Homemade Ice Cream

With three simple ingredients, this homemade ice cream is easy to make. You don’t even need an ice cream maker.

  • Author: Beatriz Garcia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3-4 hours
  • Total Time: 47 minute
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Dessert


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  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


Chill the Loaf Pan & Bowl

Chill the bowl for the whipping cream in the fridge or freexer.

Place the metal loaf pan in the freezer before you start preparing your ingredients. 

Start the Base

In a large bowl, whisk or stir together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until thoroughly combined and set aside.

Whip the Cream

Pour the cold heavy cream into a large, chilled bowl and use a hand mixer to whip the cream into stiff peaks. 

Incorporate Some Whipped Cream

Take about 1 cup of the whipped cream and gently stir it into the sweetened condensed milk mixture. 

Mix Everything Together

Take the sweetened condensed milk mixture and spoon about a third of it into the whipped cream. Gently fold it in. Repeat twice more until all of the sweetened condensed milk mixture has been incorporated into the whipped cream. Do not overmix. 

Pour and Chill

Pour the homemade vanilla ice cream mixture into the chilled metal loaf pan and then place it in the designated spot in your freezer. Chill for 3-4 hours until it has set to your desired consistency.