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Orange Shortbread Cookie No Churn Ice Cream-Gluten free option

A delicious ice cream recipe that doesn't require an ice cream maker! I offer a gluten free version and 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 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 3 pints
Author Linda Spiker


  • 1 3/4 cups cold sweetened condensed milk (if making your own, see link above in blog post) 14 oz
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream cold
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • Zest of two large oranges or 3 small oranges
  • 8 shortbread cookies chopped or crumbled


  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 2-3 minutes)
  3. Add cold sweetened condensed milk and orange zest, beat again until soft peaks form (1-2 minutes)
  4. Chop shortbread cookies and fold them into cream mixture
  5. Pour into a container, cover and set in freezer for at least 4 hours. Best if used within six weeks.
  6. Enjoy!