Our Top 10 Fresh Fruit Ice Creams and Sorbets Are Pure Summer Bliss

If you have never known the bliss of homemade fresh fruit ice cream and sorbet, we need to correct that right now. These recipes all feature summer’s freshest fruits — some are made with dairy and some aren’t, and some need an ice cream machine while others don’t. It all adds up to a summer’s worth of homemade ice-cold refreshment that beats store-bought any day.

1. Georgia Peach Homemade Ice Cream

“This ice cream was delicious. I liked that there are no eggs and no cooking required. All you do is dump your ingredients together and let your ice cream maker do the rest.” — Carrie Gnauck

Georgia Peach Homemade Ice Cream

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2. Chef John’s Strawberry Ice Cream

This no-cook, no-egg recipe lets the flavor of fresh strawberries truly shine through. Bernie says, “I make strawberry ice cream every year when our local strawberries come in season — and I’m happy I chose this recipe this year because it’s a keeper!”


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3. Raspberry Sorbet or Granita

You don’t need an ice cream machine to make this refreshing sorbet. Just freeze and put it through your food processor or scrape it down with a fork. Talk about easy peasy freezy!

Raspberry Sorbet or Granita

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More: Here are three easy ways to make ice cream without a machine.


4. Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Graham cracker crumbs and vanilla pudding get churned with fresh blueberries and cream to make this rich and satisfying ice cream. SuSuzz says, “Wow! Absolutely THE Best ice cream I have ever made! I did use the instant cheesecake pudding mix instead of the vanilla.”

Blueberry Ice Cream

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5. Vegan Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream

“Easy, vegan, sugar-free, no-cook delectable blueberry ice cream. Who said treat food can’t be healthy?” — Nattonori

Vegan Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream

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6. Creamy Mango Sorbet

Here’s another frozen treat you can make without the aid of an ice cream machine. Lexy1 says, “Fabulous! I made this for my husband and a guest, and it knocked their socks off.”

Creamy Mango Sorbet

Photo by Molly

7. Simple Watermelon Sorbet

You might not need to add the full amount of sugar, depending on how sweet your watermelon is. Bazilyboy says, “I did only add a half cup of white sugar but it still came out good. Definitely one of my favorite sorbet recipes!”

Simple Watermelon Sorbet

Photo by Krista

8. Sour Cherry Sorbet

If you can’t find sour cherries, substitute sweet cherries but reduce the sugar by about 1/2 cup.

Sour Cherry Sorbet

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9. Vanilla Cherry Ice Cream

“This was my first attempt at making ice cream at home and it is excellent! I cut the cherries smaller than the recipe called for and served each dish with several of the halved cherries on top. Yummy!” — Tracey

 Vanilla Cherry Ice Cream

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10. Tropical Kiwi Ice Pops

“Loved these indeed! The right amount of fruit and coconut made for a wonderful frozen delight.” — Buckwheat Queen

Tropical Kiwi Ice Pops

Photo by lutzflcat


More: Here’s hot to make easy ice pops for your coolest summer ever.


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