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Here’s the scoop: 7 easy homemade ice cream recipes

From rich and creamy chocolate and vanilla ice cream to light and refreshing sorbet, there’s no better way to capture the easy, breezy vibes of summer than with a homemade batch of everyone’s favorite frozen treat. Hamilton Beach has the tools you need to make it possible, plus simple recipes to help you deliciously conquer the dog days of summer. 

The days are longer, and the temperatures are hotter, which means it’s time to enjoy balmy beach days, backyard barbeques, and picnics in the park with family and friends. One of the best ways to beat the heat is with a scoop (or two) of ice cream. Forget those “frozen dairy” desserts from the grocery store and use a Hamilton Beach blender or ice cream maker to whip up an ice-cold treat that will help you and your gang stay cool by the pool.

Homemade ice cream and sorbet with a blender

Did you know that your Hamilton Beach® Blender is capable of so much more than soups, sauces, and smoothies? With just a few ingredients and a high-speed blender, you can create a batch of creamy and dreamy chocolate or vanilla ice cream, or refreshing blueberry lemon sorbet in minutes. It’s surprisingly easy if you follow these simple tips:

  • All liquid ingredients should be cold and added to the blender first.
  • Stir mix-ins, like chocolate chips, crushed cookies, or candy, at the end of blending.
  • Nonfat dry milk powder adds to the overall creaminess, while corn syrup keeps the ice cream from freezing too hard.
  • Blender ice cream is more grainy than regular ice cream. To get the best consistency, once blended, it will need to be frozen in an airtight container for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Blender ice cream is best eaten within two days.

Homemade ice cream with an ice cream maker

Having a summer soiree? If so, your blender might be busy with summer cocktails and mocktails. Or maybe you just need a fast and simple way to make a delicious complement for your summer crisps, cobblers, and pies. Here’s where your Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Maker will come in handy.

The Hamilton Beach 4 Quart Ice Cream Maker has more than 3,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, thanks to its fully automatic system that takes the guesswork out of making perfect homemade ice cream and other frozen desserts. Just add your ingredients, ice, and rock salt, and this crowd-pleasing, easy-to-use appliance does the rest. For small batches of your favorite frozen treat, the Hamilton Beach 1.5 Qt. Ice Cream Maker masters ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sherbert, and gelato, and no rock salt is needed.

7 simple recipes for homemade ice cream and more

Don’t let your summer days drift away without making delicious homemade ice cream or sorbet. Try these simple recipes that were perfected by the Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen to work with your ice cream maker or blender.

1. Blueberry lemon prosecco sorbet

This delightful dessert is packed with all the flavors of summer, including blueberry and lemon. The added zing of prosecco creates crisp flavor and a smooth texture.

2. Vanilla blender ice cream

Use your blender to whip up this easy and delectable vanilla ice cream and mix it up with your favorite mix-ins, like chocolate chips, crushed cookies, or candy.

3. Chocolate blender ice cream

Rich Dutch cocoa powder gives this chocolate ice cream its intense flavor. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings for even more decadence.

4. Watermelon lime mint sorbet

This simple sorbet combines the refreshing sweetness of watermelon with the cool zip of mint. Just add the ingredients to an ice cream maker and churn until frozen.

5. Easy vanilla ice cream

Make the best vanilla ice cream with just four ingredients. No eggs or rock salt needed!

6. Chocolate ice cream

Use a Hamilton Beach ice cream maker to create this creamy and dreamy chocolate ice cream that is sure to cool your cravings.

7. Salted caramel sauce

This salted caramel recipe from the Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen requires just a few ingredients and is the perfect topping for ice cream, cheesecake, cookies, cupcakes, and more.


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