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12 Delicious and Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

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There’s not much I enjoy more than a bowl of creamy ice cream! So smooth and satisfying, the homemade version of this cold, delicious treat is easy enough to make as an indulgence on any given night and decadent enough to serve to guests.

I’ve gathered some of my favorite recipes, many of which are no-churn so they don’t require an ice cream machine, from some of my favorite sites.

These homemade ice cream recipes would work for any occasion from birthday parties to girls’ night in to a backyard BBQ.

With flavors that include banana, caramel, vanilla, Reese’s, Oreo, brownie batter, Funfetti cake batter, Nutter Butter, cookies and cream and s’mores, whether your guests are kids or adults, everyone will be screaming for ice cream.


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1. Homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

Summer and ice cream go perfectly together, but eating ice cream from a cookie cup is magic!


2. Easy Cookies and Mint Ice Cream

From Crazy for Crust

Cookies n’ Mint Ice Cream is perfect for these hot summer days and you don’t even need an ice cream machine to make it! Just a few simple ingredients create a delicious ice cream, made even better with the addition of Cool Mint Cream Oreos. Crushed Oreo cookies make the ice cream exponentially mintier and surprisingly refreshing. It is perfect for the mint chocolate lovers in your life.


3. Caramel Corn Ice Cream

From Crazy for Crust

Combine two favorite treats with this super delicious Caramel Corn Ice Cream from Crazy for Crust. The best part is that to make this ice cream you only need four simple ingredients! A sweetened condensed milk based ice cream is infused with caramel corn flavor and dotted with crushed pieces of homemade caramel corn. Chocolate covered caramel corn also gives the ice cream a tasty splash of chocolate flavor.

Pour some more caramel over top and it’s ready to serve.


4. Homemade Fluffernutter Ice Cream

From Bru Crew Life

Grab your mixer and five simple ingredients to whip up a big, delicious batch of this Reese’s Fluffernutter Ice Cream! Creamy peanut butter ice cream is swirled with marshmallow cream and dotted with Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups. Chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow has to be one of the most wonderful flavor combinations I could think of! You don’t even need an ice cream machine to make this frozen treat a reality in your summer loving life.


5. Homemade Oreo Nutella Ice Cream

From Chef in Training

The bottom line? This Homemade Oreo Nutella Ice Cream is the easiest and tastiest ice cream that you and your family will ever have. The Nutella swirls harden up after the dessert is frozen to produce a Nutella shell woven throughout. Together, chunks of Oreo cookie and the homemade Nutella shell complement each other perfectly and create a seriously creamy and chocolatey treat.


6. Brownie Batter Oreo Ice Cream

From Six Sisters’ Stuff

Double up on the delicious add-ins with this Brownie Batter Oreo Ice Cream recipe from Six Sisters Stuff. Big chunks of Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies and pieces of rich, fudgy brownies make this frozen dessert a total delicacy. Your kids can even help make it by crushing up the cookies and a fresh pan of brownies. This ice cream is a must try this summer!


7. Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

This homemade Funfetti cake batter ice cream looks like it should be invited to a birthday party! You don’t even need an ice cream machine to pull it off either. Kids are sure to get excited over the creamy consistency and colorful sprinkles, especially on a hot summer day. Although this ice cream dessert would be a special treat any day of the year, I think it would be an adorable addition to any carnival themed birthday, about to pop baby shower, or confetti filled celebration.


8. Nutter Butter S’mores Ice Cream

From Something Swanky

Peanut Butter S’mores have to be one of my favorite summertime campfire creations, so when I saw this recipe for Nutter Butter S’mores Ice Cream I immediately fell in love. But wait, it gets even better! This delicious ice cream is also super simple to make with a handful of ingredients that are easy to find and easy to prepare. The finished ice cream is super creamy and loaded with crumbled Nutter Butter cookies, chunks of milk chocolate, and swirls of marshmallow cream.


9. Butter Pecan Ice Cream

From Veggie on a Penny

Ice cream is the perfect treat during the summertime, but who says it can’t be enjoyed in the winter months too? This Butter Pecan Ice Cream is perfect for any time of the year and the flavors are sure to remind you of Thanksgiving baking or Christmas celebrations. This healthy vegan recipe is filled with rich and natural ingredients that combine to create the most wonderful flavor.


10. Cookies and Cream Homemade Ice Cream

From Table for Two

Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean that ice cream has to be taken out of the equation. This homemade cookies and cream ice cream is the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer while enjoying a super tasty treat that is sure to be a new family favorite. Big chunks of chocolate sandwich creams dispersed throughout the creamy base makes this cookies and cream ice cream simply irresistible.


11. S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

From Love and Olive Oil

Inspired by Mallomar cookies and campfire s’mores, these chocolate dipped s’mores ice cream sandwiches are the frozen treats of your dreams. On a hot summer day they turn into a delicious and melting mess that nobody can resist. Homemade toasted marshmallow ice cream and sweet marshmallow topping are sandwiched between two graham cracker shortbread cookies and then dipped in melted chocolate!


12. Two Ingredient No Machine Vanilla Ice Cream

From Something Swanky

This little recipe is awesome in a pinch because you usually have the ingredients on hand to make one of the two tasty variations! The original two-ingredient recipe calls for a creamy mix of whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk, but it can be made even easier with a tub of Cool Whip. Mix in a splash of vanilla ice cream and you have a winning recipe. Sprinkle some rainbow sprinkles on top for the perfect summertime treat.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.