Last year, our summer bucket list included making ice cream. I had had an ice cream maker for years and never used it! I figured that I could finally bust it out… it was a bridal shower gift and was still unused after twelve years.
The one thing that held me back from making ice cream in my fancy ice cream maker was that not only did you have to plan ahead by putting the bowl contraption in the freezer ahead of time, but you also had to find space in said freezer, which we never, ever have! We don’t have a second fridge or freezer either, so I wasn’t going to sacrifice my precious freezer space!
I was poking around on Pinterest one night and found a recipe for ice cream that didn’t require an ice cream maker. WHAT? This seemed to be a perfect solution, and would cross off an item on that bucket list of ours!
No churn ice cream is made in a regular old stand mixer, with only two ingredients (plus your mix-ins.) The combinations are endless. It five minutes to make and is so damn easy that you are for sure going to be cursing me after making it. I now make this weekly, and we haven’t bought ice cream in a year!
This is also a really nice, easy to put together treat for friends and family. I have brought some friends meals over the last year, and I always include a container of homemade ice cream!
All you need is heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk, and your mix-ins.
Your base recipe is two cups of heavy cream and a can of sweetened condensed milk.
In a stand mixer, whip two cups of heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Add in your sweetened condensed milk and combine.
For storage, many people use a loaf pan. We bought plastic entree containers (store brand, so unfortunately I don’t have a link.)
You’ll need to freeze it for about 6 hours– overnight is best. It’s so good!
These are the recipes we’ve tried and have loved. I’m sure we will be adding more later as we are always trying new combinations.
Vanilla – add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
Chocolate – 3/4 c. chocolate syrup
Cinnamon – 1 tsp. cinnamon
Mint Chocolate Chip – 1 cup mini chocolate chips, 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract, 3-4 drops green food coloring
Peanut Butter Ripple from Fresh April Flours
Cookie Monster – blue food coloring, 20 cut up Oreo cookies, 15 cut up Chips Ahoy cookies
Coffee from Sprinkle Some Sugar
Cookie Dough from Like Mother Like Daughter
Oreo Ice Cream from Cincy Shopper
Bailey’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream from Tasty – note, this does have alcohol in it
There are endless possibilities, and you can of course create your own flavors. Enjoy!