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74 Inventive Ice Cream Recipes

From Bacon Ice Cream to Beer-Infused Push Pops

— June 17, 2013 — Lifestyle
Staying cool during the height of summer is always a difficult task, but with these inventive ice cream recipes and flavors, fighting the heat has never been easier, or more delicious.

Some of these recipes are meant for the culinary adventurer, while others are meant for those who want to try their hand at making some cute desserts to impress friends and family. For instance, the DIY frozen chocolate bananas are easy to create, but will charm any party guest with their delicious fondu-esque taste. If a more adult recipe is required, whether it's for a Fourth of July barbecue, or even a bachelor/bachelorette party, there are several booze-infused ice cream recipes out there, like the vodka root beer float. This delicious concoction combines all the malt shop nostalgia of a regular float with the grown-up qualities of a spiked drink.

Whether you're looking for a recipe for a casual pool party, a neighborhood barbecue or just to offer to the family, these inventive ice cream flavors are sure to impress and 'wow' anyone who's lucky enough to try them.
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Frozen Breakfast Pastry Sandwiches
Frozen Breakfast Pastry Sandwiches
Carl's Jr. Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich is a Sugar Explosion
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Colorful Feast-Inspired Desserts
Colorful Feast-Inspired Desserts
Peanut Butter Turkey Sundaes are an Easy Last Minute Dessert
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Savory Salt-Infused Frozen Treats
Savory Salt-Infused Frozen Treats
Challenge Your Taste Palette With the Miso Ramen Ice Cream
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Saucy Italian Frozen Desserts
Saucy Italian Frozen Desserts
The Pizza Ice Cream Makes Eating Cold Pizza Faster and Easier
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Fresh Vegan Pies
Fresh Vegan Pies
The Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bake is Entirely Natural
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Guinness Chocolate Floats
Guinness Chocolate Floats
Jamie Levine's Guinness Float is Filled with Bananas and Goodness
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Bird-Flavored Ice Cream
Bird-Flavored Ice Cream
Torimi Cafe Created a Bird Ice Cream Line for People with a Curious Palate
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Caramelized Frozen Fruit Desserts
Caramelized Frozen Fruit Desserts
Enjoy This Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream With a Slice of Pumpkin Pie
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Spicy Java Creamy Desserts
Spicy Java Creamy Desserts
The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream is an Addictive Treat
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Savory Ice Cream Archives
Savory Ice Cream Archives
Italy Receives the World's Very First Gelato Museum
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Spooky Upside-Down Desserts
Spooky Upside-Down Desserts
Have Some Family Fun After Dinner Making Ice Cream Witches
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Personified Yogurt Pops
Personified Yogurt Pops
The Disney Family Fun Popsicles are Healthy & Enticing
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Frozen Green Tea Bites
Frozen Green Tea Bites
The Japanese Ice Cream Cookies Are Refreshing
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Gluten-Free Frozen Treats
Gluten-Free Frozen Treats
Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream Boasts a Strange But Delicious Ingredient
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Intoxicated Fruit Sorbet
Intoxicated Fruit Sorbet
The ‘Apt. 2B Baking Co.’ Rhubarb Gin Ice Cream Has a Zing to
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Frozen Chocolate Brownie Bites
Frozen Chocolate Brownie Bites
This Ice Cream Sandwich by Good Life Eats is Superbly Sweet
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Breakfast-Imitating Fromages
Breakfast-Imitating Fromages
The Bread Cheese Waffle May Result in a Midday Heart-Attack
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Frothy St. Patricks Snacks
Frothy St. Patricks Snacks
The Homemade Shamrock Shake is Made with Creamy Ingredients
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Sweet Extra Terrestrial Snacks
Sweet Extra Terrestrial Snacks
The Umami Burger 'UFO' Dessert is Deep Fried
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Holiday Bird Desserts
