Scream for Ice Cream! Recipes for National Ice Cream Month

National Ice Cream Month; it's finally here! 31 days full of reasons to celebrate ice cream in all of it's forms. We don't necessarily need a designated month to celebrate this cold and creamy treat, but you can thank Ronald Reagan for making it official 28 years ago.

When I was younger, I used to prefer my ice cream with swirls of peanut butter and chunks of chocolate. Now I'm more into simple, understated flavors and have even dabbled in a little homemade ice cream making.

No matter how you prefer your ice cream, these fun, summer recipes and ideas will definitely help you kick off ice cream month with a bang!


  • Ever since I saw this DIY 10 foot banana split on Oh Happy Day last month I have been wishing I was a little kid again. I mean, how amazing does a 10 foot sundae sound that you and all of your friends can dig into? It sounds as good as it looks.

  • If you happen to not like ice cream (what planet are you from?!) then maybe these insanely cute ice cream scoop cookies will tickle your fancy. Created by Diane just scooped her dough using an ice cream scooper onto a baking sheet and viola! Easy and fun!

  • Ice cream sodas have always been the best fizzy, sweet dessert during the summer. Creamsicle pops were always my favorite flavor, which is why this Orange Dreamsicle ice cream soda recipe from Celebrations contributor, Chris Nease, is at the top of my list. 

  • Got a friend whose birthday is in July? Celebrate by hosting an ice cream social party. This cute little box was created by The Party Dress as a fun DIY gift for friends.

  • DIY cookie cups? I'm so there. Fill them with ice cream and top with a chocolate shell? Yes, please! These Twix ice cream cups are a more creative way to enjoy your cookies and ice cream.

  • Unique recipes with Biscoff spread (cookie butter) have been spreading across the web like wildfire. I'm a big fan of the blog the little kitchen , so when she posted these Biscoff Milkshakes, I just had to share! Who wouldn't want a cookie flavored milkshake?

  • It doesn't have to be your birthday to enjoy this intensely satisfying s'mores sundae . This is definitely an individual dessert I can get excited about.

  • If you have an ice cream maker then this recipe is for you. Enjoy your cold iced tea in dessert form with this sweet tea ice cream dish. It's a simple and refreshing way to cool off!

  • Double ice cream cookie sandwiches are the sweetest treat to enjoy during summer. We used Cheryl's ice cream cookie sandwiches to get double the ice cream flavor!

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