I don’t have an ice cream making machine or one of those churning thingies, but I wanted some ice cream the other day, and I found this recipe that only takes 3 ingredients. It makes delicious ice cream and you don’t have to churn anything.
The gist of it: heavy whipping cream, a can of sweetened condensed milk, some vanilla extract, and a mixer.
I’ve modified the recipe because the first batch I made was too sweet. Here is my second batch.
2.5 cups heavy whipping cream cream
1 14 oz can of condensed milk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
5 fresh strawberries, chopped and sprinkled with 1 tsp of sugar
some strawberry glaze I had lying around
Put the whipping cream into the mixer and beat it until it’s stiff. With the standing mixer, this takes about 3 minutes. If you overbeat it, the cream will collapse, so beat it just until stiff peaks from.
Switch the mixer to low speed and slowly mix in 1 can of sweetened condensed milk. Then Slowly mix in 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Now the base is done. I added strawberries because that’s what kids asked for.
I mixed that in very carefully. Then I poured the whole kaboodle into a metal breadloaf pan.
Now we cover it with plastic wrap, making sure that there is as little air between ice cream and wrap as possible. Don;t worry, wrap comes right off.
Stick in the freezer for 4 hours.
Tada! Eh, well I made it yesterday, but this is what is left this morning.
Amanda P says
Wow looks yummy????
We literally bought an ice cream machine yesterday and made 2 batches, one strawberry one blueberry. Completely worth the 30 bucks.
Whaa looks like a refreshing comfort food yum
Very cool, will try this!
My discovered hack involving whipping cream is that if you use heavy cream instead of milk to make yoghurt, you end up with a very passable semblant of a “Petit Suisse”.
If you add 3 or 3 tablespoons of custard powder and a couple of sachets of vanilla sugar, it’s pretty good too.
Yummy! Next time make a cookies and cream ice cream, all you need to do is add crushed Oreo cookies, some ppl add cream cheese to it, I don’t, I just make it the way you made it and instead of strawberries add cookies, it is delicious ????
Cool! Sounds very yummy! Glad you and your family are finding ways to have fun together ???? Thank you so much for all you do/share with us the BDH ???????? I truly enjoy and look forward to reading each post. Be well and know you are loved and appreciated ????????
Ms. Kim says
Yummy! Thanks for sharing, off to the store for ingredients!
In tropical hot Singapore, this is just my cup of tea…uh…ice cream!!
Thanks for sharing.
Sometimes coconut cream is a good substitute for the cream if you can’t tolerate dairy. Search for non-dairy coconut ice cream recipes.
Bananas are really good too for that purpose…
I love my banana-chocolate ice cream and so does my son.
I make ice cream like this all the time it’s great!! Apparently putting air into ice cream is how the manufacturers make it soft scoop too! I’m in the uk so metric recipe but it is easy be that’s the packet sizes so super easy for me. Anyway melt 200g of dark chocolate, optional to melt with the can of condensed milk but I’m lazy so I don’t bother. I use a hand whisk to mix in 300ml (half pint) of single cream and condensed milk really quickly before the chocolate stops being melted!! It’s amazing! You can add orange extract and it tastes awesome!
Donna A says
Does it work OK with single cream? Our last grocery order didn’t have double or whipping cream and gave us Elmlea single as an alternative, so it might be an issue to get it round my parts. If single works that could be handy.
I may need to try it
That looks fantastic! And I have those ingredients on hand. I guess it’s time to switch from making bread to making ice cream. ????????
Sounds about right…I work on the theory that shop bought stays in cupboard/fridge/freezer until you have to throw it away but homemade just slides off the plate within minutes and is finished within hours. I actually have an ice cream maker but still make it like you described as I think it tastes better!
Fun! Of course there is zip room in my freezer for anything at the moment. Made that trip to Costco you know LOL.
Thank you for this. Looks like this will be great to make with the 6 year old while stuck at home.
