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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    Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

    64 reviews

    We don't want to brag, but as far as vanilla ice cream recipes go, this one is the best. And with only four ingredients, it just might be the easiest, too. No ice cream maker? No problem. Just follow the directions below to learn how to make homemade ice cream by hand. It's the perfect base for our best ice cream sundae ideas, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Pick of the Pints: The Best Vanilla Ice Cream

    Get your scoops ready! We found the very best vanilla ice cream from the grocery store.

    Ina Garten’s Boozy 3-Ingredient Dessert Is Easy Elegance and We’re Obsessed

    Is this the most sophisticated ice cream sundae ever?

    I Tried Onion Flavored Ice Cream—Here’s What I Thought

    Turns out onion ice cream can almost make you cry, just like the real thing.

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    47 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...

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    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...

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    These Are the Best Ice Cream Scoop Options According to Fanatics

    Find out which ice cream scoop you need to make that super sundae.

    14 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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    20 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...

    Peppermint Milkshakes

    Rich ice cream and refreshing peppermint make this peppermint milkshake recipe a special treat, especially during the holidays. For a...

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    We Tried 10 Brands to Find the Best Vanilla Ice Cream

    Looking for the best vanilla ice cream? So was our Test Kitchen! We tested 10 brands to find the very...

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    How to Make Ice Cream Cake That’s Better Than Dairy Queen

    You don't have to be a baker to make this ice cream cake for your next celebration!

    Yoda Soda

    It takes only three ingredients to create this jazzed-up Yoda soda punch. Instead of vanilla ice cream, try it with...

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    29 Ice Cream Cakes You’ll Want to Make All Summer Long

    Move over, Carvel and DQ! These homemade ice cream cakes are sure to please at your next summertime event.

    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...


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    I grew up near Little India in California, and I loved the desserts from Indian sweets shops. One of them...

    Tebow’s Special Ice Cream Pie

    11 reviews

    You'll want to thank Tim Tebow's mom, Pam Tebow, for sharing this special family dessert recipe: Peanut butter ice cream...

    Our Test Kitchen Tried 8 Healthy Ice Cream Brands. Here’s Our Favorite.

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

    Guinness Float

    2 reviews

    That very first sip of a Guinness is what inspired this quick and easy dessert. The rich, creamy foam that...

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Shakes

    1 review

    These chocolate peanut butter shakes will make you feel as if you're sitting in a 1950s soda fountain. Add an...

    Creamy Coconut Peppermint Pie

    Garnished with toasted coconut and more peppermint candy, this creamy dessert welcomes the holidays! Look for premade shortbread crusts in...

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    Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake

    3 reviews

    While growing up, I loved treats from the ice cream truck that rolled through my neighborhood. This ice cream cake...

    Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

    19 reviews

    Fried ice cream is such a delicious treat, but it can be a hassle to make individual servings. This recipe...

    No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

    This ice cream has a crispy cinnamon coating just like the fried ice cream served at Mexican restaurants, but minus...

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    Frosty Coffee Pie

    10 reviews

    This pie was inspired by my husband, who loves coffee ice cream, and his mom, who makes a cool, creamy...

    Mini Neapolitan Baked Alaskas

    1 review

    Surprise—there's ice cream inside these tiny showstoppers! Dinner guests will be thrilled with the pretty presentation. —Taste of Home Test...

    Ice Cream Snowballs

    The House of Loreto residents agree there's no better way to enjoy this festive ice cream dessert than in the...

    Triple-Layer Ice Cream Bombe

    Whether you like your holiday desserts fa-la-la festive or ooh-la-la fancy, this one's for you! The creamy frozen concoction is...

    Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

    If you’re tight on time, you can use store-bought cookies, but I highly recommend making these oatmeal chocolate cookies from...

    Crunchy Ice Cream Delight

    Four generations of home cooks have shared our crunchy ice cream bars. If you love almonds like my family does,...