No-churn ice cream recipes are the easiest way to make ice cream. They are so easy and you don't even need an ice cream maker!
Ice cream is one of my favorite frozen treats. I discovered how easy it is to make no-churn ice cream a few years ago.
Since then, I've been on the hunt for different variations of my own recipe and to find the most delicious ice cream flavors out there. Here are 20+ that you can try this summer!
I want to try out an ice cream maker sometime in the future, but for now, I am just going to rely on these incredible recipes. Because when your ice cream looks this good without an ice cream maker, I'm totally in!
What Is No-Churn Ice Cream?
Ice cream is notoriously difficult and time-consuming to make.
First, you have to freeze your ice cream maker bowl. You then cook a custard on the stove, carefully temper eggs to temperature, chill the mixture in the fridge and finally churn it in an ice cream maker.
And only then can you freeze it and enjoy it later.
No-churn ice cream is the solution to this. It's much easier to make with a stand mixer or electric mixer.
Once you have the mixture, you pour it into a container and freeze it, just as you would regular ice cream. It's as easy as making popsicles.
No-Churn Ice Cream vs. Regular Ice Cream
No-churn ice cream is much easier to make than regular ice cream. Traditionally ice cream is made by preparing an egg custard and churning it in an ice cream maker. They are usually made with heavy cream, eggs and sugar, plus other flavorings.
No-churn ice creams are made in a mixer and typically contain sweetened condensed milk. They don't need to be churned and can simply be frozen, then scooped out.
Some say the texture of no-churn ice cream and regular ice cream are different. The custard-base is smoother, but it doesn't matter to me — I love how much easier it is to make!
So get out your electric mixer, your ice cream scoop and your favorite ice cream toppings, and let's get to no-churning some ice cream!
The Best No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes
Which is your favorite flavor combination?