Ice cream is a summer staple for many people. It's delicious, sweet and cools you down all at the same time. Even so, it can get boring having a plain bowl of ice cream every single time. There are a variety of different creative ways to enjoy ice cream. 

Here is a list of easy ice cream desserts to make this summer so that you never get bored.

1. Cookies 'n Cream Milkshake

dairy product, milk, sweet, cream, chocolate, coffee
Jayna Goldstein

This recipe takes boring ice cream and turns it into something insta-worthy. The ice cream, cookies, and chocolate come together to create an epic dessert you're going to want to make every week this summer.

2. Swiss Roll Bomb Cake

cake, cream, pastry, sweet, strawberry, pie
Arden Sarner

This bomb cake is a super simplified version of an ice cream cake. It makes it the perfect treat to bring to a Fourth of July potluck, it's simplicity makes it easy to make but it still delivers on taste. 

3. Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich

chocolate, cookie, cream, cake, sandwich
Holly Park

These sandwiches are almost like deluxe Oreos that have ice cream instead of the normal cream filling. This change is a large improvement in my book. The chocolate cookie and creamy ice cream work together so well it might be hard to stop at just one.

4. Ice Cream Coffee Float

chocolate, cake, ice
Cody Corrall

Root beer floats are a childhood favorite that many of us remember enjoying as a special treat on a hot day or at a birthday party.

This float is the grown up version of that treat, coffee is used instead of the root beer giving you your daily cup of joe as well as a frozen treat.

5. Chunky Monkey Banana Bread Muffins

sweet, chocolate, cake, dairy product, pastry, cookie, bread
Phoebe Melnick

Think you can't bake with ice cream? Think again. This muffin recipe uses ice cream in the batter which means you can actually have ice cream for breakfast and have it be socially acceptable.

6. Brownie Ice Cream Bowls

caramel, chocolate, brownie, cream
Hui Lin

Plain ice cream in a bowl is pretty good, but ice cream in a brownie bowl is even better. Brownies are served with ice cream a lot of the time, however, the shape of these brownie bowls makes it a lot easier to eat the ice cream without having it slide off. 

7. Ben and Jerry's Cookies

chocolate, peanut butter, cookie, peanut, butter
Phoebe Melnick

It's not just muffins, cookies can also be made by adding ice cream to the batter. This combines two of your favorite desserts into one delicious dessert. Just when you thought that cookies couldn't get any better.

8. Rainbow Sherbet Pie

cake, cream, meringue
Caitlyn Heter

This pie is just as delicious as it is beautifully colorful. The three colors are formed by different flavors of sherbet so you don't have to decide among your favorite. We are used to seeing pies in the fall or winter that warm you up but this pie is perfect for cooling you down during the summer.

9. Chocolate Donut, Nutella, and Coffee Ice Cream Sandwich

ice cream, cream, ice, chocolate, cookie, sandwich
Bernard Wen

Just when you thought an ice cream sandwich couldn't get any better – it did. This easy ice cream dessert has donuts, ice cream, and Nutella all combined into one delicious sandwich. Be careful though, you may end up eating them all at once because of how addictive they are. 

10. Ice Cream Bread

cake, pastry, candy, sweet, chocolate, sprinkles, cookie
Annie Mester

This bread has ice cream baked directly into it, almost like an interesting take on an ice cream cake. You can take this to the next level by adding more ice cream on top, using it in a trifle, or substituting it into any other dessert that uses bread.

11. Funfetti Ice Cream Bites

candy, chocolate, sprinkles, sweet, cake, goody, sweetmeat, pastry, cream, cookie, doughnut
Audrey Mirabito

These ice cream bites are a combination of a chocolate truffle and ice cream. There are few ice cream combinations that taste amazing but this one is particularly good because of the way the ice cream melts out of the chocolate once you take a bite.

12. Affogato

chocolate, milk, coffee, cream
Hana Baig

This is a very simple dessert that takes almost no time to make. The hot coffee melts the ice cream just a bit, giving you the delicious contrast of the cold ice cream with the hot coffee. If you love both ice cream and coffee, you can't go wrong with this dessert.

13. Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwich

sandwich, chicken, cheese
Jessica Findlay

Yes, this ice cream sandwich is literally a sandwich. A scoop of ice cream is sandwiched between a buttery brioche bun. There is a sweet and salty contrast in this dessert so definitely try this one out if you're into that particular flavor combination.

Summer doesn't last very long so be sure to use these precious months wisely by trying out creative ways to eat your ice cream instead of opting for the bowl or cone. These easy ice cream desserts are definitely worth the little bit of extra work.