two ingredient ice cream

filed under: Candy on June 15, 2015

Making homemade ice cream has never been easier! This recipe is only 3 ingredients AND does not require an ice cream machine! If you love strawberry desserts you might also like my Strawberry Cheesecake and Strawberry Dump Cake!

Homemade Ice Cream~ just 2 ingredients!

Strawberry Ice Cream

This is one of those great lifehacks that you see everywhere on pinterest but just end up adding it to a list of things you want to make.

Well, I needed a gluten-free dessert SUPER fast and this recipe came to mind. Heavy whipping cream + Sweetened Condensed Milk = Vanilla Ice Cream. Seriously easy, seriously yummy. The best part? Customizing the recipe to make your favorite flavor is EASY!

Homemade Ice Cream~ just 2 ingredients!

I added strawberries to mine, but that was not enough. Have you ever bought big beautiful bright red strawberries from the grocery store and then tried one… and it’s basically flavorless? That is what happened to me. So I added some raspberry extract to help enhance the flavor a bit. It worked great and the end result was a thick, creamy and luscious Strawberry (kinda) Ice Cream!

Here is a little video on how I did that:

And here is the recipe for Three Ingredient Ice Cream!

To make Strawberry Ice Cream:

Follow the recipe above and add 1 cup of finely diced fresh strawberries before freezing. If you need extra flavor you can add 1 teaspoon of McCormick Raspberry Extract. You can also add 1 teaspoon of vanilla or the seeds from 1 vanilla bean.


Homemade Ice Cream~ just 2 ingredients!

Tips for Success

I prefer using my stand mixer for this because I can set a timer and walk away, but you can use a hand-held mixer as well.

Be sure to whisk the sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream for at least 4 minutes.

If you are making this strawberry version, be sure to finely dice the berries. They will freeze solid so you want to make sure they are small enough to bite into.

I recommend making a batch of vanilla first, then start playing around. Or even make up a batch and divide it in half and make one vanilla, one the flavor of your choice. Here are a bunch of ideas for different flavors!

I just love how creamy and smooth this ice cream is, as well as how easy it is to personalize. Not chocolate for hubby, lots of oreo’s for me, and ALL FRUIT for the kiddos! ๐Ÿ˜‰

2 ingredient ice cream
Prep Time
15 mins
Chilling Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins

Making homemade ice cream has never been easier! This recipe is only 2 ingredients AND does not require an ice cream machine!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 2 ingredient ice cream
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  1. Place sweetened condensed milk and whipping cream into a stand mixer with whisk attachment. Whip for 4-5 minutes or until ice cream appears lighter and creamy.

  2. If you want to add strawberries (and strawberry extract), do so before freezing. Makes 4 cups of ice cream.

  3. Place in a freezer safe container and chill for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.


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  • ChiChi says:

    Your two ingredient ice cream Amanda is genius. Especially love the ingredients of strawberries, looks really delicious.

    • ChiChi says:

      *the addition of* not ingredients ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Amanda says:

        Thanks! I was so happy when I found the recipe and it actually works!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Laura says:

    Ahhhh…no way????? I’m going to have to try this!!!


  • Sam says:

    Without vanilla extract it’s not vanilla ice cream. Stop perpetuating this idea that plain and vanilla are one and the same. As a baker you should understand this. Please correct your article.

    • Amanda says:

      Actually, the vanilla flavor comes from the sweetened condensed milk. If you are a real connoisseur of sweetness, you may even be able to pick up in buttery or caramel flavors, depending on your brand of SCM. Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    I’ve made this so many times and it’s SO good and creamy! Love the strawberries and raspberry extract!

  • Liz says:

    Will be trying this next time I can get to the store!! So why the need for gluten free? I’m gf, so I’m curious.

    • Amanda says:

      For Bible Study. One of our friends is GF. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sue|theviewfromgreatisland says:

    I love the video :))

  • scarlett says:

    We are going on vacation and wonder what your thoughts would be on using a blender to mix ingredients. I might not have access to a blender and would love to make this for everyone!! Thank you for all your great recipes and your kindness in sharing your vanilla ice cream. You are kind even when others are not!! Blessings and many thanks for the yummy deliciousness!!

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Scarlett! While I have not used a blender for this, I actually think it might work! You are looking for a creamy and lighter consistency. This took 4-5 minutes in my stand mixer and may take about the same time in your blender. I would add the heavy cream and THEN the condensed milk. Maybe even do a practice run at home! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great vacation!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    This is screaming my name! I am all about ice cream that does not require eggs and cooking! Pinned!

  • Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste says:

    This is a GAME CHANGER, Amanda! Love dreaming up so many mix-in options!

  • Courtney Butler says:

    I’ve heard that using the stand mixer works even better if you freeze the bowl first-just a thought! Since for once I have all of the ingredients-I’ll be trying this soon!

  • Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules says:

    This is awesome!

  • sandy cruz says:

    Does a handheld wisk wrk… Id love to try this but no mixer n no blender ๐Ÿ™

    • Amanda says:

      I think it would be very difficult. ๐Ÿ™

  • Evans says:

    Look so yummy!!!! Will try it.

  • Nitin Tyagi says:

    nice…video help me to make it and really it was awesome. Thank u very much for description it.

  • aashima says:

    looking nice .. so yummy

  • Kelly says:

    This is my favorite ice cream to make. Love that you added strawberries! So creamy and delicious!

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    Almost don’t believe it’s possible to make ice cream with two ingredients! I have to try this.. it looks super creamy.

  • Bella says:

    Hi I made these today it was my first attempt at ice cream I thought it was too sweet and too creamy. I do bake though.
    So I was wondering if there’s more to it something or anything to cut the richness of cream and sweetness of condense milk.
    Thank you!

    • Amanda says:

      Not really! It’s a “hack” recipe. If you are looking for a good recipe that you can taste pure flavors, I would stick to traditional ice cream recipes.

  • Rita Thompson says:

    Do you have any recipes for people who have diabetes because I just found out that I have diabetes and I donโ€™t have a lot of recipes for that and I love ๐Ÿ’• sweets and I also love to cook some with meals with meats like chicken or beef ๐Ÿฅฉ and stuff like that and I would appreciate that if you could help me with your wisdom in your recipes and thank you so much for your wonderful help !!!

  • Sipho says:

    Can you help me here
    How many gram of 1 oz?
    Yoooo this measuring table bits me.

  • Evelyn peรฑafiel says:

    I love to try and make this recipe.โค

  • Stacey says:

    Ok…I can’t find the original iambaker post I got the recipe from, and I would have replied sooner, but I’ve been like that one guy in that one movie and have been maniacally creating, and then recreating every flavor i can think of like some crazy person you can’t reason with.
    Today’s mission was
    Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream!
    It’s seasoned with caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, and I swirled in actual caramel, and little bits of cooked apple, then rolled out, seasoned, cut up, baked and sprinkled pie crust bits on top.
    As far as taste goes, this is my favorite so far! Plus I think it LOOKS gorgeous! This has changed me. LoL whenever I see anything, I go right to “what ice cream would pair with that!?!”. My parents LOVED the lemon cake with both raspberry ice cream and lemon ice cream! So did I, and I’m not a fan of lemon. I keep waiting to burn out, but the possibilities are, literally, endless. I love everything you post, but this was the ONE. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