10 Tasty Homemade Ice Cream, Sorbet and Gelato Recipes

July 15, 2013

Before you go out and buy a pint of ice cream this weekend consider making a batch at home. Not every recipe requires an ice cream maker (though even an inexpensive one does most the work for you), and there's nothing quite like homemade ice cream. Best of all, you can create flavors you'd rarely find in stores, like Olive Oil with Salted Caramel Sauce (sounds crazy, but it's divine!). I love to make a big batch of vanilla then divvy it up into smaller, more customized flavors using fresh herbs from my garden like basil, lemon verbena, mint and rosemary. Play around with spices (pink peppercorns, qalat daqqa, saffron!) and seasonal fruits to create your own blends. Discover 10 great ice cream, sorbet and gelato recipes below.

Olive Oil Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce
Savoury Table
Olive Oil Ice Cream

Maple Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream
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Maple Cinnamon Pecan Ice Cream

Refreshing Strawberry Frosty
Living the Gourmet
Strawberry Frosty

Mango & Saffron Ice Cream
Mango Saffron Ice Cream

Patrón Tequila Chocolate Ice Cream
Recipe and image courtesy of Saveur & Todd Coleman
Tequila Chocolate Ice Cream

Choco-Coco-Nut Mini Ice Cream Pies
Courtesy of Pillsbury
Mini Ice Cream Pies

Fresh Strawberry Sorbet
A Feast for the Eyes
Strawberry Sorbet

Wild Blackberry Sorbet With Garden Mint & Lavender
The Garden of Eating
Wild Blackberry Sorbet

Cherry Buttermilk Gelato
Au Jardin Potager
Buttermilk Gelato

Classic Vanilla Bean Gelato
Vanilla bean Gelato