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Ice Cream Recipes

Make your own ice-cream or sorbet with these delicious recipes

Hassle-free ice cream recipes to keep you smiling all when the sun shines, including cheat's ice cream that's no-churn for a super easy dessert and real vanilla ice cream that tastes so much better than a shopbought tub.

Making ice cream isn't as tricky as you might think. Don't worry if you don't have an ice cream maker to hand. Most of our ice cream recipes are no-churn, so all you need to do is mix up the ingredients and pop in the freezer to set.

Prefer a sorbet? How about two scoops of blackcurrant, mint and cassis or fat-free elderflower? You can find the recipes for both in our best ice cream recipes.

This deliciously fruity no-churn blackcurrant ice cream recipe only takes one hour to make plus chilling time.

Click through now and find a new ice cream flavour to enjoy...

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 decadently grown-up no-churn chocolate and Baileys ice cream recipe.

Gooseberry and Elderflower Ice Cream

Gooseberry and Elderflower Ice Cream

There's nothing more heavenly than homemade ice-cream, especially when you make the most of the flavours of the season in this gooseberry and elderflower ice cream recipe. You could also freeze the mixture in a loaf tin or terrine dish, lined with cling film, to make it easy to take out of the mould.

Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce and Toasted Pecans

Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce and Toasted Pecans

Who needs chocolate sprinkles? The perfect vanilla ice cream topping, this salted caramel and toasted pecans recipe is divine.

Real Vanilla Ice cream with Roasted Plums

Real Vanilla Ice cream with Roasted Plums

Another easy, no-churn dessert. Choose the best pure vanilla for this ice cream recipe - real vanilla is the pod of an orchid, which needs to be hand pollinated from mainly tiny plantations in the Indian Ocean, hence its price.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

A heavenly, nutty peanut butter ice-cream recipe from those frozen dessert connoisseurs, The Icecreamists.

Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream

Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream

This Madagascan vanilla ice-cream recipe is a luxurious take on the classic flavour.

Wild Orchid Ice Cream

Wild Orchid Ice Cream

Experiment with new flavours to create your own signature ice cream, just like this Iranian inspired wild orchid ice cream recipe from Ariana Bundy.

Strawberry and Balsamic Ice Cream

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Strawberry and Balsamic Ice Cream

Balsamic's rich sharpness makes an unusual but perfect match with beautifully sweet summer strawberries in this delicious ice cream recipe.

Toasted Hazelnut and Maple Syrup Ice Cream

Toasted Hazelnut and Maple Syrup Ice Cream

The Italians make the best gelato, and this hazelnut and maple syrup ice-cream recipe is just their style - not too sweet or too rich.

Maple Syrup Meringues with Brown Bread Ice Cream and Blueberries

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Maple Syrup Meringues with Brown Bread Ice Cream and Blueberries

Brown bread ice cream might sound a little strange but this maple syrup meringue recipe is always a hit with hard to impress guests.

Indian Ice Cream with Pomegranate and Mango

Indian Ice Cream with Pomegranate and Mango

A great Indian ice cream recipe that makes a refreshing dessert after a heavy meal.

Blackcurrant, Mint and Cassis Sorbet

Blackcurrant, Mint and Cassis Sorbet

Serve this light blackcurrant sorbet recipe after that barbecue.

Lucy Crabb Elderflower Sorbet

Lucy Crabb Elderflower Sorbet

This refreshing fat free elderflower sorbet recipe is delicious served on its own or with a bowl of English raspberries.

Lychee and Lime Sorbet

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Lychee and Lime Sorbet

A simple Chinese dessert, this lychee and lime sorbet recipe is fragrant and refreshing.

Cheat's Peach sorbet with Muscat and Almond Tuiles

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Cheat's Peach sorbet with Muscat and Almond Tuiles

Make this peach sorbet recipe ahead for a quick last minute dessert.