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9 Ice Cream Recipes You Can Make in Your Blendtec

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Not sure about you, but we're definitely starting to feel anxious for summer here at Blendtec. We're already dreaming of those relaxing summer nights and much needed vacations. One of our favorite things about summer is eating ice cream. We really do love ice cream; from chocolate, to cookie dough, to rainbow sherbet, the possibilities for ice cream flavors are endless.

We already have a few delicious ice cream recipes readily available for you to make. But then we thought, why not create a bunch more? So we did just that! Try one of these nine new Blendtec ice cream recipes! We are so excited about these, and are positive that everyone will find something they can enjoy.

Ice Cream Recipes

Vanilla Ice Cream

¼ cup half-and-half
3 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 cups whole milk cubes (about 1 ice tray of frozen milk)

See the recipe page for instructions and nutritional information.  

 

Ice Cream Recipes

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

¼ cup half-and-half
3 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. peppermint extract
¼ cup baby spinach
2 cups whole milk cubes (about 1 ice tray of frozen milk)
¼ cup chocolate chips

See the recipe page for instructions and nutritional information.  

 

Ice Cream Recipes

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

¼ cup half-and-half
3 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 cups whole milk cubes (about 1 ice tray of frozen milk)
4 Oreo cookies

See the recipe page for instructions and nutritional information.  

 

Ice Cream Recipes

Lemon Ice Cream

¼ cup half-and-half
⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon peel zest
2 cups whole milk cubes (about 1 ice tray of frozen milk)

See the recipe page for instructions and nutritional information.  

 

Ice Cream Recipes

Piña Colada Ice Cream

¼ cup half-and-half
3 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice
½ cup fresh coconut
½ cup frozen pineapple
2 cups whole milk cubes (about 1 ice tray of frozen milk)

See the recipe page for instructions and nutritional information.  

 

Ice Cream Recipes

Blueberry Ice Cream

¼ cup half-and-half
3 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 cups whole milk cubes (about 1 ice tray of frozen milk)

See the recipe page for instructions and nutritional information.  

 

Ice Cream Recipes

Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

¼ cup half-and-half
3 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice
¼ cup hot chocolate mix
2 cups whole milk cubes (about 1 ice tray of frozen milk)

See the recipe page for instructions and nutritional information.  

 

Ice Cream Recipes

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

¼ cup half-and-half
3 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice
6 tbsp favorite cookie dough
2 cups whole milk cubes (about 1 ice tray of frozen milk)

See the recipe page for instructions and nutritional information.  

 

Ice Cream Recipes

Cake Batter Ice Cream

¼ cup half-and-half
3 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice
½ cup favorite cake mix
2 cups whole milk cubes (about 1 ice tray of frozen milk)

See the recipe page for instructions and nutritional information.  

 

Note: You can replace the whole milk with a milk alternative but the consistency and flavor will vary.  

If none of these ice cream flavors interest you, here are some alternatives to try:
Mango Pineapple Sorbet (Dairy-free & vegan)
Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream (Vegan)
Spinach Ice Cream Banana Soft Serve (Dairy-free & vegan)
5 Fruit Sorbet Recipes

 


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59 comments


  • Perhaps you should freezing it in the instructions, so as to avoid confusion.

    Allison thompson on

  • Also note that the lemon juice brings a slight tartness and actually improves the natural flavor of the ice cream…Especially with fruit

    David wall on

  • Does anyone have a recipe for chocolate peanut butter ice cream, not the one with bananas, I would appreciate thanks

    Cathleen on

  • Really very good recipe and i tried for my guests and got an amazing feedback. Very happy

    Kamni Mehra on

  • Amazing and so tempting it is, will ask my girl friend to make one for me.

    Shabbir Hussain on

  • You can but using milk only probably isn’t creamy enough to make it ice cream – it’ll be runnier and more milkshake-like.

    Jessica Andreasen on

  • Can whole milk or canned whole milk be substituted for half n half?

    Susan on

  • Some freezers are too cold. Another factor that is probably contributing is the lower fat content. You can use heavy cream instead of half and half and that should help. We haven’t tested it but other people have suggested adding a few teaspoons of hard alcohol (like rum or vodka) to help keep it from getting rock-hard solid.

