Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Recipes

If you’re looking for Cuisinart ice cream recipes you’ve come to the right place. All of our recipes have been tested in a Cuisinart, and all of them are simple to make.

We love making Cuisinart ice cream recipes. The Cuisinart makings ice cream making simple, and fun.

There are lots of ice cream flavors to make, including frozen yogurt.

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First off, for a frozen treat to be qualified as ice cream, the mixture used to make the ice cream must be no less than 10% milkfat. The higher the fat, the creamier the texture.

Sorbet isn’t technically ice cream. Sorbet is its own category, we’re considering it loosely related to ice cream. Plus, we really wanted to share sorbet recipes. You can make sorbet in the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.

There are several types of ice cream but we’re going to cover the ones we use to make Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Recipes.

Custard Based – Traditionally, many ice cream recipes begin with an egg custard. Custard based ice cream uses a combination of milk, cream, eggs, and sugar, and is first cooked then frozen. We have the perfect recipe for custard ice cream.

Philadelphia Style – Philadelphia style ice cream is simply ice cream made without eggs. It can be made in an ice cream maker, or without, using a few simple steps.

Both types of ice cream recipes work well as Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Recipes.

Cuisinart Ice Cream Recipes

Here’s a collection of our favorite Cuisinart ice cream maker recipes: All of these work amazing on Ice Cream Sundaes.

two glasses holding up sugar cones of vanilla bean ice cream.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is one of our favorite ice cream recipes and it’s super simple to make. It’s full of fresh, pure vanilla flavor.

You can use vanilla ice cream when you make banana splits, or in fried ice cream.

closeup view of homemade chocolate ice cream being scooped with a metal ice cream scoop.

Chocolate Ice Cream is one of the top three most consumed ice creams, and this recipe couldn’t be easier.

You can use this chocolate ice cream to make a chocolate peanut butter milkshake.

a footed glass dessert dish is filled with homemade strawberry ice cream and topped with half of a fresh strawberry.

Strawberry Ice Cream is also a classic, and one of the most popular ice cream flavors.

Don’t forget you can make a strawberry banana milkshake with it.

two sugar cones topped with a scoop of walnut ice cream, propped up in a glass dish. Text overlay at bottom of image states Black Walnut Ice Cream Recipe

We’re sharing this homemade Black Walnut Ice Cream.

It’s a rich, creamy, French-style churned ice cream featuring the bold, nutty flavor of a special ingredient, wild black walnuts, but you can use regular walnuts if you like.

Four scoops of homemade pumpkin pie ice cream in a glass dessert dish. Text overlay says, Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Delicious and seasonal, Pumpkin Pie Ice cream is a traditional, French-style, churned ice cream recipe that’s perfect for fall so we couldn’t leave it out of our list of favorite Cuisinart ice cream maker recipes.

Creamy, silky, pumpkin pie ice cream is swirled with crisp gingersnap cookies to make this recipe extra special.

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This traditionally churned, French style, Toasted Almond Ice cream recipe features a rich, creamy base flavored with toasted almonds, and a crunchy texture from even more toasted almonds.

It’s one of our favorite Cuisinart ice cream maker recipes.

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And speaking of favorite Cuisinart ice cream maker recipes, Mississippi Mud Ice Cream holds all of the deliciousness you’d expect from a Mississippi Mud pie, including cookies, chocolate, coffee, and cream.

This Philadelphia style churned ice cream recipe is egg-free and easy to make.

Two Glasses with cones of pistachio ice cream in them.

Next up on our list of favorite Cuisinart ice cream maker recipes is Pistachio Ice Cream. It’s a traditional ice cream flavor that comes with lots of nostalgia.

This French style pistachio ice cream is made with a creamy custard base, chopped nuts, and has the perfect amount of sweetness.

More Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Recipes:

Ice Cream Recipes you can make in a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.

Vanilla Ice Cream is super creamy and it has the perfect amount of vanilla.

Chocolate Ice Cream is one of the top most enjoyed ice cream flavors.

Oat Milk Ice Cream is dairy-free, creamy, and has a touch of oatmeal and vanilla flavors.

Oreo Ice Cream is a classic ice cream recipe and it’s bursting with Oreo cookies.

