Nothing compares to homemade ice cream, but who has the time (or space) to churn your own? Thanks to these clever, super-easy recipes, you can now enjoy homemade ice cream without the effort or expense of an ice cream maker!
Want to try your hand at homemade ice cream without cranking a machine? The no-churn method doesn’t require any special equipment and creates a light, creamy, and airy version flavored with fresh strawberries and basil.
This über-chocolatey ice cream from the Food Network doesn’t require any special equipment. To get its light, fluffy texture, make a chocolate base with sweetened condensed milk and cocoa powder, then fold in whipped cream. Freeze until firm and then you’re ready to scoop! Bonus: Customize this classic chocolate base with chopped Oreos, candy bars, or marshmallows and chocolate chips for a DIY Rocky Road.
Make this no-churn option from Delish in the summer, when blueberries are sweet and bursting with flavor. Not only is it refreshing, but the intense purple hue is beautiful to serve up.
You won’t believe that this rich two-step ice cream from Epicurious has only three ingredients! By making your own dulce de leche (which is much easier than you think), you can save on the expense and time of seeking out the premade stuff.
We’ve been making this cherry-pistachio ice cream from Food & Wine all summer long! The trick to this recipe is to make a custard base and then freeze it in a flat layer in resealable plastic bags. Once frozen, break off chunks and puree it in a food processor until silky smooth. When cherry season is over, try this recipe with stewed apples or even a swirl of berry jam for a little midwinter taste of summer!
For a dairy-free (and healthy!) ice cream alternative, try this one-ingredient recipe from Kitchn. The secret? Frozen bananas! When blended, frozen bananas become rich and creamy. Enjoy the ice cream as is or add a touch of coconut milk and cinnamon or chocolatey Nutella!