Summer and ice cream are a classic combination. Both would be lost without the other. And as summer’s end begins approaching rapidly, our constant excuse to eat ice cream begins to fade away.

So, as a final HURRAH to summer, why not try to cram as much frozen deliciousness into this last month as humanly possible? Here are some of our suggestions on where to start:

1. Salted Caramel Ice Cream


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If you like the flavors of salty and sweet then this is the perfect ice cream for you. Plus, it’s ridiculously easy to make.

2. Deconstructed Ice Cream Sandwich Milkshake


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Instead of eating your Chipwich, try drinking it. This milkshake combines chocolate, ice cream, and chocolate chip cookies – an ice cream sandwich you can drink.

3. Rainbow Sherbert Pie


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This sherbert pie is almost too pretty to eat. Emphasis on the “almost,” though, because it’s too good not to eat.

4. Honey Toast Ice Cream Sundae

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If you’ve never tried honey toast before, you’ve been seriously missing out. Throw in some ice cream, and prepare for an epic dessert experience.

5. Funfetti Ice Cream Bites

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These bite-sized ice cream pieces are adorable. Plus, everything tastes better with sprinkles; it’s just science.

#SpoonTip: Seriously, everything is better with sprinkles. Try one of these recipes if you don’t believe us. 

6. Halo-Halo

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If you’re looking to broaden your ice cream horizons, this is the dessert for you. Halo-halo is a Filipino dessert that flawlessly combines vegetables and ice cream.

7. Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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This recipe is the lazy cook’s best friend. It’s a cake that involves almost no effort at all. Just grab some ice cream sandwiches and get stacking.

8. Banana Nice Cream


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Whether you’re vegan or you’re trying to be a little bit healthier or you just really love bananas, you’ll love nice cream. It’s ice cream’s trendy new cousin that you need to try.

9. Boozy Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Milkshake

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Think of this as a drinkable, alcoholic Thin Mint cookie. Seriously, what more could you want?

10. Chocolate-Covered Brownie Ice Cream Bomb

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Every single layer of this ridiculously simple dessert is delicious. Make it, and see for yourself.

11. Avocado Ice Cream

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Avocados are all the rage right now, so why not try them in your ice cream? You won’t regret it.

12. Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich


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Maybe you’ve had a Chipwich before, but baked chocolate chip cookies can get boring. We switched them out for slabs of cookie dough, and the results are outrageous.

13. Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


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Classics are classics for a reason – because they’re awesome. Vanilla ice cream is no exception, so here’s how to make your own without an ice cream machine.

14. Vegan Almond Joy Ice Cream

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Whoever said that vegans only eat fruits and vegetables is seriously deranged. This recipe proves them very, very wrong.

15. Cake Batter Milkshake


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Admit it. We all lick the bowl when we bake a cake. So why not mix the batter into a milkshake and drink it without shame.

16. Boozy Bailey’s Ice Cream

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Bailey’s is a highly versatile liquor that tastes good in coffee, hot chocolate, and cocktails. Pour it over ice cream, and prepare for your world to be rocked.

17. Sangria Popsicles 

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Sangria is a quintessential summer drink, so it only makes sense that sangria popsicles are a quintessential summer dessert.

18. Mint Cookies & Cream Brownie Pie

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Oreos and mint just go together beautifully. Especially when pie is involved.

19. Everything But The Kitchen Sink Milkshake

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Seriously, it would be easier to tell you what foods aren’t in this shake. Make one for yourself, and find out.

20. Galaxy Ice Cream

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This no-churn ice cream is trendy and delicious. What more could you want?

#SpoonTip: Obsessed with galaxy-inspired foods? Then these doughnuts are for you. 

21. Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Sandwich


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As summer ends, we can begin to care less and less about what our beach bods look like. And we can feel a lot less guilty for indulging in things like this ice cream sandwich.

22. Blueberry Basil Sorbet

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This might sound crazy, but dessert doesn’t actually have to be bad for you. Take this light and fresh sorbet as a prime example.

23. Rice Krispie Milkshake


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Yes, we did it. We combined your favorite childhood cereal with your favorite childhood treat. And the results are just as amazing as you would imagine.

24. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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We’re still not sure why, but mint chocolate chip ice cream is always better when it’s green. So here’s a ridiculously easy recipe for some mean, green mint chip ice cream.

25. Peanut Butter Oreo Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

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The best ice cream is the kind that requires minimal effort. Plus, nothing combining Oreos and peanut butter has ever been bad.

26. Iced Coffee Popsicles

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If you’re tired of drinking your morning coffee, try eating it in a popsicle, instead. These popsicles might be even be better than your Starbucks.

27. Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough & Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich

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The best way to celebrate the beginning of fall? Pumpkin ice cream, obviously.

28. Vegan Chocolate Biscoff Ice Cream Cake


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Is any summer birthday party really complete without an ice cream cake? No. And this one is so good no one will even realize it’s dairy-free.

29. Toasted Marshmallow S’mores Milkshake

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The s’more is perhaps one of the most quintessential summer foods. Combine that with milk and ice cream, and you’ve got a quintessential summertime shake.

#SpoonTip: If you want as much s’more-goodness before summer ends, check these out