Seriously Delicious Ice Cream Recipes You'll Want To Make Every Night

Ice cream is hands down one of the most exciting foods that was ever invented. We're lucky to live in a time with farm-fresh ice creameries and convenience stores that are fully stocked with Ben & Jerry's.

There's no question about it: Ice cream is addicting. Just think about how long an unopened container remains in the freezer. When you dig into it, how long does it actually take to polish it off? You can be honest, because we've found there really is something magical in the combination of sweet, sugary goodness and creamy milk fat that makes this refreshing treat very close to perfection.

That doesn't mean there aren't a ton of ways to seriously update your ice cream game, though, and that includes things like turning your favorite flavor into a delicious milkshake, making your ice cream from scratch, and putting unique spins on your favorite flavors. So, let's get into it and talk ice cream.

McDonald's Shamrock Shake copycat recipe

Springtime is great. Not only does the temperature begin to rise and the flowers start to bloom, but it's also time for St. Patrick's Day and that oh-so-wonderful seasonal favorite, the Shamrock Shake. Once word hits the streets that the Shamrock Shake is back, people flock to their nearest McDonald's. If you're a fan who laments the departure of Shamrock Shake season, have no fear. We've got you covered with this McDonald's Shamrock Shake copycat recipe that you can enjoy year-round.

Ice cream sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches are delicious treats that are easy to pick up at the store and keep in the freezer for whenever you need a quick sugar fix, but they're also pretty standard. It's time to switch things up. With our recipe for ice cream sandwiches on deck, you'll learn how to prepare the perfect cookies to pair with literally any kind of ice cream of your choosing. So, grab a pint of mint chocolate chip and get baking ASAP.

Orange Julius

You may think the tartness of orange juice wouldn't pair well with the sweetness of ice cream, but not only does it work — it's heavenly. If you're a fan of creamsicles or Orange Julius, we have the recipe for you. Our copycat Orange Julius takes just a few minutes, a few ingredients, and a blender to whip up a super refreshing milkshake that's great for dessert. Pro tip? You can definitely make this for breakfast and likely won't get any complaints from your family.

3-ingredient copycat McDonald's Oreo McFlurry

Is there anything worse than going to the McDonald's drive-thru and hearing that the ice cream machine is broken? Well, we can help you get your McFlurry fix at home with our copycat McDonald's Oreo McFlurry recipe. With only three ingredients, you can quickly whip up this faux McFlurry — and there's a bonus here, too. One of the ingredients is Oreos, and since you're only going to be using a few in this recipe, you'll have some left over for snack later. You're welcome!

Snow ice cream

One of the worst things about winter is that it's so cold outside, you likely don't have a craving for ice cream. We're going to change that mindset with our snow ice cream recipe, because winter — specifically the days when we get hit with piles upon piles of snow — is the only time you're going to be able to take advantage of this sweet recipe. One of the four ingredients is snow — preferably the fresh, fluffy stuff. In a recipe that's as much science as it is cooking, you'll be able to transform snow into vanilla ice cream in a matter of five minutes.

Copycat Dairy Queen pumpkin pie Blizzard

Dairy Queen's Blizzards are ice cream-milkshake hybrids, and they're pretty brilliant. It doesn't really matter what your favorite kind of candy is, because there's one out there for you to enjoy in Blizzard form. But what if you're a pumpkin spice latte lover? Lucky for you, we've come up with a copycat Dairy Queen pumpkin pie Blizzard recipe that's so good, you might find yourself stocking up on pumpkin puree for any day when you need a pumpkin spice fix ... in ice cream form.

Chocolate, candy, and caramel ice cream sandwich

What's better than your typical bowl of ice cream? A chocolate, candy, and caramel ice cream sandwich – and that's exactly what we're serving up with this tasty recipe. We're not just talking about ice cream between cookies — we're talking about multiple layers of ice cream, cookies, caramel sauce, and even candy bars. While preparing this treat isn't complicated, there are a few tricks to making it come out just right. When it does, you may never opt for a plain old scoop of ice cream again.

3-ingredient copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Créme Frappuccino

The Starbucks Vanilla Bean Créme Frappuccino is deliciously sweet, refreshing ... and you just can't beat that vanilla flavor. There's nothing better to possibly enjoy on a hot summer afternoon. But if there's not a Starbucks nearby, don't fret. We have you covered with this 3-ingredient copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Créme Frappuccino recipe that's so easy, it just might become a regular option when the ice cream cravings hit. Keep that blender on standby.

Banana split

People have been enjoying banana splits for a long time. According to NPR, sundae experts believe it was invented in Pennsylvania back in 1904, and we have a pharmacy clerk named David Strickler to thank for this sweet creation. There are plenty of variations out there, but if you're looking for a classic, check out our banana split recipe. Why would you need a recipe for this? Well, there are a few tips and tricks we've put together to ensure you get the best split possible.

2-ingredient no churn ice cream

Sure, ice cream is delicious, but if you look at the ingredients in many store-bought varieties, you'll likely notice they include preservatives and stabilizers. So, what about an ice cream that doesn't have anything in it that you can't pronounce? We have you covered with this easy 2-ingredient no-churn ice cream recipe that you can make without the help of an ice cream machine. It'll take six hours to work some magic, but once it's ready, you'll be shocked at how tasty the finished product is.