German Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Waffle Cones with Vanilla Ice CreamOne thing that will always make a hot, sunny day better is a scoop of ice cream in a waffle cone! But what to do if the ice cream man isn’t in your neighborhood? Why, make your own of course! It’s much easier to make ice cream than many believe, and it’s also incredibly fun, particularly if the kids are involved.

German ice cream is modeled after Italian gelato – it tends to be hand-made, uses less cream (and more milk) and little or no eggs, and have an intense fruit or nut flavor. Our collection of German ice cream recipes starts with the simplest vanilla ice cream recipe, and continues with a selection of fresh flavors that will make a beautiful summer’s day even better.

Apple Spice Ice Cream

Fresh apples, apple cider, and spices provide the flavor and cream and condensed milk combine to make a smooth and creamy ice cream with the appeal of apple pie. […]

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Basic German Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

This simple vanilla ice cream is quick, easy, and fun to make. Just follow these instructions and add any flavors you would like to craft your perfect ice cream this summer!  […]

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Black Forest Ice Cream Parfait

A parfait with flavors of Germany’s Black Forest – cherries, raspberry, and dark chocolate. Black Forest parfait is easy to make with purchased ice cream, German kirsch, chocolate, raspberry preserves, cherries and cookies. […]

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Cherry Currant Sorbet

The ultimate refreshment, this light sorbet brings together the great flavors of morello cherries and red and black currants. Currants are very popular in Germany, but they might be hard to find in parts of North America outside of farmer’s markets. If you need to find a substitute, try to use slightly tart fruits. […]

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Lavender Ice Cream

Lavender ice cream is a gourmet flavor you can make with fresh or dried flowers. This recipe calls for fresh lavender; dried lavender is more potent. Lavender brings a sophisticated, floral flavor to this homemade ice cream. […]

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Marzipan Ice Cream

Marzipan ice cream is definitely an unusual way to use marzipan, but it totally works! Serve the ice cream as is or top with sliced grilled peaches, dark sweet cherries, or chocolate sauce. […]

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Neapolitan Ice Cream

The famous Fürst Pückler ice cream was created by a confectioner from Brandenburg and named after the count Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. The ice cream consists of three layers – chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, and is commonly called Neapolitan ice cream or Harlequin ice cream. The elaborate piano presentation shown here is definitely optional! […]

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Nutella Ice Cream

Perfectly creamy on its own, Nutella puts it’s chocolatey nutty flavor to good use in this Nutella Ice Cream. Chopped hazelnuts enhance the nuttiness and bring crunch to this summer favorite. […]

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Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Cookie Sticks

This easy peppermint ice cream uses peppermint syrup for flavoring, and adds German chocolate cookie sticks to complete the classic mint-chocolate pairing. Take it up a notch by adding chocolate chunks and garnishing with fresh mint. […]

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Poppy Seed Ice Cream

Poppy seed ice cream is a simple and nutty flavor that pairs nicely with any fruit or fruit compote. Grinding the seeds brings out a subtle, fruitier flavor. […]

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Pumpernickel Ice Cream with Cranberries

Pumpernickel Ice Cream is a most unusual ice cream flavored with pumpernickel bread and German chocolate, served with fresh cranberries. […]

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Raspberry Ice Cream

Is there a more perfect expression of summer than raspberries? Beautiful, fragrant, flavorful from your garden or market. Smooth and creamy, raspberry ice cream is the perfect summer treat. […]

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Spaghetti Ice Cream

  A popular German ice cream novelty fashioned to look like spaghetti with meatballs. Spaghetti ice cream is easily fashioned from purchased ice cream, fresh berries, jam and toppings. […]

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Tart Cherry Ice Cream

Sweet and tart cherry ice cream gets its flavor with tart cherry fruit preserves and cherry brandy, added to a creamy homemade ice cream base. […]

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade vanilla ice cream is a summer classic. Enjoy as it is, or top with berries, compote, sprinkles, chocolate sauce or whatever your heart desires! […]

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