Make No Churn Vanilla Ice cream with Brownie Bites with this quick and easy recipe! Your first spoonful will be a taste of heaven.
The hardest thing about making this No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream was finding the can opener. No joke. Do you think I could find that thing in my kitchen? Sure, I have a million kitchen utensils and tools, but my kitchen isn't that big. I even called Mr. Juggling Act at work to see if he put it in some funny place. I finally found it stuffed into the dish rack - crisis averted!
What? Not having a can opener isn't a crisis in your house?
When it is hot outside, the last thing I want to do is more work. After I (finally) found the can opener, making the no churn ice cream was simple. In fact my family was enjoying fresh homemade ice cream in 6 short hours!
- brownie mix
- heavy cream
- sweetened condensed milk
- vanilla extract
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Once I had all my tools and ingredients in place, I whipped up (no pun intended) this No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream in no time. It's the perfect example of a semi-homemade recipe that really wows.
This ice cream is rich and delicious, but easily made without an ice cream machine. I love the bites of brownie throughout, and so does Mr. Juggling Act. He wants you to know that this ice cream should come with a warning label because it's so rich.
"I had a BIG bowl and it goes down easy, but it hits your stomach like a ton of bricks!" I think that's kinda of a compliment? Listen, just use a little restraint and eat this in moderation and you'll be fine.
This is meant to be a brief overview of the recipe. For step-by-step instructions and a full printable recipe card with ingredients, please scroll down to the teal box below or Jump to Recipe.
- First, beat the heavy cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form. This is crucial because it changes the consistency of the cream. If you skip this part, the end result will be an ice cream that isn't very creamy at all.
- After that, gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk. Do not over mix it.
- Then, mix in whatever you want for mix-in. I used brownies cut into small pieces.
- Then freeze it for about 6 hours.
The easiest ice cream has the fewest steps. In fact, when I realized how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, I was hooked!
What else can you mix into no churn vanilla ice cream?
Trying to dream up new DIY ice cream flavors is the most fun part of all! Become your own ice cream shop and mix up different things - the sky is the limit. Here are some ideas to get you started include:
- Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Sea Salt Caramel
- Candied Pecans
- Crumbled Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Marshmallow, Chocolate, Graham Cracker pieces (S'Mores)
- Cake Crumbles
Related: Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping
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You can even mix things up by putting candy inside, or leave it plain vanilla. It's up to you. 🙂
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No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
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- 1 Brownie mix - plus ingredients called for on the box
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 14.5 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Prepare the brownies according to the directions on the box. (I used Betty Crocker Supreme Peanut Butter Brownie Mix and added chocolate chips on top - use whatever mix is your favorite).
- Bake in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan for best results.
- Set the brownies aside to cool. Place a metal mixing bowl and your beaters in the freezer meanwhile.
- Once the brownies have cooled completely, cut about ⅓ of the brownies into bite-sized pieces. (Cover and store the remaining brownies.)
- Remove the bowl and beaters from the freezer. Add the heavy cream and vanilla to the bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Using a spatula, gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk.
- Spoon about ⅓ of the cream mixture into a loaf pan. Add ⅓ of the brownie bites on top. Repeat two more times.
- Freeze the mixture for 6 hours before serving.
- Store in the freezer - covered - for up to 2 weeks.
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