A Delicious Fight Against Summer Heat: 12 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes!

Ask anyone for their favorite summer dessert and without a doubt they will say ice cream! There are countless flavors to enjoy, it pairs well with fruit, it can be used in other desserts as well and, most importantly, it keeps us cool on the hottest days of the season! If you want to enjoy an abundance of ice cream in your favorite flavor, dive into these 12 homemade ice cream recipes! 

1. Strawberry Ice Cream 

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When strawberries are in season everybody is happy! The classic pink strawberry-flavored ice cream has a very refreshing taste as it’s the perfect balance between sweetness and a hint of sourness. Fruit lovers can’t possibly resist it! Find the recipe at A Latte Food and enjoy this ice cream all summer long!

2. Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream 

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Blueberry ice cream already tastes like heaven on its own, but since blueberries pair so well with many other foods why not take advantage of that and add something extra to the ice cream to truly make it unique. Delightful E Made added coconut and we love the idea!

3. Buttered Pecan Ice Cream 

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While some people love the taste of light fruit ice creams, others would sell their soul for a milky and creamy ice cream that will definitely give you a bit of a sugar high! This buttered pecan ice cream by Jamie Sanders is making our mouth water just by looking at it!

4. Cotton Candy Ice Cream 

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When you’re creating in your own kitchen it’s not just about how the food tastes, but also how it looks. You want your creations to have an appealing look, especially if you are going to serve them to friends and family! This cotton candy ice cream by Homemade Hooplah is just as good as it looks!

5. Salted Caramel Ice Cream 

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Salted caramel is easily one of the best inventions of our time. The harmonious combination of pure salt and pure sugar creates an addictive flavor you’ll be dreaming of for days to come! Find a recipe for a delicious salted caramel ice cream at Sugar Spun Run!

6. Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Ice cream that tastes like a cheesecake? Yes please! This is a great alternative to an actual cheesecake, if you’d rather serve yourself something much simpler but equally as tasty. The addition of lemon and blueberries makes this ice cream a total perfection!  Find the recipe at Creations by Kara!

7. Banana Pudding Ice Cream 

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Homemade banana ice cream is a classic choice but no matter how many times you eat it, it never gets boring! The sweet familiar taste of bananas makes them a perfect ingredient for a cold summer dessert! Spicy Southern Kitchen will show you how to make it!

8. Peach Ice Cream 

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If you can’t get enough of peaches because of their incredible sweetness and juiciness, you absolutely need to try this homemade peach ice cream by A Happy Food Dance! It has a strong sweet flavor, almost candy-like, making you forget about the daily stresses and the hot temperatures!

9. Mermaid Ice Cream 

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The mermaid trend is real! From mermaid hairstyles to mermaid toast and ice cream!  This specific coloring is captivating and enchanting, making you wonder how in the world can you make it yourself, let alone turn it into an ice cream. Home Made Interest has all the answers!

10. Coffee Ice Cream 

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When coffee is an essential part of your every day, you love nothing more than finding a coffee flavored dessert that enables you to enjoy the taste of your favorite beverage even outside of the regular coffee cups. Start with this coffee flavored ice cream by Simply Recipes!

11. Cherry Ice Cream 

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Sitting in a shade and eating tons of cherries is one of the happiest summertimes experiences. For the extra hot days, you’ll need something cool and refreshing to munch on, so why don’t you try your luck with a cherry ice cream? Get the recipe at One Sweet Mess!

12. Apple Crisp Ice Cream

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The hot months of the year are when we give the oven a bit of a break and make cold, frozen desserts instead. This apple crisp ice cream is a great alternative to the classic apple crumble and you can find the tutorial at Tornadough Alli!

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