25 Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
There’s nothing sweeter, creamier or more delicious than homemade ice cream. ESPECIALLY when it’s a no churn ice cream recipe that requires no work at all – I promise you’ll never want a store bought version again! Learn how to make ice cream at home without an ice cream maker.
What better way is there to beat the summer heat than to whip up creamy and delicious homemade ice cream?
It’s clear that I have an addiction, and it’s a dangerous one. Hint: it’s ICE CREAM. So if you’re like me and trying to watch your calories this summer, my apologies, but these recipes are worth indulging.
Today I am sharing ALL of the sweetest no churn recipes that are so easy, you’ll find it difficult to not try a new one each week.
BONUS: You’ll also find links to our family’s very favorite SNOW ice cream recipes – because ice cream knows no season, my friends!
I have many fond memories of the hours spent making mom’s homemade vanilla in an old fashioned ice cream machine. It’s so good, but also so time consuming.
I knew there had to be an easier way – one that didn’t include hours of churning and salt and ice!
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The Secret of NOT Churning
Luckily, I discovered the secrets to making this creamy cold concoction without churning years ago… and it’s made homemade ice cream simpler than ever before.
Summer entertaining and evenings spent at cookouts and barbecues are the perfect times to experiment with all these new ice cream flavors.
Whether your family members are fans of traditional vanilla or chocolate ice cream, or they love to try new things, there’s a recipe for everyone here! (Peanut butter ice cream, anyone?)
No Churn Ice Cream Recipe Ingredients
The basis for all of the recipes on this list include the following items:
- Heavy Whipping Cream – Also known as heavy cream, it gives the ice cream a creamy texture and body.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk – Thicker than milk because all the water is removed. It acts as the sweetener for no churn ice cream.
YES… that’s it! Many of the recipes will also include a little vanilla extract, but it’s totally personal preference. From there, you can see that each recipe is individually unique with delicious additions.
How to Make Homemade Ice Cream
- Whip – In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- Blend – Fold in sweetened condensed milk (and any additions) until just combined. Don’t over beat.
- Freeze – Pour into loaf pan. Freeze until solid.
Yes, you can make it homemade and without a machine.
Homemade Ice Cream Flavors
The basic principle behind all of these recipes is the same! We combine sweetened condensed milk with thick, rich heavy whipping cream.
This condensed milk mixture will serve as the basis of every recipe combination you’d like to create. From this incredibly simple ice cream base, the flavors and additions are completely up to you!
As you can see, changing the flavor of your homemade ice cream is as easy as gently folding in your favorite candy, extract, juice and more.
What’s your favorite flavor? I’ll take all of the above, please.
The BEST Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
All the best flavors of ice cream that you can make at home - no churning required! That's right, every recipe is made without an ice cream maker and without churning.
There are 15 recipes (+3 snow ice cream recipes) on this list, so you'll find something for every season and every craving.
This no churn cake batter ice cream is the perfect summer treat. It’s so quick and easy to make, it just takes 10 minutes to whip up a batch and only three ingredients!
Stir in sprinkles for a funfetti style creamy ice cream that kids and adults will all love!
Homemade mascarpone ice cream is as delectable as it is easy! Learn how to make this delicious frozen treat in minutes. One bite and you’ll be hooked!
In just a few minutes of time and only five ingredients, you can create a sweet and savory frozen treat that is incredible to serve alone or with a variety of toppings or other desserts. Don’t skip this one!
No ice cream maker necessary for this incredible cream cheese ice cream! It’s everything you love about sweet and savory cream cheese frosting combined with the frosty joy of homemade ice cream.
When it comes to this delicious ice cream, I think it’s the tangy flavor of the cream cheese that lends a sophisticated element to your standard ice cream treat.
The cream cheese adds a savory touch! It balances with the sweetness of the ice cream and makes it incredibly creamy.
Peanut Butter Ice Cream is incredibly creamy and made with just three ingredients in minutes. It’s the perfect dessert on it’s own but also pairs well with chocolate cakes, brownies and more!
Peanut Butter Ice Cream is the best of both worlds – it’s sweet and salty and oh so creamy!
