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13 Blender ice cream recipes

13 Easy Blender Ice Cream Recipes


Do you want to take care of your sweet-tooth cravings in a hurry? Check out how easy it is to make vanilla ice cream in your blender. But you’re not limited to plain vanilla—you can make just about any flavor you could possibly imagine! We’ve even got a few twists to make these delicious treats guilt free. So enjoy one of these 13 easy blender ice cream recipes!

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(68) Comments on “13 Easy Blender Ice Cream Recipes

  • Michelle

    So what makes this blender different from any other blender, and couldn’t my Magic Bullet do the same thing if I used the same ingredients? Thanks!! I look forward to hearing about comparisons.

    • This blender has many differences compared to other blenders.
      It has:
      -Smart touchscreen interface, which makes for easy cleanup
      -Plunger-free, easy-clean jar
      -Uniquely blunt safety blade; 80% thicker than other blender blades
      -Hardened metal drive socket; so if you overload the jar, it stops blending instead of breaking like other blenders
      -Ultra high-speed, quiet motor
      -Preprogrammed cycles and a slider bar to allow for total blending control

        • Dave

          I paid $500 for mine 2 years ago. It says it makes ice cream. No matter what recipe I try in the book or on you tube it is not ice cream. It comes out as a poor facsimile. Is there some secret I don’t know?

          • Jessica Andreasen

            It comes out more like a soft-serve right from the blender but can be put in the freezer for a couple of hours or until the consistency you desire is reached.

          • Dave

            Thanks Jessica. That’s what I have tried. Maybe I’m too picky but when I used to make it the old fashion way with the salt and hand crank it came out nice and rich and smooth. Oh well 🙂

          • Jessica Andreasen

            I hear ya! I’ve found that experimenting with the amount of frozen milk cubes used can make it more creamy and rich. You could also use more cream!

  • Mari-Lou

    Quick question regarding the ‘guilt-free’ instructions….when you say ‘replace cream’ do you mean the half and half or the whole milk?

  • Irene

    Thanks for all the recipes. Someone asked for a recipe for a coffee smoothie. I have one. Fill a shaker half full of cracked ice. Add about a quarter cup of powdered milk. Use instant coffee. Use from 1-3 tsps – however strong you want to make it. Use a couple packets of sweetner. Add a small amount – about half a cap of vanilla. Add enough water so that all ingredients will blend and depending how thick you want your smoothie to be.

  • Fek

    Hey! So, I see “imitation vanilla” which I don’t have and don’t use. Is it okay to use Pure Vanilla Extract? How much should I use to make it not overly vanilla-y? Same amt as the imitation or less? Thanks!

  • Fel

    Oh, and the other question I have is about the milk! I don’t use whole milk, but I do use skim. Would it be an acceptable substitute? Or should I bite the bullet and do the whole milk? If it is acceptable as a substitute, should I use more?

    This time I spelled my name right lol

  • Michelle

    Hi there,

    If I wanted it to be creamier, could I freeze cream instead of whole milk and use whole milk in place of the half and half?

  • Luna

    When you make a variation (strawberry, lemon, ect.) would you just add the new ingredients to the vanilla mixture, or replace some of the ingredients in the vanilla mixture?

    • You would add the new ingredients to the vanilla mixture. So with the strawberry one, you would make the vanilla ice cream and just up the lemon juice from 1/4 tsp to 1 tbsp and add 1 c frozen strawberries.

  • Nice graphic. I typically use recipes for an ice cream maker, and I’ve been neglecting my blender…guess I’ll have to give it a go and do some taste tests. Thank you!

  • Tina Kegley

    Every time I try to make ice cream or a thick smoothie, I get a large air bubble, have to stop the blender several times, and get rid of the air bubble. How do I avoid this? Seems like this is when a plunger would come in handy?

    • Hi Tina,
      It sounds like what you are experiencing is cavitation. Which means there is too much cold and not enough liquid. The blender needs to have liquid in order to pull the ingredients down to the blade. You can still have a thick ice-cream with some liquid. Give this ice cream recipe a try. Be sure to follow the ingredients/instructions exactly. If you are still having problems, let us know.
      Happy Blending!

