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15 Super-easy ice cream recipes you could make with your eyes closed

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Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

These homemade ice cream recipes are just as easy as they are delicious. Whether it's recipes that don't require an ice cream maker or that have only a few ingredients, you'll be making these all summer long.

1. 2-Ingredient Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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You won't need an ice cream machine to make this Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups treat. Just two other everyday ingredients will whip up some of the best peanut butter ice cream you'll ever make .

2. Snow ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

Image: Gimme Some Oven

This snow ice cream may melt quickly, but for some reason we doubt that's going to stop many of you from whisking up multiple batches of this delicious and fascinating fluff. And it takes only five minutes to make!

3. Pumpkin pie ice cream — no ice cream maker required

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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It won't be too long before pumpkin muffins and pumpkin-spiced lattes are again in season. But if you're one of the many pumpkin lovers out there who need their punkin year-round, a giant bowl of this pumpkin pie ice cream is a great way to get your fix in summer.

4. Cinnamon bun ice cream recipe

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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A decadent breakfast delight becomes a wonderful swirl of ice cream, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Don't sacrifice your time or flavor with this ice cream tribute to the classic cinnamon bun.

5. No-machine-needed mocha ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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Didn't get your Starbucks fix? A handful of chocolate chunks makes this mocha ice cream a coffee lover's dream.

6. 3-Ingredient bubblegum ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

Image: The Domestic Rebel

If her carnival cookie-inspired ice cream doesn't make you think back fondly to frosted pink elephants, The Domestic Rebel's bubblegum ice cream will be sure to reconnect you to your bubble-blowing, gum-snapping inner child. And don't forget the gum balls...

7. Easy dulce de leche ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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Buttered pecans and brown sugar make this no-churn dulce de leche ice cream a no-brainer dessert for those craving something sweet from south of the border.

8. Easy (and skinny) lemon ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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Don't want to be weighed down by a heavy dessert? This easy lemon ice cream is a light and refreshing alternative to your standard scoop.

9. Circus animal cookie ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

Image: The Domestic Rebel

Indulge in a couple of scoops of sweet childhood nostalgia. Circus animal cookie ice cream with a heaping helping of rainbow sprinkles is sure to bring back some cherished memories.

10. Buttermilk peach ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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Ripe Texas peaches are showcased in this rich Southern delight that will make even the most fanatical Georgia peach fans jealous. This buttermilk peach ice cream may be a bit more complicated to make than some other ice cream recipes, but you'll be glad you made the extra effort with each and every creamy bite.

11. 3-Ingredient coconut ice cream (vegan, no-cook and totally amazing)

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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Not only is this enticing coconut ice cream vegan, but a healthy dose of spiced rum can easily be added to the recipe for a divinely boozy dessert.

12. Carrot cake ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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Moist, dense and bursting with spices, carrot cake (and the requisite cream cheese frosting) holds a special place in the hearts of many bakers. In the heat of summer, we imagine this carrot cake ice cream might be pretty popular with them too.

13. Sparkling wine with lemon-thyme sorbet

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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Limoncello completes this fresh and inviting lemon-thyme sorbet that is as simple as it is elegant.

14. Easy Key lime pie ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

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Adding to the heated controversy over what makes a "proper" Key lime pie, this quick and easy Key lime ice cream is sure to excite your family and friends (and more than a few Key West locals).

15. Vanilla cheesecake ice cream

Homemade ice cream can be so easy to make, and these recipes prove it

This vanilla cheesecake no-churn ice cream only has five ingredients, but you won't believe how decadent it tastes.

More fun ice cream recipes

Super-easy homemade ice cream, no machine required
3-Ingredient boozy ice cream sandwiches for dessert in minutes
Mini ice cream sundaes with edible bowls are a fun, gluten-free treat

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