How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker
We’re at it again with two more 2-ingredient ice cream wonders. For today’s first ice cream hack, we combined coconut milk and Nutella to create Almond Joy Ice Cream. Then we created a super basic vanilla ice cream recipe, perfect as-is or to use as a canvas for a creative concoction. We went with Oreos and fudge, but you could easily add cookie dough, caramel, berries, really almost anything! And yes, both are as delicious as they sound.
Most importantly, neither of these recipes require an ice cream machine or even ice! You just need a blender, a hand mixer, or strong arms and a whisk.
Almond Joy Ice Cream (makes about 2 cups)
– 1 can coconut milk (not light)
– 1/2 cup Nutella
Start with 1 can of coconut milk and 1/2 cup Nutella. Place ingredients in a blender.
Blend for 2 to 3 minutes, or until uniform in color, stopping to scrape the sides of the blender as needed.
Place mixture in a bowl and freeze for 6 hours for a softer ice cream and overnight for a firmer texture.
So scrumptious, and tastes just like Almond Joy! Now, onto our basic ice cream.
Basic Ice Cream (makes about 3 cups)
– 1 cup whipping cream
– 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Start with whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk.
Measure 1 cup whipping cream and place in a large bowl.
Whip cream on medium until slightly thickened, then increase speed to high and whip until stiff peaks form. See how there’s a peak in the bowl below, that’s how you know you have stiff peaks.
Measure 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk, gently add to the whipped cream and fold in. Don’t mix too much or you’ll deflate the whipped cream.
Pour into a bowl and freeze overnight. Or, you can mix in some toppings at this point…
We chose to add Oreos and fudge.
Crumble up your desired number of Oreos and throw in a few dollops of fudge. Make 2 or 3 turns of your spatula around the bowl, but don’t completely mix the ingredients together. You want to have chunks of Oreo and fudge. Pour into a bowl and freeze overnight, and voila!
There you have it! Easy basic ice cream that can be made into any flavor combination your heart desires. Now that is simple and amazing.
Don’t forget to check out Bananas and Biscoff, our other 2-ingredient ice cream, and stay tuned for more plays on ice cream later this week.
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Sarah Jones is a native (and proud!) Texan currently living in sunny Palo Alto. Check out Sarah’s baking and cooking recipes at The Purple Mixer.