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. I love your teaching good work God bless you

  2. Hi my dear ive tried your ice cream recepies and they’re so yummy i just would like to Ask if you please can put the link from where did you get your ice cream machine ??
    Thanks for all your effort and recepies

  3. Hi
    great video and website 🙂
    I was wondering what brand chocolate do you use
    thank you

    • Hi Hovik, Ann doesn’t favour a particular brand.

  4. Can i use sugus instead of starburst? Cause I can’t find starburst in my country…..

    • Hi Athena, We dont have sugus here so you will need to experiment.

  5. What kind of Ice cream turner do you have or would you suggest getting?

  6. This one I love the most, I am icecream lover, I’ll try it this summer. Definitely need it!

  7. hey you can only make ice cream in ice cream machine I no have, give ideas please

  8. Can you make any simpler versions of ice cream with less ingredients please ?

  9. Hi, Ann. I could not find vanilla beans where I stay. Can I replace anything with vanilla beans?

    • Hi Thachaiyanni, the vanilla bean can be replaced with vanilla essence.

  10. I wish I could make ice cream.

  11. Hi Ann! I am making the choc chip cookie dough ice cream tomorrow and was wandering if you use plain flour or self raising! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Hi Elia, This recipe uses plain flour.

  12. Could you please give recipe for salted caramel ice cream

  13. Hi. I wanted to know what percentage of fat you use in your milk with the ice cream?

  14. Could you send me a link of your ice cream maker?

  15. Hi Ann,
    I’m currently trying to buy the same thermometer that you have, and it won’t ship to Australia on!
    How did you get yours? Did you go through a different website or did you pay extra for shipping or what?
    I’d really like to get one of these

    • Hi Katherine J, Ann usually gets her equipment from local cake decorating stores or online. Our best suggestion is to search for a local supplier of this thermometer or something similar.

  16. hi ann!
    I made a mango ice cream based on your recipy witch turned out realy good!
    I also want to make the dark chocolate ice cream but i dont have skim milk powder in my country ,can i replace it for somthing else or leave it out altogether?
    thank you very much

    • Hi Doreen, the skim milk powder is important as it creates a creamy textury and taste. You can obtain skim milk powder on line.

  17. Hi Ann…I just love ur creations….I wanna ask dat as I am a vegetarian so is there any substitute for those egg yolks in d recipie

  18. what kind of cream do we use for the first ice cream

  19. Hi, i love your site and i think you are absolutely amazing! And the chocoholic in me wants to be your bestest friend, anyway, my question is, what type of cream do you use for the icecreams, normal cream or heavy cream?

  20. can u make coconut ice cream

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