So a few weeks ago, I posted this Rocky Road frozen custard and talked about how fun it was to get my ice cream maker out and how I forget how much I love making homemade ice cream. And all that is true–kind of like homemade bread, the whole long, involved, super-satisfying process of making old-school ice cream in an ice cream freezer is one of my favorite things to make.
It really takes a lot of time. Not necessarily active time, but lots of waiting. And planning. And sometimes a girl just needs her homemade ice cream now, you know?
If you’ve never made no-churn ice cream, it’s such a fun and easy thing to do, especially with kids. This is a really great basic recipe that you can adapt however you want. And this No-Churn Cinnamon Ice Cream is the perfect canvas for fun garnishes–fresh strawberries, cinnamon-sugar doughnut or churro pieces, baked or fried tortillas covered in cinnamon sugar, snickerdoodle or sugar cookie pieces, buttermilk syrup (or other caramel sauce), and candied pecans are all great choices!
For this, you’ll need whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Combine the sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into the cinnamon mixture until combined. Transfer to a 9×13″ dish (this turquoise 9×13″ from Fiestaware is a favorite of both Sara and me!)
cover, and freeze for at least 6 hours
When ready to serve, scoop and then add toppings as desired.
No-Churn Cinnamon Ice Cream
Super simple no-churn ice cream that's perfect for Mexican-themed cookouts!
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- Garnishes as desired (see notes)
- Combine the sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- Whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into the cinnamon mixture until combined. Transfer to a 9x13" dish, cover, and freeze for at least 6 hours
- When ready to serve, scoop and then add toppings as desired!