18 of the Sweetest Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

LAST UPDATED: Apr 15, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Apr 07, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

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.

A white loaf pan filled with homemade ice cream, a scoop of ice cream to the side.

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.

A white bowl filled with a no churn ice cream recipe, gold spoons and strawberries to the side.

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!

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.

A white bowl filled with homemade chocolate no churn ice cream.

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?) 

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The Simplest 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.

A white loaf pan filled with homemade ice cream, a scoop of ice cream covered in sprinkles to the side.

How to Make Ice Cream

  1. Whip – In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. Blend – Fold in sweetened condensed milk (and any additions) until just combined. Don’t over beat.
  3. Freeze – Pour into loaf pan. Freeze until solid.
  4. Enjoy!

Yes, you can make it homemade and without a machine.

A white loaf pan filled with a no churn ice cream recipe, scoop of ice cream and mini marshmallows to the side.

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.   


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.

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!

A white ceramic loaf pan filled with a homemade no churn ice cream, ice cream scooper to the side.

What’s your favorite flavor? I’ll take all of the above, please.

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