Homemade Ice Cream (the no fuss way)
What screams summertime?  ICE CREAM! Plain and simple.

So that’s what we have here for you – our very best (easy) ice-cream recipe that will take no time to imagine and create, and even less time to devour. We promise you that everyone from all ages will flip for this fun treat.

A little note here from our test kitchens– we used a lot of imagination once we got started as to what we added for variations in the ice cream. Please do the same. Oh, and be sure to make some double batches: this freezes well and it’s great to have at a later date. We hope you enjoy the ice cream as much as we do. Please share your favorite variation with us! 

Ingredients- (See variations below)

  • 2 cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, chilled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. On low speed, mix in the condensed milk, vanilla, and any flavorings.
  2. Pour into a resealable container, cover the surface with plastic wrap, then seal. Freeze for at least 6 hours, or until firm. Keep stored in the freezer.

Add 8 ounces softened cream cheese to the 2-ingredient method below. Use an electric mixer to beat with the condensed milk and vanilla before folding into the whipped cream as the recipe instructs.

Mint chip
1 teaspoon peppermint extract + 1 cup mini chocolate chips + green food coloring

Peanut Butter/ Nutella / Cookie Butter
¾ to 1 cup of the spread of your choice (depends on depth of flavor you want)

Cinnamon Roll
3 tablespoons butter, melted +1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Caramel or Dulce de Leche
½ –1 cup caramel drizzled over the almost frozen mixture, stir to break up the ribbon a bit. Add a teaspoon of sea salt and/or a few tablespoons of bourbon for a gourmet touch!

3/4 cup cocoa powder (sifted) + 4 ounces melted cooled chocolate

Rocky Road
1 cup chocolate syrup + 1 cup mini marshmallows + 1 cup toasted almonds swirled into ice cream

10 graham crackers, crushed + 1 Hershey’s bar, chopped + 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff

1/2 cup cocoa powder (sifted) + 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder

Cookies & Cream
15 Oreo cookies coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
(note… we also made a graham cracker version using ½ cup coarsely chopped)

Blueberry swirl
2 cups fresh blueberries + 3 tablespoons sugar + 2 tablespoons lemon juice cooked in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until burst. Chill before swirling into ice cream.


*Recipe source: https://www.handletheheat.com/how-to-make-ice-cream-without-a-machine/


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