Dessert is easy when you have a ready collection of sweetened condensed milk ice cream recipes on hand. When I discovered how easy it was to make ice cream using sweetened condensed milk, I immediately began experimenting with different variations.
I’ve tried half a dozen varieties and I love them all. Read on to find descriptions and links to each recipe, plus tips to create your own variations.
What You Need for Sweetened Condensed Milk Ice Cream
The beauty of sweetened condensed milk ice cream is that you can so easily create very different versions by changing just a couple of ingredients.
You already know the main ingredient — sweetened condensed milk. This gives the ice cream all the sweetness it needs.
The sweetened condensed milk also eliminates one of the most time-consuming steps in making traditional ice cream. The sweetened condensed milk takes the place of the custard base that usually involves cooking a mixture of cream, sugar and eggs.
The other ingredient you need for homemade no-churn ice cream is heavy whipping cream. This is the ingredient that will keep the ice cream from being too dense.
The best part of sweetened condensed milk ice cream is that not only do you get to skip the cooking step, you also get to skip the churning step. So, it’s a one-step, two-ingredient dessert and it tastes AMAZING.
How to Create Your Own Variations
Sweetened condensed milk ice cream is so easy to flavor. You can add vanilla extract to create a great vanilla ice cream base. Or, you can use other extracts (e.g. mint, maple or root beer) to enhance other flavors.
You can also add in your favorite candies or fruits. Most of my variations were inspired by my favorite candy bars and fruits.
Whether you add fresh fruit, pie filling, or fruit syrups, you can easily infuse homemade ice cream with your favorite fruit flavors.
Likewise, you can add crushed candy bars, small candy bits, or ingredients in your favorite desserts to your sweetened condensed milk ice cream to get a delicious combination.
Sweetened Condensed Milk Ice Cream Recipes
Below you will find recipes for all the variations I’ve tried. These were all inspired by some of my family’s favorite foods and we definitely weren’t disappointed with the results when they were combined with ice cream!
Fruit-Based Ice Cream Recipes
Here are the homemade ice creams I’ve made that were inspired by my favorite fruits.
I absolutely LOVE berries so I was excited to see how well they worked in sweetened condensed milk ice cream. I wasn’t disappointed when I made this Homemade No-Churn Berry Ice Cream.
My husband loves peaches as much as I love berries, so he preferred this Easy Peach Ice Cream.
I also love the flavor and color combination of lemons and blueberries and they work together beautifully in this Easy Homemade Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream.
Candy-Based Ice Cream Recipes
When I think of candy, I automatically picture candy bars so my first candy-inspired ice cream recipe was this simple chocolate ice cream recipe with chocolate chunks.
My favorite candy bar is Almond Joy so I combined all of those great flavors (chocolate, coconut, and almonds) in this Easy Homemade Almond Joy Ice Cream.
Not technically candy, one of my kids’ favorite ice cream versions is this Homemade Bubble Gum Ice Cream.