    Jessica Andreasen on

  • Tries de vanilla ice cream, the oreo cookie one and the blueberry one but replaced the blueberry with strawberry. As soon as ready all three were VERY good. However, once in the freezer they all turned into a big ice cube. Is that normal? Am I supposed to be able to freeze it and eat it later without waiting for it to unfreeze?

    Josee on

  • The sweetened condensed milk can be substituted for sugar and more half and half. We’d recommend decreasing the frozen milk a little to help improve blending. Play around with the half and half and sugar to find the right consistency of ice cream. Let us know how it turns out!

    Jessica Andreasen on

  • Hi Josee, we haven’t tested it with lactose free whole milk. You can always try the recipe as-is and taste it and add what you think it may need more of! Let us know how it turns out. :)

    Jessica Andreasen on

  • Try transferring it to another container and putting it in the freezer for a couple of hours (or until desired consistency is reached).

    Jessica Andreasen on

  • Half and half is half cream and half milk. It is often used in coffee. Hope this helps! :)

    Jessica Andreasen on

  • Try using more frozen milk cubes and/or transferring it to another container and freezing it for a couple of hours. The ice cream you see in our picture was placed in a freezer for a couple of hours before being scooped. Happy blending!

    Jessica Andreasen on

  • I tried vanilla ice cream but came out as milk shake. Any suggestion?

    Su on

  • I live in the UK and have had my blendtec for many years just looking at the recipes for ice cream what on earth is half and half

    john ed

    John on

  • I followed the vanilla step by step but it came out more like think soup (but cold) I have the wildside. Any suggestions?

    Jessica on

  • Hi Jeanette,
    You can blend on a Medium to Medium-Low speed for 30-40 seconds. Keep an eye on it as to not over- or under-blend. Welcome to the family!

    Kelli Farley on

  • Semi-skimmed milk is the same as fat-free or skim milk in the USA. The best UK equivalent/substitute of half and half is Single Cream, though a little milk may need to be added to make it less thick. Half and half is 12-15% fat and single cream is 18% fat.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Mint leaves may be substituted for peppermint extract. The peppermint extract is for flavor, so add mint leaves until the desired flavor is reached. The spinach is for color. The mint leaves will add some color, but not as much as the spinach, so keep the spinach if you want a green ice cream.

    Kelli Farley on

  • The purpose of the lemon juice is to help enhance the flavor without adding more sugar.

    Kelli Farley on

  • The purpose of the lemon juice is to help enhance the flavor without adding more sugar.

    Kelli Farley on

  • I am sooooooooooo excited to be a blended owner I have used it now for about 3 months. I used to use a ninja and was sold on the quality of smoothies until me blend Tec. I to loved the easy to use features and textures of the funded products, I recently switched from the designer series to the 625 … I just need to know which option makes great margaritas because there is no crushed ice button. ..please help

    Jeanette on

  • if I use lactose free whole milk do I have to change anything else eg increase half and half ?

    Josee on

  • sweetened condensed milk?
    Why? causes migraine.
    What can be substituted?
    Thanks.

    Louise on

  • I noticed all of these recipes call for lemon juice. What is the purpose of this?

    Nancy on

  • We do not have any sugar free ice cream recipes. Because of the fruit that is in the ice cream recipes, they will always have sugar content, but we can definitely look into some sugar free options.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Can you use lower fat milk, half and half and/or condensed milk?

    Maria on

  • Can you please share the recipe for the mint chocolate chip ice cream that is made when they demo the blendtec at Costco? It is made with almond milk and is delicious. I was so disappointed when it was not in the recipe book.

    Terry on

  • Do you have suger free ice cream recipe?

    Shanno on

  • What is the purpose of the lemon juice?

    Marsha on

  • The 2 cups of frozen whole milk is approximately 454 grams of whole milk, then pour it into an ice tray (or more, if necessary) and freeze.

