Cheat’s Vanilla Ice Cream

This has got to be the world’s easiest home-made ice cream.

You don’t need a fancy ice cream maker and no churning is required. If you have an electric mixer or whisk, this will take just a couple of minutes then it is ready to go into the freezer. (No electric whisk? A little muscle power is all that is needed 🙂 )

Of course you don’t have to stick to plain vanilla – feel free to add any flavouring that you like. You could even scatter over some candy, or add left-over Christmas cake.

This would also make a perfect base for a sundae or ice cream cake.

I found this recipe in the January 2015 issue of Super Food Ideas magazine.

Ingredients – makes 1 litre/quart:

  • 400g/14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 600ml/2.5 cups thickened (heavy/double) cream
  • 1 vanilla bean


  • Pour the condensed milk and cream into a large bowl (or the bowl of your electric mixer).
  • Split the vanilla bean lengthways using a small knife then scrape the seeds into the bowl.
  • Whisk the cream mixture until soft peaks form.
  • Transfer the mixture to a 2 litre/quart plastic tub. Put the lid on the tub, or cover with cling wrap, then freeze for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
  • Remove from the freezer and leave at room temperature for at least 5 minutes to soften slightly.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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2 Responses to Cheat’s Vanilla Ice Cream

  1. Delicious! Will have to give your recipe a try!

  2. Pingback: Choc Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches | Recipe Adaptors

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