Dairy Queen Ice Cream Copycat

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a homemade version of Dairy Queen's soft serve ice cream

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak Knox gelatine in cold water.
  2. Heat milk, but do not boil.
  3. Remove from heat, and add gelatine, sugar, vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Cool and add cream.
  5. Chill 5 to 6 hours.
  6. Pour into a 4 to 6-quart ice cream freezer can.
  7. Process as per manufacturer's instructions.
Most Helpful

Very good. I don't think it's exactly the same as Dairy Queen, but it comes close. I had to halve the recipe for my ice cream maker, but stuck to all the ingredients and proportions. BTW, 1 envelope Knox gelatin equals 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatine. Thank you for this recipe.

mianbao July 11, 2004

I followed the recipe exactly. It turned out great! On day one, it was soft serve, and much like DQ ice cream, then overnight it hardened more like regular ice cream. It was excellent both ways! Nice an creamy with a good vanilla flavor. Really good... thanks!

Howtex August 16, 2009

So, I made the ice cream exactly as the recipe states. I didn't realise how much it makes! So naturally I tried it and it was DQ. Unfortunately I should not eat sugary foods. So I decided I would remake recipe (only half this time) with Splenda. That is pretty good too. I tried it fresh out of the ice cream maker and it had a bit if Splenda aftertaste, but once it froze the taste is barely noticeable.

erical72 August 23, 2009