Three Recipes for Homemade Summer Ice Cream

In this article, we'll give you three recipes for homemade summer ice cream that you can try. You'll see how easy it is to make them and discover your very own recipe ideas too.
Three Recipes for Homemade Summer Ice Cream

Last update: 13 November, 2018

Summer is finally here! The temperatures are rising and we’re starting to crave cold foods again. One of the season’s most popular foods is ice cream. Everyone loves it and it’s impossible to tire of it, especially with so many different flavors. In this article, we’ll look at three homemade, summer ice cream recipes. Keep reading to discover how quickly you can make them and see just how healthy they are.

Homemade, summer ice cream: nougat ice cream

Yes, summer is almost here and who doesn’t still have some nougat in their cupboard? If you’re looking for ideas on how to use it, this homemade summer ice cream recipe is the perfect solution.

Bowl of nougat ice cream

Ingredients for four servings:

  • 1 bar of almond nougat, chopped
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3.5 ounces of white sugar (or stevia)
  • 13.5 fluid ounces of heavy cream
  • 8.5 fluid ounces of whole milk
  • Lemon zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Firstly, heat the milk. Once it’s hot (but not boiling), add the lemon zest and the cinnamon stick. Be careful when grating the lemon and avoid the white part. This will make the milk bitter.
  2. Cook over a low heat for five minutes and let it sit.
  3. Once the milk has settled, add the cream and put the pot back over the heat. It doesn’t have to come to a boil.
  4. Then, in a bowl, add the egg yolks and sugar, and mix.
  5. Add the almond nougat until it dissolves with the eggs and sugar.
  6. Once the mixture has combined, add it to the pot with the milk and cream.
  7. Let cook for five minutes, without coming to a boil.
  8. Finally, pour the ice cream mixture into a storage container and let it cool.
  9. Once cool, put it in the refrigerator for a few hours and then transfer it to the freezer. When you put it in the freezer, stir it for the first five hours, every hour. Doing this will give you the perfect texture.

Banana nut ice cream

Homemade summertime ice cream banana nut

This next homemade summer ice cream recipe is a real treat. In addition, it’s original, inexpensive, and easy to make. As such, it’s perfect for surprising your guests at any summer event. And don’t forget the little ones; they’re sure to love this recipe too!

Ingredients for four servings:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 13.5 ounces of heavy cream
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 ounces of sugar
  • 12 nuts, chopped


  1. Firstly, peel the bananas and cut them into thick slices. Wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer for one hour.
  2. After one hour, remove them from the freezer and mash them.
  3. Then, mix the mashed banana, cream, lemon juice, and sugar together in a bowl. You can also use a blender if you prefer.
  4. Put the mixture in the freezer and stir it every half hour.
  5. Once the ice cream is firm, sprinkle the chopped nuts on top.

Nutella ice cream

Our last homemade summer ice cream recipe is especially popular with children. Nutella is a typical snack that has been passed down from generation to generation. Therefore, we’ve designed a refreshing way to enjoy it during hot summer months.

Chocolate ice cream bars

In addition, this recipe is so simple that children can even help to make it. You’ll have a great time not only eating this delicious ice cream but making it as well.

Ingredients for four servings:

  • 9 ounces of Nutella
  • 12 fluid ounces of heavy cream
  • 3.3 fluid ounces of milk
  • 2 ounces of sugar


  1. Firstly, in a bowl, beat the heavy cream with the milk and sugar. Add the ingredients slowly, so that they mix properly.
  2. Gradually add the Nutella and mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Professional tip: heat the Nutella jar for a few seconds (only glass jars) so that it’s creamier and easier to pour into the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Then, put the bowl in the refrigerator for two hours. Stir from time to time to make the ice cream creamier.
  4. Then, place in the freezer for four hours and stir it often, so that it doesn’t solidify. Finally, if you’re a chocolate lover, you can add chocolate syrup before serving.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.