I Scream, You Scream! 7 Sweet Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Summer is here and that means it's ice cream time. And while we really like the store-bought kind, there's nothing that compares with making your own. Because when you make your own, the flavor possibilities are endless. We really like to do bourbon or buttermilk ice creams, but maybe you prefer Swedish fish or grape jelly and peanut butter. Whatever your taste is, you can have it when you make your own. Overwhelmed by the possibilities? Here are 7 flavors to start with:

Homemade strawberry ice creamHomemade strawberry ice cream1. Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
This homemade strawberry ice cream has just four ingredients, and that means a wallop of just-picked real strawberry flavor.

1 lb. ripe strawberries, hulled and halved
1/2 cup sugar or 1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 cups heavy (whipping) cream, 18% coffee cream or Half & Half

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In a bowl, mash the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice with a potato masher (or squish them between your fingers, or whiz in the food processor); stir in the cream. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions. If you want it firmer, transfer to a container or bowl and put in the freezer until firm. And please, try to share.

Bourbon ice creamBourbon ice cream2. Bourbon Ice Cream
This boozy creamy ice cream is for grown-ups only, but that's OK since you won't want to share.
Make bourbon ice cream

Double cherry swirl ice creamDouble cherry swirl ice cream3. Double Cherry Swirl Ice Cream
This decadent cherry swirl ice cream has a tangy hint of cream cheese.
Make double cherry swirl ice cream

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Burnt sugar ice creamBurnt sugar ice cream4. Burnt Sugar Ice Cream
Simply sweet homemade ice cream gets a little flavor edge from smoky, caramelized burnt sugar.
Make burnt sugar ice cream

Chamomile buttermilk ice creamChamomile buttermilk ice cream5. Chamomile Buttermilk Ice Cream
Cool off with the soothing flavor real chamomile, and the creamy tang of fresh buttermilk!
Make chamomile buttermilk ice cream

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Concord grape ice creamConcord grape ice cream6. Concord Grape Ice Cream
Real concord grapes give this homemade ice cream positively giant grape flavor.
Make concord grape ice cream

Grilled peach ice creamGrilled peach ice cream7. Grilled Peach Ice Cream
Capture the best of two great summer flavors with this smoky sweet grilled peach ice cream.
Make grilled peach ice cream

- By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell
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