Have you seen the latest craze in homemade ice cream? It’s called No-Churn Ice Cream and it is super simple to make, no expensive ice cream maker necessary. For an easy vanilla ice cream, it takes just 3 simple ingredients- heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. (If you want other flavors, it WILL take a couple more ingredients.) You mix the ingredients, spoon it into a loaf pan, and freeze until solid. It makes a totally easy, delicious ice cream without any special equipment.
My family tried no-churn ice cream at the end of last summer and loved it. Then cold weather came, and we promptly forgot about it. This year however, we have been making it a lot. I’ve come up with several variations too, that will breathe new life into your ice cream game. For all the variations below, feel free to use the quantities of add-ins you would like. I’ve just listed my suggested amounts. Also, feel free to invent your own flavors. This recipe is very forgiving, so its gonna be good no matter what you do!
A note on using sweetened condensed milk
For those of you who frown on using sweetened condensed milk, there are recipes on the internet (here is one) if you would like to make your own. However, that considerably increases the time needed to make this because the sweetened condensed milk has to be made and cooled before using. The sweetened condensed milk that I buy from Aldi or Walmart only has two ingredients, milk and sugar. I’m not claiming it’s a health food, but ice cream is supposed to be a treat anyway, right?