How to make ice cream without a machine

Discover how to make vanilla ice cream at home without a machine. Our genius instant ice cream can be made in minutes with just three ingredients.

No ice cream machine or freezer space? No problem! Try making our simple no-churn vanilla ice cream at home with ice, salt and freezer bags. This clever hack is perfect for making dessert in a flash. Kids will love trying out this cool kitchen project and polishing off their chilled treats. 

Read the full recipe for our instant vanilla ice cream or get some more tasty inspiration from our ultimate ice cream collection


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