A can’t-miss dessert at this summer’s cookout is Very Berry No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream! Homemade vanilla ice cream couldn’t be easier with this 3-ingredient, no churn recipe. The addition of 4 kinds of berries creates a patriotic treat for all ages that helps beat the heat!
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Life is better with ice cream
When it’s hot outside, not a day goes by that I don’t have cravings for ice cream. It’s creamy and delicious and is the perfect antidote to get through a blazing hot day.
July 4th is the perfect excuse to break out this recipe and impress your friends and family at your cookout! For other festive treats, make sure you check out my Firecracker Funfetti Sugar Cookies and Mixed Berry Cast Iron Cobbler. Don’t forget the Red, White, and Blue Cheeseburgers!
Not that I don’t love cookies, pies, or other warm desserts, but you don’t even need to touch the oven when it comes to no-churn vanilla ice cream. And waiting what feels like hours on your ice cream maker is a thing of the past thanks to this simple 3-ingredient recipe!
How To: make no-churn vanilla ice cream
This 3 ingredient recipe could NOT be any easier!
No-churn takes the guesswork and arduous waiting period out of ice cream making. No gourmet equipment is required, all you need is a blender and freezer-safe dish.
Churning is essentially a long process that allows air to mix with cream, making the round and buoyant ice cream scoops that we know and love.
No-churn ice cream swaps out this process for a blender, which quickly whips the heavy cream and introduces air into it. Sweetened condensed milk is also used instead of eggs or sugars, removing the cooking time required for a traditional custard without sacrificing the sweetness.
Pour your heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract into a blender for a few minutes and voila! That’s IT.
How to: very berry-fy the ice cream
This no-churn vanilla ice cream base can be used as a foundation and built upon to create an endless amount of delicious ice cream concoctions!
Swap in cocoa powder for chocolate ice cream, mint extract and chocolate bits for mint chocolate chip, or chopped fruit for a fruity take.
That’s where we start to have fun and put the berry in Very Berry No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream.
Chop up an assortment of fresh berries until you have about one cup. For a July 4th theme, use a mixture of red and blue berries to ensure the colors pop.
Pour the cream mixture into a freezer-safe dish. Next, stir in the chopped berries until mixed through.
Allow to freeze at least a few hours, overnight is preferred. Enjoy!
- Heavy cream
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla extract
Very Berry No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup strawberries, diced
- ¼ cup blueberries, diced
- ¼ cup raspberries, diced
- ¼ cup blackberries, diced
- In a blender or my hand, mix heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract for about 30 seconds until well combined.
- Pour mixture into a loaf pan or other freezer-friendly container. Stir in diced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
- Cover and freeze overnight. Set out for 15 minutes at room temperature to soften before serving.
I want to hear all of your favorite ice cream mix-ins! Berries are patriotic and all, but this girl LOVES anything chocolate. Share in the comments below!