Birthday Cake Ice Cream is an ultra-creamy homemade ice cream with a rich, buttery vanilla flavor. Pieces of real cake and rainbow sprinkles make it a super fun ice cream too.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream – You can’t go wrong with a smooth, creamy, peanut butter ice cream. It’s insanely good on it’s own but next level with some chocolate sauce.

Melon Ice Cream – A flavor that you aren’t likely to find in a grocery store, Melon Ice cream is a fruity, fresh, and delicious gourmet ice cream flavor that you can make at home.

Andes Mint Ice Cream – A homemade minty ice cream recipe that is the perfect cool, minty dessert!

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream – Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream is a favorite seasonal treat! Make your own pumpkin spice ice cream easily, in your ice cream maker, whenever you’re in the mood for it.

Black Raspberry Ice Cream – Black raspberry ice cream is a sweet, fruity ice cream flavor that so many people love. This French style churned ice cream recipe uses an egg custard base to create a rich, creamy, delicious black raspberry treat.

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream – Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream is a favorite seasonal treat! Make your own pumpkin spice ice cream easily, in your ice cream maker, whenever you’re in the mood for it.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream – Of all the strawberry shortcake ice cream recipes we tested, this one is the absolute best! This Philadelphia style churned Strawberry Shortcake ice cream is creamy and sweet with the perfect amount of crunchy cookie add-ins.

Banoffee Pie Ice Cream – The perfect flavors of sweet bananas and buttery toffee combined to create Banoffee pie ice cream.

French Silk Ice Cream – A rich chocolate ice cream with a French style custard base is swirled with a fluffy vanilla mousse to create this delicious homemade French silk ice cream This French silk ice cream is naturally gluten-free and nut-free.

Java Chip Ice Cream – Fresh espresso and dark chocolate chunks flavor this Java Chip Ice Cream recipe. This is a Philadelphia style, churned ice cream that is creamy, rich, sweet, and just like an ice cream version of your favorite coffee shop treat.

Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream – Fresh, homemade and simple to make, this cherry vanilla ice cream is creamy, sweet, and perfectly with the addition of cherries. Tested to ensure perfection, you’ll love making sundaes or cones with this sweet treat.

Sprinkles Ice Cream – This Sprinkles Ice Cream is a Philadelphia style, churned ice cream. This means that it requires no eggs and no cooking, and is super creamy and delicious.

Marshmallow Ice Cream – Marshmallow Ice Cream is a traditional French-style churned ice cream with a creamy custard base packed with warm vanilla flavor and toasted mini marshmallows.

Sweet Cream Ice Cream – Sweet Cream Ice Cream is a delicious and simple Philadelphia style churned ice cream that you can make at home with four simple ingredients.

Christmas Ice Cream – This fun and flavorful ice cream is perfect for Christmas.

Gluten Free Ice Cream – We haven’t tried this gluten free ice cream in an ice cream maker, but you may want to check it out if you’re gluten free.

Turtle Ice Cream – A decadent homemade ice cream recipe packed with chocolate chunks, toasted pecans, and swirled with caramel and chocolate fudge.

Bubblegum Ice Cream – A creamy, sweet, pink, and studded with confetti sprinkles. This ice cream is super fun and completely delicious!

Strawberry Ice Cream – A simple recipe for the best strawberry ice cream made in an ice cream maker.

Mango Ice Cream – This creamy mango ice cream is the perfect recipe for any ice cream maker, or no churn.

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – A classic ice cream flavor that everyone loves. You can make this ice cream recipe easily in your ice cream maker, using a Philadelphia style, egg-free vanilla ice cream base.

Funfetti Ice Cream – Another simple ice cream recipe that is fun and colorful.

Matcha Ice Cream – A sweet, creamy, green tea flavored ice cream that is perfect for anyone who loves Matcha and ice cream.

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream – While uncommon, it’s super creamy and dreamy.

Lemon Custard Ice Cream – A reader favorite, and simple to make, this lemon custard ice cream has the best texture.

If you have any questions about Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Recipes, please leave a comment below.


Because ice cream makers can vary from model to model, it’s best to follow the manufacturer’s directions when making ice cream in a Cuisinart ice cream maker.


Unopened store bought ice cream lasts 2-3 months. Homemade Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker recipes stays good for 2-3 weeks, depending on the ice cream flavor.

When in doubt, if it looks bad or icy, throw it out.


Ice cream stays good for 2-3 months if unopened. Once it’s open, it lasts for 3-4 weeks.

