Chocolate and black pepper gelato

Best ever ice cream recipes

Try one of our ice cream recipes for a summer cool down or dinner party dessert accompaniment. Making ice cream is easier than you think and will impress your friends

There’s nothing like homemade ice cream, and we have the best easy ice cream recipes to make in your ice cream maker, along with some no-churn ice cream recipes. We have plenty of ideas, from a classic homemade vanilla ice cream recipe, to show-stopping ice cream cake recipes and a fab dairy free ice cream idea. 

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Make an ice cream cake with your homemade ice cream. We have some show-stopping ice cream cake recipes, from pistachio and chocolate ice box cake to white chocolate and strawberry ice cream cake.


Brown butter ice cream

Brown butter adds a nutty, caramelised flavour to creamy vanilla ice cream in this recipe. It’s a little effort but so worth it

Brown butter ice cream

No-churn double strawberry ice cream

Strawberry ice cream is a family favourite but home-made just tastes so much better. This recipe for no-churn double strawberry ice cream is super easy and makes delicious, creamy ice cream that everyone will love.

No-churn double strawberry ice cream

Devil’s food ice cream cake

One of our favourite festive bakes, and one that goes down especially well on Christmas Eve. Layers of fudgy chocolate brownie cake sandwiched with ice cream, which you can mix and match using your favourite flavours. Make in advance and keep in the freezer, in a freezable container, for up to 1 month. 

Devil’s food ice-cream cake

Maple honeycomb ice cream

Making this delicious maple honeycomb ice cream is easier than you may think with step-by-step help from the olive test kitchen. It’s guaranteed to be a new family favourite any time of year.

Maple honeycomb ice cream

Chocolate and black pepper gelato

Try our recipe for indulgent and creamy homemade chocolate with black pepper gelato. Gelato differs from ice cream in the fat content – ice cream is usually made with cream, while gelato is milk based. The trick to this silky smooth gelato is to add some liquid glucose – this lowers the freezing point so it doesn’t freeze rock solid.

Chocolate and black pepper gelato

Dairy free no-churn banana ice cream

Dairy-free, no-churn, no-effort ice cream. Plus it’s healthy! What’s not to love? Once you’re confident, why not try experimenting with different flavours.

No-churn banana ice cream

Pistachio and chocolate ice box

The icebox cake is a US staple – the biscuits become pleasantly softened by the ice cream and the whole thing holds together so you can cut it into wedges.

Pistachio and Chocolate Ice Box Cake

Blackberry ripple ice cream sandwiches

The coolest, most irresistible ice cream sandwiches in existence. They’re surprisingly quick to make and the ice cream part requires NO CHURNING whatsoever!

Blackberry ripple ice cream sandwiches

Rice pudding ice cream

A modern twist on classic flavours makes this rice pudding ice cream from Soho restaurant Old Tom & English an easy but impressive dessert – perfect for entertaining.

Rice pudding ice cream

Peanut butter and salted caramel ice cream

This luxurious frozen pud combines two of the trendiest new flavours on dessert menus: smooth peanut butter and the delicious sweet and salty combo of salted caramel.

Peanut butter and salted caramel ice cream

Pecan praline ice cream

Easy homemade ice cream. Master your own praline, then make a custard-based ice cream, mix in the caramel-pecan nuts and freeze. Serves six.

Pecan praline ice cream

White chocolate and strawberry ice cream cake

White chocolate and strawberry ice cream, cake: three things we love the most in our puddings. Try this easy layer cake for the perfect dinner-party dessert.

White Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Double honey ice cream

Honey, honey! The best ice cream made with a simple-to-follow custard-based recipe. Quickly stir broken honeycomb through it to serve. So easy, so good.

Double honey ice cream

Blackcurrant ripple ice cream

This no-churn homemade ice cream with delicious blackcurrant sauce rippled through is the perfect weekend treat for the family – good for garden gluts too.

Blackcurrant ripple ice cream

Vanilla ice cream

Impress your guests with a quick and easy homemade vanilla ice cream with just 20 minutes of prep. Serve alongside your favourite dessert or just on its own.

Vanilla ice cream

Valentine Warner’s elderflower ice cream

Valentine Warner’s elderflower ice cream is light, aromatic and calls for only five ingredients. You don’t even have to go and pick your own elderflower – a good cordial will work just fine.

Valentine Warner's elderflower ice cream

Bitter chocolate ice cream

A grown-up version of Italy’s favourite flavour, this bitter chocolate ice cream is easy to make and makes a sophisticated ice cream cone dessert alternative. Indulgent, intense and seriously chocolatey!

Bitter chocolate ice cream

Peach melba ice cream

Peach melba is a classic British dessert created to honour the Australian soprano Nellie Melba. Try the great combination of peaches and raspberries in our peach melba ice cream for a sweet and tart frozen dessert for summer.

Peach melba ice cream

Ginger ice cream bombs

These smooth ice cream puds are topped with crystalized ginger. They’re a quick and easy way to up your pudding game.

Ginger ice cream bombs

Quick banana ice cream

You won’t believe how quick and easy this no-churn ice-cream recipe is. There’s no need to make a custard base – just blend bananas, cream and sugar and freeze.

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Quick banana ice cream

Make your ice cream better with our DIY ice cream sundae bar

Pack tubs of ice cream into a big bowl of ice. Make some easy sauces then pile up bought ingredients into pretty bowls and glasses so guests can build their own bespoke sundae.

DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar Recipe