No-churn ice cream

No-churn ice cream

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(47 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


  • 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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Fully Housewifed
15th Feb, 2016
This recipe is magic. It wasn't too sweet. Very easy to make. We love it!
17th Aug, 2015
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.
3rd Jun, 2015
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.
3rd Dec, 2013
I've tried this recipe, too, WONDERFUL!!!! I've modified it slightly, here you can find more information: Not sickly at all, and thoughly addictive.
13th Aug, 2013
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!
28th Jul, 2013
Good texture and the first spoonful tastes gorgeous, but this ice cream is very, very sickly. Not sure I'd make it again.
9th Feb, 2013
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.
17th Jan, 2013
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.!!
13th Aug, 2012
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 ! :))))
9th Jul, 2012
Any idea how long this will keep?


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