machineless homemade vanilla ice

Machineless homemade vanilla ice

a surprisingly simple method to make vanilla ice at home without even using an ice-cream machine
machineless homemade vanilla ice
machineless homemade vanilla ice

I never thought of making ice cream at home. Too much work, and I didn’t want to invest in a machine that I only use occasionally. But once more, the weather is terribly hot, and then a cool ice cream sounds very tasty. And then I found the recipe from Emmi kocht einfach to make ice cream without a machine. Of course I was tempted immediately, and you can prepare it in no time. You just have to put it one night in the fridge to let it freeze. So there was the idea for my machineless homemade vanilla ice.

This is a very basic recipe, with only three ingredients. Nevertheless it tastes lovely. And once you have this recipe, you can start experimenting on your own with other ingredients. I am not really into very sweet tastes, and this was on the borderline for me. I added some mint and raspberries for serving to have a counterweight.

It is also the first time I found an acceptable usage for sweetened condensed milk. Though I liked it as a child, it is much too sweet for me now. But it makes a perfect ice-cream, and was the surprising ingredient for this recipe.

machineless homemade vanilla ice

a surprisingly simple method to make vanilla ice at home without even using an ice-cream machine
Prep Time15 mins
Freezing time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Keyword: homemade, machineless, vanilla ice
Servings: 1000 ml


  • mixer


  • 400 ml sugared condensed milk
  • 500 ml heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste


  • Mix the vanilla paste and the sugared condensed milk.
  • Whip the cream until very stiff.
  • Carefully mix the whipped cream under the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture in a box and put it in the freezer for at least 5 hours or one night.
    machineless homemade vanilla ice
  • Serve with some mint and sour fruits like for example raspberries
    machineless homemade vanilla ice

A few months ago, I described how to make the perfect whipped cream for the lemon curd mousse. You may read it and use the same advice for whipping the cream for this machineless homemade vanilla ice.

I put the box for the ice-cream in the freezer before I started to make the ice-cream. It is better that is has cooled down already before you pour in the mixture.

I used vanilla paste for this recipe. However you can also use vanilla essence or even better, scrape a fresh vanilla stick. Here a picture of the product I used:

vanilla paste

You can find the sugared condensed milk amongst the other coffee related products:

sugared condensed milk

I also submitted the recipe on this weeks #cookblogshare. You can visit in via the link below.

Cook Blog Share

And click here for the Dutch version on Gerechtenweb.

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