No-churn ice cream

No-churn ice cream

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Plus freezing


Serves 8
Condensed milk is a magic ingredient when making no-churn ice cream - the end result will be creamy, smooth and not at all icy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal456
  • fat43g
  • saturates24g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.13g
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  • ½ a 397g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 600ml pot double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Put the condensed milk, cream and vanilla into a large bowl. Beat with an electric whisk until thick and quite stiff, a bit like clotted cream. Scrape into a freezer container or a large loaf tin, cover with cling film and freeze until solid.

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Comments (35)

specialzuzu's picture

Make this all the time. It's so easy and great to add things to if you don't want plain vanilla.

tobywhaymand's picture

I found it was like eating sugar although I didn't have an electric whisk at the time of making it, even if I did I don't think it would have made a difference to the sweetness. I did mix it all in well. I will try again with a electric whisk but I'm very tempted to stay with The Food Network for my recipes after this

Mifuyuu's picture

Followed the recipe to a T. It is absolutely awful, greasy and overly rich, and far too sweet even though I used only 1/3 of a can of condensed milk. Unless you don't mind eating frozen clotted cream by itself, avoid this recipe at all costs!

Fully Housewifed's picture

This recipe is magic. It wasn't too sweet. Very easy to make. We love it!

Rose121's picture

This recipe has made my ice cream machine redundant... Can highly recommend, as a Christmas variation, putting in a couple of big spoons of mincemeat. Absolutely divine.

slam3000's picture

If you find this recipe too rich, as number of people appear to, you can use golden syrup instead of condensed milk, although you only need around 2.5 dessert spoons per half pint of cream, so be aware that you'd be making a smaller amount of ice cream.

sarahleetes's picture

Made this ice cream and it is really simple and loved by kids and adults alike. Made vanilla with the addition of fresh chopped peaches and crystallised ginger! Definitely think the ginger cuts through the richness! Not sickly at all! I am going to experiment with mint, choc chip and strawberries!

katrinaferg's picture

Good texture and the first spoonful tastes gorgeous, but this ice cream is very, very sickly. Not sure I'd make it again.

cybirea's picture

Made this ice cream yesterday. Had to tweak the recipe as I only had 250ml of double cream, so whipped that with 100g of condensed milk and some vanilla bean paste. It's beautiful and creamy, no greasy after taste in the mouth at all.
I will make again, probably with rum soaked raisins or some mint and chopped chocolate.

maggiehelen's picture

Fantastic ice cream, no fuss ,no messing . Add anything you like ie Disaronno with chopped almonds onthe top, Cointriau .Swirl in cooling melted chocolate to the mix on put in fast freeze. te list is endless.I love it and all the family get to hear it,s been made when grandma feels full.!!

zodiac1's picture

Just made this ice cream, cant believe how easy it was to make, just mixed all the ingredients together wisked it a few minutes with electric mixer, then simply put it in ice cream maker for 15 minutes, I had some of the ingredients left over as I made a bit too much for the size of my ice cream maker so I put some in some small individual sealed containers and just popped them in the freezer, this work good as well because this is a recipe you can use without a ice cream maker, cant praise this recipe up enough, tastes wonderful ! :))))

lcmh12's picture

Any idea how long this will keep?

dorothy_culshaw's picture

Just made this. Yummy !

thepearsons's picture

Tried this recipe for the first time yesterday and i must say it was very easy and I added strawberries. it tasted vey nice but could have done with a few more strawberries. I will try it again but use bannanas next time.

thepearsons's picture

First time I have ever made ice cream very easy to do I added some fresh strawberries and if it tases as good as it looks I,ll try it again

gervais's picture

I tried this over the weekend with the edition of some homemade lemon curd swirled through it and it was delicious. The tartness of the lemons broke down the 'fatty' taste from the cream. The lemons were home grown which added to the 'specialness'.

buffologist's picture

This is really good! I put mine in a Mackie's tub (previously my favoirite ice cream) and I can barely tell the difference! I added some vanilla seeds too coz I just felt like it. Looks great, tastes great, and no odd mouth feel like some have commented on. And better yet it was so so easy!

schizofish's picture

Lovely consistency, really easy. I pureed some blackcurrants, raspberries and cherries from our garden, sieved it to remove pips and added to the cream and condensed milk before freezing. Even my fruit-phobic son loved this! Will definitely make again

fionne's picture

Absolutely delicious. Easy to make and everyone raved about it. I used low fat condensed milk and doubled up the vanilla essence. Also used a plastic container for freezing as it was easier to get out. Will make regularly. Used it to accompany strawberries and raspberry and blueberry crumble.


Questions (2)

Lwbozier's picture

Can I use lemon juice. In a no churn ice cream mix

maggie440's picture

I think I may whisked it up too much!? It has separated a little & slightly resembles scrambled eggs!!!! :(((
Why can I do??
Will it be okay??

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