Easy 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

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 Parfait

Black Forest Ice Cream Parfait

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

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!
Fuerst Pueckler Neopolitan Ice Cream

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.
A Bowl of Nutella Ice Cream with Hazelnuts and Raspberries

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 Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

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!
Fresh Cranberries

Pumpernickel Ice Cream with Cranberries

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

Raspberry Ice Cream

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

Spaghetti Ice Cream

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

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.
Cups with tasty ice cream and sprinkles on wooden table

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!
Waffle Cones with Vanilla Ice Cream

Waffle Cones

Waffle cones are not difficult to make at home, and kids love to help make them. You can find good waffle cone makers at Williams Sonoma and on Amazon.

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