Frugal Foodie Mama: 4 Ingredient No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

4 Ingredient No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

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Why does vanilla ice cream always seem to get the reputation of being boring and plain?
While I have created my fair share of homemade ice cream recipes with unusual flavors and combinations, I always come back to creamy, comforting vanilla.  
There is something pure and familiar about it... like your mama's Sunday pot roast or your favorite quilt.

But while vanilla ice cream can be nostalgic and simple, we also seem to forget that it the single most flavor of ice cream that gets to have all the fun. ;)
I mean, think of hot fudge sundaes piled high with whipped cream and topped with a cherry.
Or how about a slice of warm homemade apple pie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?  The ice cream starts to melt and meld with the apples and cinnamon creating a "sauce" you just have to slurp from the plate after you have ate the last bite of pie.
And milkshakes... don't even get me started on the milkshakes! 
About a trillion different milkshake flavors start with a few scoops of simple, "plain" vanilla ice cream. 

Today I am sharing with you all my recipe for a super easy and creamy 4 Ingredient No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream.  That is right, folks! No ice cream maker is required to make this classic frozen treat.
And just 4 ingredients??
Could I have possibly made it any easier for you all to Take Back Vanilla? ;)

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4 Ingredient No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: Freeze time- 4 hours to overnight
Ingredients (6-8 servings)
  • 1 cup of Nestle Coffee-mate French Vanilla or Classic Vanilla liquid creamer (I used their Fat Free French Vanilla.)
  • 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1/2 container of thawed whipped topping
In a large bowl, beat/whip together the Nestle Coffee-mate vanilla creamer, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream until slightly frothy.
Fold in the thawed whipping topping.

Pour into a large freezer-safe container. Freeze for one hour, and then stir with a rubber spatula. Be sure to scrape the frozen bits from the sides of the container.
Freeze for at least 3 more hours & up to overnight.

Allow the ice cream to sit out at room temperature for about 10 minutes before scooping. Homemade ice cream tends to freeze harder than store bought.

Scoop into cones or bowls. Make a sundae with your favorite toppings, or top your favorite pie or cobbler with a scoop or two.
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4 Ingredient No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream via #TakeBackVanilla #CGC

This is seriously THE BEST homemade vanilla ice cream I have ever whipped up in my kitchen.  The French Vanilla Nestle Coffee-Mate liquid creamer with it's hints of sweet marshmallow, vanillin, and buttercream made for the perfect creamy base for this ice cream.

4 Ingredient No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream via #TakeBackVanilla #CGC
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What is your favorite way to enjoy vanilla ice cream? :)

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