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25 Creative Ice Cream Recipes

25 Creative Ice Cream Recipes such as Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream, Key Lime Pie Ice Cream, Superman Ice Cream, Cookie Monster Ice Cream and more!

collage of 25 creative ice cream recipes

July 1st is Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day! You must celebrate by visiting your favorite ice cream shop and ordering a flavor you’ve never heard of before. It would be even more fun to make your own ice cream and choose from this collection of 25 Creative Ice Cream Recipes.

Share the creative ice cream love on social media today using the hashtags #CreativeIceCreamFlavorsDay and #RecipesForHolidays.

Be sure to check out my July Food Holidays page so you never miss a food holiday in the month of July.

“My love for ice cream emerged at an early age and has never left!”

-Ginger Rogers

The History of Ice Cream:

Ice cream type desserts date back quite a few years. Alexander the Great and Roman Nero Claudius Caesar enjoyed snow flavored with honey and nectar or fruit juices. In his travels across the Far East, Marco Polo picked up a recipe similar to sherbet. This evolved into what we now know as ice cream somewhere in the 16th century.

In the beginning, it was royalty who enjoyed this frozen dessert. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, It wasn’t until 1660 that ice cream was made available to common folk. The Sicilian Procopio introduced a recipe blending milk, cream, butter and eggs at Café Procope, the first café in Paris.

In the mid 1700’s, wealthier Americans enjoyed ice cream. In 1790, the first ice cream parlor opened in New York. After 1800, ice cream started becoming a more popular dessert to enjoy by the general public in America as technology for refrigeration and production were invented.

Soda fountain shops began emerging in 1874. The ice cream “sundae” was invented in the late 1800’s. Pre-packaged ice cream began selling in supermarkets. Today, the United States produces 6.4 billion pounds of ice cream and frozen yogurt per year.

cookie monster ice cream in bin with scoop

Cookie Monster Ice Cream by The First Year Blog: This no-churn ice cream is blue and full of cookies, just like its namesake! Crunchy bits of Oreo and Chips Ahoy are folded into a blue vanilla base for an irresistible frozen treat.

3 musketeers ice cream on cone with candy bar

3-Musketeers Ice Cream by RecipeBoy: This chocolate ice cream is packed with 3-Musketeers candy bars!

apple crisp ice cream in dish

Apple Crisp Ice Cream by Dishes and Dust Bunnies: This recipe creates an irresistible creamy treat with chunks of apple, comforting spices, swirls of delicious apple pie filling and crumbles of oatmeal cookies on top for the “crisp”.

avocado ice cream in dish

Avocado Ice Cream by Chocolate Covered Katie: This secretly healthy ice cream recipe is rich, smooth, and so unbelievably creamy. Just one taste, and you will never believe the ingredients!

baileys ice cream in dish

Baileys Ice Cream by Chisel and Fork: If you are craving a boozy dessert, Irish cream liqueur is the perfect base with this smooth and creamy ice cream recipe.

banana pudding ice cream in pan with scoop

Banana Pudding Ice Cream by Spicy Southern Kitchen: This ice cream tastes like a delicious old-fashioned creamy treat with real banana flavor and wonderful pieces of Nilla wafers mixed in.

black licorice ice cream in dish

Black Licorice Ice Cream by Ice Cream From Scratch: This ice cream is made for all of the lovers of black licorice and black jelly beans out there!

blue moon ice cream on cones

Blue Moon Ice Cream by Baking Beauty: This is a rich and creamy treat that looks like summer in a bowl. It’s easy to make, and it’s no churn.

burnt honey ice cream in dish

Burnt Honey Ice Cream by Tara’s Multicultural Table: Orange blossom honey is simmered on the stove until caramelized with a distinct scent similar to toasted marshmallows. It adds an incredible layer of flavor to a rich and sweet ice cream.

Toasted Marshmallow Brownie Malt Ice Cream Scoops on a cone

Toasted Marshmallow Brownie Malt Ice Cream by RecipeGirl: The title pretty much says it all, but this is the best ice cream flavor ever!

Superman ice cream scoops on cones

Superman Ice Cream by The Big Man’s World: Ready in minutes, this 4 ingredient frozen dessert is a vibrant combo of colors and flavors! 

rhubarb ice cream in bin with scoop

Rhubarb Ice Cream by The View From Great Island: This is an old time ice cream recipe made with fresh rhubarb for a sweet and tangy dessert you don’t want to miss.

bowl full of red velvet cheesecake ice cream

Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream by Something Swanky: This one has a cheesecake ice cream base with some red velvet cake mixed in too!

corn ice cream in bin with scoop

Corn Ice Cream by Grandbaby Cakes: Subtly sweet with a hint of vanilla, and creamy as a pad of butter, this is what summer tastes like!

bowl of cottage cheese ice cream

Cottage Cheese Ice Cream by The Schmidty Wife: This is a viral treat is made up of just a few simple ingredients. It’s creamy, flavorful, and packed with protein.

bowl of creamsicle ice cream and container of ice cream in background

Creamsicle Ice Cream by Pastry Chef Online: For fans of dreamsicles and any orange and vanilla combination, this one’s for you.

gooey butter cake ice cream scoops on cones

Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream by In Fine Taste: This ice cream has a rich brown butter and cream cheese ice cream base studded with chunks of pound cake. 

key lime pie ice cream in dish

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream by RecipeGirl: This is your favorite southern pie in ice cream form!

butterbeer ice cream on cones

Peach Cobbler Ice Cream by In Bloom Bakery: Smooth and creamy vanilla ice cream is swirled with peach compote, cobbler crumb pieces and salted caramel.

matcha ice cream in bin with scoops

Matcha Ice Cream by Beyond the Noms: This ice cream recipe is super rich, creamy, and full of matcha green tea flavor!

marshmallow ice cream scoops on cones

Marshmallow Ice Cream by Julie Blanner: This is an easy 3-ingredient ice cream recipe that’s delicious too!

melon ice cream in dish

Melon Ice Cream by Ice Cream From Scratch: A flavor that you aren’t likely to find in a grocery store, this is a fruity, fresh, and delicious gourmet ice cream flavor that you can make at home.

two peach cobbler ice cream cones

Harry Potter Butterbeer Ice Cream by Fun Money Mom: This ice cream has the most amazing buttery flavor, and the swirl of sweet butterscotch sauce sends everything right over the top!

cinnamon roll ice cream in dish

Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream by Brownie Bites: A custard-based ice cream has chunks of iced cinnamon rolls mixed in!

christmas cookie ice cream in dish

Christmas Cookie Ice Cream by The Toasty Kitchen: Creamy vanilla ice cream is filled with crumbled sugar cookies, white chocolate pieces, sprinkles, and a hint of cinnamon.

Fun Facts About Ice Cream:

  • USA is the biggest consumer of ice cream. The average American consumes more than 22 pounds of ice cream per year.
  • 90% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer right now.
  • It requires 12 pounds of milk to produce one gallon of ice cream.
  • In the summer of 1790, it has been said that George Washington spent $200 enjoying ice cream.
  • Ice cream sundaes were originally called “ice cream sundays.” The spelling was changed to avoid any religious connection.
  • Orange blossom was the first flavor of ice cream.
  • Chocolate is the number one ice cream flavor in the United States, followed by vanilla and butter pecan!
  • Chocolate ice cream was invented before vanilla.