2 Ingredient Ice Cream


I have been obsessed with short cut recipes lately…  2 ingredient fudge, 2 ingredient cookies, 2 ingredient cupcakescake mix this, cake mix that.

Sometimes I can’t let things go…

Like my “vintage” Larry Bird T-Shirt that I wear to bed (and occasionally around the house)…

I stole it from my brother like 20 years ago.  I love it.

My husband despises it, but it’s cozy and soft…and you can’t hate Larry Bird.  It’s a proven fact.  Dude has class.

That’s how I feel about short cut recipes…

Would I serve them at a fancy party?  Probably not.  But I wouldn’t wear my beloved Larry to a fancy party either… time and place people.


So with that said, I am going to share with you a recipe that is a one way ticket to “elastic pants for life-ville”.

I’m not exaggerating either…it’s already started happening to me.  The prospect of homemade ice cream made from 2 ingredients with no ice cream maker necessary is just plain dangerous.

“Elastic pants for life-ville” get ready to welcome a new resident.


So let’s begin.

2 Ingredient Ice Cream.

Here’s all you’ll need:

2 cups of heavy cream and 1 can of sweetened condensed milk.

I learned how to make this ice cream on my trip to Smuckers back in October.  Those people are genius!

All you do is whip the cream until it’s stiff and then fold in your sweetened condensed milk.  Freeze it and  that’s it.  Perfectly delicious and creamy vanilla ice cream.  I’m serious.  I didn’t believe it at first either, but I cross my heart, it’s unbelievably good.


I have to tell you.  What I love most about this ice cream recipe is that it’s crazy adaptable.

So instead of letting it be, and enjoying plain vanilla ice cream I decided to accessorize it.  Ice cream likes to get fancy too.  It told me so.

So I added 2 more ingredients and transformed my vanilla ice cream into S’mores Ice Cream.  Holla!


I had some of these yummy chocolate covered graham crackers in my pantry,,,as well as some marshmallow ice cream topping.  You could also just use Marshmallow Fluff.

I decided to chop up a few of those cookies and put them in the ice cream. I used about 24 cookies…

Then I folded them in.

I transferred my concoction to a plastic container and poured on some of the marshmallow topping.

I wanted the marshmallow swirled in, so I just took a spoon and swirled it throughout the ice cream.

Then I popped it in the freezer and counted the everlasting minutes until it was done.  Approximately 360 of them.

2 Ingredient Ice Cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream, very cold
  • 1 (14 oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • * optional ~ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. In your stand mixer with whisk attachment on high speed beat your cream until it becomes stiff, approx 1 minute 30 seconds.
  2. Fold in your sweetened condensed milk.
  3. If you are adding in extras, do that now.
  4. Transfer to a container with a lid and freeze for 6 hours.

recipe from Eagle Brand

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106 Comments on "2 Ingredient Ice Cream"


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February 12, 2012 6:30 pm

This looks amazing! I love this idea of shortcut recipes. I’ll have to try it!

February 12, 2012 6:35 pm

Ridiculous! I have both of those things in my kitchen right now. The only reason I’m not making it this very second (besides that I’m in vegg-mode on the couch) Is I would want to do something besides vanilla. Not hating on the 2-ingredients treats over here. Keep em coming!

Robin @ Simply Southern Baking
February 12, 2012 6:45 pm

Shelly, this looks absolutely amazing…dangerous & addictive too! I can see all kinds of flavors coming out of this recipe. My, my, my….the gears are turning now. Thanks for sharing.

Annie @ Annie
February 12, 2012 6:57 pm

I’ve made a few varieties of this ‘ice cream’ too, it’s so good!

Cookbook Queen
February 12, 2012 7:25 pm

You know all the good tricks!! Can’t wait to try it!!

February 12, 2012 7:26 pm

So…. this looks delicious, but I don’t know if I could wait 360 whole minutes to break it out of the freezer! Will it work in an ice-cream maker?

February 12, 2012 7:28 pm

1. Apparently, I will not be losing weight anytime soon.
2. Ain’t nothing wrong with a worn out shirt when it’s so comfy. And…
3. Ain’t nothing wrong with sharing your two-ingredient recipes all up in here!

February 12, 2012 7:46 pm

This stuff is genious! My family fell in love with this last summer. We made every kind we could think of. It’s pretty much foolproof. Thanks for the reminder!

February 12, 2012 7:48 pm

This is evil genius! I love you, but I’m a little mad at you too. 🙂

That larry bird tee… too funny!

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
February 12, 2012 8:05 pm

I love you and hate you all at the same time. This looks wonderful (and dangerous).

February 12, 2012 8:12 pm

oh my gawwd this makes me want to kick myself in the butt for buying an ice cream maker! (I still love it though..) But seriously, pure genius right here! Can’t wait to give it a try 🙂

Debby Pucci
February 12, 2012 8:16 pm

I just have to try it! (Love the t-shirt!)

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
February 12, 2012 8:35 pm

oh man, elastic pants, this would so be worth it.

February 12, 2012 8:43 pm

I’m fairly certain this is the most dangerous recipe you’ve ever posted. And that’s saying a lot.

February 12, 2012 9:11 pm

ummm…. Wow! No way! 2 ingredient ice cream?!

February 12, 2012 9:49 pm

Love this idea! I might do a chocolate mint cookie version of this soon.
I know when are get snow here in Texas(its rare) , I make snow ice cream using sweetened condesnsed milk. Its so good.

Heather (Heather
February 12, 2012 9:59 pm

i’m buying the stuff for this TOMORROW…holy yum!

and it’s true, you can’t hate on larry bird. homeskillet does have class!