Johanna J says
Sounds good. Will give this a try. Perfect stay at home project. I don’t suppose it counts as a frozen dinner? 😉 I wonder if blueberries would work…
I found that recipe yesterday! Need to get the heavy whipping cream but it’s good to know how to adjust the recipe, and that it works. Thank you! I’ve been craving ice cream for a couple of weeks now and this sounds perfect.
Donna A says
I might have to try that but minus the strawberry stuff. We’re having some rather warm weather in London, UK, making the lockdown all the worse. Ice cream sounds tasty about now especially if it’s not too sweet, the big downfall of ice cream for refreshment I often find. What I wouldn’t give for a nice sharp raspberry sorbet about now. I wonder if lemon would curdle the mixture?
Patricia Schlorke says
It will if you use the juice. If you use the zest, it won’t curdle.
If it curdles because you used the juice, it will become buttermilk lemon ice cream. 🙂
Donna A says
It doesn’t sound awful. . . . but instead I gave in this morning and added to my existing grocery delivery so I will have Solero lollies tomorrow night between 8pm and 9pm. And maybe mint Cornetto’s. And snickers bars. Because, you know, I can’t make my own chocolate. . .
Judy B says
I made too much freshly whipped cream once for a cake topping, so I poured it in a freezer bag and chucked it in the freezer,,, A few days went by, and I hauled it out, it was absolutely the best ice cream I ever ate, and I didn’t do anything to it except throw it in the freezer rather than throw away.
Now I always make a little too much, so I have left over whipped cream. I mixed peanut butter in it once, and that was yummy too.
Was the consistency okay? I’ve made homemade ice cream before and the consistency was off. But I didn’t whip the cream.
I make a version of this (just plain) and think it has a great “mouth feel”, like ice cream used to taste before they started whipping so much air into it. It is rich and creamy. But note you should use a good vanilla, not the artificial stuff.
Sara T says
Wow! Looks amazing and sounds easy too.
Damn you just made me hungry. Looks delicious ???? thanks for the recipe
Looks yummy. I make this too but I add almond extract instead of vanilla and then use cherries instead of strawberries – I love cherries!
Ms. Kim says
I like the almond extract too, but with Pistachios (not that I ever made ice cream, but Canoli filling)
I’ve made this with mini chocolate chips and Baileys going to try with strawberries ????
Just slap the fat right onto my thighs! Love ice cream but nothing puts weight on me faster.
That looks awesome! If you want to branch out, Nigella Lawson has some incredible no-churn ice-cream recipes on her blog. https://www.nigella.com/recipes/no-churn-ice-creams
One of my brothers forwarded this recipe. URL tells you what it’s for. Another brother read the recipe and figured they’d want to add some bacon and cheese and maybe use Jalapeno kettle chips.
Probably not something I’ll make, but figured you might enjoy it.
That looks amazing. I wonder how coffee would taste? Imma try it!!
Cool! I need to try this, over quarantine. Currently, I make a pretty cool one with frozen bananas. Break one ripe banana into small chunks and freeze overnight. Add 3 tablespoons of milk, sugar to taste (I usually end up with 3 tablespoons of that too) and whatever flavor you like – 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, or a handful of frozen/fresh strawberries, 2-3 spoons of drinking chocolate
powder or even just cookies (with a dash of vanilla extract). Blend it all in and freeze for a couple of hours. It won’t be as creamy as this (above) but it is pretty tasty & cold.
Yum. I think Bailey’s and a touch of chocolate liquor would make the base recipe delish too.
Mary Hughes says
Binging with Babish used a similar recipe in his ice cream sandwiches video this week.
Funny how that recipe is going around. I wonder where it originated
It does look good though, I really want to try it.
Apparently it started as a Martha Stewart recipe
So many possiblities…chocolate with strawberries, baileys with chocolate, chocolate, oreos with chocolate…I bet you can see a theme here. Most definately making this today.
Katie R says
That looks great! We would have had to make two and we would not have had any left over. 😀
I have that recipe! I use it to make mudslide ice cream with Baileys, Kahlua, chocolate chips, and fudge sauce.
