No churn vanilla ice cream is a simple and delicious dessert that can be made without an ice cream maker. This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves homemade ice cream but doesn’t have the equipment to make it. With only three ingredients it’s fast and easy!
I love ice cream! And of course being in Italy you can’t find better ice cream/gelato than here. But sometimes and this also includes the Italian I love to make a no churn ice cream, it’s easy and so creamy. From one of our favorite No-Churn Pistachio Ice Cream to one of his favorite Fresh Lemon Ice Cream to one of mine, Chocolate Chip Ice cream. The selection is endless!
To make no churn vanilla ice cream, you will need the following ingredients:
- Cream – whole, whipping or heavy cream, cream with at least 30% fat content
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla extract
What is whole cream?
Whole cream also known as heavy cream has at least 30% fat content. You can also use whipping cream which also has a high fat content.
How to make Vanilla Ice Cream
In a small bowl whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, set aside.
In a large bowl whip the cream until stiff peaks appear.
Gently fold in the condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream and combine well.
Place the mixture into a loaf pan or large freezer safe pan. Cover and freeze until firm, even better to freeze over night.
For the best texture, store your ice cream in the coldest part of your freezer away from the door so it freezes evenly and doesn’t develop ice crystals.
What does no churn mean?
For most no churn ice cream, it means no ice cream maker is needed. All you really need is about 10 minutes and an electric mixer. The basic recipe uses only 3 ingredients, sweetened condensed milk, whole cream which is at least 30% fat and vanilla.
No churn vanilla ice cream is a versatile dessert that can be served on its own or used as a base for other flavors.
You can add your favorite mix-ins, such as chocolate chips, caramel, or fruit, to create a personalized treat. Additionally, this recipe can be easily adapted to create other flavors of ice cream by swapping out the vanilla extract for other extracts or flavors.
I love a scoop just as it is, but adding a drizzle of chocolate syrup, hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce, or a delicious Blueberry sauce is great, too.
How long does no churn ice cream last?
The ice cream should be kept in the freezer well wrapped in plastic or in an airtight freezer safe container. It will keep for up to 2 weeks.
No churn vanilla ice cream is a simple and delicious dessert that you can make at home. With just a few ingredients and some freezer space, you can have a creamy treat! So why not try making your own no churn ice cream today? You won’t be disappointed! Enjoy.
No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- 2 cups whole or whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, set aside.
- In a large bowl whip the cream until stiff peaks appear.
- Gently fold in the condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream and combine well.
- Place the mixture into a loaf pan or large freezer safe pan. Cover and freeze at least 3- 5 hours or until firm, even better to freeze over night. Enjoy!
Updated from May 18, 2016.
Very very useful. Thank you so much
Aditi Gupta says
Hi, is it possible to make this recipe with whole milk instead of whole cream?
Hi Aditi, I really don’t think it will work with milk you can try, but I think it needs the fat content.
Hi, How many servings does your vanilla ice cream recipe make?
Thanks! Have an enjoyable Sunday!
Hi Kimberly I would say about 4 servings. Have happy Sunday you too!
Definitely making this for my grandchildren. They love vanilla ice cream. I love how easy it is to make. Thank you.
Hi Ann, hope they enjoy it, let me know.
First of all, this ice cream looks incredible!! Can’t wait to make it myself. Also, can’t wait to see what you are sharing with us next week 🙂
Hi Kristen thanks so much. Have a great weekend.