2 Ingredient ICE CREAM without an ice cream maker!

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This ice cream is simple...only 2 ingredients!
And no ice cream maker!

It's so creamy and delicious!
It's perfect alone or with any mix-ins you can think of!

It does take planning ahead though...
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Step 1: 2 ingredients!

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Here's what you need.

2 cups Whole Cream or Heavy Whipping cream (16 fl oz)
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (about 14 oz)

Blend together about 4 minutes until thick and creamy.

Step 2: FREEZE!

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Put in a container and freeze overnight.

Step 3: Enjoy!

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Serve it up!

Sidenote: I LOVE to eat with little Gerber baby spoons.

Now let your imagination run!
Add in some delicious mix-ins...or have an ice cream bar and let everyone mix in their own toppings!
Add fruit for a summer day...or add some hot fudge for a summer night!

Hope you TRY this out! 
And vote for me in the FROZEN food contest!

Check out my blog, doodlecraft, for more awesome.
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I just got an ice cream maker last year but sure could have used this beforehand! Great recipe.

cashone5 months ago

Wow nice recipe. Thanks to share such a great ice cream recipe. I am loving it. Will must try this


pazmiz8 months ago

Hi, how long does this ice cream last in the freezer??

furlow8 months ago
This was the 2nd time I made this recipe. First time I over wiped the cream and it had a buttery mouth feel, my mistake though. 2nd time it came out great, but I would have to reiterate that it was too creamy, however I had used uk double cream which contains higher fat than us heavy cream. I'm going to try it out using whipping cream which has approximately the same fat content of heavy cream or maybe even something lighter.

Still its a great recipe!
pdadson10 months ago
It looks really good
aazrhael10 months ago
i tried mixing flavors used in shaved ice, blueberry,watermelon and apple (green) it was amazing!
DragonDon11 months ago
Dammit, I'm trying to loose weight!! :) Cool stuff...pun intended.
I made this last night but after reading the comments about it leaving an after taste from the fat I substituted one of the cups of whipping cream for half n half. It ended up being delicious and probably not as heavy. All my kids loved it and want me to make it again!
I actually made this at home using a hand mixer. Lot of pain and quite a bit of gain.

