The 18 Best Ice Cream Recipes to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

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The 18 Best Ice Cream Recipes to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

July 20 is National Ice Cream Day! We are celebrating with 18 drool-worthy ice cream recipes. You can thank us later.

Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce

Get two desserts in one with this cheesecake ice cream. Did we mention it has less than half the calories of normal ice cream?

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Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Satisfy your sweet and salty cravings with this inventive ice cream flavor.

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Brown Sugar and Spiced Banana Ice Cream

If your looking for your average banana ice cream this recipe is not for you. Cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and brown sugar give this frozen treat an exotic twist.

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Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches with Walnut Brownies

What better way to eat ice cream than paired with our other favorite treat, brownies. Pistachios and walnuts add a nice crunch.

Get the Recipe: Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches with Walnut Brownies

Apple Butter Ice Cream with Ginger-Chocolate Ganache

This elegant ice cream recipe uses grated ginger as a topping. Serve it with gingersnaps for a sophisticated dessert.

Get the Recipe: Apple Butter Ice Cream with Ginger-Chocolate Ganache

Peanut Butter Ice Cream with a Hard Chocolate Shell

This recipe may sound complicated, but it only uses five ingredients and can be whipped up in minutes.

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Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

The texture of this ice cream is what makes this a standout recipe: smooth, velvety, and creamy. This recipe is not limited to blueberries only; Any type of berries will work!

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream

This ice cream is a more chocolate-y version of cookies-n-cream and, man, is it good. Big chunks of Oreo make this especially kid-friendly.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream

Classic Vanilla Ice Cream

Perfectly vanilla, heaven in a bowl. This is classic vanilla at its best.

Get the Recipe: Classic Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee-Cardamom Ice Cream with Figs

Baked phyllo pieces add carby goodness to this sweet coffee flavored ice cream.

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Chocolate Cheez-It Ice Cream

If your trying to get weird for National Ice Cream Day, try adding Cheez-Its to your chocolate ice cream for a salty surprise.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Cheez-It Ice Cream

Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream

Your favorite Girl Scout cookie in ice cream form. Plan to make this sweet treat at least eight hours before you serve it.

Get the Recipe: Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Sandwiches with Mexican Wedding Cookies

Who can resist dulce de leche ice cream, especially between two Mexican wedding cookies!

Get the recipe: Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Sandwiches with Mexican Wedding Cookies

Strawberry-Chocolate Ice Cream

Chopped strawberries and cocoa nibs are a colorful addition to vanilla ice cream.

Get the recipe: Strawberry-Chocolate Ice Cream

Blueberry-Cinnamon Swirl Ice Cream

It's the season for blueberries! Blueberries and cinnamon add flair to homemade vanilla ice cream.

Get the recipe: Blueberry-Cinnamon Swirl Ice Cream

Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry Ice Cream

The combination of sweet corn and black raspberry is irresistible!

Get the recipe: Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry Ice Cream

Cappuccino Ice Cream

If you love coffee, this cappuccino ice cream will satisfy your caffeine craving!

Get the recipe: Cappuccino Ice Cream

Roasted Strawberry & Buttermilk Ice Cream

Pair strawberry with the slight tang of buttermilk for wonderful flavor!

Get the recipe: Roasted Strawberry & Buttermilk Ice Cream

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This Sunday, July 20, is National Ice Cream Day. Fun fact: In 1984, Ronald Reagan decided that our nation needed this holiday because "ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States." We couldn't agree more.

To celebrate the holiday right we've rounded up 18 of our most inventive, decadent and downright delicious ice cream recipes to make at home. Because, let's be honest, you can get store-bought ice cream any day.

Check out the slideshow above for our best ice cream flavors! And if you've never made ice cream at home, check out our video for helpful tips and tricks for homemade ice cream.

Then, head over to Style Me Pretty Living for The Ultimate Ice Cream Roundup.

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