Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe

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  • 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.

    Three scoops of peppermint ice cream in a white bowl

    For years I have looked forward to the seasonal release of Peppermint Ice Cream, but now I don’t have to! You can make a fresh batch of ice cream in just 5-10 minutes! It’s so much creamier and you can enjoy it any time of the year!

    To Make Peppermint Ice Cream, You Will Need:

    You need just 3 ingredients to make this yummy frozen dessert!

    • Heavy cream: Cold.
    • Sweetened condensed milk
    • Peppermint:I use crushed peppermint that is found with the sprinkles and comes in a 3.5 oz container. You can crush peppermint and use between 1/3 and 1/2 c crushed to taste.

    How to Make Peppermint Ice Cream

    This no churn ice cream only takes 5 minutes to make!

    1. Beat the heavy cream until stiff.
    2. Fold in sweetened condensed milk and peppermint bits.
    3. Freeze.
    4. It’s just that easy! 

    What to Serve With This Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe

    Peppermint Ice Cream makes a delicious snack or dessert. It’s incredible on it’s own and especially amazing on top of chocolate tortes, lava cake, brownies, sugar cookies and more!Ice cream served in a bowl with a gold spoon

    Kids and Adults Love This Holiday Ice Cream!

    Peppermint Ice Cream is like the grown up version of bubble gum ice cream – a pretty pale pink, creamy texture and a little added crunch. That’s one of the many reasons the girls love it, too! Even my non-peppermint loving sister was skeptical, but was sold after just one bite. It’s just that good!

    When peppermint is crushed into bits and swirled into ice cream, it’s magical. It gives the ice cream a subtle peppermint flavor that we all crave this time of year. 

    Quick and Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

    There’s nothing quite like a homemade ice cream, it’s indulgent and so much better than the mass produced store alternative. What I hate though is the time it can take to make it! Luckily though, this recipe is no churn and it takes just 5 minutes to put together. You need to wait for it to freeze (about 4 hours), but that’s the hardest part!

    The frozen dessert in a loaf tin

    Candy Cane Ice Cream

    This really is such a great dessert to serve during the holidays, it’s fun and colorful and will easily fit into your Christmas menu. If you can’t get crushed peppermint, crush up some candy canes and use those, you can even serve it with a candy cane sticking out of it – the kids would love that!

    The ice cream on an ice cream scooper

    Top Tips To Make This Recipe

    • Make sure that your heavy cream is cold before you whip it.
    • If you line the loaf tin with plastic wrap, you will be able to remove the ice cream from as a block and then slice to serve.
    • Once the ice cream has frozen solid, you can cover it with plastic wrap and it will keep for up to to weeks.

    I hope your family enjoys this easy Peppermint Ice Cream recipe as much as we do. You may also enjoy these other easy ice cream recipes:

    You can find all of my easy ice cream recipes here.

    Close up of the peppermint ice cream served in a bowl with a spoon

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    Peppermint Ice Cream

    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!

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword frozen dessert recipe, holiday dessert recipe, no churn ice cream recipe, peppermint ice cream recipe
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 8
    Calories 400 kcal

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
    2. Blend in sweetened condensed milk.
    3. Fold in crushed peppermint.
    4. Pour into a loaf pan or baking dish and freeze until solid {about 4 hours}.

    Recipe Notes

    I use crushed peppermint that is found with the sprinkles and comes in a 3.5 oz container. You can crush peppermint and use between 1/3 and 1/2 c crushed to taste.

    • Make sure that your heavy cream is cold before you whip it.
    • If you line the loaf tin with plastic wrap, you will be able to remove the ice cream from as a block and then slice to serve.
    • Once the ice cream has frozen solid, you can cover it with plastic wrap and it will keep for up to to weeks.
    Nutrition Facts
    Peppermint Ice Cream
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 400 Calories from Fat 234
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 26g40%
    Saturated Fat 16g80%
    Cholesterol 98mg33%
    Sodium 87mg4%
    Potassium 247mg7%
    Carbohydrates 30g10%
    Sugar 29g32%
    Protein 5g10%
    Vitamin A 1007IU20%
    Vitamin C 2mg2%
    Calcium 181mg18%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Originally published December 2017, updated October 2019

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