Homemade Ice Cream with Only 3 Ingredients Recipe

This recipe is perfect for when you’re craving homemade ice cream but don’t have a lot of time or ingredients. With just 3 simple ingredients, you can whip up a delicious and creamy treat in no time!


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • (Optional) ½ to 1 cup of your favorite mix-ins (chocolate chips, chopped nuts, fruit, etc.)


  1. Whip the cream: In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the cold heavy whipping cream on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to overmix, as the cream can become clumpy.
  2. Combine ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Gently fold the whipped cream mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, or the ice cream may lose its air and become dense.
  3. Add mix-ins (optional): If you’re using any mix-ins, gently fold them into the ice cream mixture at this point.
  4. Freeze: Pour the ice cream mixture into a loaf pan or airtight container lined with parchment paper. Cover the top with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight, until firm.
  5. Enjoy! Let the ice cream soften slightly at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping. Enjoy your delicious homemade ice cream!

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