If you’ve been positively sweltering these past few weeks, today’s post is for you! These are the yummiest no-churn frozen treats on this site, and even without a fancy ice cream machine, you can have delicious homemade ice cream in no time.
What is No-Churn Ice Cream?
No-churn ice cream is as simple as it sounds. Unlike traditional ice creams that require a machine or churn, no-churn ice creams come together with just two ingredients and a bit of mixing. Once you have a standard base recipe, the opportunities for ice cream flavors are endless! Just swirl in your favorite sauces, sprinkles, cookies, or toppings, and watch the magic happen.
How to Make It
Most no-churn ice creams start with heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk. Two cups of heavy whipping cream are whipped on low speed until fluffy and thickened. After that, a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk is folded in, and voila- an ice cream that is ready for the freezer. To make vanilla ice cream, simply add a splash of vanilla extract or vanilla bean. On the other hand, for chocolate, stir in a bit of cocoa powder into the milk. In the end, most recipes include the basic ingredients of 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk and 2 cups of heavy whipping cream.
In addition, you can opt to use whipped coconut cream and cream of coconut or even dairy-free whipped topping. Today, we’re looking at the traditional method in 10 of my very favorite original recipes. Someone, start the countdown!
My Favorite Recipes:
With a swirl of strawberry sauce and bits of cake crumbles throughout, this no-churn treat takes homemade ice cream to a new level!
Attention all peanut butter lovers! This peanut butter caramel ice cream has bits of chocolate sandwich cookies and is, to this day, one of my all-time faves.
The newest no-churn ice cream on the block, this half baked ice cream is a riff on the Ben and Jerry’s cult classic, and it does not disappoint.
Who says sprinkles are just for kids? This sugar cookie dough ice cream is loaded with birthday cake flavor and fun!
But first, coffee…. And cookie dough! This ice cream is brimming with chocolate chip cookie dough and espresso flavor.
Sweetened with honey and speckled with bits of buttery, salted almonds, this ice cream is a sweet and salty dream!
Cinnamon spice and everything nice makes up this maple swirled no-churn ice cream.
Inspired by the potluck dessert, this strawberry pretzel pie ice cream has a crunchy pretzel crumble and a simple strawberry swirl!
For chocolate cherry lovers, this no-churn cherry chip ice cream uses fresh or frozen cherries and your favorite variety of chocolate!
For this Girl Scouts inspired treat, chocolate sauce, coconut flakes, and bits of shortbread cookies combine to create a dream of a no-churn ice cream!
No-churn ice creams are a great way to start making homemade frozen desserts. If you have a favorite of your own, please share them with me! In the meantime, happy baking!