Our Best Homemade Ice Creams

One of the best things about living in SoCal is that it’s pretty much always ice cream season. That said, a cup or cone of sweet, sweet ice cream tastes extra good on a hot summer day — especially if you make it yourself. This collection features some of the test kitchen’s favorite recipes, from a classic chocolate no-churn to a custardy strawberry-lemon.

If you’re not in the mood to make ice cream, check out the recipe for warm fruit over vanilla ice cream. And if you came here looking for the answers to life’s big ice cream questions — like, what’s the difference between super premium ice creams and gelato? — get thee to our home cook’s guide to ice creams.







Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream (With Cookies!)

Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream (With Cookies!)

Plant-Based Cookies ‘N’ Cream Ice Cream