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We All Scream for Homemade Ice Cream

The internet loves to create unofficial food holidays, and we kinda love/hate to celebrate them. July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day—a couple of big chains offer discounted ice creams, but why not make your own? Here are some of our favorite ice cream recipes:

Lemon mascarpone ice cream in a bowl topped with lemon zest and garnished with a bay leaf

Instead of lemonade, try our Lemon Mascarpone Ice Cream—the cool and refreshing addition of lemon to the summer treat makes this perfect for a hot day on the porch. We’ve never tried it with hot fudge, but you can’t really go wrong with chocolaty goodness.


This recipe for homemade Almond Chip Ice Cream is just screaming for a dousing of hot fudge. This sweet ice cream, made with whole milk and almond butter, is already filled with chocolate chips—all you need now is whipped cream and a cherry.


Try your favorite summer fruit in a new way. When it’s complete, drizzle warm hot fudge over the top of this Double Raspberry Ice Cream for a replica of your favorite fondue treat.

Two ice cream cones each with a melty scoop of Caramelized Banana-Blue ice cream

Impress all your friends with Caramelized Banana-Blue Ice Cream. It’s filled with sweet bananas and a touch of blue cheese, which might not sound like your classic sundae-ready ice cream, but trust us—it’s GREAT.


Spiced Rum Ice Cream is perfect for your booze-loving friends. Prep this in the morning and bring out by the campfire later at night.


You can’t go wrong with a little bit of ginger, and this Ginger-Chèvre Ice Cream is homemade perfection.

Never tried your hand at making ice cream before? Check out our tips for making the best before you start!

Becca McGilloway

Becca McGilloway studied Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. When she isn't on the hunt for the latest cheese-permeated vegetarian recipe on Pinterest, she's probably binge-watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix.