3 Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

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“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!”

There is nothing better to help you cool off during the summer than homemade ice cream. The greatest part about making these ice creams are that they are simple so you won’t miss out on any of the fun happening around you. But, more importantly, they are delicious.

So, enjoy these recipes or add any of your favorite ingredients to the easy vanilla recipe. They are all guaranteed to be crowd favorites.

1. Easy, Breezy Vanilla Ice Cream


14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk

2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

4 cups of half and half


In large bowl combine all the ingredients.

Mix well.

Freeze according to your machines manufacturer’s instructions. Serve when ready.

You can freeze leftovers. (I doubt you will have to worry about this step.)

2. South Carolina Peach Ice Cream


4 cups of sweet, South Carolina peaches

1 ½ cups of sugar

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk

3 eggs

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

8 cups of milk


Peel, remove pit, and finely chop peaches in a blender.

Stir in ¾ cup of the sugar with the peaches.

Add lemon juice to peach mixture and SET ASIDE.

In a large mixer at medium speed, beat eggs until light and frothy.

Gradually add to egg mixture the remaining ¾ cup of sugar and sweetened condensed milk. Beat until it is dissolved. Then, add milk and vanilla until blended.

Stir in peach mixture.

Freeze in 1 gallon electric churn according to the manufacturer’s directions.


3. Toasted Pecan Ice Cream


½ cup of chopped pecans

Cooking spray

½ pint light cream

½ pint heavy cream

2 ounces of brown sugar

½ teaspoon of vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 350

Put ½ cup of chopped pecans on cookie sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

Toast pecans for around 5 minutes. Watch them to make sure they do not burn.

Ice Cream:

Put light cream, sugar, and butter into saucepan and mix together over low heat.

Stir until mixture bubbles around edges.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool.

When mixture is cold transfer to an ice cream maker.

Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract.

Freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions, but add roasted pecans as the ice cream begins to harden.

So, what are you waiting for? Get to the grocery store and buy the ingredients for your favorite homemade ice cream. I can guarantee if you try one of these recipes, you won’t have to worry about freeing up any freezer space because your crew will eat it as fast as you can make it!

Warning: read the directions (you know you hate to) that came with your ice cream machine because they are all just a little different.