Holiday Bird Desserts
Celebrate American Thanksgiving With a Turkey Cake
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Savory Alcohol-Soaked Fruit
Savory Alcohol-Soaked Fruit
Bourbon Baked Apples are a Nice Treat After a Long Day
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Sundae-Inspired Birthday Cakes
Sundae-Inspired Birthday Cakes
The Banana Split Ice Cream Cake is as Good as it Sounds
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Fiery Frozen Desserts
Fiery Frozen Desserts
The Sriracha Ice Cream Sandwiches Revolutionize Savory & Sweet Combinations
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Bacon-Accented Booze Floats
Bacon-Accented Booze Floats
The Rum and Cola Float Uses a Pork Straw to Add a Smokey Flavor
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Whipped Minty Frosted Treats
Whipped Minty Frosted Treats
The Mint Chocolate Cupcake Cones are a Little Bite of Christmas
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Towering Ice Cream Sandwiches
Towering Ice Cream Sandwiches
This Massive Ice Cream Sandwich is Amazingly Vegan-Friendly
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Campfire-Concoction Cookies
Campfire-Concoction Cookies
The Fifteen Spatulas Ooey Gooey Rocky Road Cookies are Superbly Sweet
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Delicious Beer Desserts
Delicious Beer Desserts
The Red Robin Octoberfest Milkshake Pays Homage to the German Holiday
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Java Pastry Mashup Beverages
Java Pastry Mashup Beverages
The Coffee and Donuts Milkshake is an Exploration of Cafe Culture
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Metropolitan-Themed Ice Cream
Metropolitan-Themed Ice Cream
The Ben & Jerry's City Churned Campaign Crowdsources Locals
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DIY Dessert Sandwiches
DIY Dessert Sandwiches
These Homemade Black Plum Ice Cream Sandwiches are Refreshingly Yummy
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Fishy Desert Dishes
Fishy Desert Dishes
Ice Cream Sushi Pairs Vanilla with Seaweed
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Movie Theater Snack Milkshakes
Movie Theater Snack Milkshakes
This 'Sugar and Charm' Caramel Popcorn Drink is Sweet and Salty
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Inedible Lumber Desserts
Inedible Lumber Desserts
Greely Myatt's Wooden Cakes are Artistic Treats of Reclaimed Timber
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DIY Baked Banana Chips
DIY Baked Banana Chips
This Simple Vegan Banana Chip Recipe is Sweet and Crispy
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Personified Frozen Snacks
Personified Frozen Snacks
Eyescream by Merche Alcala and Marion Donneweg Brings Treats to Life
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Edible Ice Cream Moons
Edible Ice Cream Moons
The Ice Moon by Doshi Levien for Häagen-Dazs is Delectable
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Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
Indulge This Christmas with this All Day I Dream About Food Recipe
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Cookie Dough Eggrolls
Cookie Dough Eggrolls
Give Taste Buds a Run for Their Money with this Pennies on a Platter Dessert
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Boozy Ice Cream Candies
Boozy Ice Cream Candies
These Alcoholic Dippin’ Dots are Fun and a Little Dangerous
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Alcoholic Ice Cream Shakes
Alcoholic Ice Cream Shakes
The 'Minimalist Baker' Vodka Float Includes Root Beer
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Decadent Doggie Desserts
Decadent Doggie Desserts
The Bear and the Rat Frozen Yogurt is a Savory Treat for Pups
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Cereal-Infused Sundaes
Cereal-Infused Sundaes
This Lucky Charms Ice Cream Recipe is a Kid-Friendly Treat
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Boozy Childhood Drinks
Boozy Childhood Drinks
Joy the Baker's Happy Hour Hot Fudge Milkshake is for Adults
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Pint-Sized Sundaes
Pint-Sized Sundaes
These Banana Split Bites Will Keep You Snacking Sensibly
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Question-Popping Holiday Desserts
Question-Popping Holiday Desserts
The Cold Stone Christmas Proposal Cake is a Memorable Dessert
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Cold-Curing Ice Cream
Cold-Curing Ice Cream
With its Unusual Ingredients, Influenza Sorbet Will Clean Out Your Sinuses
