We all love ice cream and these homemade ice cream recipes are perfect any time of the year. There is a flavor combination for everyone and all of the recipes are super easy to make.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Nothing says summer like homemade ice cream recipes but we enjoy ice cream all year! Whether it is a cookout, party or just a special treat, everyone always loves ice cream!

I don’t know about you but one of my favorite memories is making homemade ice cream with the family. Now that we have a household filled with kids we want to make these same special memories with them.

We have found some delicious homemade ice cream recipes that I bet you won’t be able to choose only one!

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

How can I make ice cream at home?

Whether you are hosting a big get together or just want a simple treat, these homemade ice cream recipes will be sure to please.  We even have dairy free and healthy options for those looking for alternatives.

There are options for ice cream makers and recipes that do not require one. You will find something for everyone. Keep reading to find out how to make ice cream at home.

Can you make ice cream with half and half instead of heavy cream?

Yes, you can but it will change the consistency of the ice cream slightly. The texture will not be as rich and creamy.

How do you make simple ice cream?

Keep reading because we actually have some no churn recipes that only call for 3 simple ingredients! It is not hard to make homemade ice cream!

Let’s get started with these easy homemade ice cream recipes!

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Caramel Apple Ice Cream

Only 4 ingredients and you do not need an ice cream machine for the recipe here. The caramel and apple combine to make a decadent dessert that taste just like apple pie a la mode.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

No Church Margarita Ice Cream with Blackberry Ripple

Sweet and tart ripples of blackberry woven through margarita ice cream make this refreshing and delicious. Try the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Coffee Ice Cream with Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate

This is beyond easy to put together and satisfies about every craving! The cream peanut butter with chocolate and coffee is a fantastic combination here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Minion Ice Cream 

Bananas and oreos make this fun treat for kids. How cute are those oreo eyes? Kid’s will love the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream

This ice cream is so creamy and delicious. Pecan lovers will love this ice cream with a dash of cinnamon for sweetness! Find the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

No Churn Brownie Fudge Ice Cream -homemade ice cream without machine

This yummy ice cream combines cake and ice cream all in one! It’s so simple the kids can help with the homemade ice cream with condensed milk recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

3 Ingredient Creamy Coconut Ice Cream 

You don’t need an ice cream machine for this simple recipe here. Just 3 ingredients and you can make this yummy coconut ice cream.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Homemade Coffee Ice Cream 

This one is all about coffee and chocolate and caramel. Need I say more? You will love the delicious recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Ice Cream 

This healthy ice cream uses only bananas and peanut butter. Such a yummy recipe here for those looking for an alternative or a dairy free option.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream 

This homemade creamsicle ice cream come together in less than 10 minutes. The yummy orange flavored ice cream is soft and light in the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This easy no churn recipe is bursting with mint and yummy chocolate. It’s sure to be a hit at any party or get together. See the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Unicorn Ice Cream

All the fun colors make this the perfect treat for birthday parties, special treats and more. It’s so easy and has a sweet delicious cream flavor with a hint of vanilla here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Harry Potter Butter Beer’s Ice Cream 

If you have Harry Potter fans, this ice cream recipe here will be a huge hit. It’s buttery with a little bit of caramel. Yum!

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Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

This light and smooth lime flavored ice cream here is so creamy and refreshing. The perfect dessert for a summer BBQ.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

No Churn Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream 

Combine peanut butter cups with chocolate to create an indulgent summer treat here. This is perfect for hot summer days.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

No Churn Pina Colada Ice Cream

The delicious ice cream here is made with coconut cream and pineapple juice. So refreshing!

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Looking for a twist on regular ice cream? Try this treat here made with yogurt and chocolate chip. The kids will love this cookie dough treat.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Strawberry Ice Cream

Try the classic recipe here that is perfect for summer. The strawberries are so refreshing after being soaked in lemon juice.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – homemade vanilla ice cream recipe

The yummy custard makes this vanilla bean ice cream extra creamy. The recipe here is perfect addition to your potluck or celebration.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe

OH my the salted caramel combined with the creamy vanilla makes for a decadent treat here. Plus, putting together this one is super quick.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

No Churn Maple Pecan Ice Cream

With real maple syrup and sweetened condensed milk, this recipe here is sure to be delicious! Sounds like a fabulous combination.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream

The combination of toasted marshmallows and whipping cream is light and creamy! See the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

No Churn Chocolate Cake Ice Cream

Chocolate cake and fudge sauce combine to make one very decadent dessert here. This will quickly become your new favorite.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin lovers will go crazy over this creamy pumpkin ice cream recipe here. Perfect for Fall or Summer! And it’s dairy free.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

Grab the kids and make this fun recipe here. Perfect for a summer activity. You can make homemade ice cream in a bag plus add your favorite mix ins.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Easy Homemade Ice Cream with Jello

A fun twist on homemade ice cream with jello flavors! The kids will love choosing which kind of jello to use here.

