Summer’s here, and that means it’s ice cream season! Remember those trips to the ice cream shop, excited to see what wild flavors they had? Now you can bring that adventure home with these unusual ice cream recipes you can make yourself. You’ll easily impress your friends and family with some truly unique and fun flavors that’ll make your summer extra special.

Two scoops of ice cream in waffle cones placed in a clear glass, with blurred background containing a bowl of nuts and a bottle of milk.
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Matcha Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Matcha mint chocolate chip ice cream in a bowl with mint leaves and matcha.
Matcha Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Coconut milk makes this matcha mint chocolate chunk ice cream super creamy and dairy-free. Perfect for those looking to try something adventurous at home.
Get the Recipe: Matcha Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Strawberry Granola Ice Cream

Strawberry granola ice cream in a white bowl with a red rose leaf.
Strawberry Granola Ice Cream. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This strawberry granola ice cream mixes milk and Greek yogurt for a tangy twist. Loaded with strawberries and granola, it’s a refreshing change from the usual flavors.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Granola Ice Cream

Sweet Corn Bacon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Sweet corn bacon ice cream in a tin with an ice cream scoop.
Sweet Corn Bacon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Sweet corn ice cream with salty bacon and chocolate chips is a wild combo that works. This flavor mashup is a great surprise for your taste buds.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Corn Bacon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Sweet potato ice cream in a metal bowl with a spoon.
Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Ice Cream. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Cream cheese and sweet potato come together in this creamy, cinnamon-infused ice cream. It’s a unique dessert that will make you forget about pumpkin.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Bailey's chocolate chip ice cream in a white bowl.
Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Bailey’s ice cream is a boozy delight with chocolate chips. Any Irish cream lover will find this rich treat irresistible.
Get the Recipe: Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Coconut Avocado Ice Cream

Chocolate coconut avocado ice cream in coconut shells.
Chocolate Coconut Avocado Ice Cream. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Creamy chocolate coconut avocado ice cream is packed with healthy fats and super easy to make. A perfect summer treat that’s both rich and refreshing.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Avocado Ice Cream

Red Wine, Strawberry & Salted Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Red Wine, Strawberry & Salted Dark Chocolate Ice Cream. Photo credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

This no-churn ice cream blends red wine, strawberries, and salted dark chocolate for a light, adult-only treat. Just 10 minutes to prep and ready in a few hours.
Get the Recipe: Red Wine, Strawberry & Salted Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Ginger Maple Miso Ice Cream

Ginger Maple Miso Ice Cream. Photo credit: Spabettie.

Vegan ginger maple miso ice cream combines sweet, salty, and rich flavors in a cool and unexpected way. A truly unique treat for ice cream lovers.
Get the Recipe: Ginger Maple Miso Ice Cream

Dublin Mudslide Ice Cream

Dublin Mudslide Ice Cream. Photo credit: A Little Spoon.

Inspired by Ben & Jerry’s, this Dublin Mudslide ice cream mixes Irish cream, coffee, and dark chocolate ganache. No churn needed for this creamy dream.
Get the Recipe: Dublin Mudslide Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream. Photo credit: Get Inspired Everyday.

Fresh strawberries and cheesecake flavors come together in this easy-to-make ice cream. Perfect for backyard BBQs and a hit with kids.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream. Photo credit: Get Inspired Everyday.

This coconut ice cream is a household favorite and no one guesses it’s dairy-free. Just three simple ingredients for a super creamy texture.
Get the Recipe: Coconut Ice Cream

Butter Tart Ice Cream

Butter Tart Ice Cream. Photo credit: Food Meanderings.

No churn needed for this butter tart ice cream that tastes just like the real thing. It’s like eating a butter tart in ice cream form.
Get the Recipe: Butter Tart Ice Cream

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream with Boba

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream with Boba. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Vietnamese coffee ice cream with boba is a no-churn treat with rich coffee flavors and chewy boba pearls. A cool twist on your usual coffee fix.
Get the Recipe: Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream with Boba

Dragon Fruit Ice Cream

Dragon Fruit Ice Cream. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Bright and colorful, this dairy-free dragon fruit ice cream uses just bananas and dragon fruit. A fun and vibrant treat for a hot day.
Get the Recipe: Dragon Fruit Ice Cream

Matcha Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Matcha Dulce de Leche Ice Cream. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Matcha and dulce de leche create a sweet and creamy no-churn ice cream. It’s easy to make and brings a tasty twist to green tea flavors.
Get the Recipe: Matcha Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Ube Ice Cream Recipe

Ube Ice Cream Recipe. Photo credit: Emily Fabulous.

Get ready for a fun and colorful treat made with purple yams, also known as Ube. This Ube Ice Cream is easy to make and brings a fresh flavor that’s sure to be a hit.
Get the Recipe: Ube Ice Cream Recipe

Fluffernutter Ice Cream

Fluffernutter Ice Cream. Photo credit: The All Natural Vegan.

This vegan Fluffernutter Ice Cream is thick, creamy, and loaded with marshmallows and peanut butter swirls. It’s a great recipe for anyone looking for a rich, homemade treat.
Get the Recipe: Fluffernutter Ice Cream

Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream

Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream. Photo credit: Piper Cooks.

Creamy no-churn ice cream with a strong cinnamon flavor and chunks of no-bake dough. No ice cream maker needed for this cozy and fun dessert.
Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream

Mini Mango Ice Cream Sundaes

Mini Mango Ice Cream Sundaes. Photo credit: Art From My Table.

Homemade mango ice cream drizzled with butterscotch sauce and topped with crushed pistachios, all in a cookie cup. This fresh mango treat will have you wanting more.
Get the Recipe: Mini Mango Ice Cream Sundaes

Tiramisu Ice Cream

Tiramisu Ice Cream. Photo credit: Oh Sweet Cultureshock.

If you’re in the mood for a rich, creamy frozen dessert, Tiramisu Ice Cream is perfect. It combines classic tiramisu flavors with homemade ice cream for a true showstopper.
Get the Recipe: Tiramisu Ice Cream

Blackberry Thyme Ice Cream

Blackberry Thyme Ice Cream. Photo credit: Oh Sweet Cultureshock.

Enjoy the taste of Blackberry Thyme Ice Cream, a treat that combines sweet blackberries with earthy thyme. The swirl of blackberry sauce makes it a standout dessert.
Get the Recipe: Blackberry Thyme Ice Cream

Passion Fruit Ice Cream

Passion Fruit Ice Cream. Photo credit: Addicted to Dates.

This four-ingredient passion fruit ice cream is eggless, dairy-free, and doesn’t need an ice cream maker. A great vegan dessert for summer!
Get the Recipe: Passion Fruit Ice Cream

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