Food & Drink

Ice Cream Recipes That Are Seriously Worth The Effort

With flavors like toasted marshmallow and mint julep, how could you not?
05/24/2013 09:23am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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Photo credit: The Bojon Gourmet, Half Baked Harvest, Brown Eyed Baker, Hummingbird High, Naturally Ella

We know that there are tons of good ice cream options out there. Without having to exert any effort (other than picking up a pint at the store), you can easily enjoy awesome flavors like Ben & Jerry's Hazed & Confused and Graeter's Elena's Blueberry Pie. It's hard to make a case for homemade ice cream.

But guys, it's really fun and really tasty to make your own. Of course you have to give old-fashioned vanilla a try -- and chocolate is a must. But you can also make up creative flavors like toasted marshmallow coconut or matcha mint chip. The possibilities are endless, and we think that's reason enough to churn a few batches at home this summer.

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Hazelnut And Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Foodie Crush
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Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream
How Sweet It Is
3
No Churn Ice Cream
Half Baked Harvest
Get the No Churn Ice Cream recipe (in five flavors) from Half Baked Harvest
4
Matcha Mint Chip Ice Cream
The Bojon Gourmet
Get the Matcha Mint Chip Ice Cream recipe from The Bojon Gourmet
5
No Fuss Strawberry Ice Cream
Hummingbird High
Get the No Fuss Strawberry Ice Cream recipe from Hummingbird High
6
Strawberries And Angel Food Ice Cream
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Strawberries and Angel Food Ice Cream recipe from A Beautiful Mess
7
Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream
How Sweet It Is
Get the Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream recipe from How Sweet It Is
8
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Adventures in Cooking
Get the Pumpkin Ice Cream recipe from Adventures in Cooking
9
Peanut Butter & Cayenne Ice Cream
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Peanut Butter & Cayenne Ice Cream recipe from A Beautiful Mess
10
Pistachio Mint Chip Ice Cream
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Pistachio Mint Chip Ice Cream recipe from Half Baked Harvest
11
Black Raspberry Ice Cream
Naturally Ella
Get the Black Raspberry Ice Cream recipe from Naturally Ella
12
Mint-Basil Chip Ice Cream
James Ransom
Get the Mint-Basil Chip Ice Cream recipe from wssmom via Food52
13
Toasted S’more Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream
Half Baked Harvest
14
Burnt Caramel Bourbon Ice Cream With Milk Chocolate Toffee
How Sweet It Is
15
Chocolate Chip Cookies And Cream Pumpkin Marshmallow Ice Cream
How Sweet It Is
16
Caramelized Strawberry And Graham Cracker Crumble Ice Cream
Half Baked Harvest
17
Ginger Ice Cream With Honey-Sesame Brittle
James Ransom
18
White Chocolate Buttermint Ice Cream
How Sweet It Is
Get the White Chocolate Buttermint Ice Cream recipe from How Sweet It Is
19
Brown Sugar Brandy Ice Cream
Pass the Sushi
Get the Brown Sugar Brandy Ice Cream recipe from Pass the Sushi
20
Almond Torte Mascarpone Ice Cream
How Sweet It Is
Get the Almond Torte Mascarpone Ice Cream recipe from How Sweet It Is
21
Lucky Charms Marshmallow Ice Cream
Hummingbird High
Get the Lucky Charms Marshmallow Ice Cream recipe from Hummingbird High
22
Lemon Cream Ice Cream
William Brinson
Get the Lemon Cream Ice Cream recipe from Genius Recipes via Food52
23
Double Chocolate Liqueur Ice Cream
Pass the Sushi
Get the Double Chocolate Liqueur Ice Cream recipe from Pass the Sushi
24
Fresh Ricotta Ice Cream
James Ransom
Get the Fresh Ricotta Ice Cream recipe from PRST via Food52
25
Peanut Butter And Jelly Ice Cream
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Peanut Butter And Jelly Ice Cream recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
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Rhubarb Ice Cream
nettleandquince
Get the Rhubarb Ice Cream recipe from nettleandquince via Food52
27
Oatmeal Ice Cream With Toasted Walnuts
darksideofthespoon
Get the Oatmeal Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts recipe from darksideofthespoon via Food52
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Blackberry Crisp Ice Cream
Naturally Ella
Get the Blackberry Crisp Ice Cream recipe from Naturally Ella
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Apricot-Basil Ice Cream
Rivka/Food52
Get the Apricot-Basil Ice Cream recipe from Rivka via Food52
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Maple Ice Cream
James Ransom
Get the Maple Ice Cream recipe from cristinasciarra via Food52
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Chocolate Ice Cream
Simply Recipes
Get the Chocolate Ice Cream recipe from Simply Recipes
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Olive Oil-Saffron Ice Cream With Burnt Orange-Caramel Swirl
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