We All Scream for No-Churn Ice Cream


If you’re worried that your ice cream maker might spend another year gathering dust, well … we’re not here to assuage your fears. You just don’t need a fancy machine to make super-satisfying ice cream at home. These easy recipes typically rely on sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream to get that silky texture with exactly zero churning. Here are some recipes for classic flavors (and a few wild cards) to get you started.

No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

It wouldn’t be summer without chocolate ice cream dripping down your chin, right? Make this fan-favorite even better with almonds and marshmallows, chipotle chiles, or malted milk balls.

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

This ultra-classic flavor requires just four ingredients to make, and it’s the perfect base for all kinds of mix-ins. Try jazzing up your batch with crushed cookies, lemon curd, or cinnamon breakfast cereal.

No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

Frozen strawberries are key in this recipe — thawed, they’re ready to pulse in the blender right out of the bag, and you might find them to be even sweeter than fresh berries. We like to mix this pink dessert with jelly doughnuts, yogurt-covered pretzels, or even tangy balsamic vinegar.

No-Churn Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream

Food Network Magazine folded homemade cheesecake bites and a gorgeous blueberry sauce into a vanilla base for seriously indulgent dessert.

No-Churn Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado-flavored ice cream? You betcha! The bright flavor is super-refreshing for summer. Sprinkle with a little flaky sea salt to make the dish even more sophisticated.

Green Tea Ice Cream Sandwiches

Matcha powder gives this dessert its cheeky green hue. Press scoops and raspberry jam between mini sesame buns for an inventive snack — that is, if you can keep yourself from simply diving into the ice cream spoon first.