Beat The Heat! 10 Homemade Ice Cream Flavours

It’s summertime, which means it’s time for refreshing ice cream on a hot day. If you want to enjoy some delicious ice cream and some quality time with the family, try making ice cream at home. Here are 10 ice cream flavours to try making at home this summer. 

The best way to get these delicious flavours is to start with either vanilla or chocolate ice cream as your base. Make your ice cream in our popular Ricardo Ice Cream Maker and then mix in your toppings of choice and enjoy!


Simple Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe 

  • 1 ¾ cups heavy cream
  • 1 ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Combine ingredients and pour into the ice cream machine. Follow manufacturer instructions.


5 Summer Flavours to Try with Vanilla Base

  • Strawberry Basil – Mix in muddled basil with fresh strawberries and top with strawberry syrup.
  • Peach Cobbler – Mix in fresh peaches, and light peach syrup. Combine butter, brown sugar and toasted oats to top.
  • Honey Pistachio – Mix in finely chopped unsalted pistachios and a drizzle of honey.
  • PB&J – Mix in your favourite peanut butter and jelly.
  • Cookies & Cream – Mix in crushed up Oreo cookies and top with marshmallow drizzle.

Simple Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 3 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Combine ingredients and pour into the ice cream machine. Follow manufacturer instructions.


5 Summer Flavours to Try with Chocolate Base

  • S’mores – Mix in mini marshmallows and crumbled graham crackers. Drizzle with marshmallow sauce for an extra kick. 
  • Banana Split – Mix in diced or mashed banana, toasted walnuts and maraschino cherries. Top with hot fudge. 
  • Chocolate Orange – Mix in orange zest to taste. Top with candied oranges. 
  • Fudge Brownie – Mix in small brownie chunks and top with hot fudge. 
  • Coffee Caramel Swirl – Mix in instant espresso powder and caramel drizzle. 
Uncategorized Jul 14, 2021

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Terra Rosas

Terra is freelance writer, content creator and illustrator. She dabbles in art using a variety of mediums including watercolour and embroidery. In her free time you can find Terra trying new recipes or curled up with a good book and cat. Check out her work on Instagram @terrarosasdesigns.

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