Easy Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream: No Churn, 3 Ingredients

Amazing Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe without an Ice Cream Maker. No Churn, just 3 Ingredients @bestrecipebox

Making fresh ice cream doesn’t get easier than this. Smashed strawberries add so much fresh flavor and texture to this easy no churn, 3 ingredient ice cream strawberry ice cream recipe.  All you need are a few ingredients, patience and an appetite for something cool and refreshing on a hot Summer day.

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Based off the popularity of our 3 ingredient creamy chocolate ice cream recipe, this strawberry counterpart has smashed fresh strawberries and a lot of love. Optional ingredients are a few drops of red food coloring if you want that extra pop of color. Without the food coloring, the ice cream is still super delicious and will be a favorite for years to come!

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Amazing Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe without an Ice Cream Maker. No Churn, just 3 Ingredients @bestrecipebox

Easy Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe: No-churn, 3-Ingredients

Yield: about 1 quart

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Based off our hugely popular 3 ingredient creamy chocolate ice cream recipe, this strawberry counterpart has smashed fresh strawberries and a lot of love. Optional ingredients are a few drops of red food coloring if you want that extra pop of color.
We enjoy eating the ice cream about 4-5 hours after it's frozen because it's still slightly soft. Next day is great too. But the longer you freeze it, the more firm and icy it can become. So if it's been freezing for a few days, allow it to soften a bit at room temperature so it becomes easier to scoop. Adapted from our Easy 3-Ingredient Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (480ml) cold heavy whipping cream (cold)
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (not to be confused with evaporated milk)
  • 1 pound of fresh strawberries or thawed frozen strawberries, mashed
  • (optional) red food coloring to achieve a brighter pink color and few slices of strawberry for garnish

Directions:

  1. Mash strawberries in a bowl and set aside. If using thawed frozen strawberries, drain the excess juices and water first, then mash the strawberries. If using fresh strawberries, keep the juices.
  2. In large mixing bowl of stand-mixer or in a large bowl and using an electric hand mixer, add all the ingredients: heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Whip the heavy cream mixture on high speed until stiff peaks form (to prevent massive splattering, start out at a slower speed and as the cream thickens, increase the speed). Be careful not to over mix or "break" the whip cream mixture.
  4. Pour the mashed strawberries into the mixture and gently fold in until combined. (Optional) for a brighter pink color, add a few drops of red food coloring into the mixture and gently stir.
  5. Pour the whipped mixture into a freezer safe container. We like to use a bread pan. Top with a few slices of strawberries for garnish (optional). Cover and freeze for about 4-5 hours. In about 3-4 hours you can have a "soft serve" type ice cream. If you prefer a more firm texture, freeze for at least 5-6 hours or overnight.
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Amazing Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe without an Ice Cream Maker. No Churn, just 3 Ingredients @bestrecipebox

13 comments… add one

  • Janice Ganus August 6, 2015, 9:32 am

    Look good. Going to try some .

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    • Valerie August 9, 2015, 7:20 pm

      This was delicious! Easy recipe. ..fresh and better than store-bought.

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  • michelle August 7, 2015, 6:36 pm

    Can you mix this in sn icecream maker & would u need to add anything else?

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  • LP August 8, 2015, 10:28 am

    Do you think replacing with bananas in place of the strawberry will work?

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  • Jane August 8, 2015, 4:49 pm

    Love this! My husband loves it too! From now on I will be making my own ice cream, no more store bought for me?. Will try the chocolate next!

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  • Mary August 8, 2015, 9:25 pm

    This is simple and delicious. I have a container in my freezer right now. However, it does tend to freeze up very hard so I take it out and sit on the counter for a few minutes to let it soften.

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    • Tahnae June 2, 2016, 7:54 pm

      You’re right, very tasty, but very hard. I think this due to all the water content from the berries. I want try with the juice strained, but I’m afraid thee strawberry flavor strength will be lost.

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  • julie August 15, 2015, 6:02 pm

    This looks good (and easy!) But my question is does the ice cream itself have any strawberry flavor? When you eat store bought strawberry ice cream, the ice cream itself taste “strawberry”. It seems here if you had a bite without strawberries you would be eating just plain frozen cream? Am I correct on this? Maybe it would be best to leave the juices in from frozen strawberries instead of drain them. I mean it looks delicious, but my worry is it will taste plain. Any suggestions?

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  • Lerissa August 15, 2015, 8:57 pm

    I’ve been whipping the cream/condensed milk mixture for the past 20 minutes, and it’s no thicker than when I started. Both the heavy whipping cream and the condensed milk were in the fridge overnight. I used the correct amounts. I Googled “whipping cream and condensed milk” and found a couple of similar recipes. Their directions say to whip the cream and then fold in the condensed milk.

    Does this recipe need to be edited? Or have I done something wrong? Right now I have bowl and the electric mixer in the refrigerator in hopes that getting colder might mean it will actually whip.

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    • Tahnae June 2, 2016, 7:55 pm

      I’ve done it both ways and it worked for me, not sure:(

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    • Bella June 6, 2016, 10:56 am

      Your mistake was refrigerating the condensed milk; it should have been room temp. You can fold in the milk but if you are going to mix it with the cream it can’t be cold because it will be too thick.

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  • Lauren August 18, 2015, 1:52 pm

    Made it yesterday, loved it last night!

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  • Patricia October 4, 2015, 1:23 pm

    Yummy

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