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

Print Recipe 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. Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Ingredients2 cups peeled cooking apples finely chopped2 tbsp butter1 cup apple cider1/4 tsp apple pie spice View recipe… […]

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Black Forest Ice Cream Parfait

Print Recipe 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. Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Servings: 4 Ingredients2 cups fresh or jarred cherries pitted1 cup German View recipe… […]

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Cherry Currant Sorbet

Print Recipe Cherry Currant Sorbet (Kirsch-Johannisbeer-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 View recipe… […]

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Lavender Ice Cream

Print Recipe Lavender Ice Cream (Lavendeleis) 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. Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Ingredients6 lavender sprigs fresh2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream2/3 View recipe… […]

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Marzipan Ice Cream

Print Recipe Marzipan Ice Cream (Marzipaneis ) 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. Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Ingredients4 cups milk2 cups heavy cream1/2 cup sugar6 extra-large egg yolks View recipe… […]

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Neapolitan Ice Cream

Print Recipe Fürst Pückler Eis (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 View recipe… […]

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Nutella Ice Cream

Print Recipe Nutella Ice Cream (Nutella-Eis) 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. Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Ingredients1-3/4 cups condensed milk1-1/2 cups Nutella1/2 cup milk1/8 cup chopped hazelnuts InstructionsCombine condensed milk, View recipe… […]

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Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Cookie Sticks

Print Recipe Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks (Pfefferminzeis mit Schokostückchen) 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. Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Ingredients3 egg yolks1/4 cup View recipe… […]

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Poppy Seed Ice Cream

Print Recipe Poppy Seed Ice Cream (Mohneis) 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. Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Ingredients3-1/2 cups milk1 cup heavy cream2 vanilla beans split lengthwise2/3 cup sugar1/4 cup honey1/3 cup freshly View recipe… […]

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Pumpernickel Ice Cream with Cranberries

Print Recipe Pumpernickel Ice Cream with Cranberries (Pumpernickel Eis mit Preiselbeeren) Pumpernickel Ice Cream is a most unusual ice cream flavored with pumpernickel bread and German chocolate, served with fresh cranberries. Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Ingredients2 oz Pumpernickel bread slightly dried2 oz dark German chocolate3 fresh eggs4 tablespoons sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup heavy creamfresh View recipe… […]

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Raspberry Ice Cream

Print Recipe Raspberry Ice Cream (Himbeereis) 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. Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Ingredients5/8 cup sugar1 large egg7/8 cup milk5/8 cup cream1-1/4 cups fresh raspberries InstructionsRinse the berries thoroughly. View recipe… […]

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Spaghetti Ice Cream

Print Recipe Spaghetti Ice Cream (Spaghetti Eis) 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. Course: Dessert, Ice CreamKeyword: summer Servings: 4 Ingredients1 quart vanilla ice creamwhipped cream20 strawberries or raspberriesstrawberry or raspberry jam or View recipe… […]

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Tart Cherry Ice Cream

Print Recipe Tart Cherry Ice Cream (Sauerkirschen Parfait) 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. Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Ingredients1/2 cup sugar2 eggs2 egg yolks16 oz fresh cream not ultra pasteurized2-1/2 cups tart cherry fruit spread1/4 cup View recipe… […]

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Print Recipe Vanilla Ice Cream (Vanilleeis) 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! Course: Dessert, Ice Cream Ingredients2 cups heavy whipping cream1 cup milk use whole milk for a creamier texture2/3 cup sugar1 tsp vanilla extract InstructionsCombine View recipe… […]

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