When that ice cream craving calls, you have to answer it. The good news is, as long as you have a great blender and few supplies on hand at home, you can make your own blender ice cream.
Ice cream is just one of those things that makes everything better. It's perfect for sad days, happy days, normal days, bad days, and birthdays. Honestly, we can't live without it and we're guessing that you can't either.
Whether you are an ice cream making master or have yet to try your own at-home helado, we've got you covered with the top blender ice cream recipes.
Luxurious Blender Ice Cream
Now, with fair warning, all of these recipes are dairy packed and not very diet friendly. And that's ok because we all need to splurge sometimes. Balance, right? However, many recipes on our list also include dairy-free substitutes for an equally tasty cream.
Peach Ice Cream
Born and raised in the South, we can't get enough of peach ice cream. It's perfect for those hot summer days when you just need a fruity cool down. For best results, grab some fresh peaches from your local farmers market or road stand, then slice and freeze them. (via Live Love Liz)
Strawberry Ice Cream
It doesn't get any easier than this two ingredient berry ice cream. All you need is a little heavy cream and some frozen berries. Any frozen berry will work, but we love keeping things classic by just using strawberries.
By the way, this ice cream is also a great excuse to use up any extra quickly ripening berries. Go ahead, we won't tell! (via Diethood)
Chocolate Banana Blender Ice Cream
Unsweetened cocoa, bananas, heavy cream, and sugar blend together perfectly to create this tasty ice cream. If you are thinking about going dairy free, this ice cream even tastes great with milk substitutes thanks to the texture of blended bananas.
Try serving it up at your next dinner party or picnic for an impressive crowd pleaser. Alternatively, make it just for yourself to banish the blues. (via Butter with a Side of Bread)
Whole Lemon Ice Cream
This whole lemon ice cream is perfect for hot summer days. You only need three ingredients to make it happen: a thinly sliced lemon, full fat sour cream, and sweetened condensed milk. Blend it all together and freeze overnight. (via Kirbie's Cravings)
Mint Chip Blender Ice Cream
This impressive ice cream takes its creaminess from bananas and coconut milk, but the real star here are the fresh mint leaves. Not only does it taste wonderful, but it also looks completely awesome in a serving bowl when garnished with a mint leaf. (via HappyHealthyLife)
Elvis Banana Peanut Butter No Churn Ice Cream
No need to sing the blues when this frozen treat is around. A nod to Elvis's favorite snack, this banana peanut butter cup ice cream is completely decadent. It's packed with chocolate covered peanut butter cups, caramel, bananas, and more. (via goodcook)
Classic Vanilla Ice Cream
What ice cream list would be complete without the crowd pleasing, classic flavor of vanilla. This recipe is loaded with cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Even better, it highlights options for using a blender or ice cream maker during preparation.
Additionally, this easy vanilla can also serve as a base to many other flavor combinations like chocolate chip, chocolate, or mint. The possibilities are endless!(via The Roasted Root)
Citrus Orange Ice Cream
When it's time to impress, this orange blender ice cream fits the menu perfectly. All you need is a few oranges to make your serving bowls, heavy cream, milk, sugar, and orange juice. Toss your measured ingredients in the blender and let it get to work.
Next, while your ice cream is freezing, squeeze yourself a glass of juice for fun, then scoop out the remaining pulp. Place the rinds in the freezer, using the bottom of a bowl or cup to help hold a rounded shape. Serve with garnish to a crowd of applauding friends. (via Christina's Cucina)
White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream
Whether celebrating a birthday, ringing in a holiday, or just livin' it up at home, this white chocolate raspberry blender ice cream is sure to be a hit. Made with heavy cream and chocolate dessert mix, we think it would work with almost any berry.
However, raspberries are easy to work with and delicious. They also freeze well and look gorgeous when paired with ice cream. (via Fearless Dining)
Pumpkin Blender Ice Cream
If you've ever tried to rush pumpkin season, then you'll know that it's still usually quite warm outside for most of September and October. Cue this delicious pumpkin ice cream to save the day. It's the perfect way to welcome fall sans scarf or sweater. via (My Life Cookbook)
Chocolate Ice Cream
This chocolate ice cream has a few more ingredients than other flavors on our list, but when it comes to delicious homemade chocolate, it's worth it. The entire recipe is made exclusively in your blender and can be served immediately soft serve style or chilled for a firmer treat. via (Craftsy)
We can't wait to hear which blender ice cream flavors become a staple in your household. If you've got a recipe that we HAVE to try, drop us a comment and let us know. Happy blending!