Summer’s Coming Favorite Ice Cream List

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here. In my opinion, nothing says warm weather more than enjoying a tiny dish of ice cream on a warm sun-kissed afternoon. Oh all right, maybe it’s a big ol’ bowl instead of a tiny one; quit judging. While store-bought ice cream is all good and dandy, it can’t even compare to homemade. With a few simple ingredients, an ice cream maker, and some recipes from me, you too can be enjoying homemade ice cream just in time for the summer. Need some help getting started? Click HERE to see my list of “Homemade Ice Cream Making Must-Haves.”  If you are ready to take the plunge and start making your own ice cream, the biggest advice I can give you is to invest in either these Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop Ice Cream Tubs or these Tovolo Sweet Treats Tubs. I can’t decide which I love more.

Remember, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get started making your own ice cream; I myself use this Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker, which I bought over three years ago and still works beautifully. Just make sure that the freezer insert is frozen solid and you’re good to go. I keep mine in the freezer at all times, so that it’s ready to go whenever I have a hankering to make a new batch of ice cream. I would also suggest purchasing a cookbook or two when you buy your ice cream machine as well. It’s a great way to get inspired. I really like this one which is entitled The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments, as well as this one which is entitled Ice Cream Adventures: More Than 100 Deliciously Different Recipes. Or you can just use one of the many recipes below to get started, simply click on the picture or title to see the full recipe.


Strawberry Sauce Reese’s Ice Cream

Strawberry Sauce Reese's Ice Cream

Root Beer Ice Cream

Root Beer Ice Cream

Simple Coconut Brownie Ice Cream

Simple Coconut Brownie Ice Cream

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cheesecake Ice Cream

Chocolate Chocolate Simple Ice Cream

Chocolate Chocolate Simple Ice Cream

Butterfinger to the Extreme Ice Cream

Butterfinger to the Extreme Ice Cream

Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Delicate Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

“Blow Your Kilt Off” Samoas Ice Cream

Blow Your Kilt Off Samoas Ice Cream

Hazelnut Oreo Ice Cream

Hazelnut Oreo Ice Cream

Coconut Chocolate Crack Ice Cream

Coconut Chocolate Crack Ice Cream

Buttermilk Double Vanilla Ice Cream

Buttermilk Double Vanilla Ice Cream

Toasted Mounds Ice Cream

Toasted Mounds Ice Cream

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Frozen Pudding

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Frozen Pudding

Strawberry Shortbread Gelato

Strawberry Shortbread Gelato

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Ice Cream

Salty Caribbean Vanilla Ice Cream

Salty Caribbean Vanilla Ice Cream

Pink Rhubarb Ice Cream

Pink Rhubarb Ice Cream

Garden Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Garden Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

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Summer just isn't summer without lots and lots of ice cream. Our list of ice cream favorites is bound to inspire to make your homemade ice cream.

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  • TheHeSaidSheSaidExp

    Being almost seven months pregnant, I crave ice cream all the time! I may to have actually try to make my own this summer. My toddler son would probably love it too!

  • thenotsocreativecook

    I love everything!😂

  • Frugal Hausfrau

    All this temptation and it’s only May!! I love that you have a 2 qt! Mine is smaller and I don’t use it as much because it just doesn’t make as much. Hmmm, maybe I’ll pass it on to the kids and get one like you have.

    • I can’t imagine making less ice cream…seems like a lot of trouble for not a lot of reward. When it comes to ice cream, more is always better!

  • Heather Petrey

    My tummy and I will live vicariously through you…. I’m not sure if I’d have the patience or time to make the ice cream at the moment. But I’m glad you suggested this 2 quart maker…just in case I decide to cave in and make my own.

    • Heather, ice cream is simple easy…whisk, refrigerate, churn, and then freeze! Very few ingredients involved and at least you know what those ingredients are and can control the quality!

  • Oh my! You have me craving ice cream now!

  • Erin Creeks

    Just when I start my low carb diet I see this. LOL! Soooo delicious.

  • Yum these look delicious! I had no idea Cuisinart had an ice cream maker? Wow you made some great stuff. I better stay away from that machine, my grocery list would be full of nothing but milk and toppings LOL!!

    • Not such a bad thing to have a list full of ice cream ingredients if you ask me!