Even though it might have felt like summer for a long time, it's officially here now, and we love it! 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 somehow doesn't seem quite as much fun.

Southern Living Magazine always has the best and easiest recipes for homemade ice cream. 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 have a fantastic summer, y'all!.