Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own ice cream at home? Have you felt too intimidated or didn’t have the correct equipment? Well today, I am here to alleviate those fears. Let’s make two ingredient ice cream without an ice cream maker!
This two ingredient ice cream recipe is not only delicious but simple as well! You don’t even need an ice cream maker to make it! I always wanted one of these machines, but have nowhere to store one. Realistically, using this appliances happens mostly in the summertime and is essentially a seasonal item. I have always loved homemade ice cream, but dislike the icy texture it usually has. Something about the grainy texture makes me not enjoy it as much. This ice cream technique that I discovered creates the creamiest, most luscious ice cream you’ve ever had! The texture reminds me more of a custard or a gelato. It can be only a two ingredient recipe at it’s simplest, or you can choose to add in different flavors to come up with your own creation! It can be as easy or as simplistic as you want it to be.
What supplies and ingredients will you need for two ingredient ice cream?
For starters, I will walk you through the process of the two ingredient version and you can adapt from there. The first thing you need is a 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk. Keep in mind that sweetened condensed milk and evaporates are two very different ingredients. The second thing you need is a 16 oz container of heavy whipping cream. Lastly, you will need a mixer. I use my KitchenAid stand mixer for this and love it, but you can also use a handheld mixer for this project. I imagine you could do this by hand as well if you have some serious patience and arm strength!
How to make it:
Add the sweetened condensed milk and the heavy whipping cream to your mixer. Turn it to low speed to get the two ingredients incorporated. Once the mixture looks to be somewhat combined, turn your mixer up to high speed and let it whip. This usually takes about 5 minutes to get to the consistency that I like. You will not get stiff peaks like you would when you are whipping cream, so don’t get discouraged.
All you need to do now is add the cream mixture to a container to freeze! I like to use a large shallow dish so the ice cream will freeze faster, but you do you boo. Give the ice cream a good 2 hours if you freeze it in a shallow dish or overnight if you are using a deeper one. After that, you are ready to scoop! This stuff scoops like butter! You will be shocked at the creamy consistency that it has! I like to serve it with chocolate shell in an ice cream cone for added excitement! We will tackle chocolate shell in another post. It is just as easy as the ice cream!
Variations of your new ice cream recipe!
Now that you know the basics, lets talk variations! The most simple variation is just adding in vanilla extract. I add in a teaspoon to the mix. It is shocking just how much depth of flavor you can achieve by adding this one ingredient! Another easy addition would be chopped fruit such as strawberries or peaches in the summertime. You could also add things like crushed Oreos or crushed pretzels and peanuts. Or why not go all out and add hot fudge, peanuts, and mini marshmallows to create your own version of rocky road? The options are limitless!
For the visual learners, I made a video on my YouTube channel documenting the steps of this process! This is a super fun quick project that will amaze your friends with little to no effort. Seriously, my friends thought I was some kind of culinary genius when I served this to them. They couldn’t believe it was home made, much less believe it was a two ingredient recipe that is almost impossible to mess up. I promise… even if you are the worst cook in the world, you can’t mess this one up! Get as creative or be as simple as you would like, just promise me… you will make the ice cream!
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