Here's 21 of the BEST Cuisinart ice cream maker recipes that will have you licking the screen. For ice cream lovers everywhere!
To say my family's obsessed with ice cream is the understatement of the century. We schedule our vacations around which ice cream shops to visit, and fiercely debate on which one's the best.
I'm proud to say some of the most drool-worthy treats have come from my Cuisinart ice cream maker in my own kitchen. It's a thing of beauty as the ice cream base gets thicker, then sticks to the edges, until it's swirling on top of itself and ready to scoop.
All of these ice cream recipes for your Cuisinart ice cream maker are dangerously good, from traditional vanilla to not-so traditional like butterscotch (my dad's favorite!).
What is ice cream?
It's ice cream, duh! Yes, but there's more to it than that, friends.
Ice cream is a mixture of milk, cream, and sugar that's frozen into a scoopable or soft servable (see what I did there?) treat. In the United States, technically ice cream has to have at least 10 percent milk fat to be named such. The higher the amount of fat the smooth and creamier the texture.
Nowadays, the sky is the limit. There are no rules! Ingredients, varieties, mix-ins, and liquid bases can be anything you desire. I've tried everything from goat cheese to oregano in ice cream with delicious results.
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Recipes
I love my Cuisinart ice cream maker! I've had it for years and it still works great. Here are 21 decadent ice cream maker recipes to try out this summer.
1. Mango Ice Cream
Homemade ice cream is so tasty & easy with your Cuisinart ice cream maker. This mango ice cream has a vanilla base with fresh ripe mango for a sweet, tart, & tropical treat!
2. S'mores Ice Cream
My favorite childhood past time is S'mores. Who doesn't love melted chocolate, gooey mallows, and sweet graham crackers smooshed together?
With melted Hershey's chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallow creme swirled throughout, this s'mores ice cream recipe is like a traditional s'more in ice cream form.
3. Old Fashioned Peach Ice Cream
Come summer, I always crave sweet and juicy peaches!
There's nothing quite like scooping into a bowl of homemade peach ice cream. This slow churned ice cream is creamy and delicious, with plenty of peach flavor.
4. Old Fashioned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
It would be negligent not to include a perfect vanilla ice cream recipe!
This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is a classic custard base infused with fresh vanilla beans, vanilla extract and a splash of bourbon. It's our simple, go-to recipe made in a handy-dandy Cuisinart ice cream maker.
5. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Spruce up any party with this bright and decadent strawberry cheesecake ice cream!
It's easy to make with a cream cheese base, sweet strawberry puree, and graham cracker crumble. Warning: it disappears quickly!
6. Butterscotch Ice Cream
My dad's favorite!
This homemade butterscotch ice cream with Bourbon butterscotch swirl is rich, creamy and bursting with flavor. Its lip-smacking, toe-tapping, finger-licking good!
7. Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream
This apple pie inspired ice cream is filled with the flavors of chai spices, granny smith apples, and a rich caramel sauce. Now we're cookin!
8. Strawberry Frosé
If ice cream isn't your thing, no problem!
Use your ice cream maker to create this refreshing Strawberry Frose! It creates the perfect slush texture.
9. Matcha Ice Cream
Matcha is a powder made from ground green tea leaves. It's grassy flavor lends itself nicely to the sweeter things in life.
A delicious summer treat, this matcha ice cream is made with matcha powder, eggs, cream and whole milk. You’ll love making this delicious Japanese dessert at home.
10. Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream
My garden is bursting with fresh mint. I love to use it in lemonade, pesto, and ice cream of course.
Mint chip ice cream made with real fresh mint, after one bite you'll never go back to the freezer aisle again!
11. Honey Ice Cream Recipe
My local ice cream shop has the best vanilla ice cream! The secret? Honey!
This Honey Ice Cream recipe is a naturally sweetened ice cream made with 6 simple ingredients. It's easy and so delish!
12. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
This Butter Pecan Ice Cream requires just 7 ingredients and 25 minutes! It’s rich, creamy, and loaded with brown sugar and vanilla flavor and toasty pecans.
13. Strawberry Ice Cream
So creamy, sweet and luscious! This fresh ice cream recipe is ready in a matter of hours and super simple to make at home with your ice cream maker.
14. Easy Lemon Gelato
You'll love the creamy texture and tart flavor of lemon gelato. The recipe is easily made in a standard ice cream maker and is guaranteed to amaze your family.
15. Dairy-Free Orange Creamsicle
Vegan orange creamsicle ice cream is made with orange juice concentrate, French vanilla pudding mix, a little sugar, vanilla extract, oat milk, and coconut cream, and is an absolute dream come true!
The creamy smooth orange-vanilla flavors taste just like an orange creamsicle. You will want to make this dairy-free frozen dessert again and again!
16. Marshmallow Ice Cream
This toasted marshmallow ice cream is jam packed with marshmallows. With a delicious toasted flavor it'll remind you of your favorite campfire cookouts.
17. Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
This is the BEST Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream recipe made with real chocolate AND cocoa powder for the most INTENSE chocolate flavor.
Serve it plain or load it with chunks of soft brownie and a ripple of homemade fudge sauce for a decadent treat!
18. The Best Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
Crumbled Oreo cookies churned into creamy, super smooth vanilla ice cream! This one speaks for itself.
You will never look at the store-bought Cookies and Cream the same way after this. Homemade is just so much better!
19. Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Two vanilla ice creams? Yep! No vanilla ice cream is just alike.
The best homemade Vanilla Ice Cream for making sundaes, scooping on top of pie or enjoying with a slice of birthday cake.
20. Maple Walnut Ice Cream
This Maple Walnut Ice Cream recipe has a custard base made with real maple syrup and there are pieces of toasted walnut in every bite!
It's an old-fashioned classic flavor that is mostly only seen on boardwalks and ice cream shops these days, but deserves to be made popular again!
21. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
I'm a bit obsessed with strawberry cheesecake!
This incredibly easy homemade Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe uses only a few ingredients and makes the most delicious and creamy ice cream ever.
The most common culprit is the freezer bowl you process the ice cream base in. If the bowl is not cold enough, the ice cream won't churn and thicken properly. Be sure to follow your ice cream maker's instructions. I always freeze my bowl overnight before using it.
It depends on the ice cream maker you own, but typically it takes 15 to 20 minutes to churn homemade ice cream. It will get slightly thicker than soft serve, then it can be transferred to a container and frozen until it's scoopable.
It depends on the recipe, but typically homemade ice cream tastes the best within two weeks of making it. After that, the taste and texture will begin to decline.
A custard base or frozen custard simply means the ice cream was made with eggs in addition to cream and sugar. This gives the ice cream a smooth, creamy, and rich texture.
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