I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for (Homemade) Ice Cream!

Ice cream lovers, mark your calendars: July 15th is National Ice Cream Day.

National Ice Cream Day may be your new favorite day of the entire year. (No shame, it's ours too!) With such a momentous holiday in our midst, it only makes sense to celebrate accordingly, right? Here are some of our best ice cream recipes you can whip up at home. These are so good, you’re guaranteed to dive in for a second (or third) bowl. Hey, we aren’t judging!

Ice Cream Cone Hats

Ice Cream Cone Hats

Keep the kids entertained at their next party with this whimsical hat project. You'll need: brown or tan card stock, brown marker, scissors, craft knife, hole punch, hot glue gun and glue sticks, 3/8" width elastic, pom poms in pastel colors, ribbon and a downloadable cone template.

Peanut Butter Goodness

Our love affair with peanut butter starts in childhood and only grows stronger with age. We say stray from your PB&J on wheat and incorporate that gooey goodness into a frozen treat that properly commemorates this wonderful holiday. We've got a Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream recipe for you and even a PB ice cream recipe for your beloved pooch that will have them drooling (more than usual)!

Berry Delight(ful)

Nothing says summertime quite like fresh-picked berries. Well, except for a bowl of sweet, berry ice cream. We’ve got two recipes that incorporate our favorite flavors of the season that will have you scraping your bowl for one last bite. We think they’re berry delicious, but we’ll let you be the judge.

Minty Fresh 

With the temperatures steadily climbing this time of year, we can’t think of a better way to cool down than with a hefty serving of fresh, mint ice cream. Our go-to mint-fix for NICD? The Backyard Mint Ice Cream recipe, courtesy of Jeni Britton Bauer. Using just a handful of mint from your own backyard or local farmers' market and the stuff that’s already in your fridge, this recipe will gift you the frozen, mint cream of your dreams!

Gathering the Materials

Gathering the Materials

You will need: about 2 cups of fresh mint leaves/ 1/4  cup water / 3/4 cup whole milk / 2 tablespoons sugar / 3 ounces chocolate / 3 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream / cheese cloth or clean tea towel

Photo by: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo by Sam Henderson

Peachy Keen

With a fruit this juicy and sweet, it would be wrong not to take full advantage of it for a summer dessert. We present to you, Peach Ice Cream: two ways. Both equally creamy, both equally delectable. These treats are frozen, peachy-perfection.

Next Up

How to Keep Ice Cream Frozen at an Outdoor Party

Ice cream is a perfect menu item for summer entertaining, learn how to keep it ice cold while serving it outside. 

All Grown Up: Gelatin Shimmer Shots

Delight your guests by serving these sparkly, sweet treats at your next party.

Deviled Potatoes

Perfect for a picnic or tailgating, this finger food appetizer is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Attention Party Hosts! These Fourth of July Entertaining Ideas Are For You

From classic American fare to DIY crafts, here’s everything you’ll need at this year’s Fourth of July celebration.

Say Cheese! How to Create a Killer Cheese Tray

Celebrate the stinkiest of holidays on National Cheese Day June 4th with a cheese tray that shows off your fromage finesse.

Easy Summer Appetizers From the Garden

These quick, no-cooking-required garden kebobs are perfect for a last minute picnic or unexpected guests.  

Shamrockin' Ideas for St. Patrick's Day

From recipes to crafts to decorating ideas, we’ve got your DIY projects covered for March 17.

DIY Game Day Ginger Beer Cocktails

Getting ready for the big game? Here’s a recipe that you can make day-of for fan favorite cocktails.

Homemade Beauty: Pineapple Yogurt Face Mask

Have a little spa day using ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

How to Make Lemon Champagne Ice Pops

Elevate the standard ice pop with a little bubbly. These lemon champagne pops are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

What We're Loving Now

More From the Archives

Browse through our archives to discover "why-didn't-I-think-of-that" projects, cool hacks and  genius DIY ideas.

Read Our Previous Posts

Meet the Team

About the Team

Get to know the crafty, creative writers and editors behind DIY's Made+Remade blog. 

Go Behind the Blog