10 Easy Christmas Ice Cream Recipes for the Holidays

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Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to serve for dessert. I’m always looking for new ways to make ice cream, so I scoured my favorite blogs and found 10 amazing recipes that are perfect for your holiday dinner this year! From gingerbread and eggnog flavors to a homemade take on the Little Debbie Christmas tree ice cream, you’re going to love these festive Christmas ice cream recipes for the holidays.

Peppermint Ice Cream

peppermint ice cream in a loaf pan

Minty, creamy peppermint ice cream is the perfect Christmas treat! It’s made with real peppermint extract, which gives it a fresh and refreshing flavor. Crushed candy canes are added to the mix to give it additional mint flavor and an extra festive look. This is a no-church ice cream recipe, so you can make it with no ice cream maker required. You don’t need eggs, either! {via Glue Sticks}

Christmas Cookie Ice Cream

christmas cookie ice cream in a jadeite bowl

This no-churn Christmas cookie ice cream is the perfect way to get your Christmas cookie fix. It’s made with a delicious vanilla base and studded with everyone’s favorite sugar cookies, white chocolate pieces, festive sprinkles, and a hint of cinnamon. You don’t even need an ice cream maker for this one – just mix everything together and put it in the freezer. It’ll be ready in a few hours, and you won’t be able to resist it! {via The Toasty Kitchen}

Cranberry Ice Cream

cranberry ice cream in a white bowl

Here’s a festive cranberry ice cream you can make for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It’s made with tart cranberries, heavy cream, milk, sugar, and orange juice for a hint of orange flavor. The result is a delicious ice cream that tastes like the holidays! Serve it in bowls or cones, and top with whipped cream and fresh cranberries for a pretty presentation. {via Wonky Wonderful}

If you love cranberry as much as we do, try this cranberry Moscow mule!

Grinch Ice Cream

grinch ice cream in a loaf pan with ice cream scoop

If you’re looking for a fun treat to serve at your holiday party, look no further! This Grinch ice cream is the perfect way to celebrate. Not only does it taste delicious and refreshing, but its festive green coloring in honor of your favorite Christmas grouch will get everyone in the mood for Christmas. It’s flavored with mint extract and decorated with red heart sprinkles for the cutest holiday dessert ever. Serve it in bowls or in cones. {via Pizzazzerie}

Gingerbread Ice Cream

gingerbread ice cream in cones topped with gingerbread cookies

There’s nothing quite like the warm and spicy scent of gingerbread cookies baking in the oven. Now you can get all that delicious flavor in cool, creamy gingerbread ice cream. It’s made with all your favorite gingerbread flavors, including molasses, cinnamon, ginger, and brown sugar. The best part? It only takes a few hours to prepare in the ice cream maker. Serve it as a dessert on its own or pair it with some gingerbread cookies, as you see here. {via Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt}

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Ice Cream

Little Debbie Christmas tree cake ice cream in a white bowl

If you’ve been unable to find it in stores, this homemade Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes ice cream is a great way to enjoy this indulgent dessert. It’s a no-churn ice cream that anyone can make with heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, those famous Christmas tree cakes, and a few other ingredients. Hurry and make it now while you can still find the cakes in stores! {via Rose Bakes}

Butterbeer Ice Cream

butterbeer ice cream in glass bowls

Any Potterhead will tell you that the Harry Potter movies are absolutely Christmas films. Therefore, this butterbeer ice cream is a perfect fit for the holidays! It’s a no-churn recipe that’s easy to put together, but you’ll have a hard time waiting for it to freeze! Enjoy a bowl of it while imagining you’re in that magical world, right in Diagon Alley. {via Sonshine Kitchen}

Eggnog Ice Cream

eggnog ice cream in glass bowl with eggnog and tree in background

Here’s a tasty twist on classic eggnog. This eggnog ice cream is made with all the traditional holiday flavors: eggnog, vanilla extract, and nutmeg give it that delicious spiced flavor we love so much. It’s creamy and easy to make – just mix together all the ingredients and put it in your ice cream maker. Serve it in cones or bowls and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. {via If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen}

And if you’re a big eggnog fan, try our recipe for non-alcoholic eggnog.

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

peppermint chocolate chip ice cream in a milkshake glass

This no-churn peppermint chocolate chip ice cream is perfect for the holiday season. Not only is it simple to make, but it’s pretty and delicious, too. Nothing says Christmas is here like the refreshing flavor of peppermint paired with chocolate chips. This recipe will go beautifully with your favorite brownies or sugar cookies. {via Cincy Shopper}

Cinnamon Ice Cream

cinnamon ice cream in white bowl on wooden table

Holiday desserts aren’t complete without a little bit of cinnamon. This cinnamon ice cream is flavored with the sweet spice, making it perfect for a holiday treat or even a Thanksgiving dinner dessert. It’s made with milk and heavy cream with no eggs in this recipe. Add the chilled ingredients to your ice cream maker, freeze, put in an airtight container, and wait for this delicious dessert to harden. {via Creations by Kara}

Try one of these easy Christmas ice cream recipes this holiday season! Give your friends and family a delicious treat they’ll never forget. Whether you’re looking for something simple to make with kids or want some more sophisticated flavors, we’ve got 10 different options that are sure to please everyone at the party. So grab those ingredients and get ready to serve up an amazing dessert this Christmas!

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