25 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes + Giveaway

25 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes for SummerWe love ice cream. According to the Dairy Council of UT/NV a healthy diet includes 3 servings of dairy each day, and we think a serving of ice cream is a delicious way to satisfy one of those servings!

There’s something rewarding about homemade, home-churned ice cream that surpasses the convenience of the freezer aisle. I love seeing the excitement in my two boys’ faces when they see how something is made. And of course, they love to invent their own recipes! I have fond memories of homemade ice cream. My dad still churns homemade ice cream in a traditional rock salt and ice filled wooden ice cream maker as a sweet finale to summer family barbecues.

In celebration of the first official day of summer and Father’s Day this weekend, we rounded up 25 delicious homemade ice cream recipes for you! You should know, these stunning photos may leave you craving homemade ice cream tonight! The good news is, you can make 7 of these delicious recipes without an ice cream maker. The great news is, my friends and I are giving away a fully automatic CUISINART ICE-21 frozen yogurt, ice cream, and sorbet maker to one lucky reader! This Amazon #1 Best Seller makes up to 1 + 1/2 quarts of frozen deliciousness in 20 minutes or less!


Win A Cuisinart ICE-21 Ice Cream Maker for #FathersDay! From

Each of these 8 lovely ladies have pitched in to bring you this exciting summer giveaway! As an introduction to these bloggers, I’ve hand-picked some FUN and helpful summer posts from each of their blogs! Click the pink links to show our sponsors a little love! I so appreciate your support!

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Debi of Practical Parenting shares PRACTICAL parenting tips, kids activities, and recipes! Still in need of a Father’s Day gift? Check out her list of 25+ DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas HERE >

☼ Become a better baker, crafter, and mom alongside Alexis of We Like To Learn As We Go. Looking to plant a vegetable garden, fix up your home and yard this summer, or plan a summer vacation? Alexis shares her best tips on How To Tackle Your Summer Goals >

Becky of Bite of Delight blogs about delightful ‘little bites of life’ and shares tasty recipes! This huge collection of Red, White & Blue Food, Decor, and Craft Ideas will help you plan for a delightful Independence Day celebration next month!

☼ Ali of Home Crafts By Ali is always looking for a fun project, cooking, crafting, sharing shopping tips, and traveling! Ali also openly shares her blog’s income, stats and goals each month to help other bloggers. Check out these 10 Summer Reading Programs for 2015 >

Denise of Comfy Abode loves to share anything that makes life more comfortable and fun! Her roundup of the Prettiest Nautical Themed Bathing Suits is nautical eye candy and so much fun.

Sydney of Tastefully Frugal loves helping others do more with the money they have. She’s confident you can have FUN and live a good life without spending a lot of money. Check out her list of Top Summer Family Vacation Destinations while you sip her Copycat Sonic Lemonberry Slush Recipe >

Alexandra of Mom’s Bag of Tricks is driven to inspire parents of children with and without disabilities. Alexandra is a Special Educator who specializes in early childhood special education, rehabilitation, and development. With her “Trick Your Picky Eater” post series, Recipes For Fun, and posts like 15 Creative Summer Activities That Do Not Involve Technology she really does provide moms with a valuable “bag of tricks” for summer!

And last, but most definitely not least

Adrian of Adrian’s Crazy Life is ‘always going 90 miles an hour with her hair on fire,’ but she loves every minute of it! If you’re looking to feel a bit more confident in a new swimsuit, I loved her list of Lots of Thrifty Weight Loss Ideas! Need help swapping out your winter wardrobe? Check out her Re-FASHION-ing My Closet post! And finally, for you lucky girls planning a summer cruise you’ll love her 25 Fabulous Tips on Packing for a Cruise!

#Win A Cuisinart ICE-21 Ice Cream Maker for Father's Day!
Are you as excited to win an ice cream maker for summer as we are to give one away?! Your family members, friends and neighbors will all want to come to YOUR house to celebrate National Ice Cream Day with homemade ice cream! Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 19th!


A Rafflecopter Giveaway

THE FINE PRINT:” Residents of the continental United States 18 years and older are eligible to enter. One winner will be chosen at random Saturday, June 20th at 5PM [MST]. The winner will be notified by the email address provided, and will have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize. Be sure to check your spam folder(s) for an email from [email protected] If winner does not respond within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen at random. Thank You for entering, and Good Luck!


25 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes + Cuisinart ICE-21 Ice Cream Maker Giveaway |


The 18 recipes marked with an asterisk (*) require an ice cream maker.

