The Ultimate Ice Cream Recipe Roundup

I'm ready for summer with over 60 ice cream recipes, all compiled in this handy round up! Many of these recipes are free of refined sweeteners or dairy.

Summer is my favourite season, but it whirls by so fast that sometimes I can hardly soak it in before it seeps into autumn.

This year I’m getting a jump on the season by starting summer traditions in May! Although we still get a few cold days here in Michigan, we’re grabbing every opportunity to throw the windows open wide, to wear warm-weather clothes, and to eat the foods of summer.

Last week, we welcomed 90 degrees with ice cream. I made it the old-fashioned way, using a rich custard base and stirring the mixture by hand. I don’t have an ice cream machine, but honestly, you don’t need one. For my custard ice cream base (and the super simple instructions for making ice cream without a machine), check out my guest post at Keeper of the Home.

If you are in the market for a good ice cream maker, though, I asked my blogging friends and several recommended Cuisinart ice cream machines.

We’re going to be eating ice cream all summer long, savoring every flavour of summer while we gather berries in the woods, dance at weddings, say goodbye to Michigan and move into our new cabin in Alabama.

Why not sweeten your summer with a few recipes off of this list? You’ve got a lot more to choose from than Baskin “31” Robbins–and most of these recipes are naturally sweetened, too! Check out the dairy free section for lots of varieties made with coconut milk.

Before we get started, here’s a quick tutorial on How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Like a Boss from Homestead Lady! You might also want to check out my Summer Stuff Pinterest board for more ideas for savouring summer. And don’t forget to visit my post at Keeper of the Home for my personal ice cream recipe! (;

pecan praline ice cream

Photo by Natural Momma in Progress

Classic Ice Cream Favourites

Almund Joye @ Just Making Noise

Black Cherry Creme Fraiche @ And Here We Are

Chocolate Chocolate Chip @ Raia’s Recipes

Chunky Chocolate Peanut Butter @ Raia’s Recipes

Cookie Dough @ Nourishing Simplicity

Honey Vanilla @ Recipes to Nourish

Marvelous Mint @ Larder Love

Mint Chocolate Chip @ Nourishing Simplicity

Vanilla Bean Affogato @ And Here We Are

Vanilla Caramel @ Homemade Healthy Happy

blueberry cheesecake ice cream

Photo by Sarah of Simple Life Abundant Life

Fruit and Berry Flavours

Blueberry Honey @ Nicole V. Bennett

Cherry Chocolate @ Nourishing Treasures

Creamy Watermelon @ Recipes to Nourish

Pink Panther @ Real the Kitchen and Beyond

Rich Berry Sherbert @ Nicole V. Bennett

Spiced Apple @ Nicole V. Bennett

Spicy Golden Plum @ Larder Love

Springtime Strawberry Fro-Yo (with Kefir) @ Nicole V. Bennett

Honey Rosemary Ice Cream

Photo by Life Currents

Herbs, Bacon, and Other Unusual Flavours

Candida Diet, Sugar-Free @ Whole Intentions

Cucumber and Mint @ Larder Love

Goat’s Milk Frozen Yogurt with White Tea Infused Cantaloupe @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

Green Tea @ Jar O’ Honey

Honey Rosemary @ Life Currents (photo credit)

Maple Bacon @ Measuring Flower

Maple Cinnamon Pecan @ Just Making Noise

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip @ Just Making Noise

Oatmeal Crunch @ Life Currents

Rosemary and Honey @ Larder Love

Rum and Raisin @ Keeper of the Home

Saffron and Rose Persian Love @ And Here We Are

Snow Ice Cream @ The Humbled Homemaker

Sweet Carrot @ Recipes to Nourish

Tahini and Honey @ Nourishing Simplicity

Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Chocolate Mint @ Mama Rosemary

chocolate coconut ice cream

Photo by Jar O’Honey

Dairy Free Ice Cream

Chocolate Chunk @ Economies of Kale

Chocolate Coconut Milk @ Titus2Homemaker

Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Magic Shell @ Nourishing Simplicity

Chocolate Smothered Coconut @ Jar O’ Honey (photo credit)

Homemade Snow Ice Cream @ The Humbled Homemaker

Fresh & Fruity Blender Ice Cream @ Raia’s Recipes

Pumpkin @ Scratch Mommy

Blackberry Bon Bons

Photo by Emily of Recipes to Nourish, via Red and Honey

Frozen Treats

Banana Bon Bons @ Jar O’ Honey

Blackberry Chocolate-Covered Bon Bons @ Red and Honey (photo credit)

Easy Mango Blackberry Swirl Ice Cream Pie @ Just Making Noise

Honeyed Peach Lemon Balm Sorbet @ Mama Rosemary

Honey Yogurt Semifreddo with Raspberries and Pistachios @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

Lemon Lime Frozen Yogurt Pops @ Nicole V. Bennett

Lemon Sorbet @ Nicole V. Bennett

salted caramel


Photo by Tiffany of Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Ice Cream Toppings

Cocoa Syrup @ Measuring Flower

Hot Fudge Sauce @ Attainable Sustainable

Salted Caramel Sauce @ Don’t Waste the Crumbs (photo credit)

There you have it, the ultimate list of ice cream recipes…enough to last you all summer long! What’s YOUR favourite flavour?

Just Making Ice Cream eBookFor even more fantastic ice cream recipes, give Marillyn’s eCookbook, Just Making Ice Cream, a look! It’s got 70+ recipes using whole foods ingredients. It’s free, but any donation you make goes toward supporting her family’s missions work in Honduras! Pick up a copy here.


  1. Great collection I am sad I did not have time to contribute but I am sharing at @keepthebeet! Thank you, Trish

  2. This is an awesome list! I adore ice cream, and am so excited that you used a couple of my recipes (honey rosemary & oatmeal crunch), but you featured my photo as well. Thanks so much! I can’t wait to check out all the others listed!

  3. Hi, Christine! Great roundup. 🙂 Pinning it–I’m sure many of these recipes will be handy very soon! Thanks so much!

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