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How to Make No Churn Ice Cream – Easy Homemade Recipes

Indulge in creamy ice cream with our irresistible collection of no churn ice cream recipes. These homemade treats are the perfect dessert to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Craving a cool and creamy treat but don’t have an ice cream maker? No problem! Say hello to the wonderful world of no churn ice cream. 

With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can whip up decadent homemade ice cream that rivals anything you’d find in your favorite ice cream shop

From delicious homemade ice cream flavors like creamy vanilla ice cream and chocolate to cookies and cream or salted caramel, the possibilities are endless. 

Read on to learn how to make no churn ice cream! 

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What is No Churn Ice Cream?

No churn ice cream is a type of homemade ice cream that does not require an ice cream maker! Instead of churning the mixture in an ice cream machine to incorporate air and create a smooth texture, the no churn ice cream base typically relies on a combination of whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk to achieve a creamy consistency. 

Making your own ice cream allows you to control the ingredients and customize the flavor to your liking. Flavorings such as vanilla extract, cocoa powder, or fresh fruit puree are added to customize the flavor of the ice cream. The mixture is then frozen until solid, resulting in a rich and creamy dessert without the need for special equipment.

How to make homemade ice cream without a machine?

Making homemade ice cream without a machine is easy and requires just a few simple ingredients. Experiment with adding your favorite flavors and combinations to this homemade ice cream base.

Here’s a basic recipe!


2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, cold

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Additional flavorings or mix-ins of your choice (e.g., chocolate chips, fruit puree, cookie crumbles)


In a large mixing bowl, whip the cold heavy cream until stiff peaks form. This can be done with a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Be careful not to over-whip.

Gently fold in the cold sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract (if using) until well combined. This will create a creamy base for your ice cream.

If desired, add any additional flavorings or mix-ins to the ice cream base, such as chocolate chips, fruit puree, or cookie crumbles. Fold them in gently until evenly distributed.

Transfer the mixture to a shallow, freezer-safe container, such as a loaf pan or baking dish. Smooth the top with a spatula.

Cover the container with plastic wrap or a lid and place it in the freezer. Allow the ice cream to freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight, until firm.

If the ice cream is too hard to scoop, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly before serving.

Serve your homemade ice cream recipes with your favorite toppings!

How To Store No Churn Ice Cream

No churn ice cream should be stored in an airtight container in the freezer. You can use a plastic container with a lid or a resealable freezer bag.

It’s important to press a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper directly on the surface of the ice cream before sealing the container or bag. This will help prevent the formation of ice crystals on the surface of the ice cream and keep it’s creamy texture.

No churn ice cream will keep well in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. When you’re ready to serve, let the ice cream sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften before scooping.

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The Best No Churn Ice Cream Recipes 

Our no churn ice cream recipes are easy to make and packed with flavor. From classic homemade vanilla ice cream to fruity sorbets, we’ve got something for everyone. The best part is that with our recipes, you can create an endless variety of tasty and satisfying ice cream flavors.

Easy No Churn Ice Cream Recipes to Try at Home

Indulge in homemade ice cream without an ice cream machine with our collection of no churn ice cream recipes. Our easy-to-follow recipes for creamy ice cream require just a few simple ingredients and no special equipment. 

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