Sunday July 18th is National Ice Cream Day and of course you can take advantage of the freebies and discounts on cones and pints or get creative and make your own frozen dessert to celebrate. From delicious cakes and sundaes of ice cream to a cereal topped breakfast ice cream, the possibilities for fun are endless.
Jeni’s wonderful vanilla ice cream van
Making ice cream at home isn’t as intimidating as it sounds. Jeni Britton Bauer from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams can walk you through the process and share their secrets. Your recipes call for an ice cream maker, but as you will see, if you try making Jeni’s Splendid Vanilla Ice Cream you will become a convert.
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Coffee ice cream without churn
If you want to try a simpler recipe, this no churn coffee ice cream recipe is for you. With instant coffee, this recipe is ready in just 10 minutes.
Dylan’s waffles and ice cream with strawberries
Dylan Dreyer’s Waffles with Ice Cream and Strawberries is reminiscent of her childhood on the Jersey coast when she ate this sweet concoction. Calvin is a great helper in making – and eating too!
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Almost instant strawberry soft ice cream
For a summer treat in season, try making this almost instant strawberry soft ice cream. You will pair frozen strawberries with sweetened condensed milk to make this frozen fruit dessert.
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Dairy-free chocolate peanut butter ice cream sandwiches
If you don’t make dairy products – don’t worry! You can still join the frozen fun with dairy-free chocolate peanut butter ice cream sandwiches. Frozen bananas bring this treat together instead of milk.
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Healthy breakfast ice cream
Start your day with Chloe Coscarelli’s healthy breakfast ice cream – if you top it off with fruit and granola, it’s healthy, right?
Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
Carson Daly was a lucky dad when Siri made this peanut butter ice cream cake to celebrate his birthday and Father’s Day.
Martha Stewart’s Brownie Sundae Ice Cream Cake
Martha Stewart’s Brownie Sundae Ice Cream Cake will take your National Ice Cream Day celebration to the next level.
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Vegan ice cream sandwiches dipped in chocolate
Vegan ice cream sandwiches dipped in chocolate are the order of the day – add any toppings you like.
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Chocolate mint ice cream sandwiches
Chocolate mint ice cream sandwiches are a breeze (but can freeze your brain!). Use store-bought cookies to make in no time.