With the summer heating up, this cinnamon bun ice cream recipe is the perfect way to cool down. With this recipe, I have simply provided the base of how to make ice cream truly taste like a cinnamon bun. If you want to add chunks of cinnamon roll or other cinnamon-related goodies to add an extra something, go right ahead.  

Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:4 hrs 15 mins
  • Total Time:4 hrs 25 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
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  • Step 1

    Assemble all of your ingredients and make sure to soften the cream cheese either by microwave or by leaving it out beforehand.

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  • Step 2

    Place all the ingredients together inside a blender and blend until creamy. Make sure not to over blend and make the cream into butter. Note: If your batter is a little grainy from the cream cheese, that's okay. The granules will form delicious cinnamon cream cheese pockets as it freezes.

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  • Step 3

    Pour the batter inside an ice cream maker and leave until partially frozen (about 45 minutes).

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  • Step 4

    Place the ice cream mixture into a container and freeze until firm (about 3 and a half to 4 hours).

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Now if you want to take this ice cream to a whole new level, combine your cinnamon bun ice cream with these delicious cinnamon roll ice cream cones or serve any of these mug dessert recipes à la mode– the possibilities with this sweet, cinnamon treat are endless.