Believe it or not, there are close to one thousand different ice cream flavors in the world today!
That is a lot of choices and a lot of ice cream!
Some of the most favorite ice cream flavors that rank near the top of most surveys are chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint chocolate chip, Neapolitan, rocky road, cookie dough, and cookies n’ cream.
There are some flavors of homemade ice cream that have a loyal following, like butter pecan and pistachio, even if they are not among the general favorites.
So much ice cream is consumed worldwide that if you have a favorite flavor, the chances are that flavor has been made into ice cream.
Fruit flavor ice cream can be seasonal to match the current harvest, or sometimes the frozen fruit works just as well.
You are probably well aware of the most popular name-brand makers of ice cream sold in stores, and you probably have a favorite local place where you enjoy getting a scoop of freshly made ice cream.
Now in other countries or other places, ice cream and other frozen treats can take the form of sorbet or sherbet, gelato, and popsicles.
Even ice cream flavors are highly questionable in some people’s minds, like pizza or cicada, but I certainly am not one to pass judgment on personal opinion.
Now in this post, I have collected 33 recipes for homemade ice cream flavors, and I threw in a few other types as well.
Some are copycat ice cream flavor creations from name brands, like the Copycat Mac & Cheese Ice Cream and Copycat Baskin Robbins Daiquiri Ice.
Some are entirely original, like the Lavender Rose Ice Cream and Soda Ice Cream.
Some recipes are no-churn ice cream recipes that only require freezing, but the majority do require an ice cream maker at some point.
Since July is the month of the year that has the most ice cream sales, I hope this list can give you some ideas so you will be ready when the heat arrives and everyone needs a cold refreshing dessert!
Straight out of the gate, I have the copycat ice cream flavor of macaroni and cheese, which has a small cult following.
That’s right, you read that correctly, and apparently, it is a thing!
You can thank Kraft for releasing it as a marketing and publicity campaign!
Home chefs have been working on replicating it, and here is one such recipe!
Your kids will love it!
This recipe differs from many since it starts with milk kefir.
The fruit flavors incorporated are blueberries and lemon zest.
The richness comes from the cream and the sweetness from honey or maple syrup.
It also uses an ice cream maker with the blueberries being added at the end of the churning.
Eggnog is a flavor we tend to connect with holidays and New Year’s celebrations.
This recipe helps you turn that flavor into ice cream with the help of an ice cream machine!
The comments are raving, so if this is a flavor you enjoy, the experience says it is worth the effort.
This homemade ice cream design is stunning with lots of flavor and sprinkles, and color!
It is perfect for a unicorn party or a universe party!
This recipe is no churn and has unique ingredients like strawberry frosting and colors of black, pink, purple, and teal.
One of the best ice cream flavors around includes another favorite dessert, cookies!
Well, cookie dough, to be exact!
SO obviously, you know there will be two steps to this recipe because the cookie dough gets made first and the ice cream second.
Great instructions about cooking the flour to make the dough safe to eat.
Those luxurious chunks are added after the processing in the ice cream maker on their way to the freezer.
If you are following a Ketogenic eating plan and you enjoy coffee, this recipe turns brewed coffee and unsweetened cocoa powder into an ice cream flavor!
It also uses heavy cream, vanilla, and granular erythritol to complete the mix that goes into the ice cream maker.
Here we have a copycat ice cream flavor, daiquiri ice from the ice cream chain Baskin Robbins.
It is a rum and lime flavored non-alcoholic frozen sorbet.
It has sugar, lime juice, rum extract, citric acid powder, and green food coloring.
Boil, cool, and freeze in an ice cream machine!
A simple recipe that is a no-churn ice cream hit is always wonderful to have on hand for those “emergencies” when ice cream is the only solution!
This recipe for graham cracker chocolate chunk ice cream has only four ingredients, each with a type of preparation, but when it all comes together, everyone will be happy!
10. Soda Ice Cream
You may not believe this, but this homemade ice cream recipe allows you to turn your favorite soda pop into soda ice cream with only three ingredients.
Root beer? Yep!
