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2 Ingredient Ice Cream

A serving of 2 ingredient ice cream in a glass dish with a spoon

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.

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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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85 comments on “2 Ingredient Ice Cream”

  1. I will be making this recipe tonight! I’m going to add in some Oreo’s for a Cookies n Cream variety!!!

  2. I made this last night and had some tonight after dinner, I couldn’t believe how much it tasted like vanilla ice cream! It was delicious, do you have any suggestions on making chocolate ice cream?

    1. I actually might just add in some chocolate syrup when you mix in the sweetened condensed milk and mix it in 🙂

  3. Woohoo just tried your icecream and its soooooooooo easy peasy and soooooooo delicious !!! never thought it will taste like this. I´m in heaven because I tried so many recipes (don´t have an icecream maker) and never found something really yummy. I made it with pieces of Twix. DELICIOUS !!!! Thanks for sharing. Did you try any other addings? please share 🙂

  4. I made this yesterday and folded in a can of Caramel Apple Pie filling (it was a limited Edition for Christmas) – before I added the pie pilling, I cut up the apples with my kitchen scissors. I then sprinkled in some cinnamon and when I put it in the bowl to freeze, I swirled in some caramel. IT IS TO DIE FOR! I am giving some away to friends at work because I am tempted to just keep eating it. My belly hurts 🙂

  5. I don’t think anyone in this world could ever understand my obsession with ice cream. you, woman, are a goddess of “fu-sine” as i call it. (cuisine+fun= fuisine) Bravo! 🙂

  6. Can you use fat free cream and fat free sweetened condensed milk? Sounds delicous but I am on Weight Watchers and this would kill me!!

    1. I have never tried whipping fat free cream. NOt sure if that would work, but if it does, you could certainly sub in the fat free sweetened condensed milk!

  7. Ok I’ve got some in my freezer that I just made. I may say, it’s tastes sooooo delicious! Who knew? I am now working on concocting a pecan praline mixture to add to it…..wish me luck! Oh- the cream took a lot longer than 1 min. 30 seconds to whip up in my Kitchenaid…..just sayin’. 🙂 Thank you for the recipe!!

    1. Update- I came up with an awesome concoction for pecan praline mixture to add to this! I’m going to post the recipe on my blog within the next few days if anyone is interested.

  8. i use whipping cream and pudding, works very well and you can add fruit. i once added half a mango, it was great! you can use any flavor pudding for different flavors. i am so going to try cookies next time!

  9. I just made the “batter” for this while waiting for pasta to boil for our dinner. It was so easy. And out of the mixer, it tasted just like vanilla ice cream. It won’t be done freezing until midnight…boo! But I am so excited to try the final product. My son’s first birthday is in March and if this turns out yummy, I think I’ll make up some for his party instead of buying store bought.

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

  11. sweetsugarbelle

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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!!

  14. 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.

  15. OMG.
    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!

  16. Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

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

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