Holiday Ice Cream Recipes
Who said Ice cream was only for warm weather?! This is a round up of all of my favorite Holiday Ice Cream Recipes. These were all created for Thanksgiving and Christmas time, all of the Holiday flavors in ice cream form!
Why you’ll like these Holiday Ice cream recipes:
- They’re all made without an ice cream maker, which means they’re super easy and quick to prepare!
- They are all made specially for the holiday season. All of those amazing flavors of the festive season rounded up here! they’re the perfect choice for your dinner table
- They’re original dessert options for the holiday get togethers
- They can all be made ahead of time, which is perfect for those hectic days during the holidays
- Most important of them all, they taste amazing! every single one of them.
How to make no Churn ice cream for the Holiday season?
The base of a no churn ice cream is with Heavy whipping cream that will be turned into whipped cream to introduce air bubbles into the mixture, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and salt. From there you add the different flavors to make your ice cream unique.
Cranberry Ice Cream
This homemade ice cream is tart and sweet, with a delicious cranberry swirl made out of homemade cranberry compote, and with mixed cranberry sauce in every spoon.
It can be made with either frozen cranberries of fresh ones, and it has all of the seasonal ice cream flavors!
Pair this ice cream during the Christmas season with Christmas cookies, gingerbread cookies or any classic holiday cookie; pair it during Thanksgiving with a delicious pumpkin bread, sugar cookies, apple pie or pumpkin pie.
Here’s a recipe video if you want to take a look up close at the texture of this Cranberry Ice Cream
Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe
If you’re a fan of pumpkin pie, this Pumpkin Ice cream recipe is just for you! skip the pie and bring the ice cream!
It’s like a pumpkin pie filling version of homemade ice cream, with a super creamy texture, and all of the right warm spices. A fantastic thanksgiving dessert!
This homemade pumpkin ice cream has an ice cream base made with heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk, which helps give a soft texture after frozen, without the need of an ice cream machine. It has 100% pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice, which reminisce of pumpkin pie flavor.
Serve it with caramel sauce, carrot cake, pecan pie or top it with a graham cracker crumble, either way it’s the perfect addition for your thanksgiving dinner!
Easy Candy Cane Ice Cream Recipe
This delicious peppermint ice cream is the perfect dessert for the winter months, with peppermint candies and all of the flavors of Christmas!
it’s a crowd pleaser, perfect for kids and adults alike, with small pieces of candy cane that look like festive sprinkles, and a minty flavor to it.
It has both the candy canes and peppermint extract to achieve the minty flavor, and it pairs really well with Christmas cake, vanilla wafers, Chocolate cake, or any Christmas cookies of your choice.
I’ve also served this ice cream with a piece of white chocolate peppermint bark, and it not only looks beautiful, but tastes pretty amazing!
Check out the recipe video here!
Coffee Liqueur Brownie Ice Cream
I would catalogue this ice cream like a perfect adult ice cream. There’s coffee, booze and brownie involved, which makes it pretty perfect!
It’s one of those flavors that you won’t find in the stores, it’s no regular ice cream, and it definitely doesn’t taste like one!
This easy recipe is made with a perfect base of heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk, which makes it super creamy after frozen.
Caramel Bourbon Oreo Ice Cream
This is the perfect addition to your holiday dinner table. Once again, booze takes over this delicious dessert! the pairing of caramel and bourbon makes one of my favorite flavor combos, with the flavors complimenting each other in a delicious way.
To give it a bit of crunchy flavor, I added Oreos to the mix, and who doesn’t like Oreos? they give a chocolatey and crunchy flavor to this creamy ice cream.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Tequila Ice Cream
The name of this ice cream tells it all! it’s an ice cream version of a Hot chocolate, but lets make it Mexican and with a kick of tequila.
Mexican hot chocolate is spicier, with a more intense chocolate flavor and with a more granular texture compared with regular hot chocolate. Just like that, this ice cream has cinnamon and cayenne pepper, and the best part, tequila to round all of the flavors up.
No Churn Banana Bourbon Ice Cream
This ice cream has a combination of amazing fall flavors, with banana, caramel, walnuts and bourbon. What’s not to like?
This has quickly become a holiday favorite! with a creamy texture, crunchy chunks of walnuts, buttery caramel and the bourbon that takes it to the next level! its the perfect fall dessert. Plus, its made in around 20 minutes!
Use it to top your favorite pie and serve it in your thanksgiving table or Christmas table alike!
Expert tips for making the perfect no churn ice cream
- Freeze the metal bowl and whisk attachment for 10 minutes before whipping the heavy cream for a quicker process.
- You can customize the texture of your ice cream! For a creamier ice cream, beat the heavy cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. For a firmer ice cream beat it until stiff peaks form.
- Make sure your ice cream mixture is very well covered -in an airtight container- before going into the freezer. This avoids having ice crystals and freezer burn
- Let set your ice cream in the freezer for at least 6 hours before serving. If you’re freezing in a loaf pan, make sure to cover very well with a plastic wrap.
Make the Banana Bourbon and Pumpkin Ice cream for your Thanksgiving dinner. Or the Cranberry and candy cane Ice creams for your Christmas table. And the alcohol added ice creams for New Year’s. I bet all of them will be a success!