12 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Rocky road, butter pecan, caramel macchiato, and more; find favorite flavors or discover your newest obsession!

Tips for Adding Flavor

  • To get the most flavor from a vanilla bean, split it lengthwise with a sharp knife and scrape the seeds into the milk. After the bean has steeped remove the pod, rinse in cold water, and pat dry.
  • Infuse herbs and spices into the mixture as you heat the milk.
  • Extracts, liqueurs, and flavoring oils (citrus, peppermint, cinnamon) should be added after the custard has cooled slightly.
  • Add ripe fruits and berries to your ice cream base: sprinkle fruit with sugar and crush it with a potato masher before mixing it in to add more flavor.
  • To add nuts, chocolate, crumbled cookies, or whole berries, let the ice cream reach the consistency of soft-serve, and then stir in the garnishes.

 

Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream

“The pairing of caramel and coffee flavors is just simply, dreamy delicious.” — naples34102

Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream

Photo by NancyLou

 

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

“This is the absolute best butter pecan ice cream I’ve ever tasted! I’m even eating it before it’s had a chance to freeze solid!” — REDHEADEDROIT

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Photo by larkspur

 

Cake Batter Ice Cream

“Quite simple for someone like me to make without messing it up. Flavor is just wonderful.” — Sarah Jo

Cake Batter Ice Cream

Photo by House of Aqua

 

Vanilla Cherry Ice Cream

“This is an excellent basic vanilla ice cream. You can add the cherries or add candy or whatever. So easy and very very creamy.” — dgessner

Vanilla Cherry Ice Cream

Photo by OkinawanPrincess

 

Very Chocolate Ice Cream

“DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! Absolutely DIVINE ice cream. I quadrupled it because we have a large ice cream machine.” — Mykaela

Very Chocolate Ice Cream

Photo by mis7up

 

Cinnamon Ice Cream

“If I could give this TEN stars, I would. By far, the best homemade ice cream I’ve ever done.” — hotdoughnutsnow!

Cinnamon Ice Cream

Photo by LynnInHK

 

Coconut Ice Cream

“This recipe is off the hook good! I served it to dinner guests with a wedge of grilled fresh pineapple, and it was a big hit.” — tmcp

Coconut Ice Cream

Photo by Dianne

 

Honey Vanilla Ice Cream

“This is the best homemade vanilla ice cream I’ve ever had. The honey and brown sugar give it a rich, buttery taste that can’t be beat.” — M. McCarthy

Honey Vanilla Ice Cream

Photo by ~*CountryGirlGourmet*~

 

Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

“This was fantastic. I used chocolate mint Oreos instead of the chocolate, and it was fabulous!” — Calli

Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Photo by Christina

 

Fruited Ice Cream

“We made this ice cream with fresh from the orchard peaches and it was DELICIOUS!”
— MDINIS

Fruited Ice Cream

Photo by CC♥’s2bake

 

Peach Ice Cream

“This recipe reminds me of homemade ice cream that we made when I was growing up! It is very creamy and simply delicious!” — JNORS

Peach Ice Cream

Photo by SunnyByrd

 

Rocky Road Ice Cream

“This ice cream is FANTASTIC! I’d say it’s on par with anything you can get in the store.”
— Juliebird

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Photo by Carolyn