Everyone loves ice cream, right? But why buy it ready-made when you can go one step further and create your own at home?
Making ice cream at home is less complicated than you might imagine, and if you want to try, here are 17 plans for DIY ice cream makers and other methods that will teach you how to do it.
- 1. Make Your Own Ice Cream Maker
- 2. How to Make an Ice Cream Machine at Home
- 3. How to Build an Ice Cream Machine and Make Ice Cream
- 4. Homemade Ice Cream Roll Machine DIY
- 5. 6 Low-Tech Ways to Make Ice Cream
- 6. Ice Cream Made with 2 Bowls – No Machine Needed
- 7. Single Serving Ice Cream Maker
- 8. DIY Ice Cream Machine Part I
- 9. The Best (and Easiest) Ice Cream You’ll Ever Make
- 10. How to Make Ice Cream Without a Machine
- 11. How to Make an Ice Cream Machine at Home
- 12. DIY Instant Ice Cream Maker
- 13. How to Make Easy No-Churn Homemade Ice Cream
- 14. How to Make Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
- 15. How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker
- 16. How to Make an Ice Cream Rolls Machine
- 17. How to Make an Ice Cream Machine
- Lots of interesting ideas to try
1. Make Your Own Ice Cream Maker
If you want to have a go at making ice cream the old-fashioned way, this plan is for you.
In it, you’ll learn how to make a hand crank ice cream mixer, which, as this blog tells you, “really connects you to the task”.
The plan itself is relatively simple as long as you have all the necessary items, and when it’s done, you and your family will be able to start making ice cream using a time-honored method with everyone taking turns to crank the handle.
2. How to Make an Ice Cream Machine at Home
In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a home ice cream maker from a plastic container, an aluminum container and a few other inexpensive bits and pieces.
As the introduction to the plan below the video tells you, you can put together an ice cream maker like this in only around 10-20 minutes.
It’s super easy to make, and it’s also super easy to use, allowing you to start producing your own ice cream in no time!
3. How to Build an Ice Cream Machine and Make Ice Cream
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and this post proves it.
In it, this blogger tells us how he doesn’t usually have space in his freezer for ice cream, but one day when he suddenly had ice cream cravings, rather than make space and buy some, he decided to learn how to make it for himself.
He came up with a design for a simple DIY ice cream maker, and with it, he began creating a range of delicious desserts.
And if you want to copy his design, his blog has all the details you’ll need.
4. Homemade Ice Cream Roll Machine DIY
If you like plans that repurpose old items that would otherwise be destined for the scrap heap and turn them into something new and useful, this is a video you should enjoy.
In it, this YouTuber takes rusty old refrigerator compressor and condenser fan and uses them to build a homemade ice cream roll machine.
It’s great fun watching him at work, and it’s even more fun watching at the end when he uses it to start making ice cream rolls.
This is a fantastic idea, and we’re sure lots of people will be eager to try to copy it!
5. 6 Low-Tech Ways to Make Ice Cream
For those who don’t want to spend money on an expensive ice cream maker, there are several options available – and this blog post teaches you about six of them.
They are all super easy to copy and will cost you hardly anything at all, so if you are just looking for an easy way to start producing homemade ice cream but don’t want anything too complicated, this is a blog post that’s well worth a read.
6. Ice Cream Made with 2 Bowls – No Machine Needed
We’ve seen some great plans for making ice cream makers, but did you know it’s possible to make ice cream at home without using a machine at all?
Well, it is – using nothing but a couple of bowls and an electric whisk, as this YouTuber shows us.
In the video, he demonstrates two recipes for ice cream, and both of them look delicious.
And more importantly, they both look extremely easy to copy, so why not see if you can do it too?
7. Single Serving Ice Cream Maker
Here’s a simple and fun plan for putting together a small ice cream maker that will provide you with enough ice cream for a single serving each time.
We like the way this plan is clearly written and illustrated with lots of useful photos, making it simple for anybody to replicate at home.
All you’ll need to copy it are a few inexpensive items – or things you probably already have at home – and with them, you can start producing homemade ice cream of your own.
8. DIY Ice Cream Machine Part I
We don’t really know what to say about this plan.
It isn’t for a machine that allows you to make homemade ice cream but rather for one that gives you a fantastic way to serve the ice cream you make using another method.
This is such a creative DIY design, and it will allow you to serve ice cream, milkshakes or slushies all from the same construction – and even better, it’s made of nothing more than a cardboard box, some old plastic bottles and a few other items that are equally inexpensive.
Give it a watch to see how it works!
9. The Best (and Easiest) Ice Cream You’ll Ever Make
One of the best things about homemade ice cream is that once you learn how to make it, you can then experiment with any flavors you can think of.
To get you started, the simple way of making ice cream explained in this tutorial is a great first step – and after that, the only limit is your own imagination!
10. How to Make Ice Cream Without a Machine
If you’re looking for the easiest way to make ice cream at home and you don’t want to go through the hassle of building a machine to do it, this recipe should be of interest.
It makes producing your own ice cream as easy as possible, and it doesn’t even require churning.
Sound like something you might like to try? Then check it out to see how it’s done.
11. How to Make an Ice Cream Machine at Home
Here’s another incredibly inventive plan for making a cute ice cream dispenser from a cardboard box.
However, unlike the similar design in #8, this one also incorporates electrical components, allowing you to serve your homemade ice cream at the touch of a button.
This is such a fun item that we’re sure loads of kids – and adults – will love to own, and this video tells you everything you need to know to build one.
12. DIY Instant Ice Cream Maker
Don’t have the time to wait for ice cream to freeze? No problem – because with this method, you can learn how to produce homemade ice cream almost instantly.
It sounds like it should be impossible, but in this video, we learn how it’s done.
We’ve seen some of this YouTuber’s other videos, and they’re all so creative – and this is one more that didn’t let us down.
13. How to Make Easy No-Churn Homemade Ice Cream
Making ice cream at home can be a lot easier than you might imagine, and with this plan, you learn how to do it using only three ingredients and without the need for churning.
Sound too good to be true? Maybe, but it works – so check it out to find out how.
14. How to Make Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
In this video, this YouTuber teaches us the method his family have always used for making homemade chocolate ice cream.
It’s a simple technique, but when you make it yourself, it always tastes better than the stuff you can buy in a store, and if you don’t believe us, just have a go and see for yourself!
15. How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker
There are quite a few DIY plans for making ice cream at home without a machine, and here’s another great one to read.
In it, you’ll learn how to make your own ice cream using only four ingredients and some basic items you’re sure to already own.
It’s so easy that anyone will be able to copy it, so if you want to start making ice cream yourself, what are you waiting for?
16. How to Make an Ice Cream Rolls Machine
Here’s another great plan from a talented DIYer for building an ice cream roll machine that works perfectly.
This might be a little more complicated than some of the other plans for ice cream machines we’ve seen, but if you’re up for a challenge, this could be a fun project to tackle.
17. How to Make an Ice Cream Machine
To finish, here’s another fun design for an ice cream dispensing machine made from a cardboard box.
We love the cardboard “credit card” you need to use to make it work, and we’re sure this is a design kids will love to use.
Want to know how to make one? Then check out the video to find out!
Lots of interesting ideas to try
As you can see, there are lots of creative and interesting ideas to copy for making homemade ice cream with or without a DIY ice cream maker.
We’ve enjoyed finding these plans for you, so we hope you’ve enjoyed reading and watching them too – and above all, we hope we’ve helped you find the inspiration you need to start making ice cream at home yourself!