Get ready to indulge in a scoopful of deliciousness as we explore some of the most mouth-watering ice-cream recipes. Whether you’re a fan of classic flavors or want to venture into the world of unique combinations, I’ve got you covered. Most of these recipes are no-churn, so you won’t even need a fancy ice-cream maker for them.

Want to make your own homemade ice cream? Check out these 50 easy & delicious recipes!

You know those “you have to give up all but one” memes where they present you with four delicious choices but make you pick just one? Well, I pick ice cream without hesitation any time it’s an option. Aside from the fact that it’s just the tastiest option, it makes sense logically as well. You can put pretty much anything into ice cream, so theoretically you can have all of the other options, just in frozen tasty goodness form!

If you need more convincing, these delicious ice cream recipes totally prove my point! Check them out!

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Ice Cream Recipes

With everything from simple single flavors to candy-loaded goodness, there’s a homemade ice cream recipe for pretty much every taste!

  1. Homemade Twix Ice-Cream
  2. Cherry Banana Nice Cream
  3. Banana Berry Nice Cream
  4. Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  5. Chocolate Puppy Chow Ice Cream
  6. Cotton Candy Ice Cream
  7. Chocolate Mason Jar Ice Cream
  8. Easy Chocolate Ice-Cream
  9. Chocolate Almond Chip Ice-Cream
  10. S’mores Ice Cream
  11. Chocolate Nutter Butter Ice Cream
  12. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
  13. Caramel Ice-Cream with Chocolate Chips
  14. Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream
  15. Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream
  16. Homemade Oreo Ice Cream
  17. Dairy-free Strawberry Ice Cream
  18. Salted Caramel Pecan Ice Cream
  19. Dragon Fruit Cashew Ice Cream
  20. Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  21. Mixed Berry Swirl Ice Cream
  22. Blueberry Pie Ice Cream
  23. Blackberry Pie Ice Cream
  24. Rhubarb Ice Cream
  25. Coconut Matcha Ice Cream
  26. Fried Ice Cream Recipe Using Cereal
  27. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  28. Strawberry Pop Tart Ice Cream
  29. Honey Thyme Vegan Ice Cream
  30. Homemade Rainbow Sherbert
  31. Dairy-free Strawberry Ice Cream
  32. Pumpkin Ice Cream
  33. Homemade Bubble Gum Ice Cream
  34. Birthday Cake Ice Cream
  35. Raspberry and Peach Ice Cream
  36. Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream
  37. Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream
  38. Honey Walnut Nice Cream
  39. Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips
  40. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
  41. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Ice Cream
  42. Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream
  43. Blue Moon Ice Cream
  44. Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
  45. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
  46. Chocolate Nutter Butter Ice Cream
  47. Strawberry Cappuccino Ice Cream
  48. Diet-friendly Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
  49. 4-ingredient Keto Ice Cream
  50. How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

What is No Churn Ice Cream?

Like I said, a lot of these yummy ice cream recipes are “no churn.” What does that mean? I wasn’t entirely sure myself, so I looked it up…and found no real definition.

For the most part, no churn ice cream uses two main ingredients- heavy whipping cream and condensed milk- plus whatever else you want to throw in there. However, as you saw above, some no churn recipes swapped out one or both of those ingredients.

According to the Pioneer Woman, no churn ice cream is about as close to instant ice cream as you can get. It only takes about 4-5 hours to freeze, versus 1-2 days with the churning method. Yes, you could make it even faster with an electric ice cream maker, but even though I have one, there’s one major issue: I never have enough space in my freezer for the large canister.

With no churn homemade ice cream, you have more wiggle room (literally) because you can put it in pretty much any container. Plus, if you don’t already have an ice cream maker, you don’t have to go out and buy one.

If you are considering getting one, though, this one has great reviews and it’s budget-friendly:

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Machine, 1.5 Quart Sorbet, Frozen Yogurt Maker, Double Insulated, White, ICE-21P1
  • SUPERIOR FUNCTION: The new patent-pending mixing paddle makes frozen treats in 20 minutes or less
  • COOL FEATURE: Double-insulated freezer bowl eliminates the need for ice
  • CAPACITY: Makes up to 1-½-quarts of your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • EASY TO USE: Easy lock transparent lid with large spout makes adding ingredients simple and mess free
  • LIMITED 3-YEAR WARRANTY: Refer to user manual for troubleshooting steps and questions surrounding warranty policies – this product is BPA free

What do you need to make your own ice cream?

So, if you don’t need an ice cream maker, what DO you need (aside from the ingredients)? That depends on who you ask, but since you’re asking me, read on for my recommendations. Check out the table for a quick look, then read on to find out why I recommend them.

1. A glass mixing bowl

mixing bowls for ice cream recipes

A glass mixing bowl is always better than a plastic one because it doesn’t absorb the odors (and then transfer them to other foods). Plus, if you’re making ice cream with bright fruits, you don’t have to worry about staining the bowl.

I like Pyrex mixing bowls because they’re relatively inexpensive and they hold up very well. Plus, they’re pretty much everything-safe, which means you can mix your ice cream and freeze it in the same bowl if you wanted to.

