9 Refreshing Recipes With Ice Cream

Carpe diem! Take advantage of the last warm summer days and spoil yourself with refreshing desserts, because what's better than ice cream? You'll find no shortage of ideas in the following video compilation: from surprising creations on a stick to skillfully-served watermelon soft serve ice cream to an elegant ice cream dessert with an edible mug — it's all there!

1. Ice Cream Surprise

It's sometimes said that we take the first bite of a dish with our eyes. That's especially true with this recipe which uses a clever visual trick to reveal the true dessert in a very surprising way. Get the recipe here.

2. Spaghetti Ice Cream

When you start sweating bullets outside, it might be time to take a walk to the ice cream parlor or to your freezer to whip up an ice cream sundae right at home. So, what's an easy-to-make recipe that doesn't require many ingredients? Spaghetti ice cream! Never heard of it? Then prepare to be wowed by this delicious treat that's absolutely perfect for the summer. Get the recipe here.

3. Triple Layer Ice Cream Bombe

You have your biters, lickers, and suckers, while others prefer it on a stick or in a cup. Yet despite these differences, there's one thing we all have in common: we're crazy about ice cream! Whatever your eating technique, you'll certainly need some help tackling this ginormous ice-cold masterpiece. Get the recipe here.

4. Homemade Neapolitan Ice Cream

Most people would agree that ice cream has three classic flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Thankfully, for those of us who have trouble choosing, there's also Neapolitan ice cream, which combines these three flavors in one delicious frozen dessert. So let's get back to basics and make some good old-fashioned, homemade Neapolitan ice cream to keep us cool in the summer heat. Get the recipe here.

5. Ice Cream Bread

There are crazy ideas that turn out to be not so crazy. There are also crazy ideas that are positively delicious! Sometimes, for these ideas to succeed, you have to start by melting a large container of ice cream! The result is a wonderfully sweet bread that is a guaranteed hit at any gathering. Get the recipe here.

6. Ice Cream in a Brownie

Not much beats a nice cold ice cream on a hot summer day. But if you're a bit tired of the same old ice cream cone, why not try something a bit different, like transforming a brownie into an ice cream bowl? It might sound far-fetched, but as you'll see, it's actually pretty easy to do. And the best thing is, just like a cone, you can eat the container when the ice cream's all gone! Get the recipe here.

7. Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Bar

After Eight is not only a good time, but it's also a popular treat. Mint lovers, chocolate lovers, and especially mint chocolate and chocolate mint lovers will go crazy for this ice cream combination — best enjoyed any time of the day, not just after 8 p.m.!

You'll need:

  • 7 oz mascarpone
  • 2½ fl oz crème de menthe
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 17 fl oz cream
  • melted chocolate

Here's how:

  1. Mix the mascarpone, crème de menthe, sugar, vanilla extract, and cream together.
  2. Pour the mixture into a milk carton, in which you have already made three, evenly-spaced incisions on one side. Place spoons in the incisions to serve as placeholders for your popsicle sticks. Freeze the milk carton for 24 hours.
  3. Completely cut through the sections where you made the previous incisions. Remove the carton wrapper and dip the entire ice cream bar into a tall jar of melted chocolate. To let the chocolate harden, place the ice cream bars upright in the freezer for a few minutes. 

8. Watermelon Soft Serve

There's no better way to beat the summer heat than with a delicious, ice-cold watermelon. However, as hard as it may be to believe, you can actually up the ante — all it takes is this watermelon filled with soft, creamy watermelon-flavored homemade ice cream. The result of this ingenious idea is not only refreshing and delicious, but it also looks like it's straight out of a culinary magazine or children's fairytale book! Get the recipe here.

9. Lime & Coconut Ice Cream Bar

With the right ingredients, you can create homemade delicious treats that look and taste better than anything you can find at the store — saving you money, too. As you'll see, ice cream is no different. Check out this simple recipe for a deliciously fruity ice cream bar with a professional finish and quite the twist. Get the recipe here.

The great thing about these 9 recipes is that there is something for everyone and for every taste. Have you already picked your favorite? 

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