Potluck Recipes

Looking for potluck recipes? Impress friends and family with these crowd-pleasing potluck ideas that range from easy appetizers and sides to elegant dinners and desserts.

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    Sorbet Trio

    This easy sorbet recipe is a refreshing way to cool down and use a few ingredients from the garden—with no ice cream maker! I do them all at once and add the variations as I go. They look and taste like a lot more work than they really are. —Rebecca Taylor, Manteca, California

    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...


    Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

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


    Coconut Milk Strawberry-Banana Pops

    These four-ingredient freezer pops are a delicious way to use up a pint of fresh strawberries. You'll love the hint...

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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...


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    Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops

    These delicious ice pops can also be made with raspberries or blackberries. The rosemary sprig and lemon zest bring another...

    Spumoni Baked Alaska

    For a refreshing end to a rich meal, try this freezer finale. Its intriguing interior and pretty color scheme are...


    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...


    Ice Cream Wafflewiches

    A wafflewich is a masterpiece of textures with chewy waffles, smooth ice cream, gooey caramel syrup and crunchy pecans. This...


    Refreshing Cranberry Sherbet

    Heavy holiday dinners call for a refreshing dessert such as this colorful sherbet. Lemonade and orange juice a pleasant citrus...

    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...


    Frozen Tiramisu

    Java fans will jump for this frosty mocha dessert. Because it requires time to freeze, it’s a great make-ahead option....


    Chocolate Marshmallow Sundaes

    I’ve been making these sundaes since the 1950s and have yet to find a commercial ice cream treat that equals...


    Peach-Maple Ice Cream

    Maple and peach? The combination may sound unusual, but in this smooth homemade ice cream, it's absolutely decadent! It's the...


    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...


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    Sherbet-Filled Angel Food Cake

    Here’s a cool way to treat angel food cake: Fill it with sherbet or ice cream. We finish this cake...


    Contest-Winning Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

    Light and refreshing, this dreamy, creamy dessert is perfect for steamy afternoons. Great for scooping into cones, the frozen fluff...


    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!"


    Makeover Peanut Ice Cream Delight

    Our Test Kitchen helped Ashley keep the full-fat ice cream in her tasty dessert, while lightening it up at the...


    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...

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    Pecan-Peach Ice Cream Cake

    This is wonderful dessert for the winter months. The taste of summertime peach is always welcome during the long winter.—Teri...


    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...


    Mint Ice Cream Torte

    Wouldn't it be great to have an impressive dessert on hand for unexpected company over the Christmas season? Try our...


    Peppermint Brownie Sandwich

    I found this recipe in a cookbook and changed it up to fit the holiday season. The best thing about...


    Swirled Sherbet Dessert

    “Lemon and orange sherbet are swirled over a coconut-and-pecan crust in this lovely, refreshing dessert,” says Agnes Ward of Stratford,...


    Chocolate Peanut Crunch Ice Cream Cake

    “No one is ever too full to sample a bite of this simple but impressive ice cream cake at family...