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Beer-Infused Push Pops
Beer-Infused Push Pops
The Brit & Co. Blue Moon Ice Cream Treat is Ideal for Mature Palettes
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Ice Cream-Flavored Alcohol
Ice Cream-Flavored Alcohol
Pinnacle Has Just Released a New Rainbow Sherbet Flavored Vodka
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DIY Orange Creamsicle Recipes
DIY Orange Creamsicle Recipes
This Simple Frozen Dessert Recipe is Perfect for Summer
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Over-Indulgent Cake Sundaes
Over-Indulgent Cake Sundaes
Combat a Sweet Tooth with this 'Willow Bird Baking' Ice Cream Creation
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Therapeutic Frozen Yogurt
Therapeutic Frozen Yogurt
Pepto-Bismol Ice Cream Is A Yummy Upset Stomach Cure
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Frozen Yogurt Fruit Sandwiches
Frozen Yogurt Fruit Sandwiches
The 'Make the Best of Everything' Kiwi Treat is a Healthy Snack
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Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies
Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies
The Kevin and Amanda Dessert is Drenched in Ooey Gooey Deliciousness
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Mexican-Inspired Frosty Desserts
Mexican-Inspired Frosty Desserts
The Waffle Cone Blizzard Taco is Sweet Not Savory
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Bacon Ice Cream
Bacon Ice Cream
Bob Blumer's Smokey Frozen Dessert Concoction
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Sprinkled Waffle Wigwams
Sprinkled Waffle Wigwams
The Ice Cream Cone Tepees are a Creative Way to Serve Cupcakes
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Japanese Dessert Crazes
Japanese Dessert Crazes
'More Mochi Please' Describes Reinvention of a Tasty Tradition
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Designer Dairy Desserts
Designer Dairy Desserts
The Arethusa Dairy Collaboration Set to Offer Delicious Ice Cream
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Serial Killer Ice Cream
Serial Killer Ice Cream
The Stoyn Horror Movie Popsicles are Scarily Delicious
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The Grand Opulence Sundae
The Grand Opulence Sundae
World's Most Expensive Ice Cream
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Easy DIY Icy Treats
Easy DIY Icy Treats
These Frozen Yogurt Pops are Simple, Straightforward and Delicious
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Next-Level Ice Cream Cones
Next-Level Ice Cream Cones
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Cone is a Step Up from Waffle Ones
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Dessert Meat
Dessert Meat
The Hot Beef Sundae
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Caviar Yogurt Parfaits
Caviar Yogurt Parfaits
This Colorful Dish Offers a New Twist On a Tasty Treat
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DIY Frozen Chocolate Bananas
DIY Frozen Chocolate Bananas
This Recipe Transforms the Popular Fruit into a Delicious Dessert
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Chilled Chocolate Bar Pastries
Chilled Chocolate Bar Pastries
The Candy Ice Cream Cake Will Gleefully Surprise Your Taste Buds
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Fall-Flavored Desserts
Fall-Flavored Desserts
Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream is Festive and Delicious
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DIY Ice Cream Pinatas
DIY Ice Cream Pinatas
The 'Oh Happy Day' Blog Shows How to Make Easy Dessert Party Decorations
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$25,000 NYC Dessert Sets Guinness Record
$25,000 NYC Dessert Sets Guinness Record
Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
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DIY Candy-Concealing Cones
DIY Candy-Concealing Cones
This 'Evite' Pinata Ice Cream Dessert is Great for Festive Celebration
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Tasty Fairytale Treats
Tasty Fairytale Treats
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-Themed Lunch at Lotus Restaurant
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Crunchy Peanut Brittle Pops
Crunchy Peanut Brittle Pops
This Oh Nuts! Frozen Dessert is a Delectable Option
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Cookie Ice Cream Cones
Cookie Ice Cream Cones
These Freshly Baked Cones are the Newest Way to Enjoy Ice Cream
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