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

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker? Here are your only ingredients!

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

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!

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!

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Ice Cream: Tips and Tricks

  • Cool your condensed milk and the heavy whipping cream in the fridge before using to ensure 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 a 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 chip 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.
Easy Homemade Ice Cream 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 anther 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 better texture and allow for the ice cream to stay firm in 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 months, but I did not try storing it for that long! Just make sure to cover the surface of the ice cream with a parchment paper or foil to prevent ice from forming.

How Long Does It Take to Make Ice Cream?

This homemade ice cream recipe take 10-15 minutes to make plus 6 hours of freezing time, while other recipes can take longer depending on the method you are using!

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.

What’s Next?

Have you made this recipe at home? I would love to see! Share your pictures on Instagram and tag them #natashashome. If you have any questions regarding homemade ice cream, please, do not hesitate to ask in the comments below! I would love to help you become a better home cook.

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Easy Homemade Ice Cream

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

Learn how to make delicious homemade ice cream in the matter of minutes!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 hand mixer
  • 1 rubber spatula
  • containers for freezing
  • 1 large mixing bowl

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!
    Whipping Cream Homemade Ice Cream
  • Add your condensed milk to the bowl with whipped cream. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
    Whipping Cream Stiff Peaks
  • 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.
    Peanut Butter homemade Ice Cream
  • 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

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