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Vanilla Bean 'No Churn Ice Cream with Hand Dipped Chocolate Cones

A delicious ice cream recipe that doesn't require an ice cream maker! I offer the option to make your own sweetened condensed milk. If you make your own sweetened condensed milk allow 40 minutes cook time and time for it to cool.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipe, kid-friendly recipes, no churn ice cream
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 3 pints
Author Linda Spiker


For Ice Cream:

  • 1 3/4 cups 14oz cold sweetened condensed milk (if making your own, see link above in blog post)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream cold
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • Assorted chocolate goodies if using in any amount desired

For Cones:

  • 12 waffle cones
  • 1 cup quality dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup your choice of chopped nuts mini chocolate chips


For Ice Cream:

  1. Place heavy whipping cream and vanilla paste or extract in the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment (or use a bowl and hand mixer)
  2. Beat until soft peaks form (this usually takes 3-4 minutes)
  3. Add cold sweetened condensed milk, beat again until soft peaks form (1-2 minutes)
  4. Fold in chocolate goodies by hand if using
  5. Pour into a container, cover and set in freezer for at least 4 hours.
  6. Note: If you are using chocolate covered nuts etc... they may sink to the bottom of your ice cream. There is nothing you can do about this, so this is what I recommend: after ice cream has been in the freezer for at least four hours, scoop it out into another container, stirring to mix in the chocolate additions. Place back in the freezer.
  7. Best if used within six weeks. Enjoy!

For Cones:

  1. Melt chocolate according to package instructions in double boiler or microwave
  2. Transfer melted chocolate to shallow bowl and roll top of waffle cones in chocolate
  3. Roll in nuts or chocolate chips
  4. Set standing on wax paper (chocolate side down) till chocolate firms up