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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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 of jelly and switch to crunchy peanut butter if you like extra texture. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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...


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...


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...

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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...


Quick Frosty Chocolate Treat

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


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...


Makeover Lemon Custard Ice Cream

You'll love this fantastic light ice cream that matches the wonderful, yet heavier original in taste and texture. We think...


Lighter Peach Ice Cream

Peaches are a pleasure eaten plain. But when blended into ice cream, they're incredible. Lighter than commercial brands, this cool...


Brownie Chunk Ice Cream

“Each time I make brownies, half the batch goes to friends and the rest ends up in this ice cream,"...


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...


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...

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Cherry Crunch Ice Cream

I received this wonderful recipe many years ago from a friend. The creamy custard-style ice cream has a mild cherry...


Very Cherry Ice Cream

This recipe is a favorite at family get-togethers...everyone, from my 80-year-old grandmother to my 2-year-old daughter, enjoys it. I usually...


Super Strawberry Sherbet

This cool, smooth summertime treat is nice to have ready in the freezer for a special treat.


Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

This creamy, luscious ice cream will remind you of the signature treat served at church ice cream socials. What dessert...


Lemon Orange Ice Cream

This recipe originated years ago with my grandmother. It's her favorite ice cream, and I always think of her when...


Chocolate Ice Cream

This is, without a doubt, the best chocolate ice cream recipe I've ever had. Our family loves to make homemade...