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Eight No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes to Try This Summer

Cool down with these easy at-home recipes.


As the weather heats up, there’s nothing better than a bowl of ice cream to cool you off. You may think that you need an ice cream maker to make homemade ice cream, but there are plenty of no-churn ice cream recipes out there.

For no-churn ice cream, you usually need a blender or hand-mixer and a loaf pan. These no-churn recipes are a great at-home activity to try and feature ingredients such as peanut butter, fresh fruit, and of course, chocolate.

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1. Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

This ice-cream recipe uses frozen bananas as a base, perfect for those who are sensitive to lactose. If you want the ice cream to have even more chocolate flavor, try using dark cocoa powder instead of regular.

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2. No-Churn Cinnamon Ice Cream

Condensed cream, heavy cream, vanilla, and cinnamon come together to make this creamy ice cream. Use a 9×5 loaf pan to freeze the ice cream for four to five hours.

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3. Two-Ingredient Almond Butter Ice Cream

Almond butter and bananas are used to make this ice cream. You can use a variety of mix-ins to add texture to the ice cream, such as chopped almonds, chocolate chips, or crushed pretzels. Fold them in after blending the bananas and almond butter.

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4. Pistachio Ice Cream

Full-fat coconut milk is used to give this ice cream its thickness and maple syrup is used as a natural sweetener. Keep in mind that the ice cream will taste less sweet once frozen, so take this into account when adding the syrup.

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5. Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream

All you need for this ice cream is frozen blueberries and frozen bananas. Depending on your food processor, you may have to pause and scrape down the sides a couple of times, but continue to blend until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.

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6. Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

You’ll need a stand or hand-mixer to mix together the condensed milk, cream, and chocolate chips. You can use coarsely chopped chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, or chopped chocolate bars, but you want the chocolate pieces to be bite-sized.

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7. Homemade Pineapple Ice Cream

This ice cream can be served right away by using frozen coconut milk ice cubes. After blending, the texture will be more creamy, and more like soft serve. For more of a hard ice cream, freeze the mixture for two hours.

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8. No-Churn Double Peanut Butter Ice Cream

The perfect ice cream for peanut butter lovers, this recipe uses creamy peanut butter and can be amplified with chopped peanuts or peanut butter cups. When serving the ice cream, drizzle with melted peanut butter.