Ice Cream Recipes

Whether it’s for a birthday or a barbecue, recipes with ice cream make the perfect dessert! Find easy things to make with ice cream—and learn what to do with leftover ice cream, too.

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50 a la Mode Desserts Made Better by a Scoop of Ice Cream

What's better than your favorite after-dinner treat? That treat topped with a scoop of ice cream. Check out some of our best a la mode desserts.

Who Makes the Best Chocolate Ice Cream? Our Test Kitchen Found Out.

Seven brands and plenty of brain freezes later, our Test Kitchen found the best chocolate ice cream brands to satisfy...


16 Artisan Ice Cream Brands You Need to Try This Summer

Get ready to find your new favorite ice cream. Our picks for the best ice cream brands include unique flavors,...


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22 of Our Best Ice Cream Sundae Ideas for Summer

Cool off with our best ice cream sundae ideas. We have sweet recipes for banana splits, hot fudge sauce, fruit...


Here’s How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag This Summer

You can have creamy, delicious homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker! Here's how to make ice cream in...

Our Test Kitchen Tried 9 Healthy Ice Cream Brands. Here’s Our Favorite.

We taste-tested 9 healthy ice cream varieties to find the best guilt-free sweet treat.


Makeover Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Roll

1 review

This dessert is so convenient to make ahead of time and keep in the freezer for company. Cake and ice...

Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches

When it comes to making an ice cream sandwich, not all gingerbread men are created equal. Some are too crispy;...


Mexican Ice Cream

12 reviews

I made this ice cream for my grandma and her friends, and they were delighted. This simple, fun dessert is...


Hot Almond N Cream Drink

4 reviews

Just a few sips of this drink, with its rich almond flavor, will warm you up in a hurry. I'm...


Ice Cream Bread

26 reviews

Ice cream gets a whole new use in this tender bread recipe that I pared down to serve two. Be...

All-American Banana Split

4 reviews

In 1904, the first banana split recipe was made here in Latrobe, Pennsylvania by David Strickler, an apprentice pharmacist at...


Orange Caramel Ice Cream Sauce

We added a touch of orange extract to a creamy caramel sauce to make a rich homemade ice cream topping....


Minty Ice Cream Shamrocks

With a soft, chewy chocolate cookie and festive mint shamrock ice cream, these fun desserts are a sweet delight on...


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Festive Mint Cream Dessert

9 reviews

Mint ice cream and colorful sprinkles make this cool concoction perfect for holiday parties or meals. For a chocolaty dessert,...


Quick Bananas Foster

1 review

Guests are always impressed when I ignite the rum in this delicious bananas Foster dessert. Use perfectly ripe bananas for...

Makeover Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Milk Shake

2 reviews

I’m not a big sweets person, but I’ll slurp down a milk shake from Steak ‘n Shake any day! —Sarah...


Italian Horn Cookies

9 reviews

My family has been making these delicate fruit-filled cookies for generations. They’re light and flaky, with the look of an...


Hazelnut Brownie Bombe

I love making ice cream bombes—they look so elegant yet are incredibly simple to make. —Melissa Millwood, Lyman, South Carolina


Bananas Foster Sundaes

12 reviews

I have wonderful memories of eating bananas Foster in New Orleans, and as a dietitian, wanted to find a healthier...


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Ice Cream Cookie Dessert

35 reviews

Our family loves dessert, and this chocolaty, layered treat is one of Mom's most-requested recipes. It's so easy to prepare...


Caramel-Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Coffee lends grown-up appeal to this sweet combo of caramel, chocolate and ice cream from our Test Kitchen. The special-tasting...


S’more Ice Cream Sandwiches

2 reviews

This cool ice cream sandwich treat delivers the same classic taste of a toasty s'more, but you don't need a...


Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwiches

Enjoy a banana split without the spoon! We captured the flavors of this popular sundae, serving it up sandwich-style. —Taste...

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Double Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate and peanut butter…need we say more? These delectable bars from our Test Kitchen are dipped in a creamy candy...


Candy Bar Ice Cream Sandwiches

5 reviews

Our Test Kitchen uses candy bar ice cream, chocolate topping and brownie to create an out-of-this-world dessert in minutes! With...


Almost It’s-It Ice Cream Sandwiches

6 reviews

You'll discover why this treat is so popular in San Francisco. It's snack heaven—ice cream, delicious oatmeal cookies and a...


Hot Buttered Rum

8 reviews

I received this recipe for hot buttered rum from a friend more than 30 years ago, and I think of...


Brownie Affogato Sundaes

We can’t resist brownie sundaes. I combined an affogato (coffee-based beverage) idea with a brownie to get this decadent sundae...


Butter Pecan Ice Cream Torte

2 reviews

A simple, nutty crust and smooth caramel sauce are all the preparation required for this impressive dessert. It will keep...