Skip to Content

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

This No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream recipe is a super simple way to make homemade vanilla ice cream.  It’s made with only three ingredients and you don’t need an ice-cream maker.

homemade no-churn vanilla ice cream

How To Make No-Churn Ice Cream

For this sweet chilled treat, you need the following ingredients:

  • vanilla
  • heavy cream
  • sweetened condensed milk

To make ice cream, start by preparing your vanilla bean.  If you don’t have a vanilla bean, you could substitute using 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Next, beat heavy cream at high speed in a large mixing bowl. You want it to form nice, stiff peaks. Be careful, though, to not overbeat it or you could end up with butter!

heavy cream

Add sweetened condensed milk to the whipped cream.

sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream

Add vanilla.

adding vanilla to cream

Blend all three ingredients well and place in a freezer-safe container for 4 hours.

homemade ice cream

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

Jane Smith
This No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream recipe is made with only three ingredients and you don't need an ice cream maker.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Additional Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 417 kcal


  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk


  • Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and carefully scrape out the seeds with a sharp knife. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream at high speed until stiff peaks form. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla bean seeds and stir to combine.
  • Pour mixture into a bread pan or freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
  • To serve, remove from freezer and let soften for a few minutes before transferring to individual serving bowls. Enjoy!


Serve with whipped cream, maraschino cherries, chopped nuts, or your favorite choice of toppings.


Serving: 1Calories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 7gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 101mgSugar: 38g
Keyword dessert, Ice Cream, vanilla
Tried this recipe?Mention @SouthernKissed or tag #SouthernKissed!

This recipe yields approximately 4 cups, which is equivalent to 8 – 1/2 cup servings. Enjoy this ice cream plain or with your favorite toppings.

bowls of homemade ice cream

You could also use it for the pièce de résistance for homemade apple pie.

apple pie and ice cream

Other sweet recipes at Southern Kissed:

Sharing is caring!

slice of apple pie
Apple Pie à la Mode Recipe
walnut brownies
Chocolate Walnut Brownies Recipe
Recipe Rating