Frozen Dessert Recipes

Ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, ice pops, ice cream pies: if you like it cold, you'll love these top frozen dessert recipes.

Staff Picks

Frozen Vanilla Custard

Rating: 4.63 stars
American-style ice cream uses no eggs, but this is the French style--with eggs! It's rich and creamy and, although traditionally served soft in cones, I prefer to freeze it firm then scoop it.

Frozen Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Rating: 4.4 stars
I'm not a cheesecake fan, unlike my husband, so this was my compromise. I actually really enjoy it!

Fruited Ice Cream

Rating: 4.58 stars
First Prize ice cream--feel free to use your favorite fruit in place of the strawberries. This is designed for an old-fashioned ice cream maker that yields 1 gallon; be sure to scale recipe down if you have a countertop model.

Avocado Paletas

Rating: 4 stars
Rich and satisfying Mexican ice pops. These are so creamy and delicious! If you like avocados, I guarantee you'll love these pops.

Ice Cream Tiramisu Cake

Rating: 4.73 stars
Sponge cake is soaked in coffee syrup then layered with coffee and espresso ice creams for an elegant, frozen dessert.

Mojito Sorbet

Rating: 4.38 stars
A fresh-tasting mint-lime sorbet that reflects the flavors of a mojito. The optional rum in the recipe helps the sorbet not freeze too hard if being stored in the freezer. Delicious on its own, and also tasty mixed with rum for a frozen mojito.

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

Rating: 4.76 stars
Simple and wholesome popsicles. My mom used to help us make these when we were kids and I still enjoy them years later. Use honey as an alternate sweetener, and blend the fruit to be either chunky or smooth.

Double Chocolate Frozen Fudge Pops

Rating: 4.65 stars
Make frozen fudge pops without a packaged pudding mix. I like using Tovolo popsicle molds. My sons likes the rocket shape.

Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Rating: 4.64 stars
Delicious chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches which make for an easy cool treat.

Homemade Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt

Rating: 4.13 stars
My own recipe for delicious pumpkin frozen yogurt using my favorite formula of 2 cups yogurt, 1 cup whipping cream. Just creamy enough to suit our taste, fewer calories than ice cream, and great pumpkin fall-time flavor. I churned it using my KitchenAid® Ice Cream Bowl Attachment. Hope you enjoy it.

How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream

Rating: 4.5 stars
Vanilla is the king of ice cream flavors. This version without eggs ('American' or 'Philadelphia-style') has a brighter, more pronounced vanilla flavor.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Rating: 4.81 stars
My daughter renamed this recipe 'The Best Dessert I've Ever Eaten' this summer when I prepared it for Memorial Day. I had made it before, but my husband had probably eaten all of it before she had a chance to get a taste! My husband doesn't like me to take this dessert to a large gathering because it means he won't have any leftovers! Got this recipe from a Bunco friend.

Inspiration and Ideas

Frozen Peanut Butter-Banana Bites
Rating: Unrated
"These were so good, but so rich. You're gonna need a glass of milk! Easy to make, but time-consuming. Definitely plan on making these ahead." – RainbowJewels
Mint-Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Rating: Unrated
"Delicious! Ready in about 20 minutes in my gelato maker." – Buckwheat Queen

Very Chocolate Ice Cream

Rating: 4.8 stars

This is a very rich, custard style ice cream with NO raw eggs!