24 Exciting Ice Cream Flavors You Can Make | Tara Teaspoon

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 ice cream in a Kitchenaid mixer to soften it for mix ins.

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.

Mix 1 cup chopped strawberries, ¾ cup blueberries and 1 cup mini marshmallows into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Red White and Bluberry flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

2. Lemon Poppyseed Ice Cream
Like your favorite lemony muffin, this combo is citrusy and luscious.

Stir ½ cup store-bought lemon curd and 1 tbsp poppy seeds into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Lemon Poppyseed flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

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!

Mix 1 cup chopped banana, ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts and ½ cup chopped maraschino cherries into 1 qt chocolate ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Chocolate Banana Split flavor with a chocolate base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

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!

Crush 1 ¼ cups Fruit Loops cereal into small crumbs and stir into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Cereal and Milk flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

5. S’mores Ice Cream
Enjoy all the flavors from your favorite fireside treat in a bowl!

Stir 1 cup mini marshmallows and 1 cup crumbled graham crackers into 1 qt chocolate ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream S'mores flavor with a chocolate base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

6. Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream
Your favorite morning combo now in a refreshing dessert!

Mix 1½ tbsp instant espressopowder with 2 tbsp heavycream to dissolve. Stir into 1 qt vanilla ice cream with 1½ cups cut-up cake donuts.
Easy homemade ice cream Coffee and Donuts flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

7. Orange White-Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
This ice cream is a chocolate lover’s dream filled with bursts of zesty citrus!

Mix 2 tbsp finely grated orange zest and 4 oz chopped white chocolate into 1 qt chocolate ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Orange White-Chocolate Chunk flavor with a chocolate base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

8. Honey Pistachio Ice Cream
With Mediterranean flare, inspired by the sweet flavors of Greece, this combo is a sophisticated treat.

Stir ¾ cup finely chopped unsalted pistachios and ¼ cup honey into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Honey Pistachio flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

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!

Chop 1 cup maraschino cherries and cup 4 oz store-bought marzipan into small pieces. Stir into 1 qt vanilla ice cream with 3 tbsp maraschino cherry juice.
Easy homemade ice cream Marzipan Maraschino Cherry flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

10. Ginger Pineapple Ice Cream
Bring tropical flavors into your desserts with this sweet combo!

Mix ¾ cup drained canned crushed pineapple and 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Ginger Pineapple flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

11. Burnt Almond Fudge Ice Cream
Toasted almonds add a little sophistication to this chocolatey delight.

Deeply roast 1 cup almonds. Cool, coarsely chop and stir into 1 qt chocolate ice cream. Swirl in ⅓ cup warm fudge sauce.
Easy homemade ice cream Burnt Almond Fudge flavor with a chocolate base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

12. Lemon Thyme Ice Cream
This zesty, aromatic combination is unlike any ice cream you’ve ever tasted!

Mix ½ cup store-bought lemon curd and 2 ½ tsp chopped thyme into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream S'mores flavor with a Lemon Thyme base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

13. Honey Date Ice Cream
This flavor is packed with sweetness from natural honey and trendy dates.

Soften ¾ cup pitted dates by heating for 30 seconds in a microwave with 1 tbsp water. Cool and chop. Stir into 1 qt vanilla ice cream with 3 tbsp honey.
Easy homemade ice cream Honey Date flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

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.

Butter both sides of 12 little ¼-inch-thick baguette slices; bake at 350ºF until crisp and toasted. Cool, then crush into fine crumbs in food processor and stir into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Buttered Baguette flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

15. Malt Ball Ice Cream
Enjoy smooth ice cream with the flavors and crunch of a favorite candy!

Stir 1 ¼ cups coarsely chopped malted milk balls into 1 qt chocolate ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Malt Ball flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

16. Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream
Comfort food turned dessert!

Make 3 pieces of buttered cinnamon sugar toast on white bread; cut into small pieces. Stir into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Cinnamon Toast flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

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.
Easy homemade ice cream Oatmeal Raisin Cookie flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

18. Coffee Fudge Swirl Ice Cream
Jazz up vanilla ice cream with some fudgy goodness and rich espresso.

Mix 1 ½ tbsp instant espresso powder with 2 tbsp heavy cream to dissolve. Swirl into 1 qt vanilla ice cream with ⅓ cup warm fudge sauce.
Easy homemade ice cream Coffee Fudge Swirl flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

19. Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream
An old favorite with a new twist!

Mix 1 ½ cups chopped sweet cherries and ¾ cup chopped unsalted pistachios into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Cherry Pistachio flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

20. Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Chocolate heaven interspersed with sweet, crunchy Coconut!

Mix ⅓ cup toasted unsweetened coconut int o1 qt chocolate ice cream. While stirring, drizzle in 2 oz melted semi sweet chocolate.
Easy homemade ice cream Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip flavor with a chocolate base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

21. PB&J Swirl Ice Cream
The great combo your kids love in sandwiches now in dessert!

Stir together ⅓ cup peanut butter, 2 tbsp sugar and ¼ cup milk until smooth. Mix ⅔ cup grape jelly into 1 qt vanilla ice cream and swirl in peanut butter sauce.
Easy homemade ice cream PB&J Swirl flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

22. Brown Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Toasted pecans and a simple caramel are a dream in ice cream!

In a saucepan brown 5 tbsp salted butter to dark brown; cool. Mix into 1 qt vanilla ice cream with 1 cup chopped toasted pecans.
Easy homemade ice cream Brown Butter Pecan flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

23. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream
Enjoy this classic dessert in a refreshing new way!

Stir 1 cup diced pound cake and 1 ¼ cups chopped strawberries into 1 qt vanilla ice cream.
Easy homemade ice cream Strawberry Shortcake flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

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.
Easy homemade ice cream Apple Pie a La Mode flavor with a vanilla base. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

 

 

Not to miss!

Don’t miss out on this fantastic topping for that freshly-mixed ice cream. Caramel Glazed Cake Croutons are simply delicious!

 

PIN THIS FOR LATER! 

24 easy homemade ice cream flavors with a chocolate and vanilla bases. No churn required just use a KitchenAid.

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Recipes by Tara Bench & Hilary Merzbacher. Some photos by Con Poulos. Partial content originally published in LHJ July ’12.

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