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No-Churn Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

No-Churn Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream. This four ingredient ice cream comes together with just a few simple ingredients; heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and hot fudge. The results are a creamy and delicious no-churn dessert.

This post was originally published July 9, 2012. It has since been updated to include new photos and helpful tips.

We have a house full of ice cream fans. Warm summer days are never complete without a frozen sweet treat. Which means I need a solid go-to ice cream recipe to get us through the season.  This is that recipe.

You have a creamy vanilla ice cream base with a decadent chocolate swirl. It is perfection.

No-Churn Ice Cream, Chocolate

Just look at that beautiful swirl! Did I mention the best part of this recipe? You DO NOT need an ice cream maker! It also only uses 4 simple ingredients, which makes it a must this summer.

What does no churn mean?

No churn means you do not need an ice cream maker to make this recipe. All you need is a mixing bowl, a few basic ingredients, and a freezer safe container. Churning is a process that helps to create smaller ice crystals which produces a silky and creamy ice cream. By using whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk instead of a custard base, you eliminate the need to churn.

Ingredients for chocolate swirl no churn ice cream:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Hot fudge

One question I am constantly asked is…

Does no-churn ice cream taste good?

The short answer? Yes. Does it taste like regular ice cream? Sort of.

No-churn ice cream meats all of the check marks of regular ice cream. It is sweet, creamy, and the flavor is spot on. The only major difference we have found is the texture. As each bite melts in your mouth it is extra smooth. Is that really a bad thing? We don’t think so. I have so many fun versions on the site. Be sure to give them all a try!

How to make no-churn ice cream with chocolate swirls:

  1. Whip the heavy cream in a medium bowl until stiff peeks form. 
  2. Mix the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Fold in the whipped cream. Transfer to a freezer safe container and set aside.
  3. Heat