Try These Frozen DIY Dessert Recipes on National Ice Cream Day

When it comes to summer desserts, ice cream always makes the top of our list.

Which is why we're gearing up to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 16 with a little extra oomph. Instead of going out we're bringing the ice cream dream home with some DIY recipes that will satisfy every sweet tooth.

Each of the ice cream recipes we feature can be made at home, meaning no churning machine is required. Remember that these recipes will have to spend quite a few hours in the fridge and freezer to firm up, so plan on making these a day ahead of any party or sleepover that demands the frozen treat.

Without further ado, browse below to find your ideal cold and creamy DIY dessert:

Maple Bacon Ice Cream

Who says you can't have dessert for breakfast? Find the recipe here.

Bowl of maple bacon ice cream

(via Crazy For Crust)


Caramel Corn Ice Cream

Summer is the season of baseball, and baseball means Cracker Jack popcorn. Get your fill of this sweet and crunchy flavor with some good old fashioned caramel corn ice cream. Find the recipe here.

Bowl of caramel corn ice cream

(via Crazy For Crust)


Ice Cream In A Bag

For a much quicker approach to some very flavorful ice cream, try out this fun way to make this frozen treat in a bag. Find the full recipe here along with suggested toppings.


Avocado Ice Cream

Make this avo ice cream dairy-free by using coconut milk instead of whole milk. This flavor is so refreshing and actually on the healthy side! Find the recipe here.

Dairy free avocado ice cream

(via Health Extremist)


Rainbow Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Any excuse to add rainbow into our lives. Top with sprinkles and edible glitter for a unicorn inspired look.


One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

Literally the only thing you need to make this ice cream is a few frozen bananas. Find the recipe here in addition to some topping combos to pair with this banana base.

Bowl of one ingredient banana ice cream

(via One Ingredient Chef)


Neapolitan Ice Cream

A classic that not only looks cute but tastes amazing. Why choose between flavors when you can have three of your faves in one? Find the recipe here.

Cone of neapolitan ice cream

(via Bigger Bolder Baking)


Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

Give me a little green tea anytime. Find the recipe here.

Bowl of matcha green tea ice cream

(via Bigger Bolder Baking)


Dairy-Free Ube Ice Cream

Ube, also known as a purple sweet potato, is becoming more and more popular these days—and for obvious reasons. That color is completely natural just as is this recipe. Find it here.

Purple sweet yam, "ube" ice cream

(via Wallflower Kitchen)


Super Simple Chocolate Ice Cream

I mean, can you really ever go wrong with chocolate? Find the recipe here.

Bowl of simple chocolate ice cream

(via Chocolate Chocolate and More)


S'mores Ice Cream

Cue the most famous movie quote about s'mores: "You're killin' me, Smalls!" In this heatwave we're staying away from the campfire and instead adding a summer staple treat to our ice cream. Find the recipe here.

Bowl of s'mores ice cream

(via Thirty Handmade Days)


Mint Chip Ice Cream

The real question is, are you all about the green mint chip ice cream or the white? The choice is yours when you make it at home. Find the recipe here.

Bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream

(via Like Mother Like Daughter)


While many fast food restaurants make some pretty spectacular frozen desserts, we have to admit that Diary Queen does it the best. Come find out if we can guess your favorite Blizzard flavor based on your zodiac sign HERE.