Getting our kids active in the kitchen is a great way to bond and teach at the same time. I enjoy finding quick and easy recipes that I know the kids will have fun making, as well as eating. As a working solo mumma, time is precious and having young, active boys with a limited attention span means quick and simple recipes are all the more appealing.


This super easy homemade no-churn ice cream uses only 3 basic ingredients to make a delicious and creamy vanilla flavour. Our first attempt of this went so well that it’s become something the kids like to make again and again. So read on and try it for yourself!



It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3!


When we first tried out this recipe, we were pleasantly surprised at how fuss-free and simple it was to prepare and what a rich, creamy flavour and texture it had. I didn’t want to splash out on an ice cream maker as we have enough appliances in our kitchen taking up space. But this recipe didn’t require any gadgets or regular checking and churning. We’ve tried other recipes before but this has been hailed the favourite amongst my boys.


No churn ice cream

Josh mixing up ice cream










Easy No-Churn Ice Cream


The 3 simple ingredients for this homemade ice cream are:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla extract

That’s it people! It takes approximately 15 minutes to prepare and your ice cream will be ready in around 4 hours. So if you can prepare it at lunchtime, it will be ready for your evening dessert – super exciting for the younger kids to wait and see how their masterpiece has turned out!


Easy no-churn ice cream



How to Make


In a large bowl, use a hand mixer / stand mixer to whip the cream until stiff peaks occur (be careful not to over whip). The cream will be done when you pull the beaters out and the cream easily stays upright.


In another large bowl, whisk the vanilla into the sweetened condensed milk. Then gently fold in the whipped cream, slowly incorporating the two mixtures together so it stays light and aerated.


Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and freeze for 4-6 hours.
Serve and enjoy!


Additional Flavours to Try


The great thing about this recipe is you can add a couple more ingredients in the preparation stage and you have some delicious alternative flavours to enjoy. For example:


How Long Will Homemade Ice Cream Last?


This homemade no-churn ice cream will last for up to 5-6 months in the freezer as long as you keep it in an airtight container.








I’d love to know how you got on with this recipe – please post your feedback and pictures in the comments.


So much love to you amazing Mummas!


J xx