Christmas ice cream is one of the perks to having a hot Christmas. The Land Down Under may not get the “white Christmas” that carollers sing about, but it does get the unique honour of celebrating the Yuletide season during summer.

What better way to rock an Australian Christmas than by combining everyone’s favourite hot day treat – ice cream – with more traditional flavours? We’ve gathered some pretty amazing ice cream recipes that are in the spirit of the season. You’ll love to have these at your upcoming parties!

*Photo credits to the respective blogs/articles.

Peppermint Ice Cream

Just a whiff of peppermint somehow says “Christmas.” Make your own candy-flavoured frozen treat with this fun recipe from The Pioneer Woman!

Fruitcake Ice Cream

Who says fruitcake has to stay in cake form? Serious Eats at Yummly puts a delicious twist on this holiday classic that’s perfect for Australian celebrations, indoors or outdoors!

Cinnamon Ice Cream

It’s good on hot cocoa, but cinnamon is just as fabulous as an ice cream flavour. This recipe from allrecipes proves just how fabulous!

Eggnog Ice Cream

A Christmas staple in most Western countries, the beloved eggnog has now taken on a frozen form. This version from the Food Network uses bourbon, with a variation using rum on Epicurious.

Cranberry Ice Cream

Cranberries make excellent jams and jellies, and as an ice cream flavour, they’re no less sweet. Wonkywonderful shows how to make this, with a recipe adding rum on the NY Times.

Red Velvet Ice Cream

Red velvet made more decadent as a frozen dessert – Christmas doesn’t get better than this, as shown on Something Swanky.

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