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17 Delicious Ice Creams That You Can Make At Home

Churn, baby, churn.

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Homemade ice cream RULES — it's extra creamy, you can make literally any flavor you want, and it's fun.

OH YEAH — and you can put double the good stuff in. No more searching around for the best bite of cookies or fudge swirl.

Of course, you could dig into a pint of Ben & Jerry's, but DIYing your own ice cream is much easier than you think and doesn't *necessarily* mean you've gotta buy special equipment or make a complicated custard base.

You can always use an ice cream maker, but you can also make a no-churn ice cream using just a whisk or a hand beater. Or you can use a food processor to turn frozen fruit into a soft-serve-style treat. (Trust me, it's actually really delicious.)

Here are 17 ways to get started:

1. Wild Blueberry and Lavender Ice Cream

Absolutely gorgeous and vegan, too. This recipe uses a traditional ice cream maker, which helps the nondairy base get extra creamy. Get the recipe here.
ambitiouskitchen.com

Absolutely gorgeous and vegan, too. This recipe uses a traditional ice cream maker, which helps the nondairy base get extra creamy. Get the recipe here.

2. No-Churn Salted Caramel, Toffee, and Pretzel Ice Cream

Holy mother of delicious. And it's as simple as whipping cream and folding it into a caramel and sweetened condensed milk base. Get the recipe here.
twopeasandtheirpod.com

Holy mother of delicious. And it's as simple as whipping cream and folding it into a caramel and sweetened condensed milk base. Get the recipe here.

3. Pistachio Mint Chip Ice Cream

Pistachio adds richness and body to the traditional mint chip combo. Get the recipe here.
halfbakedharvest.com

Pistachio adds richness and body to the traditional mint chip combo. Get the recipe here.

4. Naturally Sweet Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream

So, this isn't technically ice cream. It's made from bananas, cacao, and chopped chocolate, and yet it TASTES like ice cream! Win-win. The food processor gives the frozen bananas a smooth and ice cream–like consistency. Get the recipe here.

5. Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream

A no-churn answer to your mocha almond prayers. Get the recipe here.
thefirstyearblog.com

A no-churn answer to your mocha almond prayers. Get the recipe here.

6. Lemonade Ice Cream

Get the recipe here.
iheartnaptime.net

Get the recipe here.

7. Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream

Here's the kid-friendly upgrade to cookies 'n' cream. This recipe uses an ice cream maker, but you don't have to make a custard with eggs — just mix everything but the cookies together and then process in your machine. Get the recipe here.
yourhomebasedmom.com

Here's the kid-friendly upgrade to cookies 'n' cream. This recipe uses an ice cream maker, but you don't have to make a custard with eggs — just mix everything but the cookies together and then process in your machine. Get the recipe here.

8. Cannoli Ice Cream

The ricotta and cream cheese in the ice cream make this taste extra authentic. Get the recipe here.
cookingclassy.com

The ricotta and cream cheese in the ice cream make this taste extra authentic. Get the recipe here.

9. Golden Milk Ice Cream

Golden milk is spiced milk, flavored with ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, pepper, and cardamom. Think of it as the new chai. Get the recipe here.
minimalistbaker.com

Golden milk is spiced milk, flavored with ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, pepper, and cardamom. Think of it as the new chai. Get the recipe here.

10. Carrot Cake Ice Cream With Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl

Get the recipe here.
bakedbyrachel.com

Get the recipe here.

11. Cake Batter Ice Cream

Get the recipe here.
bromabakery.com

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12. Blueberry and Basil Ice Cream

Get the recipe here.
floatingkitchen.net

Get the recipe here.

13. Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream

Get the recipe here.
barefeetinthekitchen.com

Get the recipe here.

14. No-Churn Rocky Road Ice Cream

Yeah, you could buy a pint of rocky road, but there's something so satisfying about making it yourself. Plus, you can fold extra marshmallows in. Get the recipe here.
carlsbadcravings.com

Yeah, you could buy a pint of rocky road, but there's something so satisfying about making it yourself. Plus, you can fold extra marshmallows in. Get the recipe here.

15. Avocado and Pistachio Ice Cream

Don't knock it 'til you try it. Get the recipe here.
iwashyoudry.com

Don't knock it 'til you try it. Get the recipe here.

16. Malted Vanilla Ice Cream With Peanut Brittle and Chocolate Chunks

Get the recipe here.
browneyedbaker.com

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17. Doughnut Funfetti Ice Cream

Get the recipe here.
sugarhero.com

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