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5 Easy Ice Cream Recipes That Don't Require An Ice Cream Maker

All you need is a love of frozen dairy.
5 Easy Ice Cream Recipes That Don't Require An Ice Cream Maker

Not having an ice cream maker should never stop you from making ice cream at home. Whether it's because you don't have the counter space, the cash, or the time, making ice cream with an ice cream maker can be difficult. We want to help.

Below is a collection of 5 easy ways to make ice cream at home without an ice cream maker and instructions on how to do it. Pass us a cone!

1. Frozen Banana Method

All you really need for this recipe are some frozen bananas, but to make a delicious peanut butter + banana version, you just need 4 ingredients.

Ingredients:

3 large frozen ripe bananas

3 tablespoons peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Salt, to taste

In a high-speed blender, blend the bananas until they become smooth and creamy. Add the peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt and blend again. Serve immediately.

2. Food Processor Method

This method just requires you to take your favorite ice cream flavour and then blend it in a food processor, if you have one! No need for an ice cream maker here. We've chosen a simple vanilla ice cream recipe for you (and feel free to throw in some chocolate chips or chopped up candy bars)!

Ingredients:

4 cups half and half

1/2 cup heavy cream

3/4 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

Combine half-and-half, cream, sugar, vanilla and salt together in a medium bowl. Pour the mixture into a large freezer bag and place it into the freezer until completely frozen. Once frozen, crumble the mixture into the food processor and process until smooth. Pour ice cream into a container and freeze again until frozen completely. Yum!

3. 5 Minute Bag Ice Cream

This is such an unbelievably quick way to get ice cream in your body, and all you need are two sizes of freezer bags (little and big) and some ice.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup half and half

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 tablespoons salt

Ice

Fill up a large Ziplock bag halfway with ice. In a smaller (pint-sized) bag, combine the sugar, half and half, vanilla and salt. Seal the bag and give it a shake. Place the ice cream bag inside of the ice bag and make sure the ice cream bag gets buried in the ice. Seal the ice bag and shake the bags vigorously for five minutes. Enjoy immediately!

Photo cred - Half Baked Harvest

4. Two-Ingredient Whipped Ice Cream

Yes, two ingredients! So you can spend more money on adding fun stuff to your ice cream!

Ingredients:

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Optional add-ins: Nutella, peanut butter, chocolate chips, etc.

Add the heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or use a hand held electric mixer). Whip until stiff peaks form. Stir in any ingredients you desire (Nutella, peanut butter, chocolate chips, bacon…you choose!) and enjoy.

5. Freeze and Stir Method

Similar to the food processor method, but is for those of you who don't have a food processor, or just don't feel like taking yours out. We feel you.

Ingredients:

4 cups half and half

1/2 cup heavy cream

3/4 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

Combine half-and-half, cream, sugar, vanilla and salt together in a medium bowl, and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. When the mixture is cool, pour it into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and place it in the freezer. After 45 minutes, open the door and check it. As it starts to freeze near the edges, remove it from the freezer and stir it vigorously with a spatula or whisk, breaking up any frozen sections. Return to freezer.

Continue to check the mixture every 30 minutes, stirring vigorously as it freezes. It will take about 3 hours to be ready.

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