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No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

This No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream recipe makes creamy, sweet cream ice cream without an ice cream maker in less than 5 minutes of work while the freezer does the rest! It's the perfect base for adding all kinds of mix-ins to create dozens of new ice cream flavors without investing in an ice cream machine.
Prep Time10 mins
Freezing Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  • On low speed, mix in the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and salt.
  • Pour into a 9”x5” loaf pan, smooth the top with a rubber spatula, cover with plastic wrap or foil, and freeze.


  • Storage/Freezing: This ice cream should be stored covered or in an airtight container and enjoyed within a week for best results.
  • Brownie Caramel or Brownie Fudge Swirl - Add 1 cup of brownie chunks to the ice cream base, then swirl with ¾ cup of caramel sauce or hot fudge before freezing.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Make a batch of our edible chocolate chip cookie dough and roll it into small chunks. Add to the ice cream base with ⅓ cup of mini chocolate chips before freezing.
  • Oreo Cookies & Cream - Add 1 cup roughly chopped or crushed Oreo cookies (about 30) before freezing.
  • Mint Chip - Add 1 teaspoon peppermint extract, 1 cup mini chocolate chips, and a few drops of green food coloring.
  • Birthday Cake - Cut up a large slice of cake into chunks and stir it into the ice cream before freezing.
  • Cherry/Apple/Blueberry Pie - Roughly chop up a slice of pie and stir it into the ice cream before freezing.
  • No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream - Whisk ½ to ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 4 ounces melted semisweet or bittersweet chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk in a bowl before adding to the whipped cream.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter cup - Make the chocolate base above but swirl in ½ cup of creamy peanut butter and 1 cup of chopped Reese's peanut butter cups before freezing.
  • Rocky Road - Make the chocolate base and stir in 1 cup mini marshmallows and 1 cup roughly chopped toasted almonds before freezing.
  • Cheesecake Ice Cream - Blend 8 ounces of softened cream cheese with the sweetened condensed milk before adding to the whipped cream. Swirl in a broken up graham cracker crust and 1 ½ cups of blueberry pie filling, raspberry filling, or cherry pie filling.
  • Nutrition: The nutrition amounts were calculated based on ½ cup servings using an online nutrition calculator. You may want to do your own calculations for the most accurate results.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.1mg