Ice cream Recipes

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Homemade ice cream recipes are easier than you think to make, especially with no-churn recipes that you can make at home without an ice cream machine. Our easy cheat’s ice cream recipes include blackcurrant ice cream with that vivid colour and fruitiness and no-churn chocolate and Baileys ice cream, which takes just 35 minutes to prepare.

Got an ice cream maker? Don’t wait until the sun shines to use it because ice cream makes an impressive dessert all year round, especially with grown up flavour combinations like gooseberry and elderflower or salted caramel with toasted pecans. An ice cream maker can be expensive, so to make it a worthwhile investment, you’ve got to make sure you use it! They make the process of making ice cream so much easier (with more reliable results) and you can make real ice cream from scratch in just 30 minutes from start to finish.

For an absolute classic, make proper vanilla ice cream made with real vanilla. This is one flavour that really sings when you get it right and using the best quality ingredients means you will end up with a homemade ice cream that tastes so much better than anything you can find in a supermarket tub.

But it’s not essential to invest in an ice cream machine – and with the British weather, we won’t blame you. That’s why many of our ice cream recipes have been developed and tested with no expensive equipment – so you can make your own ice cream, but with a lot less hassle. Pick one of our ice cream recipes as an easy way to feed a crowd at a barbecue or garden party, or make some at the weekend and keep it in the freezer to dip into throughout the week. It’s the ultimate make-ahead dessert that everyone will love.

Delicious Ice cream recipes

Banana Ice Cream

Banana Ice Cream

Deliciously Ella’s one ingredient banana ice cream, is so easy to make, you don't even need an ice cream maker

Millionaire’s Ice Cream

Millionaire’s Ice Cream

Millionaire’s ice cream has layers of salted caramel, chocolate and biscuit ice creams, with no ice-cream machine required

Posh Ice-Cream Sandwich

Posh Ice-Cream Sandwich

What's not to love? A speedy dessert with fresh seasonal berries, indulgent ice cream and a little crunch - all in 10 minutes' preparation!

Berry Iced Yogurt

Berry Iced Yogurt

Berry iced yogurt is made with coconut cream and yogurt, for a delicious gluten free and dairy-free dessert

Pea and Mint Ice Cream or Lollies with Chocolate

Pea and Mint Ice Cream or Lollies with Chocolate

This mint ice cream recipe uses coconut milk and plenty of petits pois for sweetness. You can also turn the ice cream into lollies

Mango, Passion Fruit and Coconut Ice

Mango, Passion Fruit and Coconut Ice

So easy, you don't even need an ice cream maker to make this refreshing tropical fruit ice

Hazelnut Brownies and Caramel Ice Cream

Hazelnut Brownies and Caramel Ice Cream

What's not to like about this delicious trio of hazelnut brownies and easy homemade caramel ice cream

Pear and Honey Tatin with Allspice Ice Cream

Pear and Honey Tatin with Allspice Ice Cream

Pears replace the traditional apples in this tarte tatin, which compliments the warm autumnal flavours of the ice cream

No-Churn Blackcurrant Ice Cream

No-Churn Blackcurrant Ice Cream

A deliciously fruity homemade blackcurrant ice cream, that's so easy to make

Lemon Baked Alaska

Lemon Baked Alaska

Lemon Baked Alaska looks impressive, but is so simple to make with just a It'll need a few seconds under a hot grill to brown the meringue at the end

Toffee Waffle Ice Cream Wafers

Toffee Waffle Ice Cream Wafers

A delicious instant pud, and all you need is toffee ice cream and wafers

No-Churn Chocolate and Baileys Ice Cream

No-Churn Chocolate and Baileys Ice Cream

You don't need an ice cream machine to make this decadent grown-up dessert of chocolate and Baileys ice cream

Gooseberry and Elderflower Ice Cream

Gooseberry and Elderflower Ice Cream

What can beat homemade ice cream, particularly gooseberry and elderflower flavour? It's much easier than you think…

Ice Cream with Salted Caramel and Toasted Pecans

Ice Cream with Salted Caramel and Toasted Pecans

Turn ice cream into a luxurious dessert, with sweet and crunchy toasted pecans and salted caramel sauce

Lily Vanilli's Chilli, Ginger and Chamomile Semifreddo

Lily Vanilli's Chilli, Ginger and Chamomile Semifreddo

This Italian style semi-frozen custard is infused with ginger root, chillies and chamomile tea

Ice cream recipe collections

The Icecreamists' Recipes

The Icecreamists' Recipes

Secret recipes from quirky cult ice cream shop, The Icecreamists