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No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

close up shot of a ice cream cone filled with No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
The perfect accompaniment to any dessert, or enjoyed on its own, this no-churn vanilla ice cream makes it easy to enjoy this classic flavor any time.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 490 kcal


  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream chilled


  • Place a large mixing bowl, and a loaf pan in the freezer 30 minutes prior to making this recipe.
  • In a separate medium bowl combine sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and pinch of salt. Set aside.
  • Remove the large bowl from the freezer and add the chilled heavy whipping cream. Use an electric mixer on high speed to beat together until stiff peaks form.
  • Once cup at a time, add whipped cream to the sweetened condensed milk mixture. Carefully fold together with a rubber spatula until no streaks remain.
  • Pour into loaf pan. Spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Cover with foil and place in the freezer.
  • After 2 hours of freezing add any additional mix in ingredients (if desired) and swirl with a knife. Cover and return to the freezer for an additional 3 hours, or until set.
  • Remove ice cream 5 minutes prior to serving to allow it to soften slightly.


Note: For easier clean-up, line the loaf pan with parchment paper prior to filling.
Note: When you are whipping the cream, it will go through several stages – bubble, slightly thickened, rippling, then puffy and airy.


Sodium: 121mgCalcium: 240mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 1343IUSugar: 36gPotassium: 307mgCholesterol: 131mgCalories: 490kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 22gFat: 35gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 38gIron: 1mg