Fragrant Kaffir lime leaves bring a refreshingly tart and sweet balance to this gelato. Laura Sant

There is no more decadent respite from hot weather than a cool, silky scoop of homemade ice cream. Get your ice cream maker in gear to try these 25 recipes, from old favorites like chocolate and strawberry to surprising new flavors that incorporate fresh produce and savory ingredients—beets, basil, corn, and even olive oil—for a perfect summer dessert.

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