Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine (2 Ingredients!)

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Looking for a quick and easy homemade ice cream recipe without an ice cream maker? This one is definitely a must try! Only 2 ingredients, 10-15 minutes for prep, and there you have it – delicious homemade ice cream to treat your guests and family. Add any flavor to make this ice cream your own!

Easy Homemade Ice Cream 2 Ingredients

Easy homemade ice cream 2 ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream (at least 35%)

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Tools You Might Need

A hand mixer. You can also use a stand mixer if you have one!

A rubber spatula;

Ice cream freezing containers. You can also just use the plastic containers you have on hand.

Watch How to Make Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine!

Step by Step Recipe

STEP 1 – whip the cream

In a large mixing bowl whip your heavy whipping cream until you see soft peaks forming. Keep your whipping cream in the fridge before using to ensure best results! You want your heavy cream to have at least 35% of fat, however, this recipe is possible to do with less fat content, you might just get more whipped cream flavor in your ice cream!

STEP 2 – add condensed milk

Add your condensed milk to the bowl with whipped cream. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Whipping Cream Stiff Peaks

STEP 3 – create your own ice cream flavor

Now you can separate your mixture into a few containers and create a unique flavor for each one! I made peanut butter and chocolate ice cream, strawberry ice cream, and plain vanilla ice cream. To incorporate the add-ins just fold them into the cream slightly without letting the air bubbles escape from the bowl too much.

STEP 4 – freeze and enjoy!

Place the ice cream into a freezing container (any plastic container works!). Cover the top of the ice cream with parchment paper to prevent ice from forming (see video instructions!). Cover with a lid and transfer to the freezer for at least 6 hours (you can also use zip lock bags for freezing). Scoop and enjoy!

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Expert Tips

  • Cool your condensed milk and the heavy whipping cream in the fridge before using them to ensure the best results!
  • Don’t stir your add-ins too much as it will let out the air bubbles from the whipped cream and make your homemade ice cream heavier.
  • Make sure to cover your ice cream with parchment paper before freezing to prevent ice from forming on the top.
  • Make homemade condensed milk to control the level of sugar and density of the product! It is really easy to make and you will only need 2 ingredients!
  • Add ¼ cup of cocoa powder to make chocolate ice cream. Stir in some chocolate chips to add a crunch to the ice cream bowl!
  • For a vegan ice cream recipe, you can use coconut whipped cream and plant-based condensed milk. To make coconut whipped cream you just need to let coconut fat harden in the refrigerator (the white part from high-quality coconut milk), then whip it with a hand mixer. To make plant-based condensed milk just use coconut, almond, cashew, or any other milk and follow my step-by-step condensed milk recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Use Instead of Condensed Milk in Ice Cream?

You can try using evaporated milk (same as condensed milk, but without sugar) or just try another ice cream recipe. You can make homemade ice cream in a bag, or from a custard, or you can even level up your game and get an ice cream machine!

Is Homemade Ice Cream Better with eggs?

You can make ice cream from custard which will take more time and effort but will definitely yield richer results. Eggs will create a better texture and allow for the ice cream to stay firm at room temperature for longer. Check out this recipe for more details on how to make ice cream with eggs!

How Long Does this Homemade Ice Cream Last?

It will for sure last for a couple of months, but I did not try storing it for that long! Just make sure to cover the surface of the ice cream with parchment paper or foil to prevent ice from forming.

How Do You Make Ice Cream Smooth?

Use more fat! Make sure your whipping cream is high in fat content (at least 35%). If you are making condensed milk yourself, then you can also adjust the fat content of the milk.

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine (2 Ingredients!)

Natasha
Learn how to make delicious homemade ice cream in the matter of minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 156 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl whip your heavy whipping cream until you see soft peaks forming. Keep your whipping cream in the fridge before using to ensure best results! You want your heavy cream to have at least 35% of fat, however, this recipe is possible to do with less fat content, you might just get more whipped cream flavor in your ice cream!
  • Add your condensed milk to the bowl with whipped cream. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Now you can separate your mixture into a few containers and create a unique flavor for each one! I made peanut butter and chocolate ice cream, strawberry ice cream, and plain vanilla ice cream. To incorporate the add ins just fold them into the cream slightly without letting the air bubbles escape from the bowl too much.
  • Cover your ice cream with parchment paper to prevent ice from forming on the top (see video instructions!). Cover with a lid and transfer to the freezer for at least 6 hours (you can also use zip lock bags for freezing). Scoop and enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • Cool your condensed milk and the heavy whipping cream in the fridge before using them to ensure the best results!
  • Don’t stir your add-ins too much as it will let out the air bubbles from the whipped cream and make your homemade ice cream heavier.
  • Make sure to cover your ice cream with parchment paper before freezing to prevent ice from forming on the top.
  • Make homemade condensed milk to control the level of sugar and density of the product! It is really easy to make and you will only need 2 ingredients!
  • Add ¼ cup of cocoa powder to make chocolate ice cream. Stir in some chocolate chips to add a crunch to the ice cream bowl!
  • For a vegan ice cream recipe, you can use coconut whipped cream and plant-based condensed milk. To make coconut whipped cream you just need to let coconut fat harden in the refrigerator (the white part from high-quality coconut milk), then whip it with a hand mixer. To make plant-based condensed milk just use coconut, almond, cashew, or any other milk and follow my step-by-step condensed milk recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.1of the recipeCalories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 13.2gProtein: 2.3gFat: 10.9gSaturated Fat: 6.8gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 103mgSugar: 12.5gCalcium: 81mg
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