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.

Want To Save This Recipe?

recipe from Eagle Brand

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?

You might also like...

85 Responses
  1. 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?

  2. Marilyn Mallimo

    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 🙂

  3. ColleenB.

    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

  4. 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 😉

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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 🙂

  8. dawnn

    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!

  9. Jennifer

    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!

  10. 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!

Leave a Reply

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?

Tips for Baking Success!

Cookies and Cups Newsletter Get 5 Baking Secrets That Will Change Your Life!

Delivered Straight to Your Inbox, For Free:

Recipes You’ll Love

This site participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn a small fee by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Ad Blocker Detected!

Advertisements fund this website. Please disable your adblocking software or whitelist our website.
Thank You!