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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