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


by Ann Reardon How To Cook That


I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy:

All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

148 Comments View Comments

  1. what kind of milk did you use? Whole milk?

  2. Hi I was wondering what percentage of of milk did you use? I am assuming whole milk not fat free milk right?

    • Yes Lucy, Ann uses whole milk unless otherwise stated, though the terminology differs from country to country.

  3. Hi Ann,
    I live in the US and was wondering if Baker’s Sugar was the same as Caster Sugar?

  4. Hi, Ann! Thank you for your delicious recipes. I have a little question: is it possible to substitute heavy cream with cream with 20% fat? Or even cook without heavy cream? The problem is that in my country all types of heavy cream (with 33-35% fat) contain carageenan, which I prefer to avoid in food, which I give to my kids.

    • Hi Nataliya, The product you mentioned is used in some places as an additive to thicken a product. A lighter cream of around 20% should work well.

  5. Question, what’s the cocoa present of dark chococale you use in your egg free chocolate ice cream recipe?

    • Hi Coco, Ann usually uses a dark chocolate that is about 70%.

  6. Hi, Ann Please Can you show us How to make ice cream without machine???
    Thank you

  7. Hi Ann, can you do a video for how to make Mint Ice Cream.

  8. Can you please show us how to make some different ganaches even though you already show us chocolate and vanilla ones!?

  9. I wanna now how to make apistachio ice cream

  10. hi ann can you make a pinterest mousse desert please

    • Thanks brandy, we have noted your suggestion.

  11. When you say cream what do you mean??

    • Hi Martha, In most of the recipes cream with a minimum of 35% fat (or higher) is used. In Australia, it would be called whipping cream. In the USA you could use Heavy Cream. Just check the fat content on the label.

  12. My favorite is mint chocolate chip

  13. you are use starburst favereds?actually i have been don’t know that please reply

  14. starburst lollies is cherry chocolate?

  15. Hi Ann,

    I don’t have an ice cream maker, what should I do? Can anybody help me please?


  16. I don’t have ice-cream Machine

    • what I can do

      • there is a video of hers that you can check out she said that in the icecream video, go check out, it tells you how you make it without an icecream machine

  17. Hi Ann, I just attempted to make the starburst one. While heating my milk + cream to melt the lollies, my dairy immediately curdled. 🙁 Is this because there was too much acid in the starbursts? I’m sad; please help!

  18. You need to do cupcake ice cream

  19. I’m excited about having a go at the Roasted Strawberry ice-cream today. I was hoping you might be able to do a recipe for a banana ice-cream. I had one once that was just devine but not easy to fine a proper banana ice-cream 🙂

  20. hi Ann,

    I’ve been looking for ice cream recipes and yours seem really great. do you know where I can find an actual ice cream churner like yours?? all the ones I’ve seen don’t look legit. thank you!!!

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