Summer is here and that means it’s officially HOT! Ice cream is the perfect way to stay cool all summer long. Make these fun ice cream treats to keep you cool in the summer heat!
Homemade ice cream tastes even better when you are trying to stay cool. Some people might be totally intimidated by making fresh ice cream at home but I promise these are super easy and most recipes don’t require an ice cream machine.
Find how easy it is to make 3 ingredient no churn ice cream that full of bright fruit flavor and recipes for ice cream cakes that use ice cream cookie sandwiches that will satisfy your sweet tooth!
Feel free to make these threats ahead of time so you will always have a sweet cold treat ready to go in your freezer. You can also make these delicious treats for your backyard BBQs.
Here’s 17 ice cream treats that are totally easy to make at home this summer!
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1. Ice Cream Tacos
Found from Pretty Providence
Ice cream tacos are simply brilliant. The chocolate coated taco shell is super easy and a perfect way to prevent the shell from getting soggy. Choose your favorite ice cream flavors and mix and match the toppings. Make a batch of them and then keep them in your freezer so they are ready anytime!
2. Ice Cream Bon Bons
Found from The View From Great Island
Ice cream bon bons is a genius recipe. It’s perfect for those times you are looking for something a little sweet but cold. You can choose whatever size you’d like. Store them in an ice cream carton to keep them from getting crushed.
3. Easy Ice Cream Cake
Found from Eating On A Dime
I love this recipes because anyone can make this ice cream cake! Use store bought ice cream sandwiches and whipped cream along with whatever sundae toppings you prefer. Keep in the freezer until serving so you don’t have a runny (but delicious) mess!
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4. Circus Animal Cookies & Sprinkles Ice Cream
Found from Your Homebased Mom
Circus animal cookies has to be one of my top childhood favorites and this recipe makes me so happy because it’s simply a new way to enjoy one of my favorite cookie. With pieces of crushed cookie as the base this ice cream totally tastes like the real thing. It’s also so fun to add the colorful sprinkles to the ice cream as well!
5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches
Found from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Okay so chocolate chip cookie dough is amazing raw but I worry about consuming raw eggs so if you are worried about that as well, simply remove the eggs from the cookie dough recipe. If the dough is to dry add more liquid like milk or non-dairy creamer to the dough to help it come together. You won’t feel any guilt about this cookie dough ice cream sandwich. You’ll enjoy enjoy your summer with these sweet treat!
6. Vegan 2 Ingredient Cantaloupe Ice Cream
Found from Elephantastic Vegan
I’ve always assumed that making vegan ice cream is a huge process but it turns out you can have flavorful ice cream that is vegan at home whenever you like. What I find really great as well is that you can switch out the cantaloupe for any other melon like honeydew or watermelon, it’s the same process!
7. No Fry “Fried” Ice Cream
Found from Cincy Shopper
Now you must have seen “fried” ice cream on a menu before this is a NO-Fry recipe. This recipe makes the process very simple. With the crunchy outside and creamy inside this treat will sure be a crowd favorite!
8. Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Sandwiches
Found from The Baking ChocolaTess
Who doesn’t love fruity pebbles?! But guanterr you will love them so much more as an ice cream sandwich! You are essentially making a “cookie” out of fruity pebbles to be the crunch of the creamy ice cream sandwich.
9. No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream
Found from Spaceship and Laser Beams
Cotton candy is a great summertime flavor that instantly reminds me of the country fair. Its pretty incredible that you can easily make this ice cream at home and that’s because it’s a no churn ice cream. Make two batches one is for pink and the other is for blue. Make them separately and once they are at the right consistency then you can add the colors together to make the awesome cotton candy ice cream!
10. Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Found from The Sweet Escape
These waffle ice cream sandwiches are so cute! I love how each one has its own unique flavor. Turn it into a party where kids of all ages make their own tasty ice cream sandwich!
11. No Churn Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
Found from Like Mother Like Daughter
This ice cream tastes exactly like key lime pie. The crust folded into the ice cream puts it over the top. Its creamy, zesty and packed with flavor!
12. 3 Ingredient No Churn Whole Lemon Ice Cream
Found from Kirbie Cravings
Lemon is perfect for the summer heat because it’s so refreshing! I love this recipe because it’s a no churn 3 ingredient only ice cream recipe!
13. Drumstick Ice Cream Pie
Found from The View From Great Island
Now I’m sure you remember getting drumsticks from the neighborhood ice cream truck. Its a sugar cone coated in chocolate filled with creamy vanilla ice cream and finally dipped into chocolate and nuts. This Drumstick pie tastes exactly like the classic ice cream treat. Trust me when I say this ice cream pie will not disappoint.
14. Banana Cream Pie Ice Cream
Found from Lady Behind the Curtain
Banana cream pie is a classic american dessert that will never go out of style but this ice cream filled banana cream pie will be your new classic dessert! The key is the real bananas. Make sure the bananas are ripe enough so they are perfectly sweet.
15. Oreo Milkshake with Mini Oreos
Found from Midget Momma
This list could not be complete without a decadent milkshake. This oreo milkshake is the perfect amount of chocolate and vanilla! The best part is the chocolate cookies on top!
16. Ice Cream Bread
Found from Housing A Forest
I didn’t know ice cream bread was a thing but I’m sure glad I know about it know! This recipe is genius because it only uses 2 ingredients; your favorite ice cream flavor and self-rising flour. That’s it! This is certainly a new favorite way to enjoy your ice cream!
17. Coffee Ice Cream Cake
Found from The Little Epicurean
This coffee ice cream cake is layered with a rich chocolate brownie, creamy coffee and vanilla ice cream then swirled with chocolate fudge! This is a beautiful ice cream dessert that’s perfect for summer!
You’ll be sure to enjoy your summer much more with these tasty ice cream treats!
Have A Cool Summer!