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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. Enjoy!

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40 thoughts on “13 Easy Blender Ice Cream Recipes

  1. Wayne Phillips

    I bought a Blentec blender and have used it many times – would love a good recipe for a coffee smoothie

  2. 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.

    1. Kelli Farley

      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

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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?

  8. 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?

    1. Kelli Farley

      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.

  9. Dave M.

    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!

  10. 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?

    1. Kelli Farley

      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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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?


  13. 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?

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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?

  17. 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?

    1. Kelli Farley

      I can’t say 100% that these ice cream recipes will work in your blender, since they were made with Blendtec blenders in mind. You can certainly try, but I’d recommend that you stop in between blending to help push everything into the blade so that it can blend it all, without straining your blender.


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