Grape or black cherry? Yep!
Everything being cold really helps when mixing and then processing in the ice cream maker.
Here is a copycat ice cream flavor recipe I am sure you are familiar with, Chunky Monkey from Ben and Jerry’s.
Yes, it does include ripe bananas, chopped walnuts, and chocolate chunks, so it will taste just as you expect!
If any other items are added, be sure they are about the size of a pea.
I have a family member whose favorite candy was also made into an ice cream flavor!
Peppermint of all things!
He would get so giddy when the Peppermint Ice Cream would be released in stores around the holidays!
This recipe allows us to make this “holiday” flavor at home any time of year!
It is a custard base, so it takes some time, but oh, it is worth it!
Avocado is an item I cook with often that I would never have thought could be made into homemade ice cream!
I think that is because I associate avocado with primarily savory foods.
But here, when combined with coconut milk, cream, sweetener, and fresh mint, it is like an explosion of amazingness going off in your mouth!
Churn or no-churn, it’s up to you!
14. Mango Gelato
Gelato, or Italian ice cream, is creamier and denser than traditional ice cream.
The fruit flavor of choice for this one is mango.
Do not fear; this can be made with mango puree or frozen mango chunks or fresh, which will need to be strained.
When churning, set it to a slower speed so less air is added to the mixture.
Another luscious gelato here with this blueberry butter cookie flavor.
Buttery shortbread cookies, that is!
This post has a bonus recipe for homemade waffle cups to serve the gelato!
It is a custard base, and it does need time in the ice cream maker.
16. Rainbow Sherbert
The following frozen treat on my list is sherbert (the less common spelling of sherbet) which is fruit juice added to milk, cream, eggs, or gelatin.
It does not need churning.
It has a base made of milk, sugar, and heavy whipping cream that is warmed till sugar is dissolved and then frozen.
Later it is divided into three parts where the orange juice, lime juice, and raspberry puree are added along with food coloring if desired.
A bite of summertime is what this next homemade frozen treat tastes like!
Watermelon lemon Italian ice will hit the spot on a lazy hot summer evening!
It calls for frozen watermelon and fresh watermelon, lemon juice, and a touch of sweetener!
Blend it all up till smooth and delight your family or friends!
Fruit flavor in a frozen treat is a perfect ending to the evening.
This recipe includes pineapple, agave, honey, lemon juice, and ice cubes.
If you are a fan of Disney’s pineapple Dole whips, this will bring a big smile to your face!
Simply blend and freeze!
Popsicles are the next homemade frozen treat to explore, which could also be an ice cream flavor.
These popsicles have roasted peaches, honey and yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla, giving them a creamy, fruity texture and flavor.
Be sure to prepare the popsicle molds before beginning, so they are ready to be filled.
Strawberry is the fruit flavor frozen treat in this popsicle recipe!
Suitable for the whole family because the only two ingredients are ripe strawberries and yogurt.
A bit of honey or vanilla is optional but can be added if you wish.
Blenderize until smooth and pour into molds to freeze for four hours.
If you love peanut butter in your favorite ice cream flavors, this Reese’s peanut butter recipe might be a regular in your home.
Bonus because it is a no-churn ice cream recipe, so everyone can make it!
It highlights peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, and 40 Reese’s mini peanut butter cups.
Some mixing, layering, and freezing for a fabulous dessert!
There seems to be some debate concerning favorite ice cream flavors, specifically butter pecan.
Some say that it is a classic that the older generation enjoys.
Others say it has lost its ranking and slipped to the least favorite list.
All I know is that it IS on my favorite list, so here we go!
The candied pecans are mandatory, and the butter and brown sugar combination are so extravagant tasting!
Mint can brighten anyone’s day, and this no-churn ice cream recipe can too!
You can double-dip in the preparation since Oreo now makes a mint variety, oo-la-la!
Otherwise, regular Oreos with some peppermint extract will certainly do the trick!
Along with a little green food coloring.
As with most ice cream flavors, the hardest part is waiting for it to freeze!
