Ice cream is a delicious treat for any time of the year, but it’s especially perfect in summer. Who doesn’t want a cool treat when the weather starts to heat up? Not only is it time for some real ice cream weather, but July is actually National Ice Cream Month! Plus, National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 20. In honor of National Ice Cream Month and all things ice cream, we’ve put together a special ice cream roundup for today’s Free For All Friday post! Don’t worry if you don’t have an ice cream maker, we tried to focus on recipes that don’t require one!
We truly wish we could wake up to this every morning, especially on those hot summer mornings when we crave the taste of coffee, but need to cool off. This recipe from Taste Spotting is not only gorgeous, but also delicious.
Mmmmm. We love anything that combines mint and chocolate. Food + Words has a great recipe on their blog for these delicious little frozen treats.
Do you love ice cream but are vegan or lactose intolerant? One Ingredient Chef has a great recipe available for ice cream with literally one ingredient (there are flavor adjustments that can be made to this, also, which do require more than one ingredient).
Some of the greatest things in life are…fried! And ice cream is no exception. If you’ve never had fried ice cream, you are missing out, and we suggest you try this recipe from Overtime Cook immediately. It is a tricky one, but so worth it if you can do it right.
Though it may not be the most seasonal on this list, this pumpkin ice cream from The Sweetest Occasion might be one of our favorites, as we here at Thrifty Below LOVE almost anything pumpkin flavored, and enjoy this really cute way to serve the ice cream in little pumpkins. You could also use crushed waffle cones in the bottom instead of graham crackers, if desired.
They had us at raspberry, but it was the mention of Nutella that really sealed the deal! This recipe from Eazy Peazy Meals looks so yummy!
Nothing against the other flavors of ice cream, but there’s just something special about traditional vanilla. This recipe from Elephants and Coconut Trees requires no eggs and no ice cream machine. Woo!
Cake batter ice cream is sinfully good, but as a gelato it would be even richer and more flavorful! We can’t wait to try this recipe from Design. Eat. Repeat.
This recipe from The Sweetest Kitchen looks so pretty and so yummy!
Another classic flavor, this strawberry ice cream from My Culinary Trial Room is egg-free and requires no ice cream machine. Perfect for using those summertime strawberries!
Just a fun history fact, Charles E. Minches from St. Louis is said to have invented the ice cream cone at the World’s Fair in July of 1904. It’s a little bit controversial as another man from NYC filed a patent before the fair. Who knew?! Regardless of who was first, ice cream cones are an essential part of ice cream culture.
We don’t know too many people who own their own waffle makers (but if you do, let’s be friends!) yet tons of people we know have panini presses or George Foreman grills. That is what makes Panini Happy‘s waffle cone recipe/method so genius! We couldn’t resist sharing it. Because what goes better with ice cream than a waffle– well, panini cone?