No. 25 | Strawberry Banana Ice Cream from SKINNY MOM

No. 24 | Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream from SUNDAY PUBLIC*

No. 23 | No-Churn Cookie Dough Ice Cream from MUNCHIE PIE

No. 22 | Cookie Butter Cookie Ice Cream from WRIGHT FAMILY TABLE*

No. 21 | Extreme Vanilla Bean Ice Cream from SELF PROCLAIMED FOODIE*

No. 20 | Carrot Cake Ice Cream from COOKING ON THE FRONT BURNER*

No. 19 | Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream from CREATE-CELEBRATE-EXPLORE*

No. 18 | Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches from KITCHEN JOY

No. 17 | Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Ice Cream from EVERYDAY READING*

No. 16 | Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie from SWIM, EAT, REPEAT

No. 15 | Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from THE SWEET & SIMPLE KITCHEN*

No. 14 | Leftover Ice Cream Milkshake from BRIANA THOMAS

No. 13 | Homemade Drumsticks from SIMPLY SATED

No. 12 | Classic Butter Pecan Ice Cream from THE TASTY BITE*

No. 11 | Eggnog, Caramel & Graham Cracker Ice Cream from FOXES LOVE LEMONS*

No. 10 | Homemade Salted Caramel Ice Cream from BONJOUR SUCRE*

No. 9 | Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from THE HOUSEWIFE IN TRAINING FILES*

No. 8 | Chocolate Ice Cream from LIVING HEALTHY WITH CHOCOLATE*

No. 7 | Apple Pie Ice Cream from THE LITTLE EPICUREAN*

No. 6 | Hunky Caramel Ice Cream from SINFULLY SABRINA*

No. 5 | Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches from DROOL-WORTHY

No. 4 | Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream from BAKED BY RACHEL*

No. 3 | Fluffly Peanut Butter and Honey Ice Cream from SPACHE THE SPATULA*

No. 2 | Lemon Meringue Pie Ice Cream from SIMMER & SHOOT*

No. 1 | Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from VIBRANT LIFE ARMY WIFE*


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  • Reply
    Monday, June 15th at 10:50 AM

    So many great recipes!!! Thank you for the ideas…and chance to win!

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      Audra Day
      Tuesday, June 16th at 9:12 PM

      You are most welcome! We’re glad you’re here!

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    Monday, June 15th at 11:56 AM

    YUM!! Thank you for sharing these, and just in time for summer!

    • Reply
      Audra Day
      Tuesday, June 16th at 9:45 PM

      You are welcome! Love a summer holiday + homemade ice cream!

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    Elizabeth O.
    Tuesday, June 16th at 2:48 AM

    I can’t believe these are easy to do. I want to try all of them, but I don’t know where to start.

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      Audra Day
      Tuesday, June 16th at 9:46 PM

      I don’t either! Pick a number between 1 and 25! 😉

  • Reply
    Tuesday, June 16th at 2:49 AM

    What a great giveaway. We love ice cream and I would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance.

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    Jessica Cassidy
    Tuesday, June 16th at 5:01 AM

    This looks so delish. My son eats ice cream especially that the weather is very warm. My summer babe eats the LACTOSE kind. Good luck to every one in the giveaway.

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      Audra Day
      Tuesday, June 16th at 9:48 PM

      Do you have a favorite frozen treat? The Cuisinart ICE-21 is supposed to be great for a variety of frozen treats!

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    swell conditions
    Tuesday, June 16th at 7:58 AM

    Woo hoo for ice cream season and oh my gosh some of those sound SO good!! I want/need that apple pie ice cream – yum!!!!

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      Audra Day
      Tuesday, June 16th at 9:47 PM

      A-greed! Have you ever tried apple pie with cheddar cheese?!

  • Reply
    Tuesday, June 16th at 9:13 PM

    What a great giveaway! We love our ice cream maker!

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    Lois Jones
    Tuesday, June 16th at 10:51 PM

    I’m gonna have to share these with a friend of mine who enters ice cream contests every year. She would love it!

    • Reply
      Audra Day
      Tuesday, June 23rd at 9:07 PM

      Please do! I can’t wait to try these recipes! I think I’ll order one more for myself!

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    Lisa Rios
    Wednesday, June 17th at 6:51 AM

    Ice creams are favorite for me and my kids. My kids prefer home made Ice Creams a lot. This is really a lovely giveaway. I really love to try all these delicious recipes. Thanks a lot for sharing this on this summer time.

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      Audra Day
      Tuesday, June 23rd at 9:08 PM

      Do you have a favorite ice cream flavor?? I’m so glad you visited! Please visit again!

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    Yona Williams
    Wednesday, June 17th at 8:07 PM

    I’m ashamed to say that I bought an ice cream maker last year. I popped the cylinder into the freezer, and have not used it at all. I would love to make one of these recipes. That Cookie Butter recipe is something that caught my eye.

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      Audra Day
      Tuesday, June 23rd at 9:08 PM

      Do let me know if you try it!!

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