Our summer celebrations may look a little different this year, but one thing that will remain forever constant is the need for a bowl of sweet ice cream to help you cool off.
Long summer days with relaxed schedules are just begging for you to bust out the ice cream maker. Sure, you could go buy a carton of ice cream, but it doesn’t compare to anything homemade.
We know that waiting for the ice cream to churn and freeze is almost unbearable, but we promise it’s absolutely worth the wait once you are finally able to enjoy the creamy textures and rich flavors of homemade ice cream.
To help you out, we’ve culled a list of our favorite ice cream recipes.
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- Store it: For storing homemade ice cream, we love Tovolo’s reusable containers.
This ice cream goes above and beyond incredible. It has bright strawberry flavor thanks to a couple of secret tips, and captures the very essence of summer in every single bite.
Summer and s’mores go hand-in-hand, but so do ice cream and summer. So, we decided to combine all the summery things into one delicious bowl of ice creamy goodness.
You’re in for a real nostalgic treat with these little dessert sandwiches. You can go the classic flavor route with vanilla ice cream, but you are absolutely given all the permission in the world to dive in and try different flavors! This recipe uses store-bought ice cream, but you can make it from scratch, too!
This isn’t just any ol’ vanilla ice cream, so don’t pass it up thinking it’s boring or tasteless. In fact, quite the opposite! The custard base gives it a rich and creamy texture and vanilla beans give it a fabulous depth of flavor.
You really can’t go wrong with chocolate! Instant coffee and a pinch of salt intensify the chocolate flavor, and, if you’re looking to really kick it up a notch, try making Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream with cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
If you ask us, pumpkin is 100% acceptable anytime of the year, which is why we’re down for a bowl of pumpkin ice cream in mid-July! We promise you’ll be hooked after one bite.
Time to enjoy mint julep in ice cream form! This sweet treat is flavored with fresh mint, vanilla, and of course, bourbon. It’s the perfect remedy for a hot day.
It may seem like the extra steps of toasting the pecans and browning the butter are trivial, but it’s what makes this ice cream so rich and flavorful.
When cherries are at the height of their season, you need to stop everything you’re doing and make this ice cream. It’s truly a summer delight!