This July is National Ice Cream Month, and we’re celebrating by trying some homemade Latina American inspired ice cream recipes! 

National Ice Cream month was first introduced by Kentucky Senator Walter Dee Huddleston in 1984 and the tradition continues to be celebrated to this day. July is the perfect month to celebrate this cold, tasty treat. 

Whether you’re at the beach, on a picnic, or having a lazy day at home, you can enjoy ice cream anywhere! 

Today we’re sharing a few delicious Latin American ice cream recipes. From dulce de leche to lucuma fruit these recipes are bursting with Latin American flavors. 

Try these Latin American ice cream recipes

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Dulce de Leche

Dulce de leche is a confection from Latin America prepared by slowly heating sugar and milk over a period of several hours, similar to caramel, and makes for a delicious ice cream flavor. You can typically find dulce de leche ice cream at your local supermarket, however, making it from scratch is a fun and easy process. Get together with friends and family this summer for an “ice cream making party” and whip up some homemade dulce de leche ice cream to enjoy together!

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Lucuma Ice Cream

Lucuma is a fruit native to the Andean valleys of Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru and often used in many Latin American recipes. This superfood was known as the “Gold of the Incas” and can often be found at your local Latin American grocery store or larger supermarkets. Lucuma has been known to help control diabetes and protect against cancer and heart disease. These health benefits plus the great flavor make it one of the most popular ice cream flavor in Peru. Try out this homemade recipe to enjoy this tasty frozen treat for yourself!

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

Mexican Hot Chocolate Ice Cream takes a twist on the standard popular flavor, infusing it with elements of the traditional spiced chocolate drink found in Mexico. This recipe includes “spicy cayenne pepper and zingy cinnamon” for a rich blend of flavors. If you’re feeling adventurous, give this recipe a try!

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Coconut Ice Cream

This recipe brings island flavors to your ice cream for a burst of the tropics on your taste buds. Combine coconut milk, cream, sugar, fresh grated coconut, and dark rum and serve with roasted coconut shavings for the perfect summer dessert to enjoy beach-side. You won’t need to travel to bring the tropics to you with this recipe!

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  • Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. In 2017, she received her Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing from Brookdale Community College. Now, she is working toward her Bachelor's in English Literature at Montclair State University. Along with literature, Victoria is interested in Gender and Sexuality Studies, which she is pursuing as a minor, focusing closely on women's issues, gender inequality, and LGBT issues. These studies provide her with a feminist lens, which influences her work from both fiction to academic writings.

By Victoria Arena

Victoria Arena is a writer and student, passionate about writing, literature, and women's studies. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. In 2017, she received her Associates in Fine Arts for Creative Writing from Brookdale Community College. Now, she is working toward her Bachelor's in English Literature at Montclair State University. Along with literature, Victoria is interested in Gender and Sexuality Studies, which she is pursuing as a minor, focusing closely on women's issues, gender inequality, and LGBT issues. These studies provide her with a feminist lens, which influences her work from both fiction to academic writings.

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