Ann Reardon

Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

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Do you ever find yourself peering through the glass at the ice cream shop wishing you could have a little taste of everything?  Now you can make your own ice cream, add an endless variety of flavours and sample them all. My favourite is the Roasted Strawberry ice cream recipe, the kids loved the Starburst Cherry and my husband thought the Green Tea flavour was particularly good.

I recommend using an ice cream machine as it results in a soft, smooth and well-aerated ice cream. If you don’t have one check out my earlier video on making ice cream without a machine.

All the recipe quantities are written out below, so go ahead, follow the directions in the video and enjoy your own delicious homemade ice cream. You will need a candy thermometer:


Vanilla Cookie Dough Ice Cream Recipe

makes 1L (0.26 gallons)

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400millilitres (13.53 fluid ounces) or 1 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbsp (4%) milk
6 or 90g (3.17 ounces) egg yolks
1 vanilla bean or vanilla essence
216g (7.62 ounces) or 1 cup sugar (super fine)
200millilitres (6.76 fluid ounces) or 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp cream

Cookie Dough
50g (1.76 ounces) or 1/4 cup butter
20millilitres (0.68 fluid ounces) milk (1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp)
160g (5.64 ounces) or 1 cup of flour
125g (4.41 ounces) or 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp sugar
45millilitres (1.52 fluid ounces) or 3 Tbsp water
mini chocolate chips, as many or as little as you like. Go for it tip them all in.

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

makes 1L (0.26 gallons)
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200millilitres (6.76 fluid ounces) or 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp (4%) milk
6 or 90g (3.17 ounces) egg yolks
216g (7.62 ounces) or 1 cup caster sugar (super fine)
500g (17.64 ounces) fresh strawberries
100millilitres (3.38 fluid ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp cream

Wash and hull the strawberries and cut in half.  Place cut side down on non-stick baking paper and sprinkle with some of the sugar.  Bake at 165C (329 degrees Fahrenheit) for 15 minutes.

Dark Chocolate Gelato

makes 1.5L (0.4 gallons) (egg free)
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600millilitres (20.29 fluid ounces) or 2 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp (4%) milk
150millilitres (5.07 fluid ounces) or 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp cream
180g (6.35 ounces) or 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp caster sugar (super fine)
50g (1.76 ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp skim milk powder
60g (2.12 ounces) or 1/2 cup cocoa powder
100g (3.53 ounces) dark chocolate

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

makes 1L (0.26 gallons)

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16 matcha green tea bags used to make 300millilitres (10.14 fluid ounces) of tea
200millilitres (6.76 fluid ounces) or 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp (4%) milk
6 or 90g (3.17 ounces) egg yolks
216g (7.62 ounces) or 1 cup caster sugar (super fine)
100millilitres (3.38 fluid ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp cream

Starburst Cherry Ice Cream

makes 1L (0.26 gallons)

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6 or 90g (3.17 ounces) egg yolks
54g (1.9 ounces) or 1/4 cup castor sugar (super fine)
400millilitres (13.53 fluid ounces) or 1 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp and 2 tsp (4%) milk
200g (7.05 ounces) starburst lollies
100millilitres (3.38 fluid ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp cream

Left over egg whites? Try one of these: salted caramel macarons, pavlova, chocolate pavlova or meringue cake


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149 Comments View Comments

  1. Hi Ann,

    Just came across your veido yesterday as I was looking for an ice cream recipe. My 1st batch of ice cream is in the freezer fingers crossed. Will let you know how it is as soon as I try it out.

    Would like to if you could share a recipe for coffee ice cream and pistachio ice cream.

    Loved you site looking forward to making a lot more items from your site.

    Thank you

  2. Hi I would like to buy cake scraper but I dont know if I should get plastic or metal so I would like to know which one is better?

  3. Hi Ann. I love watching your channel. Thanks for all the lovely videos. I want to try the chocolate ice cream but here in South Africa we don’t get skim milk powder, we get milk powder. Can i use that instead?

  4. Sorry the other half of my comment just didn’t post so the machine still made a fluffy ice cream but when I put the ice cream in the freezer next day it was hard like rock .. I will try your recipe tomorrow xx thank you for helping me becoming better at baking and creating beautiful things I hope i win one of your mixer ❤️❤️

  5. Hi Ann

    Lovely ice cream I just want to taste them all lol I used to make ice cream before I had my baby you know I had time then

  6. hi I’m trying the starburst one and I’ve all ready done the chocolate and my little sister love rainbow ice-cream the one with the blue colours in it how to make it and keep the colour from not mixing together into one colour.

  7. Hi Ann,my daughter made the ice creams and they were really good,my daughter is really good at cooking and so are you!!!:-D

  8. Hi Ann,my daughter made the ice creams and that were really good,my daughter is really good at cooking and so are you!!!:-D

  9. How many hours should I keep the frozen part of the ice cream maker , in the freezer

  10. Hi Ann, just whipped up a batch of the roasted strawberry ice cream and I would have to say it is by far the creamiest, dreamiest ice cream I have ever tasted. I keep going back to the freezer to taste ( for testing purposes of course). I have a Breville stand mixer and decided to buy the ice cream maker bowl, it was well worth it as it turned out lovely and fluffy and only took 10 minutes to reach that soft serve stage, but I did let it go for 15 all up. What I like about your recipe, it doesn’t contain much cream yet has a lovely creamy mouth feel. I will try the other flavours and maybe make up some of my own. Thanks again and yum yum.

    • sounds beautiful 🙂

  11. Can i use 1% milk?

  12. what kind of icecream maker is that and were did you get it .

    • it’s a Breville mixer with an ice-cream bowl attachment

  13. Hey Ann, i was wondering for chocolate ice cream, can i use malt powder instead of skim milk powder??

    • i don’t think so as Malt powder is made from barley

  14. Hi Ann,

    I will be attempting this recipe tomorrow. Does it matter what fat percentage the milk is?
    What would you recommend. Is Skim okay or 2% is recommended?


    • Hi Tiffany I used full cream

    • it will work but won’t be as creamy if you use skim milk

  15. Hi Anne, greetings from the UK! I love watching your YT videos, but being diabetic and grain-free I can’t make most of them due to the sugar/flour content :'( so I just sit and drool at the screen!
    I’d really love to have a go at your ice cream recipe though, but was wondering have you ever tried making it using a sugar substitute (Splenda for example)?
    My fave ice-cream is coconut and I was thinking about adapting your chocolate recipe, maybe using coconut milk to replace the milk and cream, some dark choc chips and shredded coconut (in place of the cocoa) to make a “bounty” ice cream – have you tried any alternative “milks” at all? My other thought was almond milk with choc chips and chopped nuts to make a choccy-nutty ice cream ~any ideas or tips?
    Cheers Sue

    • Hi Sue, sorry I have always used milk and cream, so you’d have to experiment and see how it tasted.

  16. I just watched your ice cream video–YUM!!
    I have never seen an ice cream machine like that before–what brand is it?
    You always have the most wonderful & creative recipes–how do you stay so slim??

    • Hi Sharon,
      I have a breville mixer, the ice cream bowl comes separately as an attachment

  17. Could you just add xanthan gum if you have no ice cream machine, or won’t it work here? 🙂

    • hi sophie, there’s an older video on my youtube channel where i show how to make ice-cream without the machine.

  18. Please make some more green tea related sweets, Thank You

  19. Pistashcio is my fav could you do a cheerleader cake please

  20. Rum and Raison is my fave. my mom once made some, using straw rum as this smell like the ice cream, forgetting that it is 70% proof and this lowers the freezing point.

    • my husband loves rum & raison ice-cream 🙂

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