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20 Frosty Delicious Holiday Dessert Recipes

Lots of folks think of ice cream as a summertime treat, but I love to indulge in a little ice cream decadence in the colder months too. Ice cream and other frozen treats make for a wonderful blank slate that’s perfect for showcasing a host of festive holiday flavors, like peppermint and eggnog. Even better, frozen holiday dessert recipes are easily made ahead of time, so you can have just a little more holiday fun!

From eggnog milkshakes to snowman shooters to peppermint pie, we’ve rounded up all the best frozen holiday dessert recipes. Snuggle up and head below for some chilly, delicious holiday treats!

  • 20 Holiday-Perfect Frozen Dessert Recipes! 1 of 21
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    From eggnog milkshakes to snowman shooters to peppermint pie, here are 20 of the very best frozen holiday dessert recipes!

  • Eggnog Milkshake 2 of 21
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    With or without bourbon, this festive eggnog milkshake recipe puts a fun spin on everyone's favorite holiday sip.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Snowman Shooters 3 of 21
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    These sweet and chocolaty snowman shooters are the perfect fun party treat for kids and grown-ups alike!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooke McLay 

  • Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes 4 of 21
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    Add a little campfire flair to your milkshakes with this creative and delicious toasted marshmallow milkshake recipe!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooke McLay 

  • Burnt Sugar Ice Cream 5 of 21
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    Burnt sugar infuses this easy homemade ice cream recipe with sweet and smoky caramel notes.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal 

  • Homemade Chocolate Mint Ice Cream 6 of 21
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    Scour your local store for a bunch of fresh mint, and then make this holiday-perfect, totally delicious chocolate mint ice cream.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

  • Frozen Candy Cane Pie 7 of 21
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    This perfectly pink frozen treat is brimming with crunchy candy canes!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kelsey Banfield 

  • Nutella Ice Cream Sundae 8 of 21
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    Just a few spoonfuls of decadent Nutella and a handful of toasted hazelnuts transform ordinary vanilla ice cream into something special!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Shaina Olmanson 

  • Affogato 9 of 21
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    The holidays are complicated, but dessert doesn't have to be. Make this incredibly simple affogato recipe and enjoy the sublime joy of a few scoops of good vanilla ice cream drizzled with espresso.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Paula Jones 

  • Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches 10 of 21
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    With just a few Nilla Wafers and a bit of caramel and vanilla ice cream, you can make an effortless treat that kids will love!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Macki West 

  • Coffee Almond Ice Cream 11 of 21
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    Take a break from all that cinnamon and spice! This aromatic coffee almond ice cream is just right for the holiday season.

    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Simple Snow Ice Cream 12 of 21
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    Got snow? Turn it into an old-fashioned sweet treat with this simple snow cream recipe!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Jennifer Leal 

  • Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches 13 of 21
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    These tiny ice cream sandwiches on a stick are great for holiday parties! And, you can transform any kind of small cookie with this fun approach!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Cognac Medjool Date Ice Cream 14 of 21
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    Date season is peaking this time of year, making right now the perfect time to try this boozy ice cream featuring the smoky sweetness of fresh Medjool dates.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Coffee Milkshake 15 of 21
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    Put a little pep in your holiday step with this coffee-infused melty delicious milkshake recipe!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Goat Cheese Ice Cream 16 of 21
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    This totally tangy goat cheese ice cream tastes a lot like frozen cheesecake. With a light texture and bright flavors, it's the perfect way to end a rich holiday meal.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches 17 of 21
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    These brownie ice cream sandwiches are pretty darn amazing with freshly-baked brownies. They can also be an excellent way to rehabilitate slightly stale brownies (You know, the brownies your aunt sent in the mail —— they just became the best dessert ever.).
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Macki West 

  • Easy Candy Cane Ice Cream 18 of 21
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    Turn leftover candy canes to a tasty frozen treat in minutes with this effortless candy cane ice cream recipe!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kelsey Banfield 

  • Homemade Bourbon Ice Cream 19 of 21
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    I just love a strong sip like bourbon on chilly evenings, and this homemade bourbon ice cream recipe beautifully harnesses all that smoky sweetness for a bracing, creamy ice cream treat.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Persimmon Milkshake 20 of 21
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    Seasonal persimmons team up with lots of cinnamon, coconut milk, and vegan ice cream for a fruity, creamy vegan treat!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kathy Patalsky 

  • Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwiches 21 of 21
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    Heck yes! These cinnamon-infused treats pair soft and gooey cinnamon rolls with melty delicious ice cream for a treat that's perfect for for holiday fun!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Macki West 

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