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Choose a flavor, any flavor. This simple base recipe for no-churn ice cream is endlessly adaptable.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Carson Downing

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
about 1 quart
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pour a 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk into an extra-large bowl; stir in flavoring. (Or steep the milk with ingredients like herbs or spices to flavor it.) In another large bowl beat 2 cups heavy cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla until it holds soft peaks; fold into condensed milk.

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  • Spread into a 9x5-inch loaf pan or two pint freezer containers. Freeze, covered, 8 hours or until firm.

Chocolate:

Whisk in 1/3 cup cocoa powder.

Strawberry:

Stir in 3 cups pureed strawberries.

Triple Berry:

Stir in 3 cups pureed blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Banana:

In a blender puree 3 peeled ripe bananas. Stir into sweetened condensed milk. Proceed as directed.

Coffee:

Whisk in 2 Tbsp. instant espresso coffee powder.

Salted Mocha:

Whisk in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp. instant espresso coffee powder, and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt.

Caramel:

Whisk in 1/4 cup caramel sauce.

Coconut:

Whisk in 1/4 cup melted coconut oil.

Mango:

Stir in 3 cups pureed mango.

Lavender:

Heat condensed milk and 3 Tbsp. dried lavender buds over low until bubbles begin to form along edge. Let stand, covered, 20 minutes. Strain out lavender. Let cool before proceeding.

Thyme:

Heat condensed milk and 12 thyme sprigs over low until bubbles begin to form along edge. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes. Strain out thyme. Let cool before proceeding.

Wildflower Honey:

Whisk 1/4 cup wildflower honey into sweetened condensed milk. Proceed as directed.

Birthday Cake:

Stir in 1/4 cup sprinkles.

Cherry:

Stir in 3 cups pureed tart pitted cherries.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; fat 26g; cholesterol 85mg; saturated fat 17g; carbohydrates 29g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 1g; trans fatty acid 1g; sugars 29g; protein 6g; vitamin a 1014.5IU; vitamin c 1.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; folate 7.9mcg; vitamin b12 0.3mcg; sodium 79mg; potassium 243mg; calcium 181mg; iron 0.2mg.
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