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Easy Blender Peach Ice Cream

This peach ice cream here is so refreshing. Plus, it comes together so quickly with the blender!

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Paleo Banana Nutella Ice Cream

This is a yummy alternative to those following a Paleo diet. The banana and creamy nutella combine to make a luscious treat here.

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Mtn Dew Ice Cream

So fun and easy! Mtn Dew fans will love this refreshing recipe here using their favorite soda.

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Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream

Layers of lemon and chopped vanilla wafers combine into creamy goodness to make this amazing treat. See the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

The ice cream base is a yummy cream cheese flavor.  Next add in blueberries and it’s so tangy and refreshing. You will love the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Patriotic No Churn Ice Cream

This festive ice cream is vanilla flavored and sure to be a hit for the 4th of July. So fun! Try it here.

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Homemade Chocolate Covered Pretzel and Caramel Ice Cream

This ice cream is so rich and decadent with cream, caramel and chocolate covered pretzels. Find the tasty recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

No Churn Homemade Root Beer Float Ice Cream

Similar to a root beer float and only uses a few ingredients. This recipe here is so easy and yummy.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

No Churn Chocolate Nutter Butter Ice Cream

Nutter Butter cookies pair with a chocolate ice cream base to create a delicious peanut butter and chocolate dessert. This delicious recipe here is so easy as well.

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Blackberry No Churn Ice Cream

Blackberries are plentiful in the summer. Grab a handful to make this creamy and tangy ice cream here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Graham Canyon Ice Cream

Crunchy graham crackers, bits of chocolate and candy come together for a smooth and creamy ice cream treat. Everyone will love the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Three Ingredient NO Churn Ice Cream

If you are looking for an easy recipe, this one here has only 3 ingredients. Mix in crispy M&Ms for a burst of color!

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry fans will love this recipe here. It is so delicious and tastes like a chocolate covered strawberry.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Homemade Rainbow Sherbet Ice Cream

Rainbow Sherbet combines several fruity flavors all in one! Kid’s will love the rainbow of fun colors here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Reece’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream

This Reese’s peanut butter ice cream recipe is oh so good and really satisfies that craving on a beautiful Summer day. Find the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

Pound cake, strawberries and yummy cream make this a smooth and rich ice cream. Make the recipe here for a perfect dessert any day of the week.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Pistachio Ice Cream

A favorite in Greece, this creamy pistachio ice cream topped with praline is made with coconut milk. If you want to try something different but amazing, try the recipe here.

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Double Chocolate Cashew Ice Cream

The secret ingredient that makes this so creamy is chocolate cashew milk. Try this yummy dairy free alternative here for a great treat.

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Fresh Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

Cherries and bits of chocolate make this a summer treat that will become a tradition. Try the easy recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Healthy Pink Lemonade Ice Cream

This treat is made with frozen fruit and lemonade and kids will love it. It’s healthy and so simple that you can make it quickly with the recipe here.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

Lots of M&M’s and cookie dough come together to make a creamy ice cream mixture that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Find the easy recipe here.

I’m so excited to try these homemade ice cream recipes.

There are so many yummy ones to try that I plan to make several. From birthdays to BBQ’s and afternoon treats, these homemade ice cream recipes are the perfect choice for a Summer dessert!

Which homemade ice cream recipes do you plan to make?

Whether you are looking for homemade ice cream with milk or homemade vanilla ice cream recipes for ice cream makers, there are ideas for everyone.

Wow your guests at the next dinner party with one of these recipes. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, just use one of the recipes that doesn’t require one. Easy!

Some of our favorites include: vanilla ice cream recipes, coconut ice cream, chocolate ice cream and dark chocolate. We just love it all!

You can even add whip cream and sprinkles.

Check out the best homemade ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer. So simple and delicious and perfect for a crowd.

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  1. Sherry – Each ice cream maker is different. Mine is fine to use the recipes in – I would just read the instructions for the one that you have just to make sure. Thank you!