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Homemade Ice Cream (no churn with no ice cream maker!)

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Easy Homemade Ice Cream - No Churn Ice Cream Recipe

If you’re wondering how to make ice cream at home, this no churn ice cream recipe is for you!

Have you ever made no churn ice cream?

This week I got a bee in my bonnet. It happens a lot – I’d say I get a weekly bee and once it is in there I just can’t get it out! Well this week, can you guess what the bee was? Yep, it was to make homemade ice cream with no ice cream maker – no churn ice cream as they call it!

If you have been following here for a while, then  you will know I am all about that #nokitchentools life. But alas, this week I caved and bought a hand mixer…I’m so glad that I did because this is my new favourite little toy! I figured that if I was going to make homemade ice cream with no ice cream maker, then I had better have something to help me out! Lucky timing for me, this little KitchenAid Hand Mixer was on sale at Canadian Tire so I scooped it up.

So, how to make ice cream at home? I scoured the internet for no churn homemade ice cream recipes and found that most of them were pretty similar so I went to it. Honestly, I had pretty low hopes with this. I’ve made frozen yogurt before and I am the first to admit that the texture kinda sucked (it was freezer burn-y) so I was half expecting that same icy texture again.

The Verdict? This Homemade Ice Cream is…

SO happy to report that this no churn ice cream recipe is incredible! The texture is perfect and it is truly truly truly the most delicious ice cream I have ever eaten! The only downside is that it this not an overly healthy option. I always like to offer a slightly healthier option than the norm when I share recipes here, but, since it was my first time making homemade ice cream I wanted to stick with what I knew to be safe. So, if this is your first time trying to make ice cream too, I might suggest the same – these milky products almost guarantee success! Saying this, I am going to experiment with some coconut milk recipes to hopefully make something delicious that has a bit less sugar. For now, I am practicing ‘everything in moderation’ and enjoying this stuff (the real deal!), because it is really darn good! Deeming this a no churn ice cream success!

Easy Homemade Ice Cream - No Churn Ice Cream Recipe

Okay. Enough chatting, let’s get to the recipe!

Ingredients for Homemade Ice Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can condensed milk (400ml approximately is ideal)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

If you’re wondering how to make ice cream at home then keep reading my Friends!

Part 1: Mixing it Up!

  1. First, using your hand or standing mixer (or a fork or a whisk if you’re like the ‘old me’) whip the cream until it has a thickened whipped cream texture. When you remove your whisk the whipped cream should create ‘soft peaks’, as the true foodies call it ;). With my hand mixer this step took 5 minutes on level 4. With a whisk that used to mean 15 minutes of very aggressive hand mixing (and Dan and I switching off every 3 minutes!)
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the condensed milk  and the vanilla together. You don’t need to mix this as vigorously – I only mixed for 2 minutes until the vanilla had thoroughly combined.
  3. Combine the two mixtures. At this point, you could consider your ice cream complete and this will make some seriously delicious vanilla ice cream. Should you wish to flavour your ice cream now is that time to do that. If you will not be adding flavours, jump down to step 5 to finish.
  4. Add toppings should you wish. I made 2 flavours – cookies and cream where I put crushed Oreas (7 cookies total) into the mixture, and a peach flavour which is shown here. So, if I am giving you all the info, the cookies and cream was better. The peach was delicious but due to the fact that the peaches have water in them the peach chunks fell to the bottom of the mixture and the final ice cream texture was not consistent. Still delicious though. My advice? Play around with flavours but know that toppings with water in them (ie. fruits) will not be as consistent. Next time I plan on making a s’mores flavour with graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate. With this vanilla base you really can’t go wrong!

Part 2: Freeze it!

  1. Transfer your mixture to a loaf pan – metal or glass will work well for this. This mixture filled a 9″x5″ pan perfectly. Cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil and place your ice cream in the freezer. Allow it to chill until frozen (the most difficult part!). I left mine over night and it was perfect by morning (but I had a few impatient bites around hour 3 and they were divine ;)).
  2.  Serve up on it’s own or with toppings. I hope you enjoy this no churn ice cream as much as I did!

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Mmmm, looking to put this ice cream to really good use? How about using it to try out our Pumpkin Spice Milkshake?! The best fall dessert of all!

Easy Homemade Ice Cream - No Churn Ice Cream!


comments +

  1. Aleksandra

    August 21st, 2017 at 4:38 am

    It looks so much more ice cream-y than any ice cream I have ever made!

  2. Emily H

    August 22nd, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I was so shocked at how ice cream-y it was!! I have also had un-ice cream-y attempts hehe, but I think this recipe is actually pretty fool proof! Thanks for reading!

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