When in doubt, if it looks bad or icy, throw it out.


A pint is a US measurement of volume. One liquid pint equals 16 fluid ounces. One pint of ice cream is 16 fluid ounces of ice cream.


There are approximately 16 fluid ounces in a pint of ice cream, which is about 2 cups. I prefer to use the volume measurements vs. weight measurements when I’m measuring a pint of ice cream.

It drives us batty when ice cream shops post prices for a pint, which is a volume measurement, but weigh the ice cream on a scale as if it’s a weight measurement.

Volume and weight are different! Rant over.


There are a couple of methods for scooping hard ice cream. First, you can allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before scooping. You can also use a heated ice cream scooper. We prefer to set a metal ice cream scooper in hot water for 5 minutes, dry the ice cream scoop, and use it to scoop ice cream.

Love making ice cream, try a Ninja Creami Recipe next.

What’s your favorite Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker recipe? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. I just got a Dash “My Pint” ice cream maker. Im finding that 1/4 of a Cuisinart recipe is the perfect size for the 1 cup measurement needed to make ice cream in this.

    I wish you had included dairy free recipes. Your recipe looks like you are thinning out the heavy cream with milk. So, most likely, coconut milk would work. Coconut cream alone would be too thick.

    1. Yes, you can use Splenda in place of sugar. The ice cream may no be as creamy in recipes that use milk and sugar for the base. I recommend sticking to ice cream recipes that use egg yolks in the base, to help it stay creamy. I hope that helps.

      Ice Cream From Scratch Team

  2. I just recently was given the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker to replace my old style ice cream maker when the motor burnt out. Anyways… I’m trying to make White Chocolate Ice Cream (no egg recipe) for Easter. I’ve made 3 batches & done are what I’m looking for. Batch 1 – 2 cups heavy cream, 2 cups white chocolate creamer, 1 cup white chocolate syrup … too soft, too sweet, after being in freezer … turned gummy and then started to separate. (determined not enough fat). Batch 2 – 3 cups heavy cream, 1 cup half & half, 1 cup white chocolate syrup … not bad texture (still too soft for my liking, but tolerable), but just tasted like vanilla ice cream. Batch 3 – 2 cups heavy cream, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 16 oz melted white chocolate chips… yuck! way too soft (runny/gummy), way too sweet, gritty/chunky texture (chip bits must have reformed…ugh). Does anyone have a good White Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe (with no eggs)? PLEASE HELP!! 🙂

    1. Hi Christie,
      White chocolate flavor usually comes from using cocoa butter. They also make white chocolate extracts. One idea is to start with a regular base of 2 cups of heavy cream, 1 cup whole milk, and 3/4 cup to 1 cup of sugar, then add in the white chocolate extract. Mix it, then poor it into your ice cream maker bowl. You could also chop up cocoa butter and add it during the last 5 minutes of churning.

      Remember to let your bowl freeze overnight to make sure it’s completely frozen before using.

      I hope that helps.

      The Ice Cream From Scratch Team

  3. Hi, I always end up with a layer of ice cream on the walls and base of the bowl, is this normal?

    1. Hi Nigel,
      It’s pretty common for ice cream to stick to the walls and the bottom of the ice cream maker bowl. One thing that we like to do, let the bowl sit for a couple minutes, and then take a rubber spatula and scrape down the sides. We don’t typically get clumps doing it this way, as it all freezes together.

      The Ice Cream From Scratch Team

  4. I have a 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker. The instruction and recipe booklet got ice cream mixture on a few pages and then stuck together. I finally got the pages to separate but in doing so I lost the recipe for Simple Vanilla Ice Cream and part of the Simple Chocolate Ice Cream.

    Your website does not show a recipe for Simple Vanilla Ice Cream. Can you print it?

  5. Hi got a quisinart ice cream maker a few yrs ago for Christmas, I absolutely love it, and use it literally every day, can’t get enough ice cream, makes great sorbet also❤️

  6. Do you have some sorbet, ice cream or gelato recipes replacing sugar with Monkfruit sweetener, Grade A Maple syrup, honey or Agave nectar?

    1. Hi Sally,
      You can use honey in most of our recipes, in place of sugar. We also have sugar free ice cream recipe that is going live around the 15th of June, that uses powdered sweetener.

      The Ice Cream From Scratch Team

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