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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups



  • 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.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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November 21, 2021 10:36 pm

I made this with 3 Tablespoons of grated coconut, 2 Tablespoons of mini choc chips & 2 Tablespoons of chopped almonds… was amazing! 2nd batch i added 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla, about 3 Tablespoons of fresh grated ginger root, 1 teaspoon turmeric & very finely chopped pecans. (Ginger & turmeric are inflammation fighters.) Was delicious!

July 14, 2015 2:09 pm

Just made this and now I’m (not so patiently) waiting for it to freeze.

I did manage to sneak a little taste before closing the freezer door and all I can say is: CAN’T WAIT!!!!

In addition to the vanilla I added some cinnamon and a couple of dashes of powdered ginger.

Karla A
June 3, 2015 2:26 pm

This looks very tasty! Will try it very soon! I do, however, have a remark about Larry Bird. I don’t know him personally but my brother played basketball in college against Larry and his comment was that he was a cry baby! We all grow & change which I am sure is the case for Larry.

October 17, 2014 2:01 pm

I love this recipe! I used 1/2 cup pumpkin puree and a couple pinches of pumpkin pie spice. It was amazing!

I linked to this post on my website, but I’m new to this, so I’m not sure how to get the pingback link to show up here. If I need to do something differently, please let me know. Thanks!

Shannon Leta
June 13, 2014 12:10 pm

I found this on Pinterest and tried it immediately! I added vanilla paste (vanilla bean in bourbon) and chopped up kit-kats. I bought Reese’s, Snickers and Cookies & Cream Hersheys to make some other variations. Best ice cream EVER and incredibly easy. It froze in 4-5 hours! Super creamy and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing! Going to try and figure out how to make it chocolate <3

May 29, 2014 9:01 pm

Just made this w my son with chopped up peanut butter sandwich cookies. Will report back tomorrow after its been consumed!

February 20, 2014 7:51 pm

Oh good gravey! I am SOOOOoooOO Excited here! I have this freezing as we speak! I have made it slightly more “faNcy” and added Cream cheese flavoring, crushed grahms, and took some frozen strawberries for a ride in my food processer and tossed em in. Then I took the second half of my batch and added some Bailey’s coffee creamer and instant coffee topped w crushed dark cholate Biscotti Yum!

February 28, 2013 12:28 pm

How I missed this I will never know! Time to PIN!

October 2, 2012 10:43 am

Just tried this, but added a third ingredient – a tablespoon of peanutbutter (and a peanut butter fudge ripple as my add-in). Can’t wait for it to freeze! 358minutes to go…

July 22, 2012 4:18 pm

OMG found this on pinterest two weeks ago and Ive already made two batches. Unbelievably easy and all around good. GREAT FIND!

July 17, 2012 11:31 am

You think it would work in an ice cream maker?

July 5, 2012 4:04 pm

i dont have a stand mixer….will this work by hand?! looks delish!

Renee T.
June 15, 2012 7:52 pm

Just tried it with an ice cream machine. I followed the directions (didn’t worry too much about folding in the milk thoroughly) but instead of putting it in the freezer, put directly into my ice cream machine. Results: delicious!!!

April 9, 2012 7:16 pm

This is awesome! I teach high school special ed and this is something I could totally do with my students and they can choose their flavor without having to compromise with others!

Elisa Vance
March 23, 2012 5:13 pm

I am definitely making this recipe tonight!!! For my add-ins, I will use Oreos and / or Thin Mint cookies!!! Cannot wait to try it out!!!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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