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Here are our 16 best ice cream recipes — from cakes to sandwiches

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, here are our 16 best ice cream recipes for you to make and enjoy!

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Chloe Coscarelli's Healthy Breakfast Ice Cream

Yes, you can eat ice cream for breakfast when you make this healthy vegan version. Top it with your favorite fruit, nuts, seeds or granola. 

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Martha Stewart's Blondie Ice Cream Cake

At the end of a good meal everyone will say they're stuffed — until they see this ice cream cake.

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Siri Daly's peanut butter ice cream birthday cake for Carson

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

Siri Daly combined Carson's birthday and Father's Day celebrations by making this ice cream, chocolate and peanut butter combo. 

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Martha Stewart's Brownie Sundae Ice Cream Cake

Martha Stewart's Brownie Sundae Ice Cream Cake

For TODAY's app-featured recipe, super star Martha Stewart shares her amazingly easy brownie sundae ice cream cake.

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5-Ingredient Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

5-Ingredient Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

It's hard to believe that even with baking cake layers, this dessert really only has 5 ingredients (not counting pantry staples like oil and sugar). 

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Chocolate-Dipped Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate-Dipped Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

"Ice cream sandwiches are great, but when you dip them in chocolate and roll them through toppings, well, they make me so happy I could cry," says chef Chloe Coscarelli.

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Funnel cake ice cream sandwiches are a summer crowd-pleaser

Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sandwich

Brandi Milloy combines two crowd-pleasing treats to make one amazing funnel cake ice cream sandwich.

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Rice Krispies Treat Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies Treat Ice Cream Sandwiches

The ingenious thing about this recipe (beside it being a mash-up of two childhood favorites) is that the Rice Krispies treats mimic the texture of waffle cones.

Grace Parisi
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Chocolate chip mint ice cream cookie sandwiches

Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Whip up a batch of these easy no-brainer ice cream sandwiches in only 5 minutes thanks to store-bought ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. 

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Sicily Brioches

Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwich

Believe it or not, ice cream sandwiches are a typical breakfast food in Sicily. Instead of cookies, a brioche bun is the vehicle for creamy gelato in the flavor of your choice. Donatella Arpaia finishes these pistachio gelato sandwiches (called Brioche con Gelato in Italian) with a sprinkle of chopped nuts and a pinch of powdered sugar.

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No churn blueberry ice cream

No-Churn Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

You don't need an ice cream machine to make this decadent blueberry cheesecake ice cream!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Bars

Break-and-bake cookies, which come packaged in eight-inch squares, are the secret to these incredible ice cream sandwich bars. 

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Upside-Down Caramel Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Ice Cream

Upside-Down Caramel Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Ice Cream

This recipe is a unique twist on three summertime favorites: banana splits, cupcakes and ice cream.

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Grilled Brown Sugar Rum Pineapple Doughnut Sundaes

Grilled Pineapple and Doughnut Sundaes with Rum Sauce

The only thing better than a doughnut is one that's been warmed on the grill, topped with sweet rum-infused pineapple, ice cream and a boozy brown sugar sauce.

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Justin Chapple shares a cooking hack for making almost-instant strawberry ice cream

Almost-Instant Strawberry Soft Serve Ice Cream

This soft-serve can be frozen for up to 3 days, and it only takes 4 ingredients to make! 

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Homemade Speculoos Cookie Butter Core Ice Cream

This recipe for DIY cookie butter core ice cream shows you exactly how to get the sensationally sweet taste of cookie butter at home. 

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