Cocoa Condensed Milk Ice Cream (No Churn)

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This Cocoa Condensed Milk Ice Cream (No Churn) is one of those recipe that are perfect for when you are craving a decadent ice cream treat but do not have any in your freezer.

Cocoa condensed milk ice cream is made without an ice cream maker and typically includes, heavy whipping cream, cocoa powder, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. 

A bowl of ice cream with condensed milk and marshmallows.

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What is No Churn Ice Cream?

No-churn ice cream is a type of ice cream that does not require an ice cream maker. It’s made by mixing the ice cream base and putting it directly in the freezer to harden. No-churn ice cream is rich and creamy, and can be ready in a few hours. 

Why This Ice Cream Recipe is a Keeper

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  • Minutes to Make: Make no churn ice cream recipe in just a few minutes. Then allow ice cream mixture to freeze. This ice cream recipe is easy.
  • Easy Recipe: All found in pantry or fridge. Make condensed milk ice cream an easy dessert option with a creamy texture.
  • Family Friendly: Make an ice cream sundae bar to thrill the family.
  • Adaptable No Churn Recipe: Instead of chocolate ice cream recipe, you can add different flavors to add the condensed milk to. Such as a no-churn vanilla ice cream.

If you’re looking for more [chocolate recipes, try these Chocolate Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl, Caramel Chocolate Pretzels and Oreos Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Can you make this no churn ice cream dairy free?

Creamy cocoa condensed milk ice cream with sweet marshmallows, made with condensed milk.

Yes, you can use coconut milk or coconut cream and half and half for this condensed milk ice cream.

Ingredient Notes to Make Condensed Milk Ice Cream

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Most of the ingredients are things you have om hand and make it an amazing thick and creamy ice cream without an ice cream machine.

  • Sweetened condensed milk: This adds the thickness and sweetness to the ice cream. Remember this is not evaporated milk. The sweetened condensed milk takes the place of the milk and the sugar.
  • Dairy: Half and half and heavy cream. This makes the ice cream creamy.
  • Chocolate: Unsweetened cocoa powder and the Hot chocolate give it the decadent chocolate flavor.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions to Make Homemade Ice Cream

You can make changes to the ice cream to make it special.

  • Ingredient variation: Different extracts such as peppermint, almond or even cookie butter to make a unique ice cream flavor.
  • Use Vanilla Bean: The rich flavor of the vanilla bean will enhance the flavor of finished dessert.

How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk No-Churn Ice Cream

You can make ice cream so easily you may never buy traditional ice cream again. This recipe is easy to prepare. Make chocolate ice cream with condensed milk is a game changer.

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These are the basic steps for making sweetened condensed milk ice cream. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

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STEP 1: Make this Recipe by Blending

First, in a mixing bowl add the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and half and half. Then blend together with a whisk until combined. Add the cocoa powder and hot cocoa mix to the milk mixture and mix again until there are no clumps.

STEP 2: In Another Bowl Whip the Heavy Cream

Next, in another large bowl, add the heavy cream. Use a hand mixer to whip this together until stiff peaks are formed. Then add the whipped heavy cream to the chocolate mixture and fold the two mixtures together.

STEP 3: Mix In to the Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Add the marshmallows, folding together again. Transfer to a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap . Then top with more marshmallows and mini chocolate chips if desired.

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STEP 4: Keep the Ice Cream in an Air Tight Container and Freeze the Ice Cream Recipe

Finally, the ice cream recipe requires to freeze for 3 to 6 hours or overnight until firm. Store ice cream in an airtight container.

Recipe FAQs for Easy Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

There are several differences, no-churn ice creams is made without eggs. Also, another difference is the use of sweetened condensed milk in place of the sugar.

To prevent ice cream from forming ice crystals, you can use a recipe that minimizes the amount of free water in the mixture, by using lots of solids and some form of stabilization. Bottom line keep it cold and keep out the air.

It truly depends on the conditions in your freezer. The FDA recommends keeping the freezer at 0. The quality of the ice cream can start to deteriorate after the first month. Keeping it cold and airtight will help.

A bowl of cocoa condensed milk ice cream with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and condensed milk.

Expert Recipe Notes and Tips for Making This Easy No Churn Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

Of course, the key to any good ice cream is making it your own. For example:

  • Add ins: Coconut, chocolate chip cookies, nuts, chocolate chunks, or chopped up candy. Mint chocolate chips or even fresh fruit. Top with chocolate sauce and whip cream.
  • Hot Chocolate: Make a white hot chocolate or peppermint hot chocolate.
  • Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe: Use white hot chocolate and vanilla extract for a vanilla version.
  • Low Sugar: Feel free to use low sugar hot chocolate in the ice cream.
  • Fat Free: Fat free is not recommended for this no churn ice cream as ice cream needs a certain percentage of fat to be considered ice cream. You can use whole milk to make an ice milk.

What to Serve with Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream Recipes

A bowl of ice cream with condensed milk and marshmallows.
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Cocoa Condensed Milk Ice Cream (No Churn)

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Chill: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 15 minutes
This Cocoa Condensed Milk Ice Cream (No Churn) is one of those recipe that are perfect for when you are craving a decadent ice cream treat but do not have any in your freezer.
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Ingredients

  • 14 ounce Sweetened condensed milk, 1 can
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Half and half
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1.46 ounces Hot chocolate mix, 2 packets
  • 1 ½ cups Heavy cream
  • ¾ cup Mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl add the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and half and half. Blend together with a whisk until combined.
  • Add the cocoa powder and hot cocoa mix to the milk mixture and mix again until there are no clumps.
  • In another separate bowl, add the heavy cream. Use a hand mixer to whip this together until peaks are formed.
  • Add the whipped heavy cream to the chocolate mixture and fold the two mixtures together.
  • Add the marshmallows, folding together again. Transfer to a loaf pan. Top with more marshmallows and chocolate chips if desired.
  • Freeze for 6 hours or overnight until firm. Scoop the creamy ice cream to serve and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Add ins: Coconut, chocolate chip cookies, nuts, chocolate chunks, or chopped up candy. Mint chocolate chips or even fresh fruit. Top with chocolate sauce and whip cream.
  • Hot Chocolate: Make a white hot chocolate or peppermint hot chocolate.
  • Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe: Use white hot chocolate and vanilla extract for a vanilla version.
  • Low Sugar: Feel free to use low sugar hot chocolate in the ice cream.
  • Fat Free: Fat free is not recommended for this no churn ice cream as ice cream needs a certain percentage of fat to be considered ice cream. You can use whole milk to make an ice milk.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 674IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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