Who doesn’t love ice cream? It is refreshing, cool, and is the perfect dessert. A lot of ice cream recipes require lots of special equipment and a special maker. You can make delicious ice cream without a fancy ice cream maker. I will show you how.
One of the greatest pleasures ever is ice cream on a hot summer day. Making ice cream can be tricky because you need an ice cream maker. You can use the simple ones with a turn handle, an electric one, or perhaps you may have a model that you freeze the bowl overnight. This recipe requires no particular maker. For this, I use a mixer to mix up the cream so that the ice cream becomes nice and thick.
You need a few simple ingredients for this recipe. You will need 2 cups of heavy cream; heavy cream is the type of milk that is mostly cream. This is also known as whipping cream. For people outside of the U.S., this is the milk you turn into butter.
For the vanilla bean, I like to use a vanilla bean paste. I use vanilla bean paste interchangeably with vanilla extract. Nielsen Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste, 4 Ounce works wonderfully. Why I like this product is that it contains the tiny little beans that are in a vanilla bean pod. So you get the wonderful characteristics of using a fresh vanilla bean.
How does no churn ice cream made? You will whip up the heavy cream into heavy peaks, this will give the ice cream the volume and texture. By using sweetened condensed milk for the sweet base, the heavy cream remains thick. This thick mixture is then placed into a container and then placed into your freezer until the ice cream freezes. The result is a thick ice cream you will love.
You may wonder what else you could turn this recipe into? You could easily add chocolate, hot fudge, nuts, you name it. I like to stir in ingredients when I place the mixture into the freezer.
Do you love ice cream? Be sure to check out these ice cream recipes.
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No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 14 ounces weetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- Beat heavy cream with a mixer until it forms heavy peaks. Add one can of sweetened condensed milk and beat in the milk. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste. Stir vanilla paste into the ice cream mixture. Place ice cream into a container and freeze for 4 to 6 hours. The recipe makes 1 quart.
Richard L Walker
Ice cream makers that use a container you freeze before using have gotten so inexpensive that I spoiled myself and got one. 1-1/2 to 2 quarts of ice cream in a hurry. Love it. This recipes works great.
Oh I love homemade ice cream! We used to make this stuff all the time at Girl Guide camp. It never lasts long but it sure is delicious. We haven’t made ice cream this summer… you have inspired me to whip up some!
You should definitely make some ice cream. Summer isn’t summer without ice cream.
Mama to 6 blessings
Sounds amazing. We are a big ice cream fans in out home. So need to make this!
I love this idea. I like knowing the ingredients in my ice cream and not having anything artificial..
This is such a great recipe. I love ice cream no matter what time of the year. This simple recipe is perfect and easy and I am sure it is delicious too.
Sounds delicious! Now I am hungry for some ice cream, lol. I have never tried vanilla bean paste, I will have to look to see if my local stores carry it.
How much liquid vanilla should I use instead of paste – which I don’t have.
I’m such a fan of those tiny little beans too. No churn ice cream is a beautiful thing!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
I have been loving the “no churn” method of making ice cream. Who needs an ice cream maker when you can easily to this!!
By heavy peaks, do you mean stiff peaks? I’ve never seen the term “heavy peaks” before.