Easy Ice Cream Recipe


This easy ice cream recipe is simple and classic. Vanilla flavored ice cream is the basic of all and is for the old-fashioned ice cream makers out there.

Enjoy those hot summer days with a bowl of homemade ice cream! And you don’t even need an ice cream maker. Just whip this recipe up and keep it in your freezer. You’ll never run out of your favorire dessert again.

Need another summertime recipe? Make some refreshing lemonade! Kids love it.

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What Is No Churn Ice Cream?

Just like the name sounds, no churn ice cream is made with churning the cream with salt. This recipe is so easy, too! All you do is mix it up and put it in a pan to freeze it.

If you’re looking for an easy ice cream recipe you can make with your kids, then this is it.

Making It

This simple, creamy vanilla ice cream is just a few steps away. I’ll share all the ingredients, a few tips, and even share my favorite kitchen gadgets. Follow along with me and you’ll be a pro!

Kitchen Tools

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.



Here are some of my best tips for making the homemade ice cream. If ya wanna skip them, just scroll down to the recipe card.

How Much Condensed Milk To Use

Most condensed milk cans come in 14 oz. but sometimes, they also come in 300 ml sizes (especially in Canada). This equates to about 10 oz. but will still work just fine for the recipe. It will not affect the integrity of your recipe – the ice cream consistency will still come out just right. It might just make it a little less sweet, but still delicious!

Use An Electric Mixer

Even though you can totally mix this by hand, I don’t reccomend it. It will take you so long and it’s so much work – it’s just not worth it.

If you have a stand mixer – use it! It does all the hard work for you.

Line the Loaf Pan

Don’t forget to line the loa pan with parchment paper. The ice cream tends to stick to the metal pan, so this makes clean-up a lot easier.

The Perfect Base

This vanilla makes a great base to incorporate other ingredients to turn it into completely different flavors. So rather than just adding toppings, you can fold in the actual ingredients and give it a new life!

Best Ice Cream Toppings

Feel free to treat this no-churn ice cream as you would store-bought ice cream! The sky’s the limit when it comes to toppings. Feel free to top it off with:

  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate bar bits

Make A Sundae Bar

Grab your friends and have an ice cream party! Use this ice cream to make a banana split, ice cream sundae, aor put it in a blender with coffee to make a homemade frappe!

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Easy Ice Cream Recipe

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This easy ice cream recipe is refreshing on a hot day. You will be enjoying this ice cream all through the year!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:55 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 5 minutes




  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Loaf Pan
  • Parchment Paper



  • Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  • Mix well with an electric or stand mixer.
  • Add the ice cream to a parchment paper-lined loaf pan.
  • Freeze the ice cream for at least 4 hours, or until it is set.


Serving: 1scoop | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 83mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basic ice cream, homemade ice cream, ice cream recipe
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 140kcal

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