Enjoy the flavors of the season with creamy Eggnog Ice Cream – a fun and festive Christmas dessert made with just 6 ingredients in 5 minutes! A no churn ice cream recipe that’s perfect for the holidays.
Now you can have thick, creamy egg nog in ice cream form! Eggnog Ice Cream is incredible on it’s own, but elevates cakes, cookies and pies, too!
Creamy, dreamy Cookie Butter Ice Cream, made with just three ingredients in five minutes hands on time without special equipment!
With just one lick, you’ll fall in love with Speculoos Ice Cream! If you love that jar of cookie butter from Trader Joe's, you're going to LOVE this ice cream.
This homemade no churn peach ice cream is the summer treat you’ve been craving! Made in just 10 minutes, this fruit ice cream is easy to make and so refreshing.
Simply enjoy it by itself or serve it with a host of summertime desserts.
Three ingredient easy spiced apple ice cream recipe. The creamy, dreamy taste of fall makes this apple butter ice cream perfect alone or topped on any dessert!
I’m obsessed with everything apple butter, especially during fall. It’s a flavor that seems to warm you up, even on the chilliest of evenings or when blended with ice cream.
A quick Bubble Gum Ice Cream recipe with just four ingredients and five minutes of hands-on time.
This no-churn ice cream requires no special “tools” and is the perfect ice cream to make with your child. It is the stuff childhood dreams are made of!
This homemade, no churn chocolate chip ice cream is made in just 5 minutes with 4 simple ingredients.
Deliciously creamy and made without a machine, this quick ice cream recipe is the perfect easy frozen dessert.
You are going to love this amazing homemade two ingredient no churn vanilla ice cream recipe! It takes just five minutes to make and with only two ingredients!
It’s amazingly creamy but so easy to make with no complicated processes. All you need is a freezer!
The best no churn creamy chocolate ice cream recipe, made in minutes with jus 3 ingredients! This ice cream comes together so quickly and is the ultimate summer treat that tastes better than store bought.
Indulgent, flavorful and just really really good! You won’t regret making this one!
Creamy, smooth, delicious no-churn strawberry cheesecake ice cream made in minutes! You’ll never need an ice cream maker again with this no-churn ice cream!
Garnished with some crushed graham cracker, it became a rich, creamy and cold strawberry cheesecake – perfect for hot summer days!
This dreamy no churn strawberry cheesecake ice cream is made from just five ingredients in a few minutes. The rest of the magic happens in the freezer.
Creamy Marshmallow Ice Cream recipe made with just three ingredients, in minutes.
Why hadn’t I thought of this before? One of my favorite toppings blended into frozen custard is marshmallow cream. I couldn’t wait to put a scoop of it on top of my cookie cobbler!
Lemon Ice Cream is a rich, creamy taste of spring. Make this refreshing no-churn Lemon Ice Cream Recipe for a memorable sweet and tart treat you’ll love!
I created this lemon ice cream on a whim recently when I was craving that cool, creamy lemon flavor. Believe me when I say this ice cream is easy… actually too easy! My hips don’t lie!
This creamy Peppermint Ice Cream is made with just 3 ingredients in a couple of minutes. It’s a delicious treat in a bowl and incredible on brownies, sugar cookies, cakes and more!
This homemade no churn ice cream is the perfect frozen dessert for the holidays - but if you eat it in the summer I'll never judge you.
SNOW Ice Cream Recipes
The following recipes are made with SNOW! Because ice cream has no season, I thought it was important to include these incredibly fun family recipes, too.
Enjoy your snow day by leaving a large bowl outside when you know there's snow in the forecast - you'll never regret making these sweet memories with your kids!
Learn how to make Snow Ice Cream that tastes as creamy and delicious as the original!
This delightfully sweet treat takes just a couple minutes to make and is made with four ingredients you have in your kitchen!
How to make chocolate snow ice cream – a fun twist on the classic snow day dessert that tastes like a frozen hot chocolate!
Make Strawberry Snow Ice Cream with just three ingredients for a sweet treat and a memorable snow day tradition!
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