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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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You can count on a creamy bowl of this tempting treat to beat the summer heat. It’s easy to make, and kids love the crunchy candy bar and ice cream combination. People line up for it at our church ice cream socials.
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Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream

This is a refreshing dessert that can cap off a warm summer evening. It has a nice coconut flavor without being too strong.

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."

Simple Lemon Ice Cream

Simple Lemon Ice Cream

Simple Lemon Ice Cream

Just five ingredients (and no ice cream maker!) are all you need to make this refreshing ice cream. We enjoy generous scoops of it in summer. —Janet Eisner, Portland, Oregon
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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."

Cherry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Cherry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Cherry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

This recipe makes a deliciously rich and velvety ice cream that was an instant hit at our home. It's great in summer, but we'll make it other times of the year, too. Ruby Nelson, Mountain Home, Arkansas

Apple Pie Ice Cream

Apple Pie Ice Cream

Apple Pie Ice Cream

As a mother of a young family, I appreciate recipes that youngsters really enjoy. This is certainly one of them.

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.

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

Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

"When we were growing up on the farm, homemade ice cream was our favorite dessert," recalls Lucile Proctor of Panguitch, Utah, who now makes it for her own family. Enjoy her recipe "solo" or topped with sauce, fruit or nuts for a spectacular sundae.

Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

“Each time I make brownies, half the batch goes to friends and the rest ends up in this ice cream," says Agnes. "For crunch, I sometimes add a half-cup of chopped nuts.”

Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

“It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July for our family without this special treat,” writes Alice Hicken of Heber City, Utah. “Even though electric models make it easier, I still prefer to hand-crank ice cream.”

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!"

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

Raspberry Ice Cream

Raspberry Ice Cream

Raspberry Ice Cream

"When our garden produces an abundance of raspberries, we know it's time to make this fruity frozen dessert," reports Diana Leskauskas of Chatham, New Jersey. "It's super in the summertime...and a treat throughout the year made with frozen raspberries." —Diana Leskauskas, Chatham, New Jersey
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