Patricia Schlorke says
Looks great. I have seen a recipe like this before on the back of an Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk label. Sometimes you will find really great recipes on the back of those labels.
At least you know what’s in your ice cream and can pronounce the ingredients. 😀
Huh. So it’s basically whipped cream with a little extra oomph. I’m lactose intolerant and tried making peanut-almond ice cream in my vitamix yesterday but it failed miserably. I have made whipped cream with coconut cream, though, and it was delicious. Maybe I’ll give that a try and then freeze it, thanks for the idea!
Lynn Thompson says
Yes coconut cream works. I have nephew who is lactose intolerant.
I enjoy this recipe and will be adding different things to it next time. Chocolate sauce recipe is a bonus! Thanks much!
That would be a nightmare for my lactose intolerance. I miss ice cream so much sometimes. It looks amazing.
This sounds similar to a frozen zabaglione (or sabayon) that I made once. I, like Nevada, love asti so I used moscato for my alcohol. This article explains how to make it and the different alcohol variations you can add. https://www.latimes.com/recipe/frozen-zabaglione
Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try it!
Just a tip when making ice cream, don’t substitute white sugar with coconut sugar! You get something that looks and tastes completely different than what you’re expecting ????????????
Instead of Strawberry Ice Cream, I ended up with what I now call Dirty Strawberry Ice Cream. It’s good, but it is light brown instead of pink and has a caramel-like taste:)
Here is recipe I used for my 4 Quart Ice Cream Maker. You will have to adapt for different sized machine.
Dirty Strawberry Ice Cream
3 C Organic Whole Milk (bottled milk tastes better than carton)
3 C Organic Heavy Cream
3 C Organic Coconut Sugar (use white cane sugar for regular strawberry ice cream)
2 T Juice from Organic Lemon
4 ½ C Organic Strawberries
Prepare ice cream maker for use as per machine instructions. Set aside.
Thoroughly clean organic strawberries. Remove stems. Cut them into very small pieces (large pieces will be hard to eat when frozen). Take ½ C of the strawberries and crush them. Add it to the non-crushed strawberries. Add lemon juice. Mix together. Put mixture into the freezer for 2 hours (this will help ensure ice cream is cold enough when it is being churned).
While the strawberries are in the freezer, mix the milk, heavy cream, and sugar together. Put mixture into refrigerator and take it out when the 2 hours for the strawberries is over.
Add the strawberries to the milk, cream, and sugar. Mix thoroughly and put into the ice cream maker. Follow instructions for machine use. Once complete, remove ice cream and put into container and freeze until it is the desired firmness. Enjoy!
Margaret Riddell says
All I can say is that it’s a good thing pyjamas have an elastic waist. The way this is going I won’t be able to get back into my clothes when I get called back to work.
It looks amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipe ❣ Now I want to try it out with MM’s (unhealthy, I’am aware, but delicious for an occasional treat ????)
I’m pretty astounded to read the comments and realize that some people actually have heavy whipping cream and condensed milk on hand to do this. I guess I’m just a dull eater.
I don’t understand a lot of the angst of people who are “stuck at home” with this pandemic, I think. I am always at home, other than when I absolutely need to go to a store. Someone asked me how often I go out, and I went out and looked at my car’s odometer and realized that I bought that car at the end of October of 2017 and I have yet to add 5,000 miles to the odometer reading it had when I got it, despite it having to make that 120-mile round trip the dealer took it on to have it serviced at the authorized dealer for Subaru and the week my husband took it to his WAY out of town work after his car was totally demolished on the black ice on the freeway. I keep a list of things I’d like from the stores, and when something on that list is a critical thing, I take the whole list with me and go, face mask and hand sanitizer in hand, and buy what I want as I buy what I need. Delayed gratification is still gratification.
But I will admit that if I had the ingredients, I’d try this recipe. I’d use raspberries instead of the strawberries, but DANG! that looks good.
I going to definitely try this!
Lynn Thompson says
Thank you, Ilona Andrews. Now I have to try your recipes. I have used coconut cream before to make lactose free ice cream for nephew.
