30 Must-Try Ice Cream Recipes for National Ice Cream Day
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30 Must-Try Ice Cream Recipes for National Ice Cream Day

Yes, it’s National Ice Cream Month, but tomorrow is National Ice Cream Day (officially the third Sunday of July each year, as designated by President Reagan in 1984). So to give you time to make a batch and celebrate, we have 30 recipes for homemade ice cream. From classics like mint chocolate chip and peanut butter to a few savory ice creams like Parmesan and sweet corn, we have a flavor for every palate. If you still haven’t found the flavor you’re looking for check out our 12 ice cream desserts, 15 ways to make homemade ice cream, or 12 ice cream floats. Dig in!

1. Mint Chip Ice Cream: If you’re new to making ice cream, David Lebovitz’s blog and recipes are the best place to start. He has lots of troubleshooting advice for when something goes awry. Plus, this mint chip is delicious! (via David Lebovitz)

2. Toasted Coconut Gelato: The trick to the rich coconut flavor of this gelato recipe is letting the toasted coconut steep in the milk until you’re ready to freeze it. (via Food 52)

3. Earl Grey Tea Infused Chocolate Ice Cream: If you want a chocolate ice cream that’s a bit more complex, churn a batch of this flavor infused with Earl Grey tea. (via Sage Recipes)

4. Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream: This will be the perfect flavor come fall, but we’re completely willing to dish some up now, too. (via Shutterbean)

5. Honey Lavender Ice Cream: For something that’s floral but not too sweet, try this honey and lavender combo. Make sure you pick up culinary lavender instead of the kind made for drawer sachets! (via Homesick Texan)

6. Cognac Ice Cream: You know we love our spiked sweets! And this rich cognac ice cream is no exception. (via Turntable Kitchen)

7. Green Tea Ice Cream: For those of you that like matcha powder this is the perfect ice cream. The key is to mix the matcha with the eggs so it blends completely. You don’t want it to have a grainy texture. (via Gourmet)

8. Berry Cheesecake Ice Cream: Don’t be startled by the fact that the first part of the blog is in Swedish, the recipe is translated into English below. We’d like a scoop of this rich purple ice cream immediately. (via Call Me Cupcake)

9. How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker: You don’t necessarily need a fancy appliance to make homemade ice cream. With just a few ingredients you can make this Oreos and fudge recipe. (via Brit + Co)

10. Olive Oil Ice Cream: You might not think olive oil and ice cream go well together, but we can assure you they most definitely do. Choose a good quality olive oil that’s just a bit fruity for the best flavor. (via Tiny Urban Kitchen)

11. Avocado Ice Cream: Add this recipe to your list of adventurous ice creams to try. If you’re skeptical, don’t forget that avocados are technically a member of the fruit family. (via Brit + Co)

12. Pistachio Cherry Ice Cream: We shared this recipe with you in our cherry recipe roundup, and it’s just so good, we had to include it here. The only thing we might add? A few chocolate chunks. Yum! (via Peanut Butter & Peppers)

13. Thai Tea Ice Cream: We’ve shown you how to make Thai tea shortbread cookies, and if you really love Thai iced tea, pair them with this spicy and delicious ice cream. (via Amandeleine)

14. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: There’s something so tasty about peanut butter and chocolate together. Think of this like the ice cream equivalent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. (via Oh, Ladycakes)

15. Beet Juice Ice Cream: We want to make this 3-ingredient recipe just for the the bright fuchsia hue! The best part is that it’s healthy—no sugar or dairy required. (via The Kitchn)

16. Bourbon Pecan Pie Ice Cream: Pecan ice cream is one thing, but adding bourbon and little bits of pie crust? That takes it to a whole new level. (via Brit + Co)

17. Fresh Peach Ice Cream: Nothing says summer like fresh peaches, and putting them in ice cream is really a no-brainer. (via Brown Eyed Baker)

18. Sweet Corn Ice Cream: Another savory ice cream, this sweet corn recipe really tastes like sweet corn. We’re tempted to serve it as a side dish at our next barbecue. (via Lottie + Doof)

19. Banana Biscoff Ice Cream: One-ingredient banana ice cream is great, but adding in some Biscoff spread makes it infinitely better. (via Brit + Co)

20. Parmesan Ice Cream: We can’t quite decide if we’re in love with or repulsed by the idea of Parmesan cheese ice cream. Give it a try and let us know what you think. (via The Etsy Blog)

21. Blackberry Chip Ice Cream: It’s important to have the lemon juice in this recipe to balance the flavor of the blackberries. The little bit of tartness is the perfect foil to so much sweet. (via Food Network)

22. Salted Caramel Ice Cream: You can’t go wrong with salted caramel. It seems like the new go-to flavor. And it’s impressive to serve, but easy to make. (via Gourmet)

23. Browned Butter Pecan Ice Cream: By taking the extra time to brown the butter, you’ll totally up the ante on this pecan ice cream. The rich, slightly burnt flavor of the butter makes all the difference. (via Food 52)

24. Cereal Milk Ice Cream: If you can’t make it to Momofuku, you can try your hand at making your own cereal milk ice cream. We tried it with four different kinds of cereal! (via Brit + Co)

25. Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream: What makes this different from regular blueberry ice cream? The addition of homemade cinnamon streusel, of course. (Also, be sure to watch the mouth-watering video!) (via The Kitchy Kitchen)

26. Mexican Chocolate and Almond Ice Cream: The cayenne pepper in this chocolate ice cream recipe gives it a bit of a kick, and the addition of the slivered almonds doesn’t hurt either. (via TheKitchn)

27. Strawberries + Angel Food Ice Cream: The light, airy angel food cake will soak up a bit of the ice cream, but will retain it’s texture. It’s the perfect addition to strawberry ice cream. (via A Beautiful Mess)

28. Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream: If you’re a fan of red velvet, you’ll definitely want to try this bright ice cream—it has pieces of the cake crumbled up and mixed in. (via Drizzle & Dip)

29. Coconut Caramel Ice Cream: You’d never guess this tasty ice cream recipe is dairy-free. But instead of regular milk, it’s made with coconut milk. (via Big Girls Small Kitchen)

30. Peppermint Ice Cream: Yes, peppermint might be more traditional around the holidays, but we love this recipe for peppermint ice cream all year long. If you want to make it even more special, add a some chopped Andes mints. (via The Pioneer Woman)

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor to make? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook!