Don’t scream! There is plenty of ice cream to go around. Summer is hot and ice cream is cold, so that pretty much says it all. We fall in love with ice cream when we are small children and never stop this love affair. Summer ice cream recipes bring us that feeling we had as children, when we make our own ice cream at home.

There’s nothing better than homemade ice cream. We know exactly what ingredients are being used, and we know that it’s fresh. The beauty of homemade ice cream is that there are so many varieties available. You can even create your own blend of flavors. Don’t be limited by the supermarket stock.

Summer Ice Cream Recipes

Ice Cream Memories

I remember growing up with a love of homemade ice cream. My parents had an ice cream maker with a hand-crank. Making ice cream with this was a big job and even the children had our part. After the ice cream base was cooked on the stove-top, the ice cream maker had to be filled with crushed ice and ice cream salt. My dad would layer the ice and salt until it reached the top. Then, towels were placed on top.

Dad would start to slowly turn the crank. We all had to keep helping by adding ice and salt as it gradually melted down. Then, we would be told to sit on top. This pushed the ice cream container down into the ice and salt as it continued to melt. When the crank got too hard to turn, we knew that the ice cream was ready! What an amazing taste!

Now, there is no need for hand cranks because of the electric models. But, however you make your own ice cream, you and your family will appreciate the extra work to create this delicious and sweet treat!

mint chip ice cream

Enjoy one or all of these delicious recipes:

Very Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Mango Sorbet

Martha’s Strawberry Ice Cream

No-Cook Peach Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Mocha Latte Ice Cream

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Homemade Cookies-and-Cream Ice Cream

Cake Batter Ice Cream

Raw Vegan Ice Cream

Cherry Pie a la Mode Ice Cream

No-Churn Matcha Ice Cream

Citrus Melon Sorbet

Sea Salt Ice Cream

It’s such a blast to share this round-up of great ice cream recipes. I hope you’ll have a fun family experience making your own ice cream this summer. Happy Summer!

@2020, copyright, Lisa Ehrman

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Antoinette M · June 11, 2020 at 2:07 pm

So many great flavors…I would love to try the sea salt ice cream!

Joanne · June 11, 2020 at 3:12 pm

I just love ice cream! We tried a few recipes for making our own last year and it is just so good! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

Dana Rodriguez · June 12, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Great list. I love homemade ice cream.

L. Emmaline · June 12, 2020 at 2:04 pm

I’m looking at Homemade Cookies-and-Cream Ice Cream and I’m now drooling!

anneinthekitchen · June 12, 2020 at 6:50 pm

These look terrific! I remember sitting on an old crank ice cream maker so a teenage uncle could crank it when it got thick! Thanks for sharing and for the memories!

    Lisa Ehrman · June 12, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks! We had some good times, didn’t we? 🙂

Richard Brandt · June 14, 2020 at 4:17 pm

Love a good mocha latte ice cream! Ah, summer, the best time of the year for ice cream, not that it stops me any other time of the year.

Cassandra D · June 15, 2020 at 9:40 pm

A lot of wonderful recipes. I would like to make: No-Cook Peach Ice Cream and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

Marisela Zuniga · June 16, 2020 at 12:31 pm

Yum, these all sound delicious!

Melynda Brown · June 16, 2020 at 1:19 pm

What a great list, thanks for sharing with Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop and Link-up.

Sarah L · June 16, 2020 at 9:57 pm

It was 95 degrees today so I really need some ice cream. I’d start with No-Cook Peach Ice Cream

    Lisa Ehrman · June 17, 2020 at 10:35 am

    That is HOT! No-cook is definitely the best choice on a hot day 🙂

megan allen · February 1, 2021 at 3:11 pm

I am definitely missing summer right now! We are going to do this anyway! Thank you for sharing!

l p · July 13, 2021 at 11:18 am

all the ice creams look so appealing. can’t wait to try them. thanks.

Laura A. · November 15, 2021 at 7:38 pm

One of the best gifts I received was a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. We eat ice cream throughout the year, even when it’s cold outside. Mint chocolate chip is one of my favorites, but I have not tried making it at home yet. The recipe that you provided looks good!

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