easy homemade ice cream

In this hot weather, our natural inclination is to have something sweet and refreshing. Ice cream is a snack of choice. What if there is no ice cream in your freezer? You can easily make some using only two ingredients- heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk. In five easy steps, you will have some delicious ice cream.
Course Dessert


  • A mixer
  • Bowl with a lid
  • A form for freezing ice cream (you can use small paper cups and toothpicks)


  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Sweetened condensed milk


  • Take whipping cream from refrigerator. It needs to be chilled but not frozen.
  • On low speed, beat the cream until soft peaks form. Increase the mixing speed to high and beat until hard peaks form. Don’t overbeat; otherwise, you will get some butter instead of ice cream.
  • Add full-fat sweetened condensed milk. You can adjust the sweetness according to your taste. Use half a can if you do not like it too sweet.
  • Mix the cream with milk until well blended.
  • Pour ice cream mix into a bowl with lid and put away in the freezer. Your delicious homemade ice cream will be ready in 6-8 hours.
  • Enjoy!

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library has many resources on ice cream making, as well.

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