You won’t believe how easy it is to make these no-churn ice cream recipes!
Homemade ice cream is one of those things that often seems intimidating for many people.
On the one hand, you have people who are surprised to learn you can even make ice cream t home.
On the other hand, you have people who grew up using snow to make ice cream, or who used the old-fashioned crank-driven ice cream machines that really made you work for your frozen treats!
Although there are many new-generation ice cream machines on the market today, it’s actually entirely possible to make ice cream without one of these gadgets.
I know you’re going to want to give this a try–that’s why I’m sharing our favorite no-churn ice cream recipes with you!
How Do You Make Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker?
Let’s start off by talking about how traditional ice cream is often made, then I’ll share how I achieve the same results without an ice cream maker!
Many of us are familiar with ice cream that’s made with a custard-style base. These ice cream bases are typically made with eggs, sugar, and milk, and cooked on the stove top.
Then after the base cools in the fridge for a while, it’s churned in an ice cream maker. This churning not only helps it freeze, but also aerates it and breaks up ice crystals, so it ends up nice and smooth.
But with no-churn ice cream, the sweetness is provided by sweetened condensed milk, and the creaminess is provided by fluffy whipped cream, so it is an easy way to make eggless ice cream that doesn’t require any cooking!
The Best No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes
No matter what flavor your family prefers, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to whip up a batch (or two!) of homemade ice cream with these simple recipes!
Best No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes
Enjoy one of these homemade frozen treats, each easily made with just a few simple ingredients!
This rich and creamy pistachio ice cream will make you think you're in your favorite gelato shop!
Everybody's favorite classic, cookies and cream ice cream is the perfect sweet treat for summer!
Refreshing, creamy, and with a zippy tang, this lemon ice cream will perk you right up.
Thick and creamy, cake batter ice cream elevates your favorite birthday cake to a frozen treat!
This easy Biscoff ice cream is made with a sweet cream base and crushed speculoos cookies, for a deliciously sweet treat with a hint of warm spices.
Decadent and silky, this chocolate peanut butter ice cream is a dream come true!
These easy orange creamsicle ice cream is like an orange soda float, but in ice cream form!
Blackberry Chip Ice Cream (no churn)
I adore blackberries, and this is a fabulous way to use up summer's bounty!
Peaches & Cream No Churn Ice Cream
Nothing says summer like fresh ripe peaches! I used to eat them with milk and sugar as a kid, but turning them into ice cream is an even better idea!
Peanut Butter Ice Cream (No Churn)
Peanut butter ice cream sounds dreamy right about now!
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe for Dessert
Ice cream doesn't have to only be for summer, and this pumpkin ice cream is proof of that!
Helpful Tools for Making Ice Cream at Home
When you’re making a no-churn ice cream at home, you’ll probably want an electric mixer.
Yes, you can whip cream by hand, but it’s MUCH easier with a mixer. You can use a handheld electric mixer or a stand mixer.
I absolutely LOVE this insulated ice cream storage container–it’s the perfect size and shape for scooping and it’s ideal for bringing your ice cream to a summer BBQ or potluck).
And of course, a good ice cream scoop is a necessity!
You might also want some fun little ice cream sundae cups to serve the scoops in.
Do you have a Ninja Creami ice cream machine? If so, check out our list of the best Ninja Creami recipes!
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