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! 😉

Homemade Ice Cream~ just 2 ingredients!
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2 ingredient ice cream

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Making homemade ice cream has never been easier! This recipe is only 2 ingredients AND does not require an ice cream machine!


  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries


  • 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.
  • If you want to add strawberries (and strawberry extract), do so before freezing. Makes 4 cups of ice cream.
  • Place in a freezer safe container and chill for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.

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Reader Comments

  1. 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. 🤣🤦‍♀️🤣🥰😍💖👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  2. Came together very easy. I used frozen fresh blueberries from our bushes. Only half a can of the condensed milk so it was not to sweet and used the lower fat version also.

    Hubby likes sweets but not to sweet.

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