It may surprise you to learn that I’ve never made no-churn ice cream before this week. Sure I make ice cream all the time, but since I got my ice cream machine two and a half years ago (that’s a crazy long time ago!), I’ve only ever made recipes that require churning. If you’ve been drooling over ice cream on Sweet Sundays and have been kicking yourself for not investing in an ice cream machine, you’re in luck because this no-churn cookies and cream ice cream is AMAZING.
This week has been super hectic but also so full of amazing people. Things I learned in preparing to move: you don’t realize how many friends you have until you start trying to say goodbye to all of them. I’ve never been more social than I have been in the past two weeks and while it’s so great to see so many of the friends I’ve made over my past 10 years in Virginia, it’s also so emotionally draining. It’s a lot of ‘hellogoodbye’ and between the breakfast, lunch, coffee and happy hours, I’m in no mood to pack or acknowledge that I’m leaving in just a few days.
If I’m being totally honest, I’ve been coming home after work and sitting on my couch watching office reruns and eating this no-churn cookies and cream ice cream. It’s pretty much the perfect treat to reward myself with after a busy day of packing procrastinating. Somehow I found time to do two hours of wedding seating charts but managed to put off packing for 3 straight days. I need to work on my time management skills.
Okay, onto the good stuff. The base of this ice cream is super creamy but the Oreos add a nice crunch to each bite. The sweetened condensed milk makes it incredibly rich so pace yourself when you make this at home. One hefty scoop is all I need before bed. Or for breakfast, depending on busy my day looks.
This recipe is adapted from one I found in Julianne Bayer’s No-Bake Treats. The book has so many great ideas for desserts that don’t require the oven – perfect for those hot summer days. It also has a ton of pictures which makes me so happy. There’s nothing I find more irritating with a cookbook than going pages and pages with just text. Sure I want to know how to make it, but I also want to see how yours turned out!
Do you have a go-to no-churn ice cream recipe? Tell me about it in the comments!
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups crushed Oreos
- Whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add in the powdered sugar and beat until fully incorporated. Repeat with the vanilla extract. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk, followed by the Oreos.
- Freeze in an airtight container until frozen, about 4 hours.