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Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

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This post was originally published on July 29, 2010. It’s one of the most popular recipes on our entire site. I’m bringing it back today because it’s still one of our favorite ways to make homemade ice cream. Come try this easy way to make homemade ice cream without a machine for National Ice Cream month!

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

July is National Ice Cream month, and I’m so excited to show you how making your own homemade ice cream is easier than you may think!

No ice cream maker? No problem. Out of rock salt? Don’t need it! You can make this ice cream in just four easy steps.

And let me just get one thing straight. This ice cream is so incredibly smooth and creamy you would never, ever know it’s not churned. Seriously. Creamy. You must trust me on this. I would not lead you astray! :)

Homemade Ice Cream without the machine couldn’t be easier!

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Basically, you start with 2 cups of heavy cream and 1 can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk.

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks…

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Add your flavors, toppings, and mix-ins to the sweetened condensed milk…

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Then fold in the whipped cream.

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

That’s it! Freeze and enjoy!!

So what can you add to the cream & milk??

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

How about butter, cinnamon, and vanilla for… Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream! Oh my gracious, it totally tastes *just* like cinnamon buns! You have to try this one.

Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (14 oz.) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks in large bowl. Whisk sweetened condensed milk, butter, cinnamon, and vanilla in large bowl. Mix well. Fold in whipped cream.
  2. Pour into a 2-quart container and cover. Freeze 6 hours or until firm. Store in freezer.

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

What about Nutella & Peanut Butter?? Seriously yum!

Nutella Peanut Butter Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (14 oz.) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks in large bowl. Whisk sweetened condensed milk, butter, and Nutella in large bowl. Stir in peanut butter chips. Fold in whipped cream.
  2. Pour into a 2-quart container and cover. Freeze 6 hours or until firm. Store in freezer.

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Do you like Krispy Kreme Doughnuts??! Oh yes I did. I added little bits of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, people!

Krispy Kreme Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (14 oz.) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts
Instructions
  1. Add vanilla to heavy cream and whip to stiff peaks in large bowl. Chop Krispy Kreme doughnuts into small pieces. (I used a food processor and it did excellent.) Stir into sweetened condensed milk. Fold in whipped cream.
  2. Pour into a 2-quart container and cover. Freeze 6 hours or until firm. Store in freezer.

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

How about adding Smucker’s Magic Shell for a really cool fudge swirl effect??!

Hazelnut Mocha Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Hazelnut or French Vanilla ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup Smucker’s Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Topping
  • 1 bottle Smucker’s Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Flavor
Instructions
  1. Combine the cream and coffee in a medium, heavy saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat to dissolve the coffee. Remove from heat and strain the mixture into the bowl of your mixer. Cool in fridge. Meanwhile, whisk together sweetened condensed milk and chocolate ice cream topping in large bowl. Set aside.When chilled, beat the cream to stiff peaks. Fold into sweetened condensed milk mixture.
  2. Pour into a 2-quart container and cover. Store in freezer. After 1 hour, remove from freezer and swirl on the Chocolate Fudge Magic Shell. Stir gently once or twice. Return to freezer for another hour, then remove and gently stir, breaking up the fudge shell. Add more if desired, and repeat 2-3 times as desired.

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The options are endless!

What Ice Cream Flavor would you create??! :)

Easy 2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (14 oz.) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Extra toppings, mix-ins, flavor extracts as desired

Directions:

  1. Using a stand mixer on high speed, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks in large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk and any extra toppings, mix-ins, or flavorings as desired, such as chocolate chips or vanilla extract. Fold in whipped cream.
  2. Pour into a 2-quart container and cover. Freeze 8 hours or until firm. Store in freezer.