23 ice cream recipes
Cool down with our seasonal ice cream recipes, from roasted banana caramel swirl and maple honeycomb to chocolate and black pepper gelato
Looking for ice cream recipes? Want to make your own frozen yogurt or gelato? Try our ideas below, then check out our ice lolly recipes for kids and grown-ups.
There's nothing like homemade ice cream, and we have the best recipes to make in your ice cream maker, along with some no-churn ice cream recipes to whip up by hand. Make vanilla, chocolate, pistachio and more then add exciting toppings or turn into show-stopping ice-cream desserts. There's even dairy free ice cream for those who can't have milk.
For more summer desserts, check out our ice cream cake recipes, condensed milk recipes, yogurt recipes and sorbet recipes. We've also got plenty more seasonal inspiration in our collection of summer recipes.
Easy ice cream recipes
Learn how to make this supremely creamy vanilla ice cream and you’ll be set for summer. If you're looking for summer desserts to serve it with, click here for plenty of inspiration.
Cardamom and cinnamon add a fragrant edge to this quick coffee ice cream recipe. You only need 15 minutes to prepare before freezing – an easy pick-me-up for summer entertaining.
This ice cream boasts a heady aniseed flavour thanks to tarragon. It’s ideal for sunny days and warm evenings.
Try this ice cream with nonya kaya, a sweet coconut condiment, for a dinner party dessert with a difference.
Check out our impressive ice cream recipe with roasted bananas and homemade caramel sauce swirled through. Black bananas are best for this recipe as they're super ripe and sweet.
Brown butter adds a nutty, caramelised flavour to creamy homemade vanilla ice cream in this recipe. It's a little effort but so worth it for a grown-up summer treat.
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. Try our strawberry dessert recipes here.
Try this quick and easy homemade vanilla ice cream with just 20 minutes of prep. Serve alongside your favourite summer dessert – we have plenty of inspiration here.
Nik Sharma's Indian frozen dessert is flavoured with coffee, cardamom, cinnamon and star anise. A perfect kulfi should contain ice crystals, so look out for them!
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.
Try our recipe for indulgent and creamy homemade chocolate gelato spiced up with black pepper. 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.
Dairy-free, no-churn, no-effort ice cream. Once you’re confident with the process, try experimenting with different flavours – add frozen berries, peanut butter or raw cacao powder to get the flavours shown in our picture below.
Make our easy homemade ice cream with a twist. Master your own praline, then make a custard-based ice-cream, mix in the caramel-pecan nuts and freeze.
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.
A grown-up version of Italy’s favourite flavour, this bitter chocolate ice cream is easy to make and creates a sophisticated ice cream cone dessert alternative. Indulgent, intense and seriously chocolatey!
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This homemade ice cream combines two luxurious flavours – smooth peanut butter and the delicious sweet and salty combo of salted caramel. Check out our caramel cakes and bakes here.
We use a simple-to-follow custard-based recipe to create this ice cream, with broken honeycomb stirred through for a sweet crunch.
This no-churn homemade ice cream with blackcurrant sauce rippled through is the perfect weekend treat for the family.
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.
Check out this super speedy dairy-free frozen yogurt. Our easy recipe only uses three ingredients (lime, mango and coconut yogurt) and takes minutes to make.
Try this elegant avocado dessert with frozen yogurt and meringue to serve at your next dinner party.
Try our fun ice cream toppings for your homemade vanilla ice cream (recipe below). Choose between retro caramel banana split, boozy Baileys affogato, spiced nuts and fudge, and hot chocolate and berry ice cream sundae.
Pack tubs of ice cream into a big bowl of ice. Make some easy sauces then pile up shop-bought ingredients into pretty bowls and glasses so guests can build their own bespoke sundae.