A Round-Up of Our Favourite Ice Cream Recipes

Words: Stéphanie Pereira

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.

Boozy

Booze plus ice cream equals happy big-kids.

Coffee Tequila Ice Cream with Smashed Malted Puffs
Guinness & Peanut Butter Float

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!

Recipe for Coffee Tequila Ice Cream with Smashed Malted Puffs

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.

Recipe for Guinness & Peanut Butter Ice Cream Float

Berry Yummy

You can’t go wrong with berry-flavour ice cream. Fresh and summery – yum!

Vanilla Bean and Berry Swirl Ice Cream
Berry Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean and Berry Swirl Ice Cream

Mixed berries and a vanilla pod is what you need to make this delicious flavour combination.

Recipe for Vanilla Bean and Berry Swirl Ice Cream 

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.

Recipe for Berry Ice Cream

Gourmet

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
Salted Dark Chocolate, Pretzel and Caramel-Rippled

Fried Banana and Caramel Ice Cream

Caramel ice cream with caramel sauce and fried bananas… this ain’t your everyday cone.

Recipe for Fried Banana and Caramel Ice Cream 

Salted Dark Chocolate, Pretzel and Caramel-Rippled Ice Cream

Pure decadence and happiness in a cone.

Recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate, Pretzel and Caramel-Rippled Ice Cream

Minty

Minty fresh… with a little twist.

Gooseberry, Mint and Vanilla Ice Cream
Matcha and Mint

Gooseberry, Mint and Vanilla Ice Cream

Pro tip: Serve this Mint and Vanilla Ice Cream with fresh gooseberries and Italian biscotti.

Recipe for Gooseberry, Mint and Vanilla Ice Cream

Matcha and Mint Ice Cream

Cool and refreshing, matcha green tea makes the perfect addition to creamy homemade ice cream.

Recipe for Matcha and Mint Ice Cream

Nutty

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
Toasted Almond Boeber Ice Cream

Swirly Toffee and Hazelnut Ice Cream

Take plain, store-bought vanilla ice cream and completely transform it with a dynamic toffee and hazelnut duo.

Recipe for Swirly Toffee and Hazelnut Ice Cream 

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.

Recipe for Toasted Almond Boeber Ice Cream

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
Koeksister and Glacé Ginger Ice Cream

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.

Make Tipsy Tart and Custard Ice Cream

Koeksister and Glacé Ginger Ice Cream

Ice cream with a typically South African flair.

Make Koeksister and Glacé Ginger Ice Cream

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 Sandwiches
White Chocolate Macadamia Biscuit & Olive Oil Sundae

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.

Make Peanut Butter Cookie & Milk Stout Ice Cream Sandwiches

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!

Make White Chocolate Macadamia Biscuit & Olive Oil Ice Cream Sundae

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 with Black Pepper Tuile
Roasted Strawberry and Balsamic Ice Cream

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.

Make Blue Cheese and Fig Ice Cream with Black Pepper Tuile

Roasted Strawberry and Balsamic Ice Cream

Roasting the strawberries concentrates and intensify their flavour making a delicious ingredient for ice cream.

Make Roasted Strawberry and Balsamic Ice Cream

Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

Who says you need dairy to make ice cream…

Tropical Vegan Coconut, Mango and Lemon Ice Cream
Vegan Passion Fruit & Coconut Tart, Vanilla Coconut Sorbet with Mango & Mint Salad

Tropical Vegan Coconut, Mango and Lemon Ice Cream

A no churn, creamy vegan ice cream that tastes like a tropical holiday.

Recipe for Tropical Vegan Coconut, Mango and Lemon Ice Cream

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.

Recipe for Vegan Passion Fruit & Coconut Tart, Vanilla Coconut Sorbet with Mango & Mint Salad

X-Mas

These ice cream flavours just taste like Christmas.

Festive Ice Cream
Fruit Mince Pie No-Churn Ice Cream

Festive Ice Cream

Make your own mix with cherries, crumbled mince pies, Kahlua, flaked almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg for cool, festive dessert.

Recipe for Festive Ice Cream

Fruit Mince Pie No-Churn Ice Cream

You don’t need a fancy ice cream machine to make an epic festive ice cream!

Recipe for Fruit Mince Pie No-Churn Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream with Homemade Sugar Cones and Butterscotch Sauce
Liquer Filled Ice Truffles

Vanilla Ice Cream with Homemade Sugar Cones and Butterscotch Sauce

Make your own cones and top your ice cream with a creamy butterscotch sauce.

Recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream with Homemade Sugar Cones and Butterscotch Sauce 

Liqueur Filled Ice Cream Truffles

A kiss of chocolate with a hint of liqueur – perfect for a cool festive dessert.

Recipe for Liqueur Filled Ice Cream Truffles

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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