Yield: 8 servings

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Learn how to make ice cream from scratch without an ice cream maker! Made with just four ingredients, this No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream recipe is quick, easy and totally delicious.


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt


  1. In a cold, large mixing bowl, beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. On low speed, add in the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and kosher salt, just until combined.
  3. Pour mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Smooth top with a rubber spatula, and cover with foil.
  4. Freeze for 4 hours before serving.


  • Be sure the whipping cream is cold. We like to put our mixing bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes before starting for best results.
  • We love these ice cream containers on Amazon for storing our homemade ice cream. They have great fitting lids, which allows your ice cream to stay fresh longer.
  • What does “stiff peaks” mean? It means that when you pull the beaters straight up from the mixing bowl, the whipped cream should hold its form. When you turn the beaters upright, if the whipping cream tips begin to turn downward, it’s not at the “stiff peaks” stage yet. Keep beating!
  • Can reduced-fat or fat-free sweetened condensed milk be used? Since the fat in the milk is what gives the ice cream its smooth texture, it is not recommended for this recipe.
  • If adding mix-ins, fold them into the mixture right before adding to the loaf pan. Do not over mix.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

½ cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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