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Two Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream

I checked my calendar and it still says summer. That means we are legally allowed to eat ice cream. There are no laws about when to eat ice cream, but most of us enjoy this creamy treat in the hot summer months. We can do better than just consume some overpriced store-bought ice cream, we can make our own. 

This is the easiest homemade ice cream you will ever make. There is no ice cream machine involved, and no special equipment is required. If you have a stand mixer or a hand mixer, you can make this tempting ice cream. And it really only takes two ingredients to make the sweet, light, fluffy ice cream base. The rest is up to your taste buds and your imagination. 

I love to use my family as guinea pigs when I try new recipes. This one was so much fun to play with since the flavor possibilities are endless. To be safe for our first round, we stuck with some classics. We made strawberry, mint chip, coffee, cookies and cream, cookie dough, and vanilla. All six are delicious.

The consensus from my panel of taste testers, my husband and sons, is that this ice cream is a winner. My panel of judges raved about the light creamy texture, and yummy flavors. We are already planning our next batch with some fun new varieties. This homemade ice cream gets my families stamp of approval, and I think your family will love it as well.

Happy Eating!

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 

Colossians 3:15

Two Ingredient Ice Cream


1 pint heavy whipping cream

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk


  1. In a large bowl, using the whisk attachment, beat whipping cream with a mixer until soft peaks form.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk and whip on high until stiff peaks form.
  3. Divide up ice cream base in batches and add in flavors before freezing.
  4. Place prepared ice cream in air tight containers and freeze for 6 hours until it’s frozen solid.
  5. It can be kept frozen for up to 6 weeks.


  • Soft peaks will take a few minutes and the cream will be thickened.
  • Stiff peaks will hold their shape and be firm. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Refrigerate the condensed milk beforehand.
  • You can purchase ice cream containers online, but they aren’t necessary.
  • This recipe will make 3 ½ pints (56oz) of ice cream.
  • Carefully fold in cookies, sprinkles, chocolate chips or whatever you want.

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19 thoughts on “Two Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream”

  1. Oh my Meghan you have ‘peaked’ my interest once again. Hmmmm…can I make this in the motel room or not? I have the beater with whisk and regular attachments but only two little bar fridges with miniscule freezers. If they are cleaned out they can get really cold. Ok, I’ll bite. 🙂

    Two questions, If our freezer takes, let’s say, 12 to 24 hours to freeze the ice cream will that affect it? Second, Wanda wants to know what the texture is like. She is very particular about her ice cream and she doesn’t want to waste resources BUT we rarely get ice cream due to cost and inability to keep it so she is willing to try.

    So you’ve got us hooked, reel us in!

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    1. Yes, I think you can make this and use your small freezer. It may take a little longer to freeze solid, like you said. But, it’s worth a try. The texture is much softer than most store-bought ice cream. My family loves it and they say it’s a winner. It’s light and creamy. Your beater will work perfectly. Definitely use the whisk attachment. No, I don’t think a longer freeze time will affect flavor or texture. That’s just my opinion after making several batches. Let me know how it turns out!

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      1. It WORKED!!!! I am stunned. We actually made ice cream in the motel room. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical mid way through as I never got to the hard peak stage after adding the condensed milk but it worked. How long do you usually whip it after adding the condensed milk? I did refrigerate the milk but it was very thick. Is that normal or did I chill it too much? And we learned that adding frozen fruit was not a good idea. Next time we’ll make sure the additions are cold but not frozen.

        Anyways, it was a hit Meghan. Another feather in my cap for motel room cookery. Thank you.

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      2. Yay!! I’m doing the happy dance for you!! I love hearing this.

        Yes, the milk will be thick after being refrigerated. I should have added that to my notes. It doesn’t take long to get to stiff peaks. I’d say a few minutes, depending on the setting on your mixer. The mixture will still be soft, but if you hold your beater upside down, the ice cream base shouldn’t drip and keep it’s shape. I didn’t try frozen fruit so that’s good to know.

        I’m so happy for you!! Enjoy!

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