Thank you. Looks yummy!
Laurie Berger says
Wait, you didn’t have ice cream but you had heavy whipping cream? It’s fascinating to find out what other folks have in their pantry. I don’t think I’ve ever bought heavy whipping cream, I go with Reddi-wip as I’m too lazy to make whipped cream. I love your dog, btw. The no-walk howl is hilarious.
Looks really good and the ansence of product suggests that it tastes even better.
This looks delish and seems easy- thanks!
Sako Ikegami says
How about a no-sugar-added version?
Mix frozen strawberries/blueberries/raspberries/etc. into cold yoghurt and…
Instant Frozen Yoghurt!! I often add a sweet fruit like frozen mangos if the berries alone are a bit too tart.
Linda Trainor says
You can buzz frozen Berry’s to be yummy
This is my go to basic recipe for the easiest icecream ever. It is absolutely delicious. I make a white chocolate version and I have even made a peanut butter one which was absolutely yummy.
For the white chocolate one I melt one bar of Lindt EXCELLENCE Extra Silky White into the egg yolks once I have beaten them. I do that with anything I add to the basic recipe base as I think it mixes the flavours in more. But I have used it to make maple syrup icecream bitter orange icecream lemon iceream coffee icecream and raspberry icecream
I usually freeze it over night 🙂 🙂
There is a video on the page so you can see how she makes it. Eggs, castor sugar and cream what could be easier 🙂 🙂
Hey can you pls leave a recipe for coffee ice cream??
Same as the vanilla directions, basically, but dissolve two tablespoons instant espresso powder (I use 4 or 4 Tbsp regular instant coffee) in a quarter cup of very hot water, and add that to the condensed milk (I add vanilla then, too) and chill it in the fridge for a while to play nice with the whipped cream.
4 or 5 Tbsp*, sorry!
Also, a little salt boosts the flavor (not a lot!), and mixing in some nuts and/or chocolate is a good way to help dress this up.
Hi Would you mind posting the peanut butter ice cream recipe. Would love to have a go making it. ????
I just add about 3 tablespoons of my favourite unsalted peanut butter to the whipped egg yolks It tastes really good I think but I guess it will depend on the type of peanut butter you use. One of our nephews is addicted to it 🙂 🙂
Here’s a lemon no churn that turned out well: https://food52.com/blog/22594-genius-no-churn-fresh-lemon-ice-cream-and-quick-candied-sesame-seeds.
I’ve never tried it w/ the topping.
Kay Kaz says
Thank you! Strawberries are just starting here in TN, so I am so ready to try this!
Yum. They all sound so good, with the added plus of bring easy to make. Thank you all.
Yummy! Ice cream is my fav food group.
Waaaaahouuu ! Seems tasty ! ????
Thanks for sharing !
Looks like it was a runaway success. Definitely going to have to try it myself.
Sweet! I want to try that! Thanks for sharing and that last little bit looks delicious 😛
I have tried this recipe its easy and really good
I made a basic vanilla base added a little more sugar
You can spoon / pipe between two gram crackers I used chocolate gram crackers and made homemade ice cream sandwiches really good I wrapped them individually with wax paper
There are so many variations. With this recipe.
Thanks for posting it
Sincerely Bridget Cassidy
Lavinia Leek says
Sounds sooooo good! Gotta try when possible!
JoAnne Masucci says
I sent my husband to get the ingredients……
Oo, giving this a try right now, just waiting for the strawberries and sugar to sit and make syrup before continuing, and I am excited to try it!
I’ve made cantaloupe, chocolate, berry swirl and walnut, all are quite tasty.
Thanks for the cool post, Ilona. This brings back fond memories of my mother using the same style mixer and teaching me as a young whipper snapper how to beat cream just until it’s stiff. I remember that “aha” moment when it changes so clearly. My mom (with a high school GED) would explain the chemistry of cooking to me — the how and why things changed when you beat them or added this or that. Unfortunately my brain doesn’t think that way and it never stuck!