I’ve come up with 24 exciting ice cream flavors you can make at home. You don’t even have to pull out the churn! Just 3 easy steps get you to ice cream heaven.
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If it’s ice cream you like, you’re in the right place. All month long I’m introducing flavors like Ginger Pineapple to Buttered Baguette, Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip and Honey Date. Combos so good you’ll be eating ice cream all summer long. (You’re welcome!)
You’ll find 24 unique, make-the-mouth-happy, and easy recipes below. I’ll introduce ONE each day for the entire month of July.
These ice cream flavors all have something in common. They each start with either chocolate or vanilla ice cream. No making fancy bases and formulas here. I used just two simple flavors and grocery store ingredients to make everyone’s ice cream dreams come true.
If you feel more ambitious, certainly make your own. My custardy, deep Chocolate Ice Cream and Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream recipes are glorious with these mix-ins. If you do churn your own, see my favorite ice cream makers here. Check the list below for all the ice cream flavor recipes and the steps to get you to the first bite.
The trick to mix-ins is to use a powerful mixer to beat the ice cream quickly so it doesn’t have time to melt. Feel free to chill the mixer bowl beforehand to help.
I use a paddle attachment on my Kitchenaid to mix the ice cream. You want it just soft enough to blend all the additions in. It only takes a minute.
Mix-ins add serious personality to vanilla and chocolate ice cream. Don’t even try to resist these ice cream flavors!
Getting down to business. Here you have 24 ice cream flavors that are a snap to make and a joy to eat!
1. Red, White and Blueberry Ice Cream
This ice cream is perfect for a July Fourth celebration, and it’s simply berry delicious other times too.
2. Lemon Poppyseed Ice Cream
Like your favorite lemony muffin, this combo is citrusy and luscious.
3. Chocolate Banana Split Ice Cream
All the good stuff from your favorite sundae happening in one scoop. Now just a drizzle of caramel and chocolate and you’re set!
4. Cereal and Milk Ice Cream
With inspiration from Momofuku Milk Bar (in NYC), I bring you your frozen dessert and cereal dreams all in one!
5. S’mores Ice Cream
Enjoy all the flavors from your favorite fireside treat in a bowl!
6. Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream
Your favorite morning combo now in a refreshing dessert!
7. Orange White-Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
This ice cream is a chocolate lover’s dream filled with bursts of zesty citrus!
8. Honey Pistachio Ice Cream
With Mediterranean flare, inspired by the sweet flavors of Greece, this combo is a sophisticated treat.
9. Marzipan Maraschino Cherry Ice Cream
Forget the cherry on top, I’ve created an entire scoop to be the star! With bits of almondy marzipan, it’s pretty in pink, with a cherry INSIDE!
10. Ginger Pineapple Ice Cream
Bring tropical flavors into your desserts with this sweet combo!
11. Burnt Almond Fudge Ice Cream
Toasted almonds add a little sophistication to this chocolatey delight.
12. Lemon Thyme Ice Cream
This zesty, aromatic combination is unlike any ice cream you’ve ever tasted!
13. Honey Date Ice Cream
This flavor is packed with sweetness from natural honey and trendy dates.
14. Buttered Baguette Ice Cream
This ice cream is like nothing you’ve ever tasted! Buttery and salty. It’s my favorite, hands down. You get the toasty golden flavor of French bread and creamy butter with glorious ice cream.
15. Malt Ball Ice Cream
Enjoy smooth ice cream with the flavors and crunch of a favorite candy!
16. Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream
Comfort food turned dessert!
17. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ice Cream
All that cinnamon-oatmeal deliciousness on a spoon!
Mix 1 cup crumbled oatmeal raisin cookies and ¾ tsp cinnamon into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
18. Coffee Fudge Swirl Ice Cream
Jazz up vanilla ice cream with some fudgy goodness and rich espresso.
19. Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream
An old favorite with a new twist!
20. Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Chocolate heaven interspersed with sweet, crunchy Coconut!
21. PB&J Swirl Ice Cream
The great combo your kids love in sandwiches now in dessert!
22. Brown Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Toasted pecans and a simple caramel are a dream in ice cream!
23. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream
Enjoy this classic dessert in a refreshing new way!
24. Apple Pie a la Mode Ice Cream
This frozen twist on a favorite treat is easy to enjoy all year round!
Bake frozen pie shell until golden; cool and break into pieces. Saute 1 peeled and diced apple in 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp butter until soft, cool and stir into 1 qt vanilla ice cream with half of the crust pieces.
Not to miss!
Don’t miss out on this fantastic topping for that freshly-mixed ice cream. Caramel Glazed Cake Croutons are simply delicious!
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Recipes by Tara Bench & Hilary Merzbacher. Some photos by Con Poulos. Partial content originally published in LHJ July ’12.