Homemade Ice Cream – 3 Ingredient No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe

No Churn Ice Cream — Summer isn’t over yet. The season of endless picnics, grilling and ice cream! An ice cream buffet is typically the summer entertaining go-to dessert.

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Easy No Churn Ice Creams are cool and refreshing and so simple for guests to customize for themselves. And no ice cream maker required.

Who doesn’t love ice cream?!? Plus, what’s not to love if you can make the ice cream from scratch without adding stress to your life?

That’s precisely what my, Rebecca’s chocolate and vanilla ice cream recipes have to offer. These no churn ice cream are simple and no fuss and the perfect starting point for any toppings or flavor additions you want to add.

 

Equipment Needed To Make No Churn Ice Cream

Goodbye, store bought ice cream. Making ice cream at home is so easy. You don’t need an ice cream machine or stand mixer!

This recipe simply requires a hand mixer, rubber spatula, large bowl and loaf pan.

Ingredients In No Churn Ice Cream

You only need three simple ingredients for each of these flavors. There’s literally only three ingredients that you will need.

Heavy whipping cream and sweet condensed milk make the base of the recipe.

For vanilla ice cream, you’ll just need vanilla extract. And cocoa powder is what makes chocolate ice cream that delicious flavor!

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Easy Steps To Make No Churn Ice Cream

Both vanilla and chocolate ice cream recipes start with whipping cream, beaten to peaks that are not too soft, but not completely stiff peaks either.

Then, fold in the sweetened condensed milk and whatever flavoring you’d like. Pop the cream mixture in the freezer overnight, and dessert is ready!

Each of these recipes yield about 12 ½ cup servings, or six cups in total. They can easily be doubled if you have a large crowd to feed. Just make sure to allow more time to for the condensed milk mixture to freeze if you’re making a larger quantity.

Easy Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

How To Store Homemade Ice Cream?

Use a freezer-safe air-tight container. Shallow flat containers are ideal to keep the ice cream’s consistency. Make sure there is at least 1/2-inch of headspace in the container since the ice cream will expand.

To avoid ice crystals from forming, cover surface with a plastic wrap. Also, keep the ice cream in the back of the freezer where the temperature is the coldest.

How Long Will Homemade Ice Cream Last?

Due to added preservatives, store-brought ice cream lasts longer than homemade ice cream. This recipe doesn’t have the fat and sugar structure to resist ice growth (which is not a bad thing)!

If stored properly, homemade ice cream can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-4 weeks. Since this recipe is so delicious, it will probably be eaten up sooner!

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What Are The Most Popular Ice Cream Toppings?

Now let’s talk toppings, a.k.a. the fun part. This is where you can get really creative and go as simple or as crazy (or simple!) as you want.

Some of my favorites toppings:

— Chocolate sauce

— Caramel sauce

— Whipped cream

— Cherries

— Sprinkles (you knew it was coming)

— Chopped Oreos

— Peanuts

— Toffee bits

— Chocolate chips

— Chopped peanut butter cups

— Chopped strawberries, pineapple and raspberries

photo of an Easy Vanilla No Churn Ice Cream recipe for your summer party by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

How To Serve No Churn Ice Cream

Of course, all of this can be served in a bowl. (Your guest will probably want a large bowl). Or you can pile it onto sugar or wafer cones. You could even split open some bananas for a banana split!

So whether you need it for hosting, or just to beat the summer heat, these No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes are the perfect way to keep your freezer stocked this summer.

How Long Does it Take to Make?

Once the pan and bowl for the whipping cream are chilled, you shouldn’t have to wait more than 10 minutes to mix up the rest of the ingredients! As soon as you pour the mixture into the pan, cover it with plastic wrap and freeze overnight for at least 4 hours, preferably.

Other Ice Cream Recipes to Create

If you’re looking for more easy ice cream posts, see our favorite recipes below!

ice cream topping ideas and how to serve no churn ice cream

Vanilla No Churn Ice Cream Recipe

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Vanilla No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe

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5 from 3 votes
A no-churn ice cream recipe that's simple and no fuss and the perfect starting point for any toppings or flavor additions you want to add!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Ice Cream

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Meat loaf pan
  • Rubber spatula
  • Large mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream cold
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz.
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 152mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 12
Calories: 246kcal

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the whipping cream to medium peaks. There should be a point that is straight, but still a bit soft when you pull the beaters out.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and not streaky.
  • Pour it into a freezer safe pan that’s at least 3 quarts, and freeze for at least 6 hours.
KEYWORD: desserts, ice cream, no churn, sugar and cloth, vanilla

Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream Recipe

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RECIPE Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Chocolate No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe

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5 from 2 votes
A no-churn ice cream recipe that's simple and no fuss and the perfect starting point for any toppings or flavor additions you want to add!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Ice Cream

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Meat loaf pan
  • Rubber spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream cold
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz.
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 12
Calories: 251kcal

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the whipping cream to medium peaks. There should be a point that is straight, but still a bit soft when you pull the beaters out.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and cocoa powder until it’s smooth.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold it into the whipped cream until the mixture is smooth and not
    streaky.
  • Pour it into a freezer safe pan that’s at least 3 quarts, and freeze for at least 6 hours.
KEYWORD: desserts, ice cream, no churn, sugar and cloth, vanilla

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8 thoughts on “Homemade Ice Cream – 3 Ingredient No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe”

  1. I love these no churn recipes! They’re my favorite to make with the kids in the summer since they’re so quick and easy!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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