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How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker


Bowl of vanilla ice cream
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Believe it or not, this vanilla ice cream recipe doesn't use an ice cream machine, but results in a rich, incredibly smooth and creamy homemade vanilla ice cream.

One word of warning; ice cream made using this method does melt faster than regular vanilla ice cream, so scoop just before eating.

Makes 6 Servings of Vanilla Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (14-oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


With an electric mixer, beat the whipping cream until thickened into soft peaks (do not over mix). Add the sweetened condensed milk and extract and mix until thoroughly combined. Pour it all into a plastic container and freeze for at least 4 hours. Longer is even better.
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