German Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with SprinklesOne thing that will always make a hot, sunny day better is a scoop of homemade ice cream in a homemade 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.

Browse our collection of ice cream recipes for fresh flavors of homemade frozen delights! These sweet treats from Germany will make a beautiful summer’s day even better.

Apple Spice Ice Cream


Fresh apples, apple cider, and spice provide the flavor while cream and condensed milk combine for a smooth, creamy ice cream with the appeal of apple pie.

Black Forest Ice Cream Parfait


Celebrate German flavors with Black Forest ice cream parfait, easily made from kirsch, chocolate, raspberry preserves, cherries and cookies.

Cherry Currant Sorbet


(Kirsch-Johannisbeer-Sorbet) This light sorbet brings together the great flavors of sour cherries and currants, supported by a hint of Crème de Cassis.

Lavender Ice Cream


Lavender ice cream is a favorite in Germany, and can be made with fresh or dried flowers. A homemade ice cream with a sophisticated floral flavor.

Marzipan Ice Cream


A recipe for creating the wonderful-tasting German classic of marzipan ice cream, known in Germany as "Marzipan Eis!" This sweet treat is sure to delight!

Neapolitan Ice Cream


Neapolitan ice cream, or Fürst Pückler Eis, consists of three layers of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. Also known as Harlequin ice cream.

Nutella Ice Cream


The beloved hazelnut-based spread, Nutella, flavors this Nutella Ice Cream,a popular summer treat that's easy to make at home.

Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Cookie Sticks


Easy peppermint ice cream uses peppermint syrup for flavoring, and adds German chocolate cookie sticks to complete the classic mint-chocolate pairing.

Poppy Seed Ice Cream


This delicious poppy seed ice cream is a perfect way to cool down in the summer, as well as add some new flavor to your summer routine!

Pumpernickel Ice Cream with Cranberries


(Pumpernickel Eis mit Preiselbeeren) A most unusual ice cream flavored with pumpernickel bread and German chocolate, served with cranberries.

Raspberry Ice Cream


Smooth and creamy, raspberry ice cream is the perfect summer treat - beautiful, fragrant, flavorful, refreshing.

Spaghetti Ice Cream


(Spaghetti Eis) A popular ice cream novelty made to look like spaghetti with meatballs.

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.

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!