How to Make Delicious Homemade Ice Cream

Ice cream is a frozen food made from milk, cream, sugar, and often, fruit. Its popularity is due to its wonderful, sweet flavors and great combinations.
How to Make Delicious Homemade Ice Cream
Eliana Delgado Villanueva

Written and verified by the nutritionist Eliana Delgado Villanueva.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Ice cream is one of the most delicious and popular desserts. This article will teach you how to make quick and easy homemade ice cream for you and the family to enjoy.

The origins of ice cream are unclear, but some people believe the Persians invented it after mastering an ice storing technique during the summer. This invention was followed by different recipes such as rice pudding that were be stored in refrigerators called Yakhchāl.

Others say that it originated from Macedonia by Alexander the Great and the Roman Emperor Nero, who liked to keep their juices and wine cold with mountain snow or ice. There are more stories like these two, especially in countries like China and Italy.

Preparing homemade ice cream

1. Homemade chocolate ice cream

Homemade chocolate ice cream

The best way to make this delicious dessert is with an ice cream maker, that way the ice cream will remain solid.  However, if you don’t have one, you can make it using a freezer or refrigerator.


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 almonds (70 g)
  • 4 dark chocolate bars (200 g)
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar (90 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch (15 g)
  • ½ cup of cream (100 g)
  • 2 cups of whole milk (400 ml)
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract (15 ml)


  • First, grate the chocolate in a dish. Then, bring the milk to a boil over low heat and add the grated chocolate.
  • Let it cool and set aside.
  • Next, put the egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch in a bowl. Mix well until it turns creamy.
  • Then, add the milk and chocolate mixture and continue stirring.
  • Place over the low heat again but don’t let it boil. Remove it from the heat and let cool.
  • Add the cream and the teaspoons of vanilla and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker until it hardens; add the almonds when it’s almost ready.
  • Put the ice cream in a mold and refrigerate so it solidifies.
  • Serve and enjoy.
  • Note: if you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can use a freezer. It will just take a little longer to make.

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Homemade strawberry ice cream

Homemade strawberry ice cream

The best part about homemade ice cream is being able to make combinations. For example, there’s pineapple, mango, apple, and even kiwi ice cream. Enjoy this version with your family. Kids are definitely going to love it.


  • 6 tablespoons of sugar (90 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch (15 g)
  • 1 can of evaporated milk (400 ml)
  • ½ cup of whole milk (100 ml)
  • 1 ½ cups of frozen strawberries (300 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (5 ml)


  • First, put the evaporated milk in a bowl along with the vanilla extract and whole milk, and freeze.
  • Once it begins to freeze, put the mixture in a blender and blend until it becomes creamy.
  • Gradually add the tablespoons of sugar and mix well.
  • Next, add the cornstarch and strawberries one by one until the mixture turns pink.
  • Serve and enjoy your homemade ice cream.

Homemade cookies and cream ice cream

Homemade Oreo ice cream

This homemade ice cream recipe is great for children and chocolate lovers. It’s very easy to make and only needs a couple of packages of Oreos.


  • 1 can of condensed milk (397 ml)
  • 2 packages of Oreo cookies (300 g)
  • 2 cups of cream (450 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (5 ml)


  • First, remove the cream filling from the Oreos and grind the chocolate cookies. (Remember to keep a few to decorate your ice cream later on.)
  • In a bowl, add the condensed milk and the ground cookies. Thoroughly mix together.
  • Next, in another bowl, whip the cream until it thickens.
  • Once done, pour the mixture in the first bowl and mix well by using a spatula.
  • Finally, pour the mixture into a mold and freeze for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy. That’s what homemade ice cream is for!


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