  • parker

    For chocolate ice cream try substituting the whole milk with chocolate milk and still include the hot chocolate mix I tried this today and is was truly amazing.

  • Ashu


    I want to make blueberry icecream in my Wildside Blendtec jar. can i make it without frozen blueberries meaning can i use the ones that are refrigerated?

    What other ingredients are a must for this?


  • Valerie McCarthy

    What is the purpose of lemon juice? My kids can’t have any citrus so we made the vanilla mixture without it. I used almond milk, a little rice milk sweetened with agave and vanilla extract. It was really delicious. We wanted to add some berries but aren’t sure how that will turn out without using lemon juice. Any suggestions?

  • Carey

    I am vegan and wondering what to use in place of the frozen whole milk. Would I just replace it with more almond milk (frozen)? Or would canned coconut milk (frozen) be better since it has a little more fat? Thanks so much!

  • Krystal

    I have a quick question…On the ‘Mint-Choco Chip’ recipe, it says “1/4 c baby spinach”. Are you talking about baby food or the immature spinach plant? Thanks!

  • Jennifer

    Is there another option besides having to freeze the milk to create the ice cream consistency? If we don’t have time to freeze the milk. Can you use milk plus ice or does that ruin the taste and consistency?

  • Mainnalle

    I don’t have a blendtec blender. it is on my wishlist, and I am hopeful that I shall have one by Christmas, but I’m in Australia, and I dont want to wait another 5 weeks… Can I use my ordinary Breville blender to make these icecreams? If so, which settings would I use?

  • Anonymous

    Could you substitute the coconut milk for the whole milk and the half and half? Maybe freeze some of the coconut milk? Use full fat to get the creamy consistency?

    One more question. Are you supposed to use the vanilla on only the vanilla flavor, or all the recipes?


    • Coconut milk can be substituted for whole milk or half and half in ice cream recipes. The vanilla ice cream recipe is the base for the rest of the recipes. You will add more ingredients for different flavors, such as frozen strawberries for the strawberry ice cream. The strawberry ice cream also calls for 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice, and the vanilla base calls for 1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice, so you would just add the 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice.

      Hope that helps.

    • Yes, powdered milk and ice may be used in place of frozen milk cubes. Follow the substitution on the package of the powdered milk to get the correct ratio of 2 cups of milk.

  • Halsey

    Great recipe, but if you do the mint, hold off on one teaspoon. WAY too minty! Tasted like I was drinking the extract bottle. I would try 1/4 first and add from there if you want it mintier.

  • Marcy


    I just purchased a new Blendtec at CostCo.
    It does not have an ice cream button??
    So do we just do low for 10 secs and high for 50 secs. We tried it and our “ice cream” came out a smoothie. Although delicious we wanted real ice cream? Any suggestions?

  • Monica

    Do you have the recipe for the healthy ice cream that is show cased on The Shopping Channel in Canada? The lady didnt give the whole recipe, just said it had carrots and avocado and ice. She said it tasted like an orange creamsicle.

    Can you email it to me at


    • Hi Monica,
      I believe this is the recipe you are looking for. I’ve also emailed it to you. Enjoy!
      Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream
      6 oz of Vanilla Creamer
      3/4 cup of cabbage
      1/4 fresh orange (rind removed)
      1/2 c. baby carrots or 1 medium carrot
      1 Tablespoon of vanilla protein powder
      1/2 tsp. of Orange flavor
      1/4 Avocado
      2.5 cups of Ice
      Add creamer, cabbage, orange and carrots to jar and secure lid. Select Speed 2 for 15 seconds to liquefy.
      Add remaining ingredients to jar and secure lid. Select “Ice Cream” cycle.

  • Balaji

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  • Balaji

    Thanks for sharing this nice article. I read it completely and get some interesting knowledge from this. I again thanks for sharing such a nice blog.

  • Rose Ann

    I seem to have some partial milk ice cubes still remaining in my ice cream. Should I decrease the number of cubes or add extra time after the ice cream cycle is finished.

  • Best Juicer

    Hi Kelli,
    thanks a bunch for the recipe, actually the way you presented is really awesome. waiting for more recipes. 🙂

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