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...


Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Paprika & Agave

Pair this rich and creamy ice cream with a cup of hot or iced coffee. It's mildly sweet with a...


Strawberry Citrus Ice

Daiquiri fans, put away your straws for this blend of strawberries, lime juice and orange juice in a refreshing ice....

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...


Snap Dessert Cups

For that "wow" factor, it's hard to top these extra-special treats. The homemade cranberry ice cream is served in edible...

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....


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!"


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...

Cherry-Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sally Hook
MONTGOMERY, TEXAS

You can make these marvelous ice cream treats days ahead. Just wrap and freeze! My...


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...


Strawberry Gelato

You'll love this smooth and creamy gelato with bright strawberry flavor and just a hint of sea salt and honey....


Country-Style Vanilla Ice Cream

The creamy texture of this old-fashioned ice cream, with its wonderful vanilla flavor, makes it a winner. Plus, it's simple...


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...

German Chocolate Ice Cream

I found this recipe years ago and have been taking it to ice cream socials ever since. But you won't...


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...


Contest-Winning Butter Pecan Ice Cream

This rich buttery ice cream sure beats store-bought versions. And with its pretty color and plentiful pecan crunch, it's nice...


Apple Pie Ice Cream

As a mother of a young family, I appreciate recipes that youngsters really enjoy. This apple pie ice cream is...


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...


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...

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Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

Making ice cream goes smoothly when you do prep work in advance. I make the custard ahead and refrigerate it...


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...


Homemade Maple-Walnut Ice Cream

When my family has get-togethers, I frequently receive a request to make this scrumptious ice cream. The walnuts make a...


Cream Cheese Ice Cream

This is hands-down the best homemade ice cream I've ever eaten. It tastes like cheesecake with a refreshing hint of...


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...


Special Coconut Ice Cream

This refreshing ice cream is a special treat on a warm summer day.—Sandra Pichon, Slidell, Louisiana