This no-churn ice cream recipe has all the richness of traditional recipes, but our version takes only 10 minutes of hands-on work.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together condensed milk, vanilla, and bourbon, if desired. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream on high until stiff peaks form, 3 minutes.

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  • With a rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into condensed milk mixture. Pour into a 4 1/2-by-8 1/2-inch loaf pan. Freeze until firm, 6 hours.

Reviews (13)

229 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 70
  • 3 star values: 57
  • 2 star values: 35
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5.0 stars
04/20/2020
Super easy, affordable, all pantry pulls! And yummy!
Rating: 5.0 stars
01/04/2020
My ice cream is getting ready in the freezer, so fingers crossed! Any idea on what is the shelf life for it?
Rating: 4.0 stars
12/22/2019
This was a good recipe. My biggest concern was finding a way to make creamy ice cream without an ice cream maker. The result was definitely creamy with almost the same texture as store bought ice cream. I did find it far to sweet and the condensed milk flavor overpowered everything else so I cut it down to only a half can (7oz) and found it perfect. In another version I folded in a 1/4 c of black cherries with a little bit of the juice, a teaspoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of clove. My favorite version includes a 1/4c of Cocoa powder, a tbsp of ground expresso, a tsp of cinnamon, toasted walnuts and chocolate chips.
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2018
Made this today,without the bourbon,and threw in quite a few colourful sprinkles and dark chocolate chips, and it turned out absolutely creamy,with a heavenly taste. Half of it was already gone within minutes of serving! Will definitely make it again and again!
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2017
My 14yo made it (without bourbon because we did not have) to rave reviews for 14 Christmas guests. Creamy, not too sweet (which was great because we had an international crowd who we find prefer treats less sweet.) Easy and will definitely (request my offspring to) make it again.
Rating: Unrated
07/25/2017
I made this recipe using chocolate condensed milk and creme de cacao in place of bourbon. I believe the alcohol keeps it from freezing too hard - given alcohol doesn't freeze. I had no plain condensed milk but I'll get some just to try the vanilla version but do try it with the choc condensed milk - it's worth a try.
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2017
OK, I made two batches. One with the bourbon and one without. Like another person was stating, the bourbon is probably necessary due to the alcohol making it freeze differently or possibly even creamier. So I made the nonalcoholic batch with double the vanilla extract that was called for. Since vanilla extract is essentially alcohol-based and kind of like a Liquor, I Assumed that it would work well instead of the bourbon. I was right, it did. It had a very vanilla flavor. Kind of like old-fashioned vanilla ice cream. If you put this in an ice cream cone and sprinkle it with P-NUTTLES butter toffee sunflower kernels from Dollar General, it taste exactly like a Dairy Queen crunch cone. Yum!
Rating: Unrated
07/14/2015
I really disliked the video and the directions on this website for this specific recipe. Without a mixer, I could not complete the recipe. Trying to make whipped cream without a mixer was a huge pain and I didn't get the "stiff peaks" mentioned in the video. How cold is "icy-icy cold"? Does that mean I need to stick the heavy whipping cream in the freezer for several hours? Or is it the mixing bowl that needs to be really cold?
Rating: Unrated
05/25/2015
Just asking, even if bourbon is optional, if I don't add it, will it still be creamy?
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2015
Wow. So creamy, easy homemade ice cream without an ice cream machine. Great!
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2013
Thanks for the recipe, do you think it'll work as well with ice pops molds? Thank you!
Rating: Unrated
09/12/2012
This is the easiest and the most delicious ice cream I've ever made. I've made it four times, and I got rave reviews from my family. People can't believe there was no churning involved. I will use this recipe for the rest of my life! Thank you so much for the recipe. BTW, I
Rating: Unrated
08/19/2012
Definitely easy. I used rum rather than bourbon. I used my ice cream machine rather than a loaf pan, turned to frozen treat quickly It seems rather creamy to my pallet. I can't think of any way to lower the calories other than increase milk and reduce cream. I will try and see what happens. If successful, I will update the comments. It is a nice quick treat, thank you for sharing with us.
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2012
Easy and delicious
Rating: Unrated
05/27/2012
Did not add the bourbon because of the children but this is the best no churn ice cream. just made a batch of chocolate and a batch of vanilla. next time i am going to try placing ice cream in to moles add ice cream stick freeze and dip in chocolate. sprinkles or nuts
Rating: Unrated
03/25/2012
I've made this twice. the 1st time with no bourbon and real vanilla paste. very sweet but delicious. the second time, I added unsweetened cocoa (1/4 cup) to the whipping cream and another 1/4 cup to the condensed milk mixture. it's freezing right now but the batter (?) was delicious!