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A hand holding a vanilla ice cream cone with sprinkles against a blue background.

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 1/2 quarts 1x


Just 3 ingredients and no ice cream maker is needed for the most creamy and delicious vanilla ice cream!


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream


  1. Pour sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract in a medium bowl and stir well with a spoon to combine. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat heavy whipping cream until thickened with stiff peaks, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add whipped cream to sweetened condensed milk and gently stir to combine. Pour into a 9 x 5 loaf pan and cover with aluminum foil. Freeze for at least 5 to 6 hours, or until firm.


Total time includes freezing time.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: no churn vanilla ice cream