7 Irresistible Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Try out these easy and refreshing treats to beat the heat.


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Even though the end of summer is near, it’s the perfect time to indulge in refreshing culinary wonders. Making ice cream is fun to do with kids and the results are so delicious. 

The idea that eating ice cream makes you happy may not be a myth after all. Thanks to a study using MRI brain imaging, there’s scientific evidence that consumption of ice cream actually lights up the pleasure center of the brain! 

Do you really need more reasons than this? Fruity, creamy, refreshing, or gooey, here you’ll find seven delicious ice cream recipes you can make at home to beat the summer heat.

Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosted Swirls

If you have never tasted carrot ice cream, this recipe is something you need to experience. Baked by Rachel found a creative way to reinvent one of the most favorite cake flavors by turning it into an indefinable one-of-a-kind ice cream. Not only is it incredibly tasty, it is also a great way to get kids to eat carrots for an extra healthy and nutritious dessert.

Brownie Caramel Ice Cream

Seriously, who doesn’t love brownies? The good news is you don’t have to choose brownies over ice cream as you can have both together! This chopped brownies and dulce de leche dessert from Tasty will leave everyone wanting more; this is quite possibly the best brownie ice cream recipe ever.

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Vanilla Ice Cream

For the most refined palates, achieve this classic flavor every time with this step-by-step tutorial from Food Network. Get creative with this recipe and add chocolate chips, nuts, or whatever you like! This version is the secret to the best vanilla ice cream you'll ever eat: creamy, sweet, and very scoopable.

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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pops

A real dream come true, these Tastemade homemade chocolate and dulce de leche bites are perfect to beat the summer heat. Add antioxidants by using tasty dark chocolate. The combination of these mouth-watering ingredients, together with cream cheese, is a complete revelation that will delight adults and children alike.

Salted Caramel Toffee Pretzel Ice Cream

At first, you might feel a bit skeptical about the unexpected ingredient in this ice cream recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod. After all, how can pretzels become ice cream? But once you give it a try, expect to see the bottom of the entire container without delay! Adding crunch to ice cream gives it a fabulous, one-of-a-kind twist.

Naturally Sweet Banana Ice Cream

For this vegan banana ice cream by Kitchn, you’ll need nothing but bananas, your food processor, and a spoon! It's a real winner: zero effort, cheap, and healthy, it will become your go-to ice cream recipe for years to come. 

Avocado Pistachio Ice Cream

Yes, avocado ice cream. Another out-of-the-box alternative for those who dare trying new and exciting flavors. Extremely rich and full of complex taste, this recipe by I Wash You Dry is simply delicious.

The mind-blowing combination between the avocado and the pistachio is a really nice way to use the abundance of fresh avocados this time of year. What are you waiting for? Surprise everyone with this tempting summer pleasure!

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