12 Delicious Ice Cream Creations to Make Before Summer Ends


12 Delicious Ice Cream Creations to Make Before Summer Ends

Ice cream out of the pint is delicious — usually, it’s gone in one, two, three. Ice cream is great on its own, but there are so many tasty creations to make that you shouldn’t settle for a few scoops in a bowl. Float, shakes, sundaes, sandwiches, and cakes can all turn into delectable ice cream creations to have with a group of friends — or all by yourself. That’s why for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) we decided to round up some sweet ice cream creations. 

No-Churn Bourbon Vanilla Fudge Swirl Ice Cream with Toffee Bits

They always do it big in the South — down home, decadent, over the top — that’s what your ice cream deserves. We’re glad that this ice cream has some Southern flair, because that means a delicious fudge swirl and bourbon ice cream. Yes, please. For the No-Churn Bourbon Vanilla Fudge Swirl Ice Cream with Toffee Bits recipe, click here.

Cheese Cake Batter Ice Cream

These cheesecake batter ice cream cones are not exactly ice cream at all. Cookies and cream cheesecake batter is frozen and scooped into ice cream cones for an exquisitely rich, portable summertime treat — a  sweet dessert that you need to try. For the Cheese Cake Batter Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Cookies and Cream Shakeuccino

You might be asking yourself, “What on earth is a shakeuccino?” Well, I’m glad you asked! It is a mix between a milkshake and a Frappuccino, and a coffee lover’s dream ice cream creation. For the Cookies and Cream Shakeuccino recipe, click here.  

Mexican Cocoa Ice Cream

Mexican cocoa has two types of cinnamon, plus vanilla. Mmmm. Think about that for a few seconds — I'll wait. Since it’s not hot chocolate weather, make ice cream. You probably saw that coming, huh? For the Mexician Chocolate Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Heart-Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

There is no real ice cream in these ice cream sandwiches. Instead, the ice cream is made from frozen puréed bananas! Bananas make a beautifully creamy healthy alternative to ice cream. To make these ice cream sandwiches, prepare peanut butter and oat cookies that are somewhat similar to a chewy granola bar. The result is a much healthier version of an ice cream sandwich that will still satisfy your sweet tooth. For the Heart Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie with Pretzel Crust

What’s not to love?  Strawberry ice cream, pretzel crust, freshly whipped cream. Think ice cream cake, but with a pretzel crust, and pillows of freshly whipped, lightly sweetened cream.  It is a simple and delicious recipe to make for a birthday, holiday, or backyard gathering. For the Strawberry Ice Cream Pie with Pretzel Crust recipe, click here.

Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Crunch Ice Cream

When you go to the supermarket, it’s hard to resist Ben & Jerry’s — cookies and cream, Chubby Hubby, and Cherry Garcia… they’re all delicious. Now you can create your own Ben & Jerry’s right at home. For the Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Crunch Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream

Haven’t heard of nice cream? It's a healthy and delicious alternative to ice cream that uses one simple ingredient: banana. This recipe features organic cocoa powder and fresh chunks of cherries. To ensure that the nice cream doesn’t come out too banana-y, vanilla Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and a dash of vanilla almond milk is also utilized. Stack two large scoops into a cone, top it off with rainbow sprinkles, and voilà! For the Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream recipe, click here.

Raspberry Ice Cream Floats

Raspberry ice cream floats are the perfect addition to any summer afternoon — or morning, or night. May as well throw autumn, winter, and spring in to the mix, too. Ice cream out of the pint is delicious, but turn it into an ice cream float and it becomes 10 times better. For the Raspberry Ice Cream Float recipe, click here.

Magical Choco Shell

You know that chocolate sauce that you buy at stores to pour over ice cream that turns into a hard shell? It's magical, right? Now we have the magical recipe. For the Magical Choco Shell recipe, click here.

Moscato Blackberry Ice Cream

This five-ingredient boozy ice cream requires no ice cream maker, no stovetop, no eggs, and no hard work. Made with sweet dessert wine, fresh fruit, cream, sugar, and a vanilla bean, it’s easy to whip together the night before serving. Perfect for a girl’s night in, a stay-in date night, or a cozy summer evening around a bonfire. For the Moscato Blackberry Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Do you ever want a dessert that everyone will enjoy, but you don’t have a lot of time and want to make something from scratch? These ice cream sandwich cookies are your best friend. Baking cookies is really so easy. Mix the ingredients in your stand mixer, add chips, and bake. You can really create the cookies pretty darn quickly. Now, elevate the cookie — and the fun — by making it into a sandwich cookie and everyone will be smiling. For the Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe, click here.