If you were one of the people trying your hand at making Instagrammable sourdough earlier this year, the heat of the summer has likely moved you on to homemade ice cream. This deliciously sticky sweet treat cools down any hot-and-humid day and it’s surprisingly easy to make. Grab your mixing bowls, and let’s get started!
If you’re a newbie, start out with a simple recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream. With only two ingredients needed, this is a no-brainer that’s difficult to mess up. Once you’ve perfected the trick of the trade—that is, mixing and sticking it in the freezer—it’s time to move on to something a little more advanced. For this homemade chocolate ice cream recipe, you’ll need an ice cream maker. Besides that, the directions are similar to making the easy vanilla ice cream recipe, except fair warning: there are eight total ingredients needed. Once you’ve mastered the basics of making these two traditional flavors, try a flavor considered a little more exotic, like blackberry sage, lavender, or butter pecan. Too much too soon? Skim these tips for perfecting the creamery craft every time. P.S., there’s a recipe for mascarpone raspberry ice cream at the bottom of the same blog. Try it! Once you’ve chosen your flavor, pick from a variety of toppings to make it Insta-worthy.