Vanilla ice cream being scooped by an ice cream scoop.

How To Make No Churn Ice Cream

Learn how to make homemade no churn ice cream today. No ice cream maker needed - this creamy and sweet ice cream is made with just three ingredients and is easily customized to make your favorite flavors.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make no churn ice cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 244kcal
Author Heather



  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks are achieved, about 3 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Fold whipped cream into milk mixture until combined. 
  • Pour mixture into a 9x5 loaf pan (or any container that will hold 6 cups). Cover and freeze immediately for 4-5 hours or until firm. Enjoy!


FLAVORS - Try adding different flavors to your ice cream. Add your flavors to the sweetened condensed milk and stir to fully incorporate.
  • Extracts – Like vanilla, mint, lemon, maple, or almond. Try 1 teaspoon or more.
  • Spices – Try cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla bean, or ginger. Try 1/2 teaspoon or more.
  • Jams & Preserves - Add 1/2 cup or more.
  • Peanut butter, nutella, or cookie butter. Add 1/2 cup.
  • Hot fudge/chocolate sauce – Start with 1/4 cup and add more as needed.
  • Food coloring – while not a flavor, this is the step where you’d add food coloring if desired. Remember, the color will lighten when the heavy cream is added.
MIX-INS - Try adding mix-ins to your ice cream. I recommend adding anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup at a time. You can also sprinkle more to the top for visual appeal. 
  • Baking chips
  • Chopped chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Cookie pieces
  • Candy pieces
  • Fresh fruit
See my original post for a full list of flavors and mix-in ideas!


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 152mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 0.1mg