Shannon @dinnerordessert
February 12, 2012 10:06 pm

this is dangerously easy!!! love it.

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
February 12, 2012 11:30 pm

I love this. AWESOME. Two ingredients plus candy. Pinning this immediately!

February 13, 2012 12:41 am

Dangerous, you said it!
Can’t imagine who wouldn’t love to make something real quick, that’s real easy, with real few ingredients!
Looks great … and how simple! 🙂

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
February 13, 2012 6:52 am

Well this just made me love you more!

Carrie - Carrie
February 13, 2012 10:05 am

This is absolutely genius! I can’t wait to try. 🙂

February 13, 2012 10:18 am

This could be dangerous! 😉

Emilie @ Emilie
February 13, 2012 10:26 am

That recipe is genius! I can’t wait to try it

Mal @ The Chic Geek
February 13, 2012 10:48 am

oh wow, this sounds incredibly delicious. I think I have to try it soon

Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are}
February 13, 2012 12:30 pm

That looks completely decadent, and I would TOTALLY serve that to company. . . . Maybe I’m crazy, but I would!! I would not, however, wear the Lady Bird T to a party. You’re right about that one ;)!

February 13, 2012 12:56 pm

I don’t have a stand mixer. Can I use a hand mixer??

I would LOVE to try this! 🙂

The Gourmet Student
February 13, 2012 1:57 pm

Incredible!! Can’t wait to try it =)

February 13, 2012 2:14 pm

Love that no ice cream machine is required.

February 13, 2012 2:40 pm

Elastic pants for life-ville – LOL! I’m on my way too, especially if I keep making your recipes! Tomorrow I’m making your Peanut Butter-Pretzel Chocolate Drizzled Rice Krispie Treats and will cut them into heart shapes to give away as Valentines – but not before I have one myself. Quality control and all that 😉

February 13, 2012 2:42 pm

Awesome. First the 2 ingredient fudge that I have already made TWICE and now ice cream. Once again, you’re awesome. 😉

Frannie Stevens-Meshorer
Frannie Stevens-Meshorer
February 13, 2012 3:54 pm


Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
February 13, 2012 3:54 pm

Amazing! Talk about easy! And I love that you can make it your own with different mix-ins.
This could actually be quite dangerous…

February 13, 2012 4:16 pm

This I know I will be making this soon; using Oreo cookies or mint cookies or adding mini chocolate chips or just about whatever my little heart desires. May even try my hand at some rocky road ice cream; mint chocolate chip.
Thanks 4 the recipe

Marilyn Mallimo
Marilyn Mallimo
February 13, 2012 4:20 pm

How have I never heard of this before? I think you should be awarded a Nobel Prize or something!! Can’t wait to try this….it seems waaaay to easy for something that can be soooo good. Thank you for making my Monday 🙂

February 13, 2012 6:07 pm

Oh my, that is almost too easy. I have to try this, but what if I like it? WIll this lead to me buying those elastic waist pants from the back of the Parade magazine in Sunday’s paper?

Erika - The Teenage Taste
February 13, 2012 7:19 pm

Oh my gosh, these is genius. PURE GENIUS!
Mark my words, I will be making this when the weather warms up a bit.
I’m brainstorming different flavor combinations as I type this… 😀

February 13, 2012 9:24 pm

Amazing!!!! I need to try this easy, easy ice cream. Love it!

February 14, 2012 12:03 am

I totally love your 2 ingredient recipes! Can’t wait to give this one a try. Please keep the 2 ingredient heavenly treats coming…

Christina @ ovenadventures
Christina @ ovenadventures
February 14, 2012 2:19 am

Well you better move over because I’m putting in my elastic pants on and moving in!!! Can’t wait to try this!!!

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray (soon to be Rachel Cooks)

No frickin’ way! This is amazing!

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
February 14, 2012 11:48 am

Yum~Yum~Yum! I haven’t made homemade ice cream in YEARS! This is easy enough for even me! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

February 14, 2012 12:56 pm

And me with Girl Scouts cookies on the way…. I’m thinking Thin Mint with a little cocoa powder or mint extract added?

I’m thinking crushed oreo’s.

I’m thinking chocolate chips and maraschino cherries.

I’m thinking butterfingers……

My waist is not going to love you.

But my mouth totally does!

February 14, 2012 1:35 pm

I was looking for a fun Valentine’s Day activity to do with my son. I think making ice cream could be it. I’m going to fold in leftover red velvet cake. Thanks for sharing!!! Love everything you do.

February 14, 2012 4:42 pm

I just made it and I’m impressed it took me five minutes to make ice cream! I admit I did enjoy a couple of spoonfuls before putting it in the freezer. I can’t wait until it’s done!!

February 14, 2012 10:25 pm

2 ingredient ice cream?! Sold! My husband is going to go crazy for this!

Bring on the “His” and “Hers” elastic pants!

P.S. Thank you so, so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I’m so honored that the great “cookies and cups” stopped by!

February 14, 2012 11:46 pm

You explained it perfectly as ALWAYS! Everyone needs a Larry Bird shirt! We’ll be doing this soon!

Emily ~SoDomesticated~
February 14, 2012 11:50 pm

Loving this ice cream!

February 15, 2012 8:31 am

Oh my goodness….now WHY did you have to go and tell me about this?!?! Sounds heavenly!

February 17, 2012 9:42 pm

Just made this. So easy. Made mine with crushed up chocolate espresso beans. Waiting is the hardest part right now.