Pyrex Smart Essentials 3-Piece Prepware Mixing Bowl Set, 1-Qt, 1.5-Qt ,and 2.5-Qt Glass Mixing Bowls, Dishwasher, Microwave and Freezer Safe
  • 3-PIECE: Set includes 1-qt, 1.5-qt, and 2.5-qt round glass bowls. This is the perfect set for all manners of prepping, baking and home entertainment.
  • EVERYDAY USE: High-quality tempered glass gives you a peace of mind when managing your food, resists stains and odors. Worry less about scrubbing hard to get rid of stains or any funny smells.
  • LOW MAINTENANCE: These glass bowls are freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe. No need to hold back when warming your food or storing your leftovers for tomorrow.
  • LIMITED WARRANTY: This item has a limited warranty.
  • A TRUSTED BRAND: Loved for generations, experienced cooks and beginners alike have reached for Pyrex brand glassware products, because they’re affordable, durable, and great for all their cooking, serving and storing needs.

2. A metal container (like metal bread loaf pan)

container for your for ice cream recipes

While you could freeze your ice cream in the glass bowl, if you’re short on space like I always am, a metal loaf pan works a bit better. Just make sure you pre-freeze it before you add your ice cream for the best results. AmazonBasics makes a nice inexpensive set.

Amazon Basics Rectangular Baking Bread Loaf Pan, 9.5 x 5 Inch, Set of 2, Gray
  • Set of 2 rectangular-shaped loaf pans; ideal for baking bread, pound cake, meatloaf, and more
  • Heavy-weight steel construction provides durability and fast, even heating for uniform browning
  • Nonstick coating helps with effortless food release; oven-safe to 428 degrees F
  • Hand washing recommended
  • Part of the Amazon Basics nonstick bakeware collection
  • Dimensions: Outer: 10.6 x 6 x 2.8 inches; Inner: 9.5 x 5 inches
  • Never use under a grill

3. Handheld Mixer

handheld mixer for ice cream recipes

Sure, you could get away with just using a manual mixer (or heck, probably even a spoon), but a handheld mixer makes the job a whole lot easier! If you want something that’s really built-to-last, grab yourself a KitchenAid. It’s worth the extra money since you can use it for all your mixing needs.

KitchenAid 7-Speed Hand Mixer - KHM7210 - Contour Silver
  • #1 MIXER BRAND IN THE WORLD* *Source: Euromonitor International Ltd. for retail sales revenue, USD, all retail channels. More information, including date ranges available at:
  • This hand mixer has the right speed for the task at hand, from mixing in nuts & chocolate chips at speed 1, to whipping meringues at speed 7.
  • Pro whisk attachment for light and fluffy mixtures - easily whip egg whites to fluffy peaks or heavy cream to whipping cream to top your favorite desserts, dishwasher-safe
  • Lockable swivel cord keeps the cord out of your way while mixing
  • Quickly remove any of the included accessories from the hand mixer with the single-handed press of the button

4. Ice Cream Bowls

ice cream bowls

Not really a necessity, but still nice to have! I just have regular ceramic bowls right now, but I’m considering these stainless steel bowls. They’re eco-friendly and easier to clean.

5. Ice Cream Scooper

ice cream scoop

Again, not a necessity, but a good ice cream scooper makes getting your ice cream out of the container a whole lot easier. I’ve had this Good Cook scoop for a few years now and I love it. I get perfectly round scoops every time!

GoodCook Good Cook Smart Scoop Ice Cream Scoop, Gray
  • 12" FRYING PAN: Inspired by Italian style and design and is ideal for a variety of cooking applications, from searing steaks and chicken to sautéing vegetables and simmering sauces
  • MADE WITH DURABLE PORCELAIN ENAMEL AND CERAMIC: Brilliant red porcelain enamel exterior with sleek white ceramic interior heats to higher temperatures for better searing and professional-quality results
  • TITANIUM-INFUSED NONSTICK CERAMIC SURFACE: Eco-friendly titanium-infused ceramic coating is PTFE, PFOA, and cadmium-free to provide excellent release and make clean up easy
  • STAY-COOL HANDLE AND LID: Riveted silicone handle is heat-resistant and stays cool for a comfortable and secure grip during cooking, and the clear tempered glass lid allows you to see into the pan while still keeping food covered

 Ice Cream Recipe Books

If you didn’t find the perfect recipe above or just want to try out some other ideas as well, check out these fabulous ice cream recipe books!

The Perfect Scoop, Revised and Updated: 200 Recipes for Ice Creams, Sorbets, Gelatos, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments [A Cookbook]
The Perfect Scoop, Revised and Updated: 200 Recipes for Ice Creams, Sorbets, Gelatos, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments [A Cookbook]
Amazon Kindle Edition; Lebovitz, David (Author); English (Publication Language); 482 Pages - 03/27/2018 (Publication Date) - Ten Speed Press (Publisher)
Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery [A Cookbook]
Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery [A Cookbook]
Amazon Kindle Edition; Hoogerhyde, Kris (Author); English (Publication Language); 226 Pages - 04/17/2012 (Publication Date) - Ten Speed Press (Publisher)
Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook
Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook
Amazon Kindle Edition; Malek, Tyler (Author); English (Publication Language); 234 Pages - 04/30/2019 (Publication Date) - Clarkson Potter (Publisher)
The Homemade Ice Cream Recipe Book: Old-Fashioned All-American Treats for Your Ice Cream Maker
The Homemade Ice Cream Recipe Book: Old-Fashioned All-American Treats for Your Ice Cream Maker
Amazon Kindle Edition; Donovan, Robin (Author); English (Publication Language); 264 Pages - 01/24/2017 (Publication Date) - Rockridge Press (Publisher)
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home: Regular Version
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home: Regular Version
Amazon Kindle Edition; Bauer, Jeni Britton (Author); English (Publication Language); 225 Pages - 11/15/2011 (Publication Date) - Artisan (Publisher)

I think that about covers it! I hope you enjoy these homemade ice cream recipes well beyond National Ice Cream Month!


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