Basic Homemade Ice Cream {no ice cream maker needed}

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Back in November, I was invited to the Smucker’s Head Quarters in Ohio.  We were introduced to many of the brands that are part of the Smucker’s family.  Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk happens to be one of those products.  While there, I also got to try out a lot of fun recipes.  One of them was this delicious basic homemade ice cream recipe.

We made this ice cream that requires no ice cream maker and then moved into another room that was FULL of things to add to our basic ice cream before placing it in the freezer.  I felt like Charlie when he just stepped foot into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The over 6 ft long counter top was filled with everything you could ever imagine to put in your ice cream.  I finally settled on bits of brownie along with Smucker’s caramel and some cashews.

I think it would be so fun to do a kids party where the kiddos each make their ice cream and add the mix is.  Then they each can have their own ice cream to take home and enjoy for later.

After making the ice cream at Smucker’s, we each got to make a video about the ice cream and get tips from Kelsey Nixon on our video.  It felt very “Next Food Network Starish”.  When we were making the videos.  However, Kelsey was gave us a much nicer critique than Bob Tushman.  It was a blast.  You can see the video I made below.

Well not only do I have this awesome ice cream recipe for you today but I also have a giveaway – an Ice  Cream Party Pack from Smucker’s!  The package includes:

  • Smucker’s new Spoonable Blueberry Topping and Smucker’s Hot Caramel Microwavable Topping (both are tasty)
  • Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • $75 Walmart gift card
  • Smucker’s Bowls & Scoop
  • Portable iPod speakers
  • Recipes and product fact sheets
Smucker's Ice Cream Toppings |

Sorry, I forgot earlier to tell you how to enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me you favorite ice cream topping. You have until July 24 at midnight (MST) to enter. For those who have already left a comment, you are entered.

Also, from now until July 29th, you can simply visit, fill out an entry form, and you will be eligible to win a Smucker’s Ice Cream Toppings gift basket with assorted products!

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Basic Homemade Ice Cream {no ice cream maker needed}

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  • 1 14 oz can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups whipping cream


  • In a large bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk with the half and half, salt, and vanilla. Stir until well blended.
  • In a another bowl, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Place in a 9 x 5 loaf pan or other similar container. At this point you can also add in mix ins. You can do it in layers or swirl it in.
  • Cover and freeze 6 hours or until firm.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Disclosure: I also received an Ice Cream Party Pack.

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  2. I love caramel and chocolate chips… and I’d never turn down whipped cream!

    Love your recipes, by the way!

  3. I love sliced banana’s, granola sprinkled and carmel topping….yummmmm…now head for the freezer!

    I found this by watching Fresh Living today…great recipes for the 24th!

  4. My favorite topping has to be fruit…. I love strawberris, blueberries, and bananas!!

  5. I have an obsession with chocolate sprinkles, chocolate syrup and crushed Oreo cookies all at once LOL.

  6. Whipped cream and a cherry are my favorite toppings! Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. I love banana splits. Strawberry, pineapple, hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry, along with bananas.


  8. As a kid, I remember making ice cream with grandma and waiting for what seemed like forever! My favorite ice cream topping is caramel and hot fudge!

  9. My favorite topping? Everything! But if I had to choose one it would be hot fudge. I cannot resist hot fudge! Yummmm. Now I want ice cream.

  10. Caramel–and you need a gift certificate these days just to afford to buy heavy whipping cream! Ouch!

  11. I loooooooooooooooove magic shell, especially on chocolate peanut butter/chocolate ice cream!!!!!

  12. Cherries! Whether it’s just one, or more. Their simple, but have such flavor – looks can be deceiving.

  13. Caramel sauce, whipped cream and a cherry! YUM. I’m an ice cream FREAK, so I’m going to have to try the recipe!

  14. My favorite is Smuckers hot fude warmed up and poured over ice cream! Yummy, Yummy in my tummy!

  15. caramel or fresh peaches . debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  16. caramel or fresh peaches debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  17. I love caramel on my ice cream. With some Heath bits sprinkled on top- sounds delicious

  18. I looove toffee and caramel on ice cream. What a cool recipe that you don’t even need an ice cream maker! Good job on your video! I loved Kelsey when she was on food network!

  19. I would have to say either strawberry sauce or caramel. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize.

  20. I love blueberries (fresh fruit), so I would love to try the new blueberry topping!

  21. I have some blackberry jam that ended up not setting (tried a non-pectin recipe and it didn’t quite work out) so we use it as ice cream topping now and it’s been my favorite for a while – which is good because I’ve got a lot of it!

  22. I love hot fudge! Thanks for the recipe. I’ll have to try it, especially since I don’t have an ice cream maker.

  23. My favorite topping is Caramel & Coconut mixed together with a Hot Fudge Sauce drizzled over that!

  24. I love just about anything chocolate on my ice cream… sauce, hot fudge, brownie bits, chocolate chips, etc.

  25. This sounds amazing! I love any ice cream with any toppings, especially chocolate candy bars (like Snickers, Twix, etc.) and caramel!

  26. I love Oreo cookies with strawberry sauce or Butterfingers with caramel sauce. So yummy!

  27. What an awesome giveaway, it’s so hot here I would be happy with eating ice cream all day!

  28. Woot woot! I love homemade ice cream but I hate getting out the ice cream maker for some reason (pretty much I’m lazy!)… What an awesome giveaway! Pick me!

  29. I don’t have an ice cream maker and have always wanted to try making ice cream! I am glad you posted this, I’ll have to give it a try.

  30. It’s been too long since I made ice cream. I will have to try this! And that microwaveable caramel sounds divine!

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