4 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

No ice cream maker? No problem. Try these easy-to-make, no-churn frozen desserts.

When we're all screaming for ice cream, we have a choice: Buy it at the store, or make it ourselves at home. But what if you don't have an ice cream maker? Fortunately, you don't need one—with just a few ingredients and a little freezer time, you can create your own no-ice-cream-maker ice cream.

For most of these no-churn ice cream recipes, sweetened condensed milk is combined with whipped cream and a few choice ingredients to create an airy-textured sweet treat that can be frozen as is.

Consider these ice cream recipes a jumping-off point. You can always experiment with other flavors (like mango in lieu of papaya) to find your perfect no-ice-cream-maker frozen dessert.

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No-Churn Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

No Churn Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
Samantha Seneviratne

Roasting the strawberries gives them a deeper flavor that really comes out in this homemade no-churn ice cream. And this recipe couldn't be easier: Just fold all the ingredients into a standard metal loaf pan and freeze for eight hours.

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No-Churn Papaya Ice Cream

Victor Protasio

Besides chopping papaya into small pieces, this simple ice cream recipe does not involve much work. Just fold the papaya into an ice cream base of heavy cream, condensed milk, and vanilla extract, whip it together in a mixer, and freeze. Ta-da! You've got a tropical (and tasty) dessert—no ice cream maker needed!

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Rolled Ice Cream

rolled ice cream
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Rolled ice cream shops have become trendy nationwide. But this frozen dessert is also a fast fix at home. Keep a baking pan in the freezer to enjoy ice-cold Thai-style rolled ice cream whenever you want.

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Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream
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Is there snow in the forecast? If so, grab some milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. It's time to make ice cream! We realize that snow is a little hard to come by in the summer, but shaved ice could stand in to create this slushy, not-quite-ice-cream treat.

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