Golden Oreos and toasted pecans make an appearance in this no-churn ice cream recipe for Carrot Cake Ice Cream.
Of course, if you prefer carrot cake with chocolate chips or raisins, those ingredients could easily be added in as well.
To replicate this flavor, there are lots of warm seasonings used like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
It also includes cream cheese and shredded carrots.
Extra points for creativity here!
Sometimes your favorite ice cream flavors simply have hints of flavors that delight instead of taking the bold approach.
This keto salted caramel ice cream recipe is low carb and has a luscious caramel sauce.
With all the new keto-friendly sweetener options, check the ingredient list before starting to be sure to have everything on hand.
It does use eggs and requires churning.
For a decidedly different homemade ice cream flavor, I came across this Mexican chocolate recipe.
Mexican chocolate is used in mole and is a dark, bitter chocolate bar that typically has other spices added.
It comes in various forms, with Nestle and Ibarra being the name brands.
This recipe also calls for a pinch of cayenne and espresso powder, so that gives you a sense of the flavor profile!
This is a light and lovely recipe among my ice cream flavors collection.
The culinary-use dried lavender and rose water components really stand out.
The color alone announces that it is in a different league from ordinary ice cream!
It is custard-based and needs time in an ice cream maker.
When you want to get the kids involved in making homemade ice cream, this recipe makes it easy!
Grab some freezer-safe, straight-sided, wide-mouth mason jars, and let the fun begin.
Add the ingredients and shake until it doubles in size, then freeze.
Shake again every 30 minutes during the freezing process.
Six different flavor options are included so everyone in the family can make their own!
Of course, to make soft-serve ice cream at home, you will need a soft-serve machine.
So assuming you do, this recipe is perfect and offers six ice cream flavor options.
The unique ingredient that makes it so smooth and creamy is dry milk powder, so that is a must!
32. Mochi Ice Cream
This recipe is of Japanese origin and is more about the mochi than the ice cream, but it fits into this list because it is a unique way to serve up your favorite ice cream flavors!
The instructions are clear and are accompanied by pictures and a video.
Many flavor variations are included as well.
For a totally different take on homemade ice cream, here we are encouraged to not worry about making the base vanilla or chocolate, but rather to buy those flavors at the store and focus our energy on creating the flavors.
The three-step process includes blending the ice cream till soft, mixing in other ingredients, and freezing.
This approach lets you make the ice cream flavors precisely as you want!
The bottom line
There is no shortage of ice cream flavors in the world, which means there are lots and lots of ice cream to make!
So whether you stick to your favorite ice cream flavors or try a different homemade frozen treat, dessert at your home just got a lot sweeter!
Looking for more ice cream options, we’ve compiled lists of 13 Amazing Ice Cream Cake Recipes and 15 Cuisinart Ice Cream Recipes that you should definitely check out!
- Copycat Mac & Cheese Ice Cream
- Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
- Lemon-Blueberry Kefir Ice Cream
- Eggnog Ice Cream
- No-Churn Galaxy Ice Cream
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
- 5-Ingredient Keto Mocha Ice Cream
- Copycat Baskin Robbins Daiquiri Ice
- Graham Cracker Chocolate Chunk No-Churn Ice Cream
- Soda Ice Cream
- Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
- Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream
- Avocado Ice Cream
- Mango Gelato
- Blueberry Butter Cookie Gelato
- Rainbow Sherbert
- Orange Pineapple Sherbet
- Watermelon Lemon Italian Ice In A Blender
- Pineapple Italian Ice
- Creamy Peach & Honey Popsicles
- Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
- No-Churn Cookies & Creme Ice Cream
- Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- No-Churn Butter Pecan Ice Cream
- No-Churn Mint Oreo Ice Cream
- Carrot Cake Ice Cream
- Keto Salted Caramel Ice Cream
- Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream
- Lavender Rose Ice Cream
- Mason Jar Ice Cream
- Soft Serve Ice Cream
- Mochi Ice Cream
- Unique & Different Ice Cream Flavors You Can Make
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- Pick out the ingredients needed for the recipe.
- Make then enjoy immediately!