Is there anything better than an ice-cold dessert in the heat of summer? NOPE. It’s the best way to end the night. So in honor of that here are 20 of our favorite homemade ice cream desserts for your next dinner party!
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HOMEMADE ICE CREAM:
No Churn Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream – A super easy mascarpone based no-churn homemade ice cream recipe to keep you cool all summer long!
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream – Some of my favorite summer flavors rolled up into an ice cream! This Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is the perfect quick and easy summertime treat.
Easy Homemade Frozen Yogurt – Did you know frozen yogurt is really only 2 ingredients – a great quality greek yogurt and a sweetener! You’ll want this homemade ice cream recipe/formula in your back pocket all summer long. Watch how easy it is to make it here.
ICE CREAM CAKES:
Caramel Drenched Flourless Chocolate Cake – It’s a flourless chocolate cake DRENCHED in a homemade caramel sauce with all the scoops of ice cream on top because why not?
Chocolate Icebox Cake with Caramel Drizzle – Layers of chocolate cookies, freshly whipped chantilly cream, and a good drizzle of caramel and chocolate sauce.
FRUIT DESSERTS WITH ICE CREAM:
Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream – There’s really nothing quite like Grilled Peaches topped with vanilla ice cream!!! It’s one of my all-time favorite desserts, and it’s so easy!
Strawberry Peach Pie Milkshake – There’s always one or two pieces of pie left over from a party. And instead of eating them for breakfast, I’m turning them into a shake! This homemade ice cream milkshake is out of this world.
Peach Blackberry Cobbler – This incredible Peach Blackberry Cobbler is the dessert of summer. Fresh fruit, an incredible cobbler dough, and ice cream on top…. PERFECTION.
Blueberry Skillet Cobbler – If you have an abundance of blueberries on hand, then whip up this Blueberry Skillet Cobbler with Ice Cream because it’s the right thing to do. And the biscuit dough is beyond!
Blackberry Peach Crisp – This baby is loaded with all of summer’s bounty. Fresh peaches and a handful of super sweet blackberries. Once all that is ready to roll, it’s topped with my crisp recipe and then baked until bubbly perfection.
Mom’s Famous Apple Crisp – My mom’s famous apple crisp recipe is loaded with baked sliced apples and a crispy oat-based topping that you’ll love! Bonus points for ice cream!
Puff Pastry Apple Galette – I mean, if this isn’t the most gorgeous apple dessert you’ve ever seen, I don’t know what else is! Finish it with a big scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of caramel, and you’re in business.
ICE CREAM SKILLET DESSERTS:
Chocolate Brownie Pudding – Chocolate lovers – this one is for you, and it will NOT let you down! Chocolate Brownie Pudding is literally what your dreams are made of! It’s like a giant molten lava cake with ice cream!
ICE CREAM SANDWICH:
Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches – It’s my award-winning chocolate chip cookie recipe and some vanilla bean laced ice cream in between – what’s not to love?
S’more Ice Cream Sandwiches – Layers of chocolate ice cream, coffee ice cream, and then vanilla ice cream mixed with torched marshmallows. Once that’s all frozen together, you just slice up some squares, sandwich them between 2 graham crackers, and you’re done. Doesn’t get more delicious and summery than that!
ICE CREAM SUNDAES AND POPSICLES:
S’more Cheesecake Pops – These S’more Cheesecake Pops are easy to make, perfect for summer entertaining, and the BEST way to infuse s’mores into more homemade ice cream desserts!
Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Sundae – Layers of homemade caramel brownies, rocky road ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate AND caramel sauce, fresh strawberries, and dark chocolate almonds. It’s basically my dream dessert, all piled into one jar.
Peaches ’n Cream Pops – These beauties are layered with roasted peaches, homemade streusel, and a Vanilla/Greek Yogurt mixture that will make your heart sing! Everything combined together is sweet, tangy, fruity, and ah-mazing. It’s the perfect refreshing homemade ice cream pop to keep on hand for the rest of summer.
What you’ll need:
No Churn Homemade Ice Cream
For the Ice Cream Base
- 1 cup Mascarpone cheese, at room temp
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups heavy cream, cold
For the Blueberry Jam
- 1 quart fresh blueberries, cleaned, dried and sliced in half
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- Put a 9x3x5 loaf pan in the freezer.
- For the blueberry jam, combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan over medium high heat and cook, stirring often until the blueberries are soft and syrupy about 10 minutes
- Remove from the heat and let it cool. Place into the refrigerator to speed this up.
- To make the mascarpone Ice cream base, combine the mascarpone cheese, condensed milk, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl, stir to combine.
- Whip the heavy cream with a mixer on medium high speed until firm peaks form. Fold in mascarpone mixture with the whipped cream until well blended. Pour the mixture into the chilled pan and freeze, covered until it’s almost set about 2 hours
- Remove from the freezer and swirl in the cooled blueberry jam with a spoon. Return to the freezer until solid, about 4-5 hours