Ice cream: It’s our solution for blazing summer heat, an impromptu dessert emergency and bad days alike. And there’s no better tasting scoop out there than one you’ve made yourself. Luckily, you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker to whip up a few pints. Some come together with the help of a stand mixer, while others just need a few minutes of vigorous whisking and a stint in the freezer. Here are 20 no-churn ice cream recipes to make at home.
20 No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes That Don’t Require a Fancy Ice Cream Maker
1. 3-ingredient Ice Cream (with Endless Variations)
All you really need to pull off the essential no-churn ice cream base is heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk, which offers both silkiness and sweetness. But to achieve that classic flavor, vanilla extract is just as crucial.
2. Lemon Ginger No-churn Ice Cream
How does it stay billowy and creamy without any ice crystals for weeks on end, you ask? The silky Italian meringue base keeps it impossibly smooth.
4. Salted Caramel Toffee Pretzel Ice Cream
Eat your heart out, Ben & Jerry’s. This tasty no-churn concoction features vanilla ice cream with toffee, salted caramel and crunchy pretzel pieces for the ultimate sweet-and-salty treat.
18. Honey-peach Semifreddo
This Italian treat is guaranteed to impress the pants off everyone at your next cookout. Despite its fancy appearance, the silky custard only needs ten ingredients and a night in the freezer to come together.
20. No-churn Minted White Chocolate Swirled Ice Cream
Isn’t she lovely? The heavy cream is simmered with fresh mint and infused with peppermint extract for maximum flavor. If you don’t want to use store-bought food coloring, a little spirulina will go a long way.
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