The Ultimate Collection of Homemade Ice Cream Recipes!

A list of homemade ice cream recipes, from classic churned to easy no-churn and vegan options. Create your own delicious ice cream with these simple recipes!

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Your Guide to Homemade Ice Cream: Delicious Recipes to Explore!

Summer is in full swing, and there is no better way to beat the heat than with a scoop (or two) of homemade ice cream. Making ice cream at home is not just cost-effective—it’s also a blast!

Why Make Ice Cream at Home?

Okay, first things first: why make ice cream at home when you can easily buy it from the store? The simple answer is that you get to control everything—from choosing fresh, high-quality ingredients to skipping all the artificial stuff and using the natural flavors you love.

It’s a game-changer! Plus, it’s way more fun than just grabbing a tub from the store!

Why Homemade Ice Cream is Better?

  • Control Over Ingredients: You decide what goes into your ice cream, this lets you choose fresh ingredients, seasonal fruits, and unique flavor combinations you love and avoid artificial additives.
  • Tailored to Dietary Preferences: Prepare these sweet treats that suit your dietary preferences such as dairy-free or vegan diets. 
  • Healthier Options: You can make healthier versions of the ice cream flavors you like, you can cut down on sugar and mix in healthier ingredients like nuts, fruits, berries, protein powder, etc. 
  • Cost-Effective: Making ice cream at home for yourself, friends, and family can be cost-effective in the long run.

Trust me, once you’ve had a taste of your own homemade ice cream, you’ll never go back to store-bought stuff again.

Types of Homemade Ice Cream:

Let’s talk about how you can make ice cream at home!

Churned Ice Cream: The traditional and classic way of making ice cream, to enjoy the rich and creamy texture, this is the way to go. It never disappoints!

No-Churn Ice Cream: If you want the easiest way, choose the no-churn ice cream recipes in the recipe roundup below. It doesn’t require an ice cream maker, all you need is a mixer or whisk to make the base, then pop it in the freezer. 

Dairy-Free and Vegan Ice Cream: For those with dietary restrictions or specific preferences, there are plenty of plant-based and dairy-free options in the collection of homemade ice cream recipes below. You can create delicious vegan ice cream without missing out on that creamy goodness.

Tips to Make the Best Ice Cream at Home

Let’s talk about how you can make your homemade ice cream perfectly every time. Making ice cream at home is fun but you need to keep some tips in mind for the best results:

  • Everything Froze: Before starting the process of making ice cream, your ice cream maker bowl and mixing bowls must be all well chilled before churning. Refrigerate it overnight or at least for a few hours. This will help you get that smooth and creamy texture.
  • Use High-Quality Ingredients: Use fresh, high-quality dairy products and the flavorings you are using.
  • Add Mix-Ins at the Right Time: Adding the flavorings at the right time makes sure that it is evenly distributed.
  • Watch the Texture: If churning the ice cream, you need to pay attention to the texture of the cream while churning. Make sure you don’t over-churn the mixture. It would be best if you had a thick and creamy texture. If it is soft, churn for some more time whereas if it is firm, you may have churned it for too long.
  • Store it Properly: After churning the ice cream, store it in an airtight container, and cover the surface with plastic wrap, this will prevent ice crystals from forming. Then seal and place it in the freezer for at least 4-6 hours or as long as possible.

Keep these tips in mind, and you will be able to make delicious homemade ice cream every time! Ready to get started?

Let’s get churning!

From Classic to Creative: Homemade Ice Cream Recipes to Try!


1. Thandai Gulkand Ice Cream by Ruchi’s Kitchen. Icecream made from cooling ingredients such as rose petals and aromatic Indian spices.
Photo Credit: Ruchi’s Kitchen

1. Thandai Gulkand Ice Cream

Recipe by Ruchi’s Kitchen

Why You’ll Love This ~ floral notes of gulkand with rich and aromatic flavors of thandai mix.

2. London Fog Gelato Ice Cream by Proportional Plate
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2. London Fog Gelato Ice Cream

Recipe by Proportional Plate

Why You’ll Love This ~ flavors of an Earl Grey tea latte with a splash of vanilla.

