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    filed under: Candy on June 15, 2015

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

    Homemade Ice Cream~ just 2 ingredients!

    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 Two Ingredient Ice Cream!

    2 ingredient ice cream
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    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
    • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
    • 16 oz heavy whipping cream
    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. Place in a freezer safe container and chill for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.
    3. If you want to add flavors, do so before freezing.
    4. Makes 4 cups of ice cream.

    Recipe from instructables.com

    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! 😉

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

      *the addition of* not ingredients 🙂

        Thanks! I was so happy when I found the recipe and it actually works!! 🙂

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


    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.

      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! 🙂

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

    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.

      For Bible Study. One of our friends is GF. 🙂

    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!!

      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! 🙂 Have a great vacation!

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

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

    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!

    Does a handheld wisk wrk… Id love to try this but no mixer n no blender 🙁

    Look so yummy!!!! Will try it.

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

    looking nice .. so yummy

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

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

    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!

      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.

    Do you have any recipes for people who have diabetes because I just found out that I have diabetes and I don’t have a lot of recipes for that and I love 💕 sweets and I also love to cook some with meals with meats like chicken or beef 🥩 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 !!!

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

    I love to try and make this recipe.❤

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