9 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Updated on May 19, 2018
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Margie Lynn started cooking as a teen for the family. She loves trying old and new recipes and sharing with others.

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Just Vanilla

Basic Vanilla Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. I have said that a million times... well, maybe not a million times.

Summer is almost here; we need to dust off our ice cream freezer and enjoy some homemade ice cream.

This basic recipe produces a velvety-smooth ice cream. Just start with this basic homemade vanilla ice cream and by adding a few ingredients you can make chocolate, peanut butter, strawberry, peach ice cream, and more.

My husband was looking for a different kind of ice cream for an ice cream social. His two favorite pies are apple and pumpkin, so he created apple pie ice cream and pumpkin pie ice cream.

I have also added some of my favorites, butter pecan, and for the kids, Big Red ice cream.

It is also great with a piece of homemade cake. What a party we can have with homemade ice cream and cake.

Get to the store for your ingredients; don't forget the rock salt!

Ingredients for Basic Vanilla Ice-Cream

  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 quarts light cream

Instructions for Making Basic Vanilla Ice-Cream Recipe

  1. Scald the milk.
  2. Mix the sugar, flour, and salt; add enough hot mix to the sugar-flour mixture to make a thin paste.
  3. Stir the paste into the hot milk; cook over low heat until it thickens a little, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the hot milk mixture gradually to the beaten eggs; continue to cook over low heat until the mixture thickens again, about 2 minutes; stirring constantly. Don't cook longer as the eggs may curdle.
  5. Cool quickly in the refrigerator. Do not allow the mixture to stand at room temperature.
  6. Pour the mix into the freezing container.
  7. Add the vanilla and light cream, filling about ¾ full.
  8. Freeze, following the usual procedure for ice cream freezer.
  9. Makes 1 gallon of ice cream.

Peanut Butter Goodness!

Peanut Butter Ice Cream


Instructions for Making Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • Add to the basic vanilla recipe:
  • Omit 1 cup of the light cream.
  • Stir a small amount of the custard, mix gradually into ½ cup of the peanut butter until well blended.
  • Add to the rest of the mix in the ice cream container.

Strawberries And Cream!

Strawberry Ice Cream


Instructions for Making Strawberry Ice Cream

  • Add to the basic vanilla recipe:
  • Omit 3 cups of the light cream.
  • Add 1 quart of washed, hulled strawberries which have been mashed.
  • Add ½ cup of additional sugar

Chocolate Lovers!

Chocolate Ice Cream


Instructions for Making Chocolate Ice Cream

  • Add to the basic vanilla recipe:
  • Add 4-1-ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate to the milk before scalding.
  • Beat with an electric mixer until the chocolate flecks disappear.
  • Increase the sugar by ½ cup and prepare according to directions for basic vanilla.

Just Peachy

Peach Ice Cream


Instructions for Making Peach Ice Cream

  • Add to the basic vanilla recipe:
  • Omit 3 cups of the light cream.
  • Add 1 quart of crushed fresh peaches mixed with ¾ cups of additional sugar.

The Apple of My Eye

Apple Pie Ice Cream


Instructions for Making Apple Pie Ice Cream

  • Add to the basic vanilla recipe:
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Mix well into the basic vanilla recipe.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream


Instructions for Making Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

  • Add to the basic vanilla recipe:
  • 1-15-ounces can pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, more if you desired
  • Mix well into the basic vanilla recipe.

Big Red Soda Pop

Big Red Ice Cream

Here is a recipe the kids will like, me too, I am a kid at heart. This will soon be a family favorite.
Use your imagination, I could see, root beer, orange, coca cola or any flavor you like.
Let the kids help you mix it up it only takes 3 ingredients. Of course, you will need ice and rock salt.

Ingredients for Big Red Ice Cream

  • 3- 20 ounce bottles big red soda pop.
  • 2- 15 ounce cans sweetened condensed milk (not canned milk)
  • Enough milk to fill up to the fill line on ice cream freezer.

Instructions for Making Big Red Ice Cream

  1. Get your crank or electric ice cream maker out and clean it up.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well.
  3. Pour into the ice cream freezer can.
  4. Freeze until set.
  5. It freezes quickly because of the carbonated soda.
  6. Get the bowls and spoons ready to enjoy a yummy big red ice cream.
  7. This is my all-time favorite ice cream for kids and adults!

Crunchy Toasted Butter Pecan

Butter Pecan Ice Cream


Butter pecan is my favorite of all ice creams. This velvety ice cream is fill with skillet toasted pecan clusters. I dare you to try it soon!

Ingredients for Butter Pecan Ice Cream

  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 cups half-and-half or light cream
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups whipping cream

Instructions for Making Butter Pecan Ice Cream

  1. Combine in a heavy skillet, the pecans, sugar and butter.
  2. Cook on medium heat until the sugar melts and browns, about 6-8 minutes, stir constantly.
  3. Spread in a buttered pan or foil, dividing into clusters.
  4. Let cool; break clusters into small chunks, save ¼ cup for topping.
  5. Mix in a large bowl, the half-and-half, brown sugar and vanilla until the sugar dissolves.
  6. Stir in the pecan chunks and whipping cream.
  7. Place the mixture in a 4 or 5 quart ice cream freezer.
  8. Follow manufacturer's directions.
  9. Let the ice cream ripen for 4 hours

Make about 3 ½ quarts.

Tips From Margie Lynn

  • You are only limited by your imagination to what other flavors you can make.
  • You may want to make two batches of this delicious creamy ice cream.

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Questions & Answers

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    • JanisaChatte profile image


      7 days ago from Earth

      Lots of very tempting recipes!

      I've been wanting to invest in an ice cream maker for quite some time now, any tips or recommendations ?

    • Margie Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Margie Lynn 

      4 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

      Nothing beats homemade ice cream, I have an electric one and that really makes it easy! Thanks for stopping by!

    • lizmalay profile image

      Liza Ikram 

      4 months ago from Herriman,UT

      Oh my! This is awesome. I must try one of these ice cream recipes. My favorite is chocolate and vanilla.


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