Popular Ice Cream Recipes

Homemade ice cream is special, as is hanging out with friends and family while making it. Choose an ice-cream recipe here and then settle in for a lazy afternoon with friends and family.

Sorbet Bites

This no-bake dessert is endlessly customizable. Just grab your favorite cookies and a pint of sorbet at the store, scoop and serve!

From Parents

Sorbet Bites

Banana-Nut Sammie

It's practically dessert magic: Frozen bananas transform into ice cream after a whiz in the food processor!

From Parents

Banana-Nut Sammie

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Once you see how easy it is to make your own homemade ice cream you won't be buying store-bought ice cream any time soon.

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Cakes don't get much easier than this. A tower of ice cream sandwiches, hot fudge, caramel and whipped cream is one tough-to-beat dessert.

From Parents

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ice Cream Tacos

Here's the scoop: tacos need not be savory. Sweeten up your Mexican menu by stuffing cinnamon-dusted tortillas with caramel ice cream and fruit.

From Parents

Ice Cream Tacos

Fudge Brownies

A perfectly dark, rich homemade brownie needs no embellishmentóbut when did "need" have anything to do with dessert?

From Midwest Living

Fudge Brownies

Vanilla Cake Batter Ice Cream

This easy dessert recipe uses a white cake mix to make homemade ice cream.

From Midwest Living

Vanilla Cake Batter Ice Cream

PB&J Ice Cream

If you like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, then you'll love this sweet summer dessert. Feel free to swap in any nut butter variety or jelly flavor.

From Family Circle

PB&J Ice Cream

Banana Split Ice Cream Torte

Several ice cream parlor classics merge in this frozen pie. A crust of crushed sugar cones holds chocolate ice cream studded with banana and strawberry ice cream bejewled with pineapple.

From Midwest Living

Banana Split Ice Cream Torte

Tangy Cherry-Tea Sorbet

This quickie sorbet recipe from the Michigan Cherry Committee is perfect for those muggy nights when you crave a fast, healthy treat.

From Midwest Living

Tangy Cherry-Tea Sorbet

Fresh-Fruit Ice Cream Sodas

Toss those artificial syrups! Puree berries, peaches or mangoes for a fresh and additive-free beverage-starter. Feel free to skip the ice cream to make a refreshing fruit soda.

From Midwest Living

Fresh-Fruit Ice Cream Sodas

Black-Raspberry-Chip Gelato

Though the recipe calls for black raspberries, you can sub other berries, such as blackberries or red raspberries, in this rich Italian-style ice cream.

From Midwest Living

Black-Raspberry-Chip Gelato

Root Beer Float Ice Cream Sandwiches

Tossing crushed root beer barrel candies into sugar cookie dough adds irresistible sparkle and spot-on float flavor. Sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream inside two cooled cookies for the full ice cream parlor experience.

From Midwest Living

Root Beer Float Ice Cream Sandwiches

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Sundaes

In need of a fast yet festive dessert? Warm pineapple in butter and brown sugar, then spoon the softened fruit over crumbled pound cake and dulce de leche ice cream.

From Midwest Living

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Sundaes

Maple-Apple Pudding Bake

Thick maple syrup and juicy apples combine in this sweet dessert casserole. Top it with whipped cream or ice cream.

From Midwest Living

Maple-Apple Pudding Bake

Gingery Apple Sundaes

When dessert time comes around, go back to the grill to cook this caramel apple sauce. For outdoor entertaining, scoop the ice cream into plastic cups.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gingery Apple Sundaes

Edys Grand Ice Cream-Cookie Cake

This layered frozen dessert cake is filled with shortbread cookies, toffee pieces, coconut, and other favorite ingredients.

From Midwest Living

Edys Grand Ice Cream-Cookie Cake

Baked Alaska

Swirled whipped egg whites hide layers of strawberry ice cream and chocolate cake in this elegant frozen dessert recipe.

From Family Circle

Baked Alaska

Ice Cream Victory Cup

Decorate ice cream scoops and top with whipped cream and sprinkles for a dessert that supports your favorite team.

From Parents

Ice Cream Victory Cup

Kooky Cauldron Sundae

An edible chocolate bowl is easy to make with candy coating. Fill the bowl with ice cream and Halloween candy and let the party begin.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kooky Cauldron Sundae

Tasting Trios

Mix and match fun ingredients to create mini ice cream desserts. The vanilla ice cream can be enhanced with fresh peaches and coconut, sugar cookies and crystallized ginger, and even popcorn.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tasting Trios

Chocolate Cupcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Make one awesome dessert with just three simple steps. Slice a cupcake in half, fill with ice cream and drizzle with a cherry and pecan sauce.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Cupcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Layered Ice Cream Cake

The lovely striped crust for this frozen dessert is made with ice cream sandwiches. This recipe uses mint chocolate chip ice cream, vanilla yogurt, and strawberry ice cream for the filling, but you can use any combination of ice cream and frozen yogurt you like.

From Family Circle

Layered Ice Cream Cake

Raspberry Custard Ice Cream

From Family Circle

Raspberry Custard Ice Cream

Coconut Bonbons

This frozen dessert can be deceiving to the eye. The bite-size morsels look like candy but are really crumb-coated mini scoops of ice cream. The giveaway is the homemade ice cream sauces--butterscotch and chocolate--that are served with these frosty treats.

From Family Circle

Coconut Bonbons

Chocolate Almond Bars

Vary this ice-cream bar recipe to suit your tastes. Use any flavor ice cream that comes in a block and substitute pecans or peanuts for the almonds or leave the nuts out. To turn this into a yummy knife and fork dessert, forget the wooden sticks and serve the ice cream bars on plates.

From Family Circle

Chocolate Almond Bars

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