Ice Cream Makers: Recipes & Guides

Whipping up your favorite treat has never been easier. Our ice cream maker guide covers tips, techniques, product recommendations and, of course, recipes.

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Cinnamon-Basil Ice Cream

I started experimenting with herbal ice creams when I was teaching classes at our local college. Not only were the ice creams popular with my students, but my family loved them as well! One of our favorites is made with a variety of basil called cinnamon basil; however, unless you grow the variety yourself, it can be rather difficult to find. I decided to try to re-create the flavor, and this delicious basil ice cream recipe is the result! —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

What could be better than peanut butter and jelly ice cream? You'll love the sweet-salty combination. Use your favorite flavor...


Bananas Foster Gelato

The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of...


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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce

Truthfully, I want those cozy flavors of Thanksgiving throughout the year. This ice cream has just the right balance of...


Cinnamon Sticky-Bun Ice Cream

This creamy homemade cinnamon ice cream has a rich caramel swirl and chunks of cinnamon buns. Serve the extra caramel...

Orange Soda Sherbet

For birthdays, we pull out the old-fashioned ice cream maker and crank out a sherbet made with orange soda. We're...


Makeover Raspberry Ice Cream

There's even more to love in this fruity ice cream, thanks to a few tweaks. With the original’s creaminess and...

Peach Gelato

This heavenly, creamy gelato looks as good as it tastes. The mild, refreshing peach flavor will make everyone a fan....


Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

When I got my ice cream maker, a friend shared her dreamy freezy cheesecake recipe. For guests, I scoop this...


Black Cherry Sherbet

"When making this yummy recipe with the kids, I use a sugar substitute and caffeine-free black cherry soda-for obvious reasons!"


Java Crunch Ice Cream

My daughter loves this decadent ice cream and begs me to make it often. Instant coffee adds a wonderfully rich...

Almond Peach Gelato

This rich and delicious dessert is especially outstanding when served with warm peaches or peach pie.—Rita Kitsteiner, Tucson, Arizona


Vanilla Ice Cream

My family had a two-hand crank ice-cream machine when I was young. We three kids took turns cranking until the...


Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Puffs

This extraordinary dessert showcases homemade pumpkin ice cream and cream puffs. The effort is worthwhile...and you can make the parts...


Toasted Hazelnut and Chocolate Ice Cream

The flavors in this ice cream take me back to European vacations I've enjoyed in the past. I am a...


Rich Peach Ice Cream

“Our family loves ice cream, and this homemade version is a family favorite,” says Catherine MacRae Lyerly of Winston-Salem, North...

Homemade Banana Split Ice Cream

Summer celebrations with my family aren't complete until I dish out tasty homemade ice cream. This recipe from my mom...


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...


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,...


Praline Crunch Ice Cream

If you're a caramel lover, you'll want to try Julia Register's recipe for homemade ice cream topped with pralines and...


Best Banana Ice Cream

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


Chocolate Malted Ice Cream

As a child, I helped crank out gallons of homemade ice cream. And thanks to this recipe, I'm carrying on...


Contest-Winning Peach Ice Cream

When peaches are in season, this recipe is at the top of my list to make. The pureed fruit lends...


Lemon Custard Ice Cream

I found this recipe several years ago and make it whenever I have the opportunity. One thing I like about...

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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...


Quick Frosty Chocolate Treat

“This recipe has been in our family for many years,” writes Juanita Michael of Florence, Alabama. “The thing we like...


Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

I've relied on this dessert for more than 30 years. It's a delicious ice cream for chocolate lovers.


Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

Field editor Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah shares her recipe for yummy "light" ice cream. It's smooth and...


Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This is the best ice cream we have ever found. It really tastes like frozen cheesecake. I like to make...


Banana Ice Cream Puffs

These tender golden puffs are filled with rich banana ice cream and drizzled with hot fudge-making them pretty enough to...