Abby Sher

How To Make Your Own Ice Cream


Now there is one reason to get an ice cream maker that we can think of: to make your own ice cream. It’s pretty exciting to realize you have the ability to custom design your own frozen treats, right in the comfort of your own home. We’ve got a couple of ice cream machine recipes to share with you that will work well with your electric ice cream maker.

But here are a few of our favorite tips to help you make delicious ice cream. We’d like to offer you some of our best ice cream-spiration to enjoy. So get your spoons ready & dip in!

Tip #1

Consider your go-to ingredients.

One of the best things you can do when wanting to make your own ice cream is to think about which ingredients you and your family find the most tempting. Do you love peanut butter? Adore espresso beans? Can’t resist cinnamon? Now you don’t have to search and search through the grocery store for a frozen treat to meet your family’s tastes, you can design something that will truly make you smile. The sky is just about the limit for what you can create!

Tip #2

Try something new.

You now know you have plenty of choices when it comes to ice cream recipes, but in some ways that can be one of the challenges – as some folks simply don’t know where to start. Or they just made a flavor that was everyone’s favorite and now they don’t want to try something different, with concern for disappointing them. You have the ability to try unique ice cream flavors that most people don’t have access to, that’s part of the fun of having a machine. So go ahead & give one or two of them a try.

Tip #3

Know that you can now satisfy even picky eaters.

Electric ice cream maker recipes offer you the ability to create custom ice cream, with favorite ingredients that you know your family will enjoy. If you have a little one who eats PB&Js every day, why not try finding a peanut butter ice cream? Or if you are trying to encourage your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, surprise them by making different fruit flavored ice creams, so they see fruits in many different forms including in some of the treats they look forward to.

Research has shown that approximately 50% of families have a picky eater and if you have one, then you realize just how challenging it is to get them to try new things. While ice cream recipes are a treat you create for your family, they still are an opportunity to expand everyone’s palate in a gentle way.

Home cooks know that homemade food is so much more than that. Creating food for friends and family from high quality ingredients is simply one of the most special ways you can show that you care for them. And what could be more lovely than a fresh, cold dish of ice cream?

Rocky Road Ice Cream

This ice cream flavor is a classic crowd pleaser that “big kids” (adults) and little kids alike enjoy. Make it from scratch in your ice cream machine, with completely fresh ingredients for that perfectly delicious taste!


  • 7 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 cups pecans


  1. Put the half and half in a saucepan on medium heat. Do not let it boil, it should become hot. Add in the heavy cream, also not to a boil. Set aside in a bowl.
  2. Chop the pecans in finely diced pieces. Set aside.
  3. Mix the egg yolks, vanilla and cocoa until smooth and thick. Use a hand whisk or your mixer.
  4. Place the half and half and also the egg mixture into a saucepan together on medium heat. Let it become thick. Put it into a covered bowl and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Using a pitcher, pour frozen mixture into your freezer bowl of the ice cream machine. Use the appropriate setting, slowly adding both the chopped pecans and the mini marshmallows to the ice cream.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

An old fashioned classic ice cream that is quite popular with many. Who can resist the delightful combination of refreshing cool mint and scrumptious, lush chocolate? Share with friends and family.


  • 7 eggs
  • 2 cups of half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 5 drops of green food coloring
  • fresh mint leaves


  1. Put the heavy cream in a saucepan at medium heat and do not let it boil, it should become hot. Add the half and half which should become hot as well. Place in a bowl to the side.
  2. Add egg yolks, vanilla and green food coloring to a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Note the color green to decide how colorful you would like your mint ice cream to be.
  3. Place both mixtures into a saucepan at medium heat, they should become thick. Put into a bowl, cover it and place it into the refrigerator for about 8 hours.
  4. Pour from a pitcher into your machine, following the instructions for freezing the mixture into ice cream. Add the chocolate chips gradually.
  5. Add your fresh mint leaves to garnish for a pretty look to dessert dishes!

Coconut Ice Cream

Try this ice cream for a sweet, light taste that’s always refreshing.


  • 7 eggs
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup white sugar


  1. Put the half and half into a saucepan at medium heat, do not let it boil. Next, add the heavy cream but also do not let it boil. Set this aside in a bowl for later.
  2. Combine the egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and coconut cream. Once blended and smooth, add the vanilla.
  3. Take both mixtures and put in a saucepan at low to medium heat until thick and creamy. Put into a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 8 hours.
  4. Use a pitcher to pour frozen mixture into your ice cream machine and follow manufacturer’s instructions to make ice cream.

Hopefully we’ve come up with a few new homemade ice cream machine recipes that can become your family’s new favorites!

About the Author Abby

Hey there, my name is Abby and I am the creator and editor of this website. I have always loved cooking and kitchen gadgets. I hope my website helps you pick out the right products for your kitchen. Thanks for reading!

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