When it’s hot outside, dessert needs to be cooling, and nothing beats ice cream or sorbet. Picture / Babiche Martens

Icecreams & Sorbets To Sweeten Your Summer

Be a smooth operator and whip up these divine homemade scoops

Brown Bread Ice Cream
Although it may sound like an unusual flavour, the inclusion of brown bread into ice cream adds a sugary crunch to plain vanilla. You will keep you coming back for more. 

This pumpkin and pecan ice cream has all the festive flavours of a pumpkin pie. Picture / Babiche Martens

Pumpkin and Pecan Ice Cream
This creamy and delicious ice-cream will remind you of a classic pumpkin pie. 

Healthy Rocky Road Ice Cream
Naturally sweetened with banana and strawberry, this nourishing dessert is smooth, luscious and velvety - just as it should be. It's also simple to prepare, and the salted hazelnut and chocolate 'cookie' crumb, elevates it to something a little fancy. You don't need an ice-cream machine to make it.

These chocolate shortbread ice cream sandwiches make a perfect summertime treat. Picture / Babiche Martens

Icecream Sandwich
Chocolate shortbread is an all-time favourite. Serve these sandwiched together with your favourite icecream — vanilla, strawberry ripple or hokey pokey.

Passionfruit Ice Cream
This ice cream recipe with passionfruit is perfect for a tangy and sweet dessert on a hot summers day. 

Are you a greedy liquorice lover? This ice cream is for you. Picture / Babiche Martens

Liquorice Ice Cream
Liquorice is one of the signature tastes of Italy and an ingredient that often divides people. If you are a greedy liquorice eater, this ice cream is for you. 

Plum Ice Cream Sandwiches
Homemade wafers provide a delicious, fun touch, and you’ll be surprised how easy they are to make. This plum mixture is also perfect to have with your yoghurt and muesli for breakfast, or add a cup of the mashed plums to a muffin or cake mix. 

A big scoop of this divine strawberry ice cream is essential for summer. Picture / Babiche Martens

Strawberry Ice Cream 
Serve this delicious ice cream scooped into cones with poached fruit or wedge between meringues.Add a drop of rose water for a hint of delicate flavour.

Roasted Carrot Ice Cream with Hazelnut Sesame Seed Crumble
Skip boring vanilla and try one of these exciting flavours instead. Roasted carrot icecream is sprinkled with a hazelnut and sesame seed crumble. Also in this recipe list is a rhubarb-elderflower sorbet and a heavenly tres leches ice cream. 

Tangy poached tamarillos pair beautifully with intensely coffee spiked ice cream.Picture / Babiche Martens

Coffee Ice Cream with Poached Tamarillos
Intensely creamy coffee spiked ice cream is utterly delicious with these sweet and tangy poached tamarillos. 

Two-Ingredient Mango Sorbet
This luscious mango sorbet is just that, as it contains only two ingredients. You can layer the sorbet with a quick home-made berry compote, although it's just as nice on its own.

Cool down with this bright and lush apricot sorbet. Picture / Babiche Martens

Apricot Sorbet
This tasty apricot sorbet recipe is a perfect summer treat for cooling down. 

These cheerful raspberry ice blocks are a great way to use berries that have gone a little soft. Picture / Babiche Martens

Easy Fruity Ice Blocks
These homemade treats are a mouthwatering must for summer. Choose from raspberry, ginger and lemon and coconut and mango or make all three. 

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