Monday, April 30, 2018

No Churn Ice Cream

No Churn Ice Cream, Mocha Chip Ice Cream, Cake and Cream Ice Cream, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Ice Cream Party, Easy Ice Cream RecipeWith the warmer days and still-cold nights, Spring hasn't officially arrived yet in Colorado, but soon...  Our rhubarb has emerged and the lilac trees are beginning to bloom, as are the wildflowers I planted last year and our peach tree, which we've been trying to protect from late spring frost so as not to lose any potential fruit buds.

As ice cream weather approaches, I've also been experimenting with a few no-churn recipes, and I have to say I was quite pleasantly surprised at just how smooth and creamy they were...
I love the flavor of a custard-based ice cream in all its egg-yolk-richness, but for a quick and easy alternative for homemade ice cream that requires neither cooking nor churning (for those that don't have an ice cream maker, or just want to to skip that step), these recipes are pretty fantastic.

Freshly whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk are the base for these no-churn recipes, and from there, you can pretty much flavor it however you like.  The first one I made was a Mocha Chip Ice Cream, flavored with cocoa powder, espresso powder, bourbon and vanilla, and it was spectacular.  Smooth and oh-so-creamy, chocolatey with a perfect hint of coffee, and a nice nudge of flavor from the bourbon.  If you're not familiar with homemade ice cream, a small amount of alcohol is generally added to help preserve the smoothness of the cream when it freezes, as the mixture doesn't have the additives that commercially processed ice cream contains; the alcohol "can" be left out, but the ice cream may tend to get a tiny bit icy without it.

The second version was Cake and Cream Ice Cream, like cookies and cream, only with leftover chocolate cake.  Bourbon was too intense for this one, so I added vodka instead, which doesn't detract from the fresh flavors of cream, cake and vanilla.

I'll be sharing more of my no-churn ice cream recipes over the next few months, but I'd love to hear what flavor combinations you decide to experiment with!



No Churn Ice Cream, Mocha Chip Ice Cream, Cake and Cream Ice Cream, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Ice Cream Party, Easy Ice Cream Recipe

No Churn Ice Cream, Mocha Chip Ice Cream, Cake and Cream Ice Cream, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Ice Cream Party, Easy Ice Cream Recipe

No Churn Ice Cream, Mocha Chip Ice Cream, Cake and Cream Ice Cream, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Ice Cream Party, Easy Ice Cream Recipe

No Churn Ice Cream, Mocha Chip Ice Cream, Cake and Cream Ice Cream, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Ice Cream Party, Easy Ice Cream Recipe



Mocha Chip Ice Cream
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  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
With a handheld or stand mixer, beat the cream on medium speed just until stiff peaks form.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, espresso powder, bourbon and vanilla until well combined.  Fold the whipped cream and the chocolate chips into the milk mixture to combine, then spoon into a container and freeze until firm, about 4-6 hours.

Yields about 1 1/2 quarts

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen


    Cake and Cream Ice Cream
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    • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
    • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 2 tablespoons vodka
    • 2 cups crumbled chocolate cake crumbs

    With a handheld or stand mixer, beat the cream on medium speed just until stiff peaks form.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and vodka until well combined.  Fold the whipped cream and the cake crumbs into the milk mixture to combine, then spoon into a container and freeze until firm, about 4-6 hours.

    Yields about 1 1/2 quarts

    Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen

      1 comment :

      1. Just discovered your fabulous site. Ice cream without needing an ice cream maker; can't wait to try it!

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