4 Ice Cream Recipes to Enjoy During Summer

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4 Ice Cream Recipes to Enjoy During Summer

Last update: 01 November, 2018

One of the most popular times of year for enjoying a refreshing and tasty ice cream is summer. Yet they can also be enjoyed all year round. The great news is, ice cream recipes are easy to prepare at home with or without the help of an ice cream maker.

If you have access to one, you must carefully follow the instructions to achieve fantastic results. Sometimes you can add beaten egg whites to give your ice cream an even creamier consistency.

You can also prepare delicious ice cream recipes using ice cream trays or any other individual receptacle.

To obtain creamy results, the secret is removing the ice cream one hour before serving. Then, transfer the mixture to another bowl and beat it at medium until you have a smooth texture. Then, place the ice cream back into the freezer until it’s time to enjoy.

If your ice cream is very hard, then it’s best to take it out about 10 minutes ahead of time to soften. This will make it easier to dish out individual portions.

Below, we want to present you with some stupendous ice cream recipes for summer. These are great for making at home, and your entire family will be sure to love them .

4 Ice Cream Recipes to Enjoy This Summer

Our summer ice cream recipes

Vanilla ice cream


  • 5 eggs
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 4 1/2 lb. rock salt
  • 26 pounds of crushed ice
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar or sweetener
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 5 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 3 cups of heavy whipping cream and light cream, equal parts


  1. In a heavy sauce pan, combine the sugar, flour and table salt.
  2. Separately, in a medium-sized bowl, beat eggs until well mixed, by hand.
  3. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir together.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for about 30 or 40 minutes. Once the mixture thickens and coats the spoon, remove from heat. Make sure the mixture doesn’t come to a boil.
  5. Cover the surface with waxed paper and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Pour the mixture of heavy and light creams, vanilla extract and the cooled egg mixture into the ice cream maker.
  7. Place the beater in the bowl and then the cover.
  8. Attach the motor or crank to the lid (this will depend on whether your ice cream maker is electric or manual).
  9. Fill the cube halfway with ice and then sprinkle with rock salt. Repeat up to 1 inch from the edge.
  10. Beat the mixture, adding more ice and salt if necessary.
  11. Remove the motor or crank, lid and beater.
  12. With the help of a spoon, push down on the ice cream and cover the container with waxed paper.
  13. Place a piece of cork in the center hole.
  14. Add more ice and salt. Allow to set for 3 or 4 hours until the ice cream becomes firm.
  15. The recipe provides approximately 13 servings.

4 Ice Cream Recipes to Enjoy This Summer

Pistachio ice cream


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ tablespoon of salt
  • 2 ½ cups of milk
  • Green food coloring
  • Almond extract
  • 2 cups of heavy and light cream combines
  • 3 tablespoons of flour


  1. Prepare the egg cream as indicated above in the vanilla ice cream recipe instructions.
  2. Cook for approximately 15 minutes and then beat for 20 minutes.
  3. Add 1 ½ cups of salted pistachios in thick pieces through the opening.
  4. Stir well by inserting a long handled wooden spoon through the opening. Replace the lid and finish preparing the ice cream. 
  5. This recipe provides about 7 portions.

These summer ice cream recipes are sure to be a refreshing summer hit. Don’t pass up this opportunity to try them at home!

Banana ice cream


  • 3 eggs
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 ½ cups of milk
  • ½ tablespoon of salt.
  • 6 ripe bananas
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 cups of heavy and light cream
  • 3 tablespoons of flour


  1. Prepare the egg cream as indicated above in the vanilla ice cream recipe instructions and beat for 15 minutes.
  2. While the mixture is cooking, chop the bananas and place them in a blender along with one tablespoon of lemon juice.
  3. Add the sugar and cinnamon, cover the blender, and beat until you have a smooth mixture.
  4. Combine the banana mixture with the egg mixture and the combined creams. Beat well until you have a homogenous mix.
  5. Pour into a mold and freeze. Makes approximately 6 portions.
4 Ice Cream Recipes to Enjoy This Summer

Passion fruit ice cream


  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 can of whipping cream
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • The pulp of 5 passion fruits
  • 1/4 cups grated chocolate


  1. Place the evaporated milk in the freezer the night before
  2. Pour the pulp and water into the blender
  3. Blend for a short time and strain the seeds. Place the passion fruit juice in the blender with the frozen evaporated milk, cream and sugar.
  4. Blend on maximum speed until the ingredients are well mixed – approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Pour into individual molds and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  6. Decorate with chocolate shavings. Makes approximately 4 portions.

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