How to Make No-Churn Ice Cream

Love ice cream? Or looking for a fun and easy recipe to make with your kids this weekend?

Welcome to the simple joys of no-churn ice cream.

No fancy machines. No long list of ingredients. No fuss. Plus, everybody can mix in their own favorite toppings, making it a great activity to do with your kiddos if you’re all starting to go a little stir-crazy.

Easy as 1-2-3: No-Churn Ice Cream
Here’s the scoop, complete with step-by-step photos. You can also see the full recipe here »

Step 1: Whip It … Whip It Good
Using an electric mixer on high, beat 2 cups heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form, like so:

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Stir in 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk. That’s it – that’s your silky-smooth basic recipe! Simple, right?

Step 2: Mix in Your Favorites
Now grab your mix-ins. For this recipe, fold in 2 cups diced strawberries and 10 crumbled vanilla wafer cookies.

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Next, dollop on 1/3 cup Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread, and swirl it all together with a butter knife.

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Step 3: Freeze
Spoon it into a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap, and freeze 4-5 hours. Ta-da!

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You’ve got sweet, rich and creamy ice cream, perfect for scooping into bowls or waffle cones – ready in your own kitchen.

How to Make No-Churn Ice Cream blog post | Tastefully Simple Remember, you can try all kinds of different mix-ins. At our house, we made a second batch, mixing in ¼ cup Creamy Caramel Sauce and a few crumbled Truffle Fudge Brownies. (My boys loved this one!)

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Keep your no-churn ice cream frozen for up to two weeks. Oh, and you can divide the cream mixture among small bowls so everyone can add their own favorite candies, sprinkles, diced fruit or other ingredients before freezing, too. It’s so fun for kids to make their own!

More Ideas for Mix-Ins

  • Cake Lovers: Cubes of Absolutely Almond Pound Cake or Classy Chocolate Pound Cake
  • Cookies & Cream: chopped chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos
  • S’more ice cream: chopped chocolate bars, graham crackers and mini marshmallows
  • Candy shop: small candies (like M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces), butterscotch chips or chocolate chips
Chopped nuts. Sweet cinnamon. Coconut chips. Seriously, the sky is the limit when it comes to different ways to mix it up – and you’ve got the whole summer to try ‘em all.

That’s the inside scoop, friends. Enjoy!

- Jen

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