While it is delicious, it feels a bit thick. I'm a heavy eater, and I feel weighed down after two scoops. Any alternatives to maybe lighten up the ingredients?
doodlecraft (author)  RSUSummoner1 year ago
Way to go! I think it's thick as well...but if you cover it with enough fudge, that seems to help! :) ha ha, kidding.
Not sure how to lighten it...some suggested part milk or half and half instead of whole cream. :)
Milk work
gammerguy1 year ago
I know this recipe its a good one
scrane1 year ago
We don't use any refined sugar at our house & organic icecream is expensive, so I have been making this for a few years now using organic cream & organic sweetened condensed milk. If you want to add flavors add to the condensed milk and add more than you think you will need. When you add it to the sweetened condensed milk it will look like a lot, but remember you are still folding in a LOT of cream which will dilute the flavor a lot. Also, if you are going to add any mix ins, put it in the freezer for an hour then fold in the nut, chocolate chips, cookie dough, brownie pieces, whatever. This way they don't all just sink to the bottom & are evenly distributed. My favorite flavor so far has been key lime (1/4-1/2 c organic lime juice concentrate) with bits of homemade graham cracker praline. Or, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough with caramel swirls, a Tbs melted butter+2tsp vanilla+1tsp cinnamon in the condensed milk, then after an hour in the freezer stir in the oatmeal cookie dough chunks & swirl in the caramel sauce (mine is homemade, but you could use the store bought stuff too). We love experimenting with flavors at our house.
doodlecraft (author)  scrane1 year ago
What a perfect option! Sounds like you are quite the expert, I'll have to give some of your combos a try! Thanks for sharing! :)
rbkruspe1 year ago
Making this now with peppermint flavourings. Took me 2 hours almost to whip by hand but it looks like its gonna be great.
doodlecraft (author)  rbkruspe1 year ago
Wow--dedication! I hope you think it's worth the effort! Peppermint sounds so yummy! I could go for some right now! :)
I want to try it soooooo bad I voted for you
doodlecraft (author)  beanifer1511 year ago
Thanks for the vote, I hope you DO try it! :)
My grandma tried it she said it is the best she EVER had that is very impressive. I made it for my family they all said it was the best they EVER had. It is the best I EVER had too.
doodlecraft (author)  beanifer1511 year ago
Wow, I'm glad that you got your whole family to try it out! And of course, more glad that you liked it! It opens a whole realm of ice cream possibilities! :)
Your welcome, I hope you win, and I tried it today still freezing I think it will be very good I am giving the Instructable a 10000000000000000
can you add chocolate syrup
Made this in the week with added strawberries. My husband said it is the best ice cream he has ever had! Even I think it is great and I HATE ice cream!
doodlecraft (author)  cingram-waters1 year ago
Wow, glad you earned some hubby points with it! :) Cool that you liked it too! :)
heyheykc1 year ago
We tried this last night at our house and this worked really well as far as consistency and "ice-cream-ness" goes. (It's a word!) But I did feel that the heavy cream left a bit of residue/aftertaste in the mouth from all the fat. I'll try it again but next time perhaps I'll substitute a light cream/half and half. It's also VERY sweet so maybe an extra cup of the cream to lighten it up a bit, though I'm not sure how that would change the setting/consistency. Overall, great recipe!
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doodlecraft (author)  DELETED_EmilT1 year ago
It's just sweet and creamy...sort of a vanilla. You could add any extracts for flavor. You could put candy or fruit in it while it's soft and then freeze it all together. Give it a try and I am sure you can come up with some great ideas for making it again! :)
I have to try this. But a tip for diabetics. Go to to find a condensed milk sub
crazylam151 year ago
Voted =)
onemoroni11 year ago
I have done just milk and sweetened condensed milk for a quick, cheaper version. Yours is better.
doodlecraft (author)  onemoroni11 year ago
Milk sounds like a great switch up for a lighter ice cream! Thanks for the idea...I could "justify" it a little more often! :)
I use an ice cream maker, so it may be different that whip and freeze.
I am curious about that, though. Can you whip the milk? I've heard of it being done in a blender but I wasn't sure if it would actually work.
I love this! I added a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla, but even if it stops being "two-ingredient ice cream," it's still easier than pulling together a custard and freezing it in the ice cream maker.
doodlecraft (author)  padawanhilary1 year ago
I agree! Salt sounds like a great addition...maybe some caramel too! :)
Oooh. A swirl of caramel. YUM!
LazySusan1 year ago
Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe (Without Powdered Dry Milk!)
5.0 from 2 reviews

Recipe type: Ingredient, Dessert
Author: Katie Kimball
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 5 mins
Whether you’re trying to avoid processed foods but want to make a favorite dessert recipe or you are just out of condensed milk, here’s a substitute that everyone has ingredients for and anyone with a little patience can pull off.

1 1/2 c. whole milk
1/2 or 2/3 c. unrefined sugar (organic cane sugar, even sucanat depending on your final goal for the condensed milk)
3 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. vanilla


Mix sugar and milk together in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Stirring often, bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat. As soon as steam starts lifting off the milk, lower the heat even further, and when the sugar is entirely dissolved, put the heat as low as it can go. A simmer burner is great for this.
The goal is to reduce the quantity in the pot (which is now about 1 3/4 cups) by approximately half. It takes about 2 hours at very low heat to reduce to one cup of liquid. You could speed it up a bit if you watch carefully and stir often. I preferred the freedom to wander the house doing other tasks, and thus allowed my process to take quite some time.
Once reduced to your satisfaction, whisk in the butter and vanilla. The recipe is equivalent to just less than one whole can of brand name sweetened condensed milk. (One can = 14 ounces, which is 2 ounces shy of 2 cups. by weight, oops! The can is equal to 1 1/4 cups liquid. Substitute tables for homemade condensed milk vary from 1 1/4 cups all the way to 2 cups. Use your judgment!)


Depending on what final product your sweetened condensed milk will be used in, you will probably need to allow the mixture to cool considerably before using.

One other option for a homemade sweetened condensed milk is to add 1/2 or 2/3 cup unrefined sugar to a can of evaporated milk. You may need to heat to fully dissolve. However, you still have to deal with the unhealthy can lining and whatever over-processing makes the milk shelf stable.
doodlecraft (author)  LazySusan1 year ago
Amazing! All you need to do is snap some pics and make your own instructable with this recipe! :) Thanks for sharing!
mobiledeb1 year ago
doodlecraft (author)  mobiledeb1 year ago
Thanks! :)
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