25 Ice Cream Recipes to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

Here are 25 ways to enjoy ice cream this July—and every other month of the year.
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Super-Easy Vanilla Ice Cream

vanilla-ice-cream-cone

There's nothing wrong with basic vanilla, especially when it's this simple and delicious. Ours only takes six ingredients and 30 minutes. 

Recipe: Try our Super-Easy Vanilla Ice Cream 

Honey Roasted Strawberry Sundaes

honey-roasted strawberry sundaes

Use some of that super-easy vanilla frozen to make this scoopable sundae. Strawberries get caramelized in honey and orange zest and drizzled over ice cream with roasted almonds for a sweet, nutty treat.

Recipe: Try our Honey-Roasted Strawberry Sundaes 

Ice Cream Sliders

Ice Cream Sliders

Smash a scoop of your favorite ice cream between these sugary buns for a carb-filled way to cool off. 

Recipe: Try our Ice Cream Sliders 

Strawberry Ice Cream Taco with Fruit Salsa

Strawberry Ice Cream Taco with Fruit Salsa

End Taco Tuesday with these beauties. They take a little more prep work, but they are well worth the effort. Trust us: You can't go wrong with berries, basil, chocolate, and pistachios.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry Ice Cream Taco with Fruit Salsa 

Orange & Ice Cream Trifles

orange and ice cream trifles

For an elegant dessert you can throw together in minutes, layer oranges, pound cake, and vanilla ice cream into dessert glasses. Nice to eat, even nicer to look at!

Recipe: Try our Orange & Ice Cream Trifles 

Mexican Ice Cream Sundae

mexican ice cream sundae

This sundae screams movie night. Drop a couple scoops of dulce de leche ice cream into your favorite bowl, drizzle on some warm chocolate sauce, sprinkle in cinnamon and cashews, and hit play. 

Recipe: Try our Mexican Ice Cream Sundae 

Coffee Ice Cream Pie

Coffee Ice Cream Pie

Coffee ice cream is great on its own, but pressed into an Oreo cookie crust and drizzled with a caramel-whiskey sauce, it's heavenly. 

Recipe: Try our Coffee Ice Cream Pie 

Matcha Ice Cream Sauce

matcha topping

This easy sauce only takes four ingredients and adds instant appeal (and flavor) to your favorite frozen.

Recipe: Try our Matcha Ice Cream Sauce 

White Russian Ice Cream

White Russian Ice Cream

Treat yourself and your adult friends to this indulgent, grown-up take on ice cream. 

Recipe: Try our White Russian Ice Cream 

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

peanut butter ice cream sandwiches

Peanut butter lovers, these are for you. Sandwich homemade peanut butter ice cream between two homemade peanut butter cookies, and drizzle the decadent duo with warm chocolate sauce.

Recipe: Try our Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches 

Fried Ice Cream

fried ice cream

You don't have to go out to enjoy fried ice cream. Wrap vanilla scoops in poundcake and fry to golden for that perfect combination of hot, cold, crunchy, and smooth. 

Recipe: Try our Fried Ice Cream 

One-Ingredient Dog-Friendly Banana Ice Cream

one ingredient banana ice cream bandit beagle

Don't forget Fido! All you need are frozen bananas to make this ice cream that your pup will love as much as you will. 

Recipe: Try our One-Ingredient Dog-Friendly Banana Ice Cream 

Tomato-Basil Granita with Vanilla Ice Cream

tomato basil granita with vanilla ice cream

Granitas are a classic semi-frozen Italian dessert. This one combines two of summer's best ingredients—tomatoes and basil—with soft vanilla ice cream for a seriously flavorful dessert. Don't knock it till you try it. 

Recipe: Try our Tomato-Basil Granita with Vanilla Ice Cream

Salted Brownie Sundae Bites

salted brownie sundae bites

Is there anything better than fresh-from-the-oven brownies with a scoop of ice cream? These homemade walnut sea salt brownies with coffee ice cream just might be. 

Recipe: Try our Salted Brownie Sundae Bites

Kiwi Ice Cream

Kiwi Ice Cream

Looking for a little lighter, fruitier dessert? Grab some fresh kiwis, and whip up this refreshing ice cream. 

Recipe: Try our Kiwi Ice Cream

PB&J Ice Cream Pie

pbj ice cream pie

Turn one of the most classic sandwiches into a cool dessert. Nutter Butter cookies form the crust and are topped with vanilla ice cream and strawberry sorbet to make a pie kids and adults alike will enjoy. 

Recipe: Try our PB&J Ice Cream Pie

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Taco

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Taco

Remember those Cocao Cook Taco Shells use used for the Strawberry Ice Cream Tacos? Save a few and try these caramel, coconut, and chocolate desserts. 

Recipe: Try our Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Taco

Cherry-Cranberry Ice Cream

cherry-cranberry ice cream

You only need three ingredients and a blender to make this vibrant, fruity frozen treat. 

Recipe: Try our Cherry-Cranberry Ice Cream

Pistachio Neapolitan Cakewiches

pistachio neapolitan cakewiches

Want to stun your guests with a beautifully layered ice cream dessert? Make these Neapolitan cakewiches featuring pistachio ice cream. 

Recipe: Try our Pistachio Neapolitan Cakewiches

Choco-Almond Ice Cream Topping

crunchy chocolate topping

Dress up your scoop with this sweet, nutty riff on Magic Shell chocolate sauce. 

Recipe: Try our Choco-Almond Ice Cream Topping

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Graham Cracker Crumble

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Graham Cracker Crumble

All of this berry-filled dessert is fantastic, but that still-warm, buttery, sugary crumble on top is absolute perfection.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Graham Cracker Crumble

Malted S'mores Ice Cream

Malted S'mores Ice Cream

No need to pull out the ice cream machine for this one. Just fold mini marshmallows and graham crackers into vanilla ice cream and top with chocolate syrup for a campfire-esque frozen treat. 

Recipe: Try our Malted S'mores Ice Cream

Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes

Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes

Calling all coffee fiends: This "cupcake" has coffee ice cream and chocolate-covered espresso beans in it. And if you're the kind of ice cream lover who can't live without a cone, don't worry. Ground-up sugar cones make up the crust. 

Recipe: Try our Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes

I-Heart-Raspberry Sorbet Sandwiches

I-Heart-Raspberry Sorbet Sandwiches

One bite is all it takes to fall in love with these heart-shaped sugar cookie and berry sandwiches.

Recipe: Try our I-Heart-Raspberry Sorbet Sandwiches

Blackberry Ice Cream Sodas

blackberry ice cream sodas

Move over, root beer. This summer, we're all about blackberry floats. Top vanilla ice cream with seltzer, blackberry purée, and fresh blackberries for a colorful, fruity float.

Recipe: Try our Blackberry Ice Cream Sodas