Designated officially in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, July is National Ice Cream Month. The third Sunday of the month is National Ice Cream Day. It’s a great excuse for some celebratory homemade old standards and new favorites.
Remember all that work it took to get ice cream from the hand operated ice cream makers? Today’s electric version makes for an easier option. There’s even a variety of machine-free methods that allow you to make smaller batches. However you do it, making ice cream from scratch is fun and easy.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Here are some delicious ideas to consider.
Vanilla – There may be some fancy ice cream recipes out there, but it’s hard to beat vanilla, arguably America’s favorite. Try this no-eggs vanilla ice cream recipe. You can also create some yummy with one of a variety of add-ins, from bourbon to salted caramel.
Chocolate – A basic chocolate ice cream is delicious on its own and dreamy as the base for other mix-ins to create versions of Chocolate Banana, Chocolate Rum, S’mores and even Chocolate Cayenne Ice Cream.
Strawberry – Strawberry ice cream using strawberries, heavy cream, whole milk and sugar is hard to beat. If you prefer, make an eggless version. Or, you can go for something with a little extra like Rhubarb and Strawberry Ice Cream.
Not Your Typical Ice Cream – Want to tantalize the taste buds with something a little more exotic? Try these a little more adventurous, but still easy, homemade ice cream recipes:
If you want to try some more unusual ice creams, check out 10 Strange Ice Cream Recipes You’ve Gotta Try, with surprising treats like Avocado-Chocolate Chip and Purple Yam Swirl.