    Kelli Farley on

  • It’s approximately 454 grams of milk, that you then pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Here is a sweetened condensed milk substitute recipe:
    2 eggs
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 tbsp flour
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt

    Kelli Farley on

  • There is not enough lemon juice to make the milk curdle. You can still make it without it though.

    Kelli Farley on

  • I’m curious about the mint chocolate chip. I’m guessing the spinach is for color. I don’t have peppermint extract but I do have mint growing in the garden. (I’m embarrassed to say I don’t know if it’s peppermint or spearmint or what.) If I sub in my mint for the peppermint extract, is it just to taste, or is there an amount I should target? Do you think the mint leaves would add the color I’d be looking for?

    Cindy on

  • We used the WildSide or WildSide+ jar, and found it gave the best results. You can use the FourSide jar, but it may take a little longer and a bit more work.

    Kelli Farley on

  • We don’t have a butter pecan ice cream recipe, but that’s a great idea. We’ll have to try it out!

    Kelli Farley on

  • Check out the end of the post; we’ve added some dairy-free options.

    Kelli Farley on

  • You can substitute the whole milk with almond milk, but the ice cream will not come out as thick. If it’s not the consistency you want, you can put the ice cream in another container and let it freeze for a bit.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Hi Rosie,
    We updated this post to include links to some dairy-free options. You can find them at the end of the blog post.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Yes we do. Here are some alternatives; we’ve also updated the post to include links to these recipes:
    Mango Pineapple Sorbet (Dairy-free & vegan)
    Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream (Vegan)
    Spinach Ice Cream (Dairy-free & vegan)
    Banana Soft Serve (Dairy-free & vegan)

    Kelli Farley on

  • See http://www.blendtec.com/recipes/banana-soft-serve for the basic bananna ice cream recipe, and you can add ingredients, including a little coconut milk for extra creaminess, and optionally, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, berries, etc. to customize the flavor. Healthy and dairy-free.

    Ashwani on

  • Do you have fruit sorbet or other frozen deserts for vegans and those with dairy intolerance?

    Judy on

  • Hi there – when you say “2 cups whole milk cubes” is that equivalent to 500g of milk cubes?
    thanks
    Shauna

    Shauna on

  • Sure would love to see some dairy free ice cream recipes!! Anyone have one to contribute?

    Rosie on

  • Hiya, is half and half milk the same as UK semi skimmed milk?

    Gill on

  • Any chance of having these in UK version?
    Bought my Blendtec in UK but I struggle a lot with working out U.S. Measurements, and to make it worst I’m Portuguese, to work out UK measurements it’s a task itself :-)
    I know I can use converters but for example 1 ice tray of ice cubes, are the U.S. Ice trays the same as UK ones? Doubt, the fridges are different enough :-)

    Jorge Barbosa on

  • May I substitute the whole milk for almond milk.

    Rhonda on

  • Was excited to see 9 NEW ice-cream recipes…..but sad to see that none are dairy-free. Would love to see at least 1 alternative!

    Tori on

  • Doesn’t the milk curl with the lemon juice? Can I make the ice cream without adding the lemon juice?

    NC on

  • What is the recommended jar for best results when making these ice creams?

    Heather on

  • If you have a butter pecan ice cream recipe, please post it.

    Ray on

  • You can make these vegan if you make vegan sweetened condensed milk out of coconut milk and then substitute full fat coconut milk for the half and half and any non-dairy milk for the whole milk. It will just be a lot of work.

    Rochelle on

  • Or can be substituted with soymilk. consistency may not be the same.

    Orchid on

  • They can, but the flavor and consistency may not be the same.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Can these be made vegan with coconut milk?

    Lidia on

  • Mint chocolate chip Ice Cream
    6 fl oz half and half or almond milk
    2 fl oz agave
    1 scoop vanilla protein powder
    1/2 tsp peppermint extract
    2-2.5 cups ice
    1/2 cup chocolate chips

    Add milk, agave, protein powder, peppermint extract and ice to jar and secure lid. Blend on Low for 15 seconds, then blend on Medium High for 30 seconds. Add chocolate chips and press “Pulse” to chop the chips.

    Kelli Farley on

  • The whole milk can be substituted for 2% milk or half and half.

    Kelli Farley on

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