A Round-Up of Our Favourite Ice Cream Recipes
Come rain or shine, ice cream is always a good idea. With such a versatile and delicious, creamy base, the possibilities of weird and wonderful flavour combinations are endless! Take a look at our list of ice cream recipes that will kick your ice cream game up, for sure.
Booze plus ice cream equals happy big-kids.
Coffee Tequila Ice Cream with Smashed Malted Puffs
This is a showstopper of an ice cream that will have everyone begging you for the recipe! The coffee tequila takes it to a whole new indulgent level and amplifies the coffee flavour in the ice cream. As far as the smashed malted puffs go – well, everyone loves those!
Guinness & Peanut Butter Ice Cream Float
This ice cream float will take you back to your childhood, but remind you why it is great being an adult.
You can’t go wrong with berry-flavour ice cream. Fresh and summery – yum!
Vanilla Bean and Berry Swirl Ice Cream
Mixed berries and a vanilla pod is what you need to make this delicious flavour combination.
Berry Ice Cream
This berry ice cream recipe is so quick and easy to make and you can change the flavours by using different berry juices.
Don’t expect these flavour combos at any ice cream shop – they’re in a class of their own.
Fried Banana and Caramel Ice Cream
Caramel ice cream with caramel sauce and fried bananas… this ain’t your everyday cone.
Salted Dark Chocolate, Pretzel and Caramel-Rippled Ice Cream
Pure decadence and happiness in a cone.
Minty fresh… with a little twist.
Gooseberry, Mint and Vanilla Ice Cream
Pro tip: Serve this Mint and Vanilla Ice Cream with fresh gooseberries and Italian biscotti.
Matcha and Mint Ice Cream
Cool and refreshing, matcha green tea makes the perfect addition to creamy homemade ice cream.
If you’re as crazy about nuts as we are, take a look at our Nut Guide for everything you need to know about nuts – plus yummy recipes!
Swirly Toffee and Hazelnut Ice Cream
Take plain, store-bought vanilla ice cream and completely transform it with a dynamic toffee and hazelnut duo.
Toasted Almond Boeber Ice Cream
Boeber, a Cape Malay sweet milk drink, has been made into an ice cream flavour with toasted almond flakes for nutty goodness.
Ice Cream Recipes with a Proudly SA Flair
Some things will only ever make sense to South Africans. But it doesn’t take a South African to drool over these ice cream flavours.
Tipsy Tart and Custard Ice Cream
South African Tipsy Tart is a spiced Cape brandy pudding with all the stickiness and comfort of a malva pudding, but with an extra kick of heat from brandy.
Koeksister and Glacé Ginger Ice Cream
Ice cream with a typically South African flair.
Add a Cookie
Cookies and cream – a classic combo. Add cookies to ice cream for extra crunch and total satisfaction. The OG of Cape Town ice cream sandwiches, Crumbs & Cream, will show you how it’s done.
Peanut Butter Cookie & Milk Stout Ice Cream Sandwiches
Beer in ice cream? Sounds good enough. This ice cream sandwich is bound to summon anyone’s inner cookie-monster. Made by Chef Ash from Riverine Rabbit.
White Chocolate Macadamia Biscuit & Olive Oil Ice Cream Sundae
This ice cream is unbelievably creamy, with the neutral vanilla base really allowing the delicious olive oil flavour to come through in every bite. Add white choc macadamia nut biscuits and chocolate sauce, and you have a winner!
Ice Cream Recipes that Are a Little Different
Anything can make its way into ice cream. Be adventurous – you might just be pleasantly surprised.
Blue Cheese and Fig Ice Cream with Black Pepper Tuile
An interesting mix between sweet and savoury in an ice cream. Definitely not your everyday flavour but well worth the try.
Roasted Strawberry and Balsamic Ice Cream
Roasting the strawberries concentrates and intensify their flavour making a delicious ingredient for ice cream.
Vegan Ice Cream Recipes
Who says you need dairy to make ice cream…
Tropical Vegan Coconut, Mango and Lemon Ice Cream
A no churn, creamy vegan ice cream that tastes like a tropical holiday.
Vegan Vanilla Coconut Sorbet
A fresh vegan sorbet with a completely yummy, vegan tart. A real winning summer dessert that will become a firm favourite.
These ice cream flavours just taste like Christmas.
Festive Ice Cream
Make your own mix with cherries, crumbled mince pies, Kahlua, flaked almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg for cool, festive dessert.
Fruit Mince Pie No-Churn Ice Cream
You don’t need a fancy ice cream machine to make an epic festive ice cream!
Vanilla Ice Cream with Homemade Sugar Cones and Butterscotch Sauce
Make your own cones and top your ice cream with a creamy butterscotch sauce.
Liqueur Filled Ice Cream Truffles
A kiss of chocolate with a hint of liqueur – perfect for a cool festive dessert.
If you’re suddenly craving ice cream after all these delicious recipes, treat yourself to some ice cream at our favourite places in Cape Town and Johannesburg – we like to think that we’re somewhat expert connoisseurs in this field. And if you’re in the mood, why not try the latest – ice cream made from insect’s milk. Don’t believe us? Check out this article about Gourmet Grubb – you won’t be disappointed.
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