Homemade Ice Cream Recipes | No Ice Cream Machine Needed!

Caramel Cream homemade ice cream

July is National Ice Cream Month, so that means it’s ok to eat ice cream all month long.  Really, it is.

Did you know that it is very easy to make ice cream at home with out even using an ice cream maker? Yup. And once you see just how easy it is, and taste just how rich and decadent homemade ice cream is, you will never, ever, ever, eat store bought ice cream again.

Just sayin’.

I will tell you right now,  you are definitely going to need to add more exercise to your daily routine to make up for all of the homemade ice cream you are going to be eating from this day forward.

Homemade ice cream is so fun and easy to make, my daughter Sophie loves to help. Actually I think she likes to help so that she can have a say in what ice cream flavors we create.

Today we made Caramel Creams Ice Cream, and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (her pick). Both recipes are included at the bottom of this post.

Here is a photo collage that highlights the American made products that we used when we made the Caramel Creams Ice Cream.

Homemade ice cream recipe | Simply Organic vanilla extract add the perfect flavor to the Caramel Creams vanilla caramel swirl ice cream.

Simply Organic vanilla extract is made in the USA from imported vanilla beans and adds the perfect flavoring to this recipe. The American made Tupperware measuring spoon is easy for Sophie’s little hands to hold.

Homemade ice cream recipe | Vintage pyrex liquid measurer #USAlove

Tip: Though the recipe requires only 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, make sure to buy it in the quart size so you can make 2 batches. You will thank me later. I absolutely love Pyrex liquid measuring cups and have them in several sizes and styles. This 2 cup one is vintage.

homemade ice cream recipe | No ice cream machine needed for this easy recipe! Whipped up the heavy cream in my made in Ohio KitchenAid mixer.

Did I mention that no ice cream machine is used to make this homemade ice cream? The heavy whipping cream can be mixed in a KitchenAid stand mixer, which is made in Ohio.

homemade ice cream recipe featuring American made Caramel Creams

American made Caramel Creams were the inspiration for this ice cream. MMM..the caramel sauce we use in this recipe is made from Caramel Creams.

Homemade ice cream recipe with Caramel Creams topping | Check out that snazzy American made knife by Warther Cutlery!

Make sure to save some chopped Caramel Creams to top your ice cream before you devour it! Oh, and isn’t that handmade Warther Cutlery chef’s knife just gorgeous?!

Homemade ice cream recipe

One batch of homemade ice cream fits perfectly in a freezer safe 5 x 9 inch Anchor Hocking Loaf Dish.

Homemade ice cream recipe

Doesn’t’ this just look fabulous?!

Homemade ice cream recipe | Chocolate Chocolate Chip no churn, no machine needed! One batch fits in an American made Pampered Chef Small Rectangular Baker

Look at the chocolate and caramel all over Sophie’s face! She is the perfect assistant as she models with the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream right before we put it in the freezer. One batch of ice cream fits in a made in the USA Pampered Chef Stoneware Small Rectangular Baker.

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Though homemade ice cream is quick to put together, it does take at least 6 hours for the cream mixture to freeze, so plan accordingly. Oh, and be prepared for your family to ask you every 5 minutes if the ice cream is ready yet!!

Caramel Creams Ice Cream | Vanilla Caramel Swirl

Caramel Creams ice cream recipe | No churn, no machine needed! So easy to make and so dang good!!!

2 cups heavy whipping cream
14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
Caramel Creams caramel sauce (recipe here)  Tip: I halved the recipe, and Sophie (yeah, Sophie…and my husband, defininely NOT me), ate most of the sauce.
5 Caramel Creams, chopped for topping

Whip heavy cream in the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, until peaks form. In a separate bowl, add the can of sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. Blend well. Gently fold the condensed milk/vanilla mixture into the heavy cream a little bit at a time until thoroughly blended.  Pour half of the cream mixture into a freezable container. A loaf pan/dish is a perfect size. Drizzle desired amount of caramel sauce over cream mixture, and swirl it with a butter knife gently blending it into the cream mixture. Don’t over blend! You still want to see caramel streaks. Add rest of it the cream mixture, and repeat with adding caramel sauce, and gently swirling with the butter knife.  Top with chopped Caramel Creams. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 6 hours.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate chocolate chip ice cream no churn homemade ice cream recipe. So good!!!

2 cups heavy whipping cream
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup pure cocoa powder
desired amount of chocolate chips

Whip heavy cream in the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, until peaks form. In a separate bowl, add the can of sweetened condensed milk. Slowly add the chocolate powder, blending as you add it. Blend completely. Gently fold the condensed milk/chocolate mixture into the heavy cream a bit at a time, until thoroughly blended. Fold desired amount of chocolate chips into the cream mixture, saving some for the top. Add chocolate cream mixture to a freezable container.  Top with chopped chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 6 hours.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by, Goetze’s Candy Company, which USA Love List is proud to share with you because, sponsored or not, we only share stuff we love.

Vanilla caramel swirl homemade ice cream recipe featuring American made Caramel Creams candy

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  1. The Caramel Creams looks amazing!
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  2. These are easy recipes to make! I’ve been making popsicles and have an ice cream maker. I’d love to try one of these, and good to know the products that are made in the USA to make it!!

  3. Tamra Phelps says:

    I remember, as a kid, looking forward to someone making homemade ice cream. But back then, ice cream machines were so small & it was time-consuming, so I love the idea of not needing one!

  4. rochelle haynes says:

    I love ice cream love to make my own

  5. ellen beck says:

    Great recipes. I really like these. I think my favorite variations involve fruits. Ice cream is so easy and so good!

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