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Favorite Ice Cream Recipes

If you love ice cream, you’re in for some awesome scoops today. Here are our favorite, tried and true ice cream recipes that are easy and super delicious! Best of all, you know exactly what goes into your own all-natural ice cream. Many of these creamy ice cream recipes contain no eggs. Enjoy!

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These tried and true ice cream recipes are creamy, delicious, and so easy.

Favorite Ice Cream Recipes

We are a group of ice cream lovers around here, so it’s our great pleasure to share this little collection of favorite ice cream recipes to make at home. Most of these ice cream recipes need only a few simple ingredients, and many of them don’t require the fuss of tempering eggs. You’ll be surprised how rich and creamy eggless ice cream can be! We’ve got everything from classic vanilla bean ice cream that’s perfection over a slice of blueberry pie or chocolate kahlua cake, to an actual ice cream cake that rivals Dairy Queen’s famous Blizzard cakes. Let’s go.

The Top 10 Flavors

  • Mint Chip Ice Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Ice Cream Recipe, Homemade Ice Cream
    Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    We’ve got a family full of mint chip lovers, so this mint chip ice cream is a hands-down favorite. It’s loaded with refreshing minty goodness and plenty of chocolate bits. No eggs. A bit of green food coloring is totally optional.

  • cookies and cream ice cream in white bowl
    Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

    If you love ice cream and Oreos, this one is for you. This cookies and cream ice cream is my personal fave. It’s creamy, full of chocolate cookie bits, and basically…irresistible. 

  • chocolate ice cream
    Easy Chocolate Ice Cream (no eggs)

     It’s hard to believe this richly delicious chocolate ice cream is this easy to make and contains no eggs. All the chocolate lovers in your life will melt for this. All the people telling me this one’s their favorite homemade ice cream…they all can’t be wrong.

  • strawberry ice cream in a bowl.
    Strawberry Ice Cream

    Go ahead and gather all those fresh summer berries, like right now. Not only do berries star in this refreshing {pretty in pink} ice cream, but nobody will complain when you top their scoops with more fresh berries.

  • easy vanilla bean ice scream scooped
    Creamy Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    This vanilla bean ice cream might be the only ice cream recipe on the list that actually uses eggs. When you’re churning up pure vanilla goodness, you want all the creamy richness possible, which calls for egg yolks. This amazing vanilla ice cream never disappoints. 

  • green tea ice cream in a glass cup
    Green Tea Ice Cream

    If you’re ready to walk on the wild side of the ice cream world, give this yummy green tea ice cream a try. It’s got refreshing flavors that’ll “matcha” cravings, every time. 

  • snickerdoodle ice cream
    Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

    Snickerdoodle Ice Cream – This sweet, cinnamony, creamy snickerdoodle ice cream proves that holiday flavors should be had all year ’round. Who can resist snickerdoodle flavors in ice cream form?

  • Dairy Free ice Cream square
    Creamy Vegan Ice Cream (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)

    You might be surprised how delish dairy free ice cream can be. Load it up with berries, coconut whipped cream, or whatever toppings you like. 

  • Chocolate-covered mint ice cream balls with sprinkles, one cut in half to show the inside.
    Ice Cream Bon Bons

    Yeah, a bit more elbow grease involved in these decadent bon bons, but they’re fun to make and even better to eat. Freeze a big batch of them and impress some friends this summer. Or just pop ’em in your mouth when the kids aren’t looking.

  • Slice of Ice Cream Cake
    Ice Cream Cake w/ Fudgy Crunchies (DQ Cake)

    Dare we declare this copycat DQ ice cream cake to be even better than the store bought original? You get to pick the exact flavors you want in the layers, and the fudge-crunch middle layer is darned amazing.

Video: Watch Us Make Ice Cream

Commonly Asked Questions

How do I make homemade ice cream?

Making homemade ice cream typically involves combining ingredients such as cream, sugar, and flavorings, and then churning the mixture in an ice cream maker. The specific recipe may vary, but this is the basic process.

What ingredients do I need to make homemade ice cream?

The basic ingredients for homemade ice cream include cream, sugar, milk, and flavorings such as vanilla extract. You can also add various mix-ins like chocolate chips, fruit, or nuts to vary the flavor and texture.

How long does it take to make homemade ice cream?

The time required to make homemade ice cream depends on the recipe and the method you choose. Generally, it takes around 20-30 minutes to churn the mixture in an electric ice cream maker.

Can I make ice cream without an ice cream maker?

Technically, you can make ice cream without an ice cream maker. One popular method is the “bag method” where you place the ice cream mixture in a sealed plastic bag and then place that bag inside another bag filled with ice and salt. You then shake the bags vigorously until the mixture solidifies. Though some recipes tout this method, we’ve found the best homemade ice cream is using an affordable electric ice cream maker.

How long does homemade ice cream last in the freezer?

Homemade ice cream is best enjoyed within 1-2 weeks after being made. Over time, it may develop ice crystals or gain a bit of “freezer burn” and its optimal texture and flavor may diminish with time.

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Favorite Ice Cream Recipes | Vanilla Ice Cream

5 from 29 ratings
This simple, egg-free vanilla ice cream requires only 4 ingredients and is creamy, smooth, and delicious.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Amy Dong

Ingredients  

Instructions

  • In a large chilled bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar (and optional salt) until the sugar is fully dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours, or overnight. 
  • Turn on the ice cream maker; pour cold milk mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and churn until thickened, about 15-20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. For firmer texture, use rubber spatula to fully transfer the ice cream to an airtight container, cover, and place in freezer for at least 2 hours. May need to let ice cream sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before scooping.

Notes

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 80mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Amerian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Method: churning, Mixing

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