house. We had an old-fashioned freezer that had to be cranked by hand, and he took great delight in turning the handle until the ice cream was just right! With the addition of fresh fruit that he picked in a nearby orchard, this was a very special treat."

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

"When the weather gets hot, my family really enjoys this cool combination of chocolate and mint," says Fran Skaff of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. "It doesn't require an ice cream maker—all that you need is an ordinary freezer. My ice cream's versatile, too. We've used crushed Heath bars, Oreo cookies and miniature chocolate chips in place of the Andes candies."

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream

Top off any meal in style with this creamy smooth concoction from Sandy Powers of Cranford, New Jersey.

Makeover Raspberry Ice Cream

Makeover Raspberry Ice Cream

Makeover Raspberry Ice Cream

There's even more to love in this fruity ice cream, thanks to the tweaks our pros made. With the original’s creaminess and 30 percent fewer calories, this makeover is a stone-cold success! —Jean L. Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin
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