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No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream (or with Peanut Butter)

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Homemade no-churn strawberry ice cream (or peanut butter). Only a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes working time, no ice cream maker required.

no-churn strawberry and peanut butter ice cream

Either no-churn strawberry ice cream, peanut butter, or popsicles like the Greek Yogurt Popsicles, the Lemon or Orange Popsicles (which I make quite often), we really love homemade ice cream! Although I already had some homemade frozen yogurt, I was in the mood for something creamy as well. You can also try this delicious Black Currant Ice Cream.

homemade peanut butter ice cream

What about no-churn ice cream?

  • No ice cream maker needed!
  • Only two main ingredients + flavorings or things to add.
  • Versatile: You can make most any kind of ice cream you can think of.
  • Easy: Whip cream and stir a few ingredients.
no-churn peanut butter ice cream

Recipe ingredients

Only two main ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream and whatever flavoring or mix -in you would like to have. In my case strawberries and peanut butter.

no-churn strawberry ice cream

4 steps to make ice cream

  • Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Stir the condensed milk with flavorings, fruit puree or pieces, chocolate chips, etc. In this case peanut butter and strawberry puree.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk mixture
  • Freeze: Transfer to a container, cover with cling film and freeze

Expert tips

  • There is only one difference I would like to point out between the two sorts. The no-churn strawberry ice cream contains more water than the peanut butter one. Obviously, it is made with strawberries, which contain lots of water.
  • That means that the strawberry version will be a tad less creamy than the peanut version and, most importantly, you will have to take the strawberry kind earlier out of the freezer.
  • The very creamy peanut butter sort will need to be taken out of the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving, while the strawberry ice cream will need 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the temperature in your kitchen.
easy no-churn peanut butter ice cream

Recipe FAQ

How long it will last?

It will last for months in the freezer. Keep in an airtight container, and cover the surface of the ice cream with plastic wrap before placing the lid on top. This will help prevent freezer burns.

Can I use other flavorings?

Sure, anything you like. Other sorts of berries, for instance, raspberries or blueberries, softer fruit like mango or ripped (canned) peaches, apricots, and so on.

What else can I use?

Nutella, cookie butter or crushed cookies, other chopped nuts, dark or white chocolate chips, crushed Raffaellos or other candy bars, M&M’s, or similar candy.

Can I make chocolate ice cream?

Use 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, a little vanilla extract, and 75 g/ 2.5 oz chopped dark chocolate instead of strawberries or peanut butter.

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No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream (or with Peanut Butter)

Homemade no-churn strawberry ice cream (or peanut butter ice cream). Only a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes working time, no ice cream maker required.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Adina

Ingredients 

  • Strawberry ice cream:
  • 350 g strawberries 12.6 oz
  • 250 ml heavy cream 8.5. fl.oz/ 1 cup
  • 1 can 400 g/ 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Peanut butter ice cream:
  • 250 ml heavy cream 8.5. fl.oz/ 1 cup
  • 1 can 400 g/ 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 85 g pure peanut butter unsweetened, 3 oz/ 1/3 cup
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • a good pinch of salt to taste

Instructions

Strawberry ice cream:

  • Chop strawberries: Keep 2-3 strawberries, chop them finely and set aside. Chop and puree the rest. It's OK if there are some small chunks left, puree the strawberries as finely as you like.
  • Combine: Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Mix the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and strawberry puree. Carefully fold in the whipped cream and the chopped strawberries.
  • Transfer: Pour the mixture in a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap/cling film or a larger plastic container. Cover the mixture with cling film, making sure that the cling film sits directly on top of the mix, thus preventing it from getting icy on top.
  • Freeze for 8 hours or until firm. Let thaw slightly at room temperature (about 20-30 minutes) before serving.

Peanut butter ice cream:

  • Combine: Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Mix the sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Add about 1/8 teaspoon fine salt, stir well and add more salt to taste. Carefully fold in the whipped cream and the chopped roasted peanuts.
  • Transfer: Pour the mixture in a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap/cling film or another plastic container. Cover the mixture with cling film, making sure that the cling film sits directly on top of the mixture, thus preventing it from getting icy on top.
  • Freeze for 8 hours or until firm. Let thaw slightly at room temperature (about 10-15 minutes, it has less water and needs less time to thaw than the strawberry ice) before serving.

Notes

Variations:
  • Use other sorts of berries, for instance, raspberries or blueberries, softer fruit like mango or ripped (canned) peaches, apricots, and so on.
  • You can make ice cream with Nutella, cookie butter or crushed cookies, other chopped nuts, dark or white chocolate chips, crushed Raffaellos or other candy bars, M&M’s, or similar candy.
  • Or you can make chocolate no-churn ice cream. Add 30 g/ 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract (to taste), and 75 g/ 2.5 oz chopped dark chocolate to the dairy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g
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Lisa

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Do you need a mixer? Will a blender work?

Adina

Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Hi Lisa. You need to whip the cream, that doesn't work with a blender.

Priya @currynation

Thursday 7th of June 2018

I love no churn icecreams.... I love both the flavors..

Anca

Monday 4th of June 2018

I do like this recipe and it doesn't have any added sugar, that's fab. The condensed milk is very sweet anyway. I think I would love it.