No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream with 3 ingredients

Today we will teach you how to make No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream with 3 ingredients. While making churn ice cream requires an ice cream maker and a rather longer and more complicated process, no churn ice cream is much easier to make. You only need a hand or stand mixer, a mixing bowl and a freezer-safe container. For this recipe, we only used 3 ingredients: heavy cream, condensed milk and a vanilla bean. So, follow the steps below, give it 4 hours to freeze and then grab the spoon! You can top off with some Maraschino cherries or with the one-of-a-kind date syrup. Did I tell you that is also gluten and grain free?

Why we love 💕this No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

  • It is easy to make
  • It is gluten-free
  • Everybody loves it!

🕐How to make No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream with 3 ingredients

  1. Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and carefully scrape out the seeds with a sharp knife. Set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream at high speed until stiff peaks form
  3. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla bean seeds and stir to combine
  4. Pour mixture into a bread pan or freezer-safe container
  5. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings
this is picture of cut in pieces of one vanilla bean on a wooden board next to a knife
Cut the vanilla bean
An image of heavy cream in a bowl with a whisker
Whisk the cream!
This is an image of heavy cream, condensed milk and vanilla bean whisked together
Mix the 3 ingredients
An image of a bowl with heavy cream, condensed milk and vanilla bean
No Churn Ice Cream in the making
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Ready for the freezer
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No churn vanilla ice cream with maraschino cherries

FAQs

Why do I have to use condensed milk to make the No Churn Ice Cream?

Condensed milk is typically cow’s milk with the water content evaporated off by nearly 60%. The thick and sugary milk becomes the sweetener. When it is mixed with the heavy cream, the sugar in the condensed milk will bond with the water of the cream. This bond will lower the freezing point and will create a smooth and creamy texture

Can I replace the condensed milk with a different milk alternative?

You can replace the condensed milk with Dulce de Leche for a one-to-one alternative. You can also use evaporated milk for an one-to-one replacement. Evaporated milk is not sweetened so you will have to add sugar or the sweetener of your choice to get the same flavor and texture

Do I need to use a mixer to make this recipe?

You don’t have to use a hand or stand mixer to make this recipe. However, using a hand whisker, it will take you up to thirty minutes until stiff peaks form. If you use a mixer, you will only need 5-7 minutes for the same results

Is the No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream gluten free?

Typically, the ingredients used heavy cream and condensed milk alike do not contain gluten. Therefore, the ice cream is gluten free. However, we advise you to check the packaged ingredients as there may well be hidden additives and starches that contain gluten. If not, the ice cream is also grain-free

Can I make vegan No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream?

You can make a vegan No Churn Vanilla ice cream by using vegan condensed milk and vegan cream. Vegans commonly use coconut milk based condensed milk and coconut vegan cream. Some popular brands are Thai Kitchen Coconut Cream (also gluten free), Kara Coconut Cream and Native Forest Organic Premium Coconut Cream. Make sure it is cream and not milk. Nature’s Charm is a vegan condensed coconut milk. You will need to test the recipe many times to figure out the replacement ratio.

How can I top off this No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream?

You can top off with pretty much anything you like: your favorite syrup, molasses, mini chocolate chips, Maraschino cherries, chopped nuts, cinnamon, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or whipped cream. You can even use some potato chips for a perfect combo of sweet and salty!

There are of course various frozen desserts you can make. Do you want to try the Frozen Raspberry? Check it here

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No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream with 3 ingredients

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An easy-to-make no churn ice cream using only 3 ingredients
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Course Frozen Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 724 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mixer
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 freezer-safe container
  • 4 serving bowls

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk

Instructions
 

  • Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and carefully scrape out the seeds with a sharp knife. Set aside
    this is picture of cut in pieces of one vanilla bean on a wooden board next to a knife
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream at high speed until stiff peaks form, approximately in 5-7 minutes. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla bean seeds and stir to combine
    An image of heavy cream in a bowl with a whisker
  • Pour mixture into a bread pan or freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight
    An image of a bowl with heavy cream, condensed milk and vanilla bean
  • To serve, remove from freezer and let soften for a few minutes before transferring to individual serving bowls. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!
    A bowl with no churn vanilla ice cream with a cherry on top

Notes

It is optional but you can serve and top off with:
  1. Maraschino cherries
  2. chopped nuts
  3. favorite choice of sweeteners like date syrup or molasses
  4. whipped cream
  5. mini chocolate chips
  6. Toasted Cinnamon Crunch
  7. Potato Chip! For a perfect blend of saltiness and sweetness…
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 724kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 11gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 33gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 158mgPotassium: 482mgSugar: 57gVitamin A: 2014IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 360mgIron: 0.3mg
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