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13 Classic Ice Cream Truck Treats You Can Make At Home

Don't just wait around listening for that jingle. Take matters into your own hands.

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1. Homemade Choco Tacos

Molly Yeh / food52.com

This recipe is probably the most doable for a home cook (you just cook the "taco" batter in a skillet) but if you want to come even closer to authentic Choco perfection (and happen to own a pizzelle iron), try this waffley variation.

4. Homemade Firecracker Popsicles

Michelle Norris / browneyedbaker.com

These are made with strawberries and blueberries, but feel free to swap in any appropriately red and purple fruit you like. Because this is AMERICA, goddammit. Get the recipe.

12. Homemade Creamsicles

Emma Chapman / abeautifulmess.com

These don't quite replicate the magical orange shell + creamy interior (if you can figure out how to make that work, you will be a hero to mankind). But that doesn't mean they're not delicious. Get the recipe.

13. Homemade Cookie Butter Drumsticks

Shawn Syphus / iwashyoudry.com

These are full of cookie butter ice cream. I repeat, these are filled with cookie butter ice cream. (Although you should feel free to swap in your favorite storebought flavor if you don't have an ice cream maker). Get the recipe.

Bonus: Homemade Carvel Ice Cream Cake

Karen Howard / instructables.com

It may not come from a truck, but you know you want it. The fluffy frosting! The crunchy bits! It's all here. Assembling this will take a while, since you have to pause to re-freeze the cake at multiple stages, but it's WORTH IT. Here's how to make it.

Even more serious over-achievers can try this borderline-insane but gorgeous ice cream cake recipe on Smitten Kitchen that uses all homemade ingredients.