The best summers include barbecues with family, swimming, outdoor festivals, and homemade ice cream. Nothing quite says 'Summertime in the South' like some delicious homemade ice cream! I spent lots of summers cranking aluminum cylinders filled with creamy cold concoctions, packing down the ice, and sprinkling big chunks of salt on that ice to keep it cold, while the churn went round and round. And now I have an electric ice cream maker, which doesn't seem quite as much fun, somehow.


Our friends at Southern Living Magazine always have the most delectable homemade recipes - a definite go to for my family, for sure. And what could be better than putting together a cool and refreshing treat for the dog days of summer? Some of my favorites are below, but check out their Recipes for Homemade Ice Cream, and enjoy!


Justine's Pineapple Mint Ice Cream

Buttermilk Plum Ice Cream

Bourbon Butter Salted Pecan Ice Cream

Strawberry Basil Ice Cream

Coffee Liqueur Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Lemon Ice Box Pie Ice Cream

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream