Our 15 Best Fresh Fruit Ice Creams and Sorbets Are Pure Summer Bliss
If you have never known the bliss of homemade fresh fruit ice cream and sorbet, we need to correct that right now. These recipes all feature summer's freshest fruits — some are made with dairy and some aren't, and some need an ice cream machine while others don't. It all adds up to a summer's worth of homemade ice-cold refreshment that beats store-bought any day.
Georgia Peach Homemade Ice Cream
"This ice cream was delicious. I liked that there are no eggs and no cooking required. All you do is dump your ingredients together and let your ice cream maker do the rest," Carrie Gnauck says.
Chef John's Strawberry Ice Cream
This no-cook, no-egg recipe lets the flavor of fresh strawberries truly shine through. Bernie says, "I make strawberry ice cream every year when our local strawberries come in season — and I'm happy I chose this recipe this year because it's a keeper!"
Raspberry Sorbet or Granita
You don't need an ice cream machine to make this refreshing sorbet. Just freeze and put it through your food processor or scrape it down with a fork. Talk about easy peasy freezy!
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Graham cracker crumbs and vanilla pudding get churned with fresh blueberries and cream to make this rich and satisfying ice cream. SuSuzz says, "Wow! Absolutely THE Best ice cream I have ever made! I did use the instant cheesecake pudding mix instead of the vanilla."
Vegan Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream
"Easy, vegan, sugar-free, no-cook delectable blueberry ice cream. Who said treat food can't be healthy?" —Nattonori
Creamy Mango Sorbet
Here's another frozen treat you can make without the aid of an ice cream machine. Lexy1 says, "Fabulous! I made this for my husband and a guest, and it knocked their socks off."
Simple Watermelon Sorbet
You might not need to add the full amount of sugar, depending on how sweet your watermelon is. Bazilyboy says, "I did only add a half cup of white sugar but it still came out good. Definitely one of my favorite sorbet recipes!"
Sour Cherry Sorbet
If you can't find sour cherries, substitute sweet cherries but reduce the sugar by about 1/2 cup.
Vanilla Cherry Ice Cream
"This was my first attempt at making ice cream at home and it is excellent! I cut the cherries smaller than the recipe called for and served each dish with several of the halved cherries on top," Tracey says. "Yummy!"
Tropical Kiwi Ice Pops
"Loved these indeed! The right amount of fruit and coconut made for a wonderful frozen delight." —Buckwheat Queen
Super Lemon Ice Cream
"Amazing! I've never made ice cream before and my mom wanted lemon ice cream for her birthday, so I researched a ton of recipes and decided this is the one I would attempt. What a great decision that was! This recipe was easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious," says KaitCDubs.
Blackberry Ice Cream
"I made it with fresh berries, and it was the best ice cream I’ve made. I’ve made all kinds of different ice creams but this was the smoothest and the best-tasting berry," Retta says.
"This homemade pineapple ice cream is reminiscent of the infamous 'Dole Whip' at Disney. This version packs great pineapple flavor but it more smooth and creamy. Make this a float by dishing the ice cream into a glass and pour pineapple juice over it and top with whipped cream. This is a refreshing summer treat!" —House of Aqua
Fig Ice Cream
"This ice cream is quite a treat! Not something you'd find outside of a gourmet ice cream parlor," writes HollyD.
Ice Cream Base
The best part about this custardy ice cream? Customizing it with your favorite fruits!