Skip the store-bought stuff this summer and opt for homemade ice cream. If you've never tried your hand at the sweet dessert before, don't be scared! You'll be surprised how easy it is to make it yourself and customize it with decadent fillings. Basically, these recipes will make everyone scream for, well, you get it.
For those who can never choose between salty and sweet, the two flavors come together in pretzel- and peanut butter-filled ice cream.
Get the recipe at Cake Over Steak.
Tools you'll need: mesh strainer ($20, amazon.com)
The unique flavors of Earl Grey tea and lavender add an elegance that's perfect for a dinner party or adults-only meal.
Get the recipe at The Farmer's Daughter.
Tools you'll need: tea ball infuser ($9, amazon.com)
If you didn't think apple pie á la mode could get any better... This apple pie ice cream is made with brown sugar, apples, and oatmeal cookies.
Get the recipe at Celebrating Sweets.
Tools you'll need: electric hand mixer ($19, target.com)
Transform the beloved Southern dessert into a delicious frozen treat. Bonus: It only calls for five ingredients.
Get the recipe at Baked by an Introvert.
Tools you'll need: food processor ($20, walmart.com)
This blogger suggests enjoying this peppermint ice cream over warm chocolate brownies. How can you resist that?!
Get the recipe at Cincy Shopper.
Tools you'll need: loaf pan ($8, target.com)
This homemade birthday cake boasts four ice cream flavors and beats the store-bought variety every time.
Tools you'll need: 3-quart mixing bowl ($8, amazon.com); Wilton silicone spatula ($10, amazon.com)
This chocolatey ice cream combines the best of both worlds with Oreo chunks and creamy Nutella.
Get the recipe at A Dash of Sanity.
Tools you'll need: Hamilton Beach blender ($30, amazon.com); whisk ($5, amazon.com)
Lemon and blueberries are a heavenly combination, especially when paired with cream cheese and graham cracker pieces.
Get the recipe at Creations By Kara.
Tools you'll need: Cuisinart ice cream maker ($44, amazon.com)
All you need is four ingredients and one Mason jar to make this sweet and simple treat.
Get the recipe at Delish.
Tools you'll need: mason jar, ($6, amazon.com); wooden mixing spoon ($6, amazon.com)
If you're the type to lick the bowl clean after mixing up cake batter, you'll love this sweet, colorful ice cream.
Get the recipe at Like Mother Like Daughter.
Tools you'll need: small pot ($20, amazon.com); mixing bowl ($8, amazon.com)
Play with the fat percent of the milk in this recipe—a batch with 2% milk may not be as luxurious, but it's still pretty darn good!
Tools you'll need: Lodge cast iron skillet ($41, amazon.com)
When made from scratch with the season's sweetest ingredients, ice cream captures the essence of summer. Try this fruity variety with fresh huckleberries or blueberries. (Tip: Use a vintage cooler as a self-serve dessert bar!)
Chewy marshmallows, crunchy almonds, and sweet chocolate—this classic flavor is classic for a reason.
Get the recipe at Barefeet In The Kitchen.
Brown sugar and candied nuts give this butter pecan ice cream its mellow caramel goodness.
Use crisp, store-bought wafers to whip up delicious ice-cream sandwiches in a jiffy. Make them with homemade lemonsicle ice cream for an especially summery treat.
More: 10 Best Ice Cream Maker Reviews for Summer
Much like the popular dessert that inspired its flavor, this raspberry cheesecake ice cream gets its delectably rich taste and texture from an infusion of fluffy cream cheese.
Put a tasty twist on the classic vanilla ice cream recipe with these simple tweaks:
Chocolate ice cream: After straining mixture in step 1, add 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips and stir until melted and fully incorporated. Continue with recipe.
Mint chocolate chip ice cream: In step 1, substitute 1 teaspoon peppermint extract for 1 teaspoon vanilla. Once ice cream's made, stir in 2 cups mini chocolate chips.
Peanut butter ice cream: After straining mixture in step 1, add 1 cup smooth peanut butter and stir until fully incorporated. Continue with recipe.
To firm up homemade ice cream, like this yummy peach variety, freeze it for several hours before serving.
It's a cold hard fact: This foolproof vanilla recipe is the perfect blank slate for multiple mix-ins.
One spoon of this tropical treat this and you'll feel like you've been transported to paradise.
Get the recipe at Carrie's Experimental Kitchen.
You'll feel utterly refreshed and ready for summer after indulging in this sweet and citrus-y treat!
Get the recipe at I Heart Naptime.
If the cherry on top is your favorite part of a sundae, then you've got to try this cherry and chocolate-centric flavor.
Get the recipe at Crunchy Creamy Sweet.
All gardeners should give this flavor a try. This yummy recipe will remind you of the many incredible scents found in your backyard.
Get the recipe at Cake N Knife.
Impress guests at your next summer get-together with this flavor that's both creamy and citrusy. Yum!
Get the recipe at Lolly Jane Blog.
This colorful treat is bound to be a hit at barbecues and family parties—kids love it!
Get the recipe at Smart School House.
With favorites from your childhood (remember how much you loved animal crackers and rainbow sprinkles?), this sweet treat will make you feel nostalgic.
Get the recipe at Your Homebased Mom.
Peanut butter and chocolate is one combination that always tastes great—especially in ice cream form.
Get the recipe at Recipe Girl.
A scoop of this richly-flavored ice cream is the perfect way to enhance a slice of pie this summer, so go ahead and indulge!
Get the recipe at Sugar Dish Me.
Here's a delicious thought: by making this popular flavor at home, you're avoiding a ton of the extra sugar and preservatives that go into store bought kind.
Get the recipe at CincyShopper.com.
Chunks of vanilla wafers and fresh bananas make this chilly treat taste like the real thing.
Get the recipe at Spicy Southern Kitchen.