Who doesn’t love a great bowl of ice cream? It’s creamy, sweet, delicious and just always seems to hit the spot. Whether it’s the dead of summer or winter, it’s always a great time for an ice cream treat. So rather than buy all the store-bought varieties where you are unsure of half the ingredients used in them, why not make your own ice cream at home with an ice cream maker. You will know exactly what is going in it, which also means you will be in total control of the flavors you create.

With the VonShef ice cream maker, you’ll be able to make all the basic flavors, plus some unique ones. Here’s a look at five tasty concoctions you may want to try out.

Tasty and Unique Ice cream Flavors You Can Make at Home

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

There is just something about mint chocolate chip ice cream that is so addictive. It's likely due to its refreshing taste that helps to cut through the heaviness that ice cream typically has. Here's how you can make this one at home.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until the sugar has dissolved. If the color isn't as bright as you had hoped, you can add more food coloring. Next, you will pour the entire mixture into your ice cream maker and then freeze it according to the directions in your manual.

Cinnamon Ice Cream

Here is an ice cream flavor that works perfectly during the winter holiday season.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups single cream
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions:

Pour the single cream and sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat and warm it up. Once it hits the point of a simmer you can remove it from the heat. You will then whisk the eggs into half of the mixture, making sure to do it fast so you don't scramble the eggs. You can then pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan and add the heavy cream. Cook over medium heat stirring the entire time so that it thickens. Remove from heat, whisk in the cinnamon and vanilla, then let it cool. Once cooled you can pour it into your machine and follow the instructions.

Eggless Strawberry Ice Cream

It doesn't get easier, or tastier than this eggless ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups double cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed fresh strawberries
  • 2 drops red food coloring

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a bowl, mix, and then pour into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions.

It’s Ice Cream Season All Year Long

With flavors like these and an ice cream maker that does all the work for you, you’ll be able to enjoy ice cream all year long.

Talk to me in the comments, please:

Which one of these recipes are you going to make first?