Ice cream is a rite of passage in the summer! We all scream for ice cream is a saying that goes back many generations but it still holds true today.  

Whether you like your ice cream in a cone or on a stick, ice cream is the best way to cool off in the summer. And do you want to know what makes ice cream or popsicles taste even better –when you make it yourself!

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Scream for ice cream!

Best stuff to have in making homemade ice cream

Making ice cream is easy peasy, especially if you have these stuff in your house!

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1. Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker

One of best gifts my husband and I received as a wedding present was an ice cream maker.  This ice cream and sorbet maker has been used more than anything else in our pantry.  It makes great ice cream.  My all time favorite is a simple vanilla ice cream recipe from this booklet.  It’s super soft and pairs perfectly with some cut up strawberries.

2. Manual Ice Cream Maker

You may like the idea of hand-cranking your ice cream.  This manual ice cream maker will help you do that.

3. Anti-Freeze Ice Cream Scoop

If you make or eat any ice cream, you need a good scoop.  This anti-freeze scoop  doesn’t care how cold your ice cream is — it cuts through it with no problem.  We have this and love it.

4. Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Cups

I love these old-fashioned ice cream cups. It reminds me of going to an ice cream parlor.  You get a set of 4 cups for under $15!

5. Cool Cone Holder

You may like cones better (I do too) — this cone holder will make sure you can do more than one cone at a time.

6. Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Molders

This is too cute — make your own mini ice cream sandwiches that look like pigs, cows and chickens.  Really great for kids.

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How about some popsicles?

Awesome popsicle making gadgets

Do your kids love popsicles?  Mine do and it’s a great alternative to ice cream.  I also love that you can hide real fruit inside these popsicles and give your kids something healthy and refreshing at the same time.

1. Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker

The Norpro frozen ice pop maker is BPA free and comes with the popsicle sticks.  And these are a nice size — some are too small.

2. Cool Pop Up Molder

If you are looking for a different mold for your pops — these Sunsella Mighty pop up molds allow you to squeeze your pops from the bottom.  You get 6 molds in this set plus a free recipe booklet.

3. A Great Popsicle Recipe Book

Here’s a great recipe book for pops.  It’s called People’s Pops and it comes with over 50 recipes for popsicles!

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Yummy ice cream recipes are here!

More Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes You can Try

Are you making some ice cream or popsicles? Which of these are you buying first?

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