Vanilla, Strawberry, Pistachio, and the 7 Other Most Classic Homemade Ice Cream Flavors… Ever

Learn how to make vanilla, strawberry, and pistachio ice cream right at home

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Vanilla, Strawberry, Pistachio, and the 7 Other Most Classic Homemade Ice Cream Flavors… Ever

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Chocolate, strawberry, rocky road… they aren’t all that bad, right? You might think such classic ice cream flavors are a little boring, but once you make them at home we’re pretty sure you’ll change your mind. Besides, if this is your first time making ice cream at home, it’s better to start with a solid foundation before experimenting with over-the-top flavors like spiced caramel biscuit. 

Blue Bottle Coffee Ice Cream

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What better combination than coffee and chocolate? Make this homemade ice cream using Blue Bottle Coffee and Ghirardelli chocolate for rich flavors. It's easy to serve as a dessert for your next party. — AJ Stone

For the Blue Bottle Coffee Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

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Intense cocoa powder blended with unctuous dark chocolate results in a perfect chocolate ice cream that's so irresistible you won't be able to wait to dig in. I don't know why, but homemade ice cream always tastes best scraped (or, if no one's watching, licked) directly from the machine. — David Lebovitz

For the Chocolate Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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Chunks of cookie dough and vanilla ice cream... what’s not to love? For an end-of-summer treat, make this delicious and simple recipe. Start out by making a vanilla ice cream base and adding as many chunks of cookie dough as you want. Now that you’re making the recipe at home, you can have as little or as much cookie dough as your heart desires.

For the Cookie Dough Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

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While we love stepping out of the box with our ice cream flavors, sometimes it's better to go simple. Make a delicious and classic recipe: cookies and cream. The ice cream base requires only five ingredients, and the crushed Oreos are a much-needed bonus.

For the Cookies and Cream Ice Cream recipe, click here.

French Vanilla Ice Cream

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French vanilla ice cream is a classic ice cream made with a custard base, sugar, cream, and real vanilla beans. It’s super simple and satisfying. 

For the French Vanilla Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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To get that perfect scoop of homemade ice cream, you need to put the sprinkles aside and start at the beginning with a simple vanilla ice cream base, and we’re going to show you how. From start to finish, the process to make rich, velvety ice cream at home is fairly simple. Even better, we've made a few alterations so that now it's even easier than you think. — Emily Jacobs

For the Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Ice cream is comfort food in and of itself. My ultimate favorite flavor, without hesitation, is mint chocolate chip. It has always been and probably always will be. I love the refreshing taste of mint paired with one of my favorite things (chocolate), and together they are just the perfect combination. — Eva Bakes

For the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Pistachio Ice Cream

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Pistachio ice cream definitely makes the list of top 10 classic ice cream flavors. It all starts off with a rich vanilla base, pistachios, and food coloring if you want a greener color.

For the Pistachio Ice Cream recipe, click here.

Rocky Road Ice Cream

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Chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts, oh my! This is the “craziest” flavored ice cream out of all the classic ice cream flavors. It’s just simple enough for people who love chocolate ice cream and just creative enough for someone who wants a little something extra.

For the Rocky Road Ice Cream recipe, click here.

 

Strawberry Ice Cream

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Store-bought strawberry ice cream is quite delicious, but sometimes you just want a little more. Make delicious strawberry ice cream right at home with a vanilla base, strawberry jam, and fresh strawberry chunks.

For the Strawberry Ice Cream recipe, click here.