Scoops from Scratch! 10 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
Icy desserts taste amazing when you make them in your own kitchen using fresh ingredients. Try this variety of ice cream, sorbet, and granita recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth this summer and beyond. Most of the recipes don't require an ice cream maker.
Vanilla Ice Cream
Let's start with a classic. Vanilla ice cream is simply delicious. You'll love it even more when you whip it up yourself using real vanilla beans.
White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Chocolate ice cream is a crowd-pleaser that gets even better when you add creamy white chocolate chips. (Peanut butter chips would be a great alternative!)
Tropical Strawberry Ice Cream
If traditional strawberry ice cream is one of your favorites, try this version that will take your taste buds to the tropics with the addition of coconut milk, lime juice, and a dash of rum (optional).
Pistachio Ice Cream
Good old-fashioned pistachio ice cream is at its best with freshly chopped nuts in the mix. Green food coloring is optional but adds a classic touch.
Green Tea Ice Cream
If you're screaming for even more green ice cream, try this interesting recipe. Green tea ice cream is a popular dessert in Asian restaurants, and now you can make it at home.
Sorbet is a delicious, low-fat alternative to ice cream because it doesn't contain any cream. This citrusy dish is perfect for scorching summer days.
Mangos — yum! This vibrant sorbet is a feast for the eyes. The recipe can be adapted for almost any kind of fruit, from melon to berries, so get creative.
Speaking of berries, give this mixed-berry granita a try! Without any eggs or dairy in the mix, granita is the lightest frozen dessert and is great for vegans or people with food allergies.
Zesty Lemon Granita
When life hands you lemons, make... lemon granita! All you need are lemons and sugar. Served in a cocktail glass, granita is like a grown-up snow cone or slushy (the kids will love it, too).
Here's a fun way to use up your leftover coffee. Chill it and add sugar and vanilla extract to make espresso granita. It's the perfect dessert for a summer dinner party. Enjoy!