Have you ever tried no-churn ice cream? I want to say that Nigella Lawson invented this particular technique. Let me tell you that it’s absolutely genius. Two ingredients essentially make this into ice cream: sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. These two things are beaten together and you end up with the richest most decadent no-churn ice cream. Absolutely no ice cream maker needed.
This recipe is inspired by the Mexican chocolate I experienced while in Mexico a few weeks ago. It’s rich, spiced and has a really deep delicious flavor. The chocolate is incredibly flavorful. I love it so much.
Mexican No-Churn Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 cup coffee beans
- 5 whole allspice berries or 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 whole cinnamon stick or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 whole dried ancho chile (stems and seeds removed) or 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- To a medium saucepan, add the cream, coffee beans, allspice berries, cinnamon stick, dried ancho chile, salt and vanilla extract. Bring to a simmer. Immediately turn off the heat and cover. Allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain, discarding the solids. Transfer the cream mixture to a bowl and stick it in the fridge until very cold, about 1 hour.
- To the bowl of a stand-up mixer, add the sweetened condensed milk. Sift the cocoa powder on top and then stir the mixture until the cocoa combines.
- Pour in the chilled heavy cream and beat with the whisk attachment until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a parchment-lined loaf pan and freeze for at least 6 hours, ideally overnight. Serve and eat immediately. Top with sprinkles if you like.
Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.