3. Toasted Black Sesame Ice Cream by Cooking Therapy
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3. Toasted Black Sesame Ice Cream

Recipe by Cooking Therapy

Why You’ll Love This ~ a deep, nutty flavor with sweet and earthy notes. A unique twist on traditional ice cream flavors.

4. Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream by The Wood and Spoon
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4. Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

Recipe by The Wood and Spoon

Why You’ll Love This ~ fruity flavors from ripe blueberries with the creamy richness of mascarpone cheese.

5. Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream by Crumbs and Caramel
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5. Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

Recipe by Crumbs and Caramel

Why You’ll Love This ~ sweet and tart flavors, with the fresh strawberries and tangy rhubarb with a crunchy crumble.

6. No Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream by Cravings Journal
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6. No Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream

Recipe by Cravings Journal

Why You’ll Love This ~ classic flavors of tiramisu without the need for an ice cream maker.

7. Lebanese ice cream: Booza / Buzza by Amira’s Pantry
Photo Credit: Amira’s Pantry

7. Lebanese ice cream: Booza / Buzza

Recipe by Amira’s Pantry

Why You’ll Love This ~ Ever had Booza before? Stretchy and chewy Lebanese ice cream.

8. Pecan Praline Ice Cream by Emma Duckworth Bakes
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8. Pecan Praline Ice Cream

Recipe by Emma Duckworth Bakes

Why You’ll Love This ~ sweet, buttery, and nutty flavors of praline in luxurious, creamy ice cream.

9. No Churn Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream by The Lemon Apron
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9. No Churn Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

Recipe by The Lemon Apron

Why You’ll Love This ~ sweet, tangy burst of fresh strawberries with the crumbly texture of classic shortcake.

10. No Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream by Olives n Thyme
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10. No Churn Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

Recipe by Olives n Thyme

Why You’ll Love This ~ creamy ice cream with bits of sweet, buttery sugar cookies throughout. Smooth and crunchy!

11. No Churn Homemade Churro Ice Cream Recipe by Butternut Bakery
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11. No Churn Churro Ice Cream

Recipe by Butternut Bakery

Why You’ll Love This ~ a classic treat in a smooth ice cream. Sweet, cinnamony crunch of churros!

12. Homemade Honey Matcha Coconut and Lime Ice Cream Recipe by Bee Seasonal
Photo Credit: Ruchi’s Kitchen

12. Honey Matcha Coconut and Lime Ice Cream

Recipe by Ruchi’s Kitchen

Why You’ll Love This ~ bright citrusy zing of lime with subtle earthy tones of matcha green tea.

13. Homemade Crème Brûlée Ice Cream  Recipe by Emma Duckworth Bakes
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13. Crème Brûlée Ice Cream

Recipe by Emma Duckworth Bakes

Why You’ll Love This ~ satisfying crunch of caramelized sugar swirls with smooth, rich ice cream.

14. Homemade Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe by Life Made Simple Bakes
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14. Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Recipe by Life Made Simple Bakes

Why You’ll Love This ~ bright, fruity notes of raspberry with chunks of buttery graham cracker.

15. Homemade Vegan Coconut Hibiscus Ice Cream Recipe by Pineapple & Coconut
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15. Vegan Coconut Hibiscus Ice Cream

Recipe by Pineapple & Coconut

Why You’ll Love This ~ vibrant plant-based ice cream with the tangy, floral notes of hibiscus.

16. Homemade Banoffee Pie Ice Cream Recipe by Ice Cream from Scratch
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16. Banoffee Pie Ice Cream

Recipe by Ice Cream from Scratch

Why You’ll Love This ~ sweet, buttery flavor of toffee swirled into a rich vanilla ice cream.

17. No-Churn Passionfruit Raspberry Pavlova Homemade Ice Cream Recipe by The Brick Kitchen
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17. No-Churn Passionfruit Raspberry Pavlova Ice Cream

Recipe by The Brick Kitchen

Why You’ll Love This ~ tropical tang of passionfruit, tart sweetness of raspberries, with crisp meringue pieces, all within a creamy ice cream.

18. Salted Caramel Brownie Vegan No Churn Homemade Ice Cream Recipe by Butternut Bakery
Photo Credit: Butternut Bakery

18. Vegan No-Churn Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream

Recipe by Butternut Bakery

Why You’ll Love This ~ no-churn, dairy-free ice cream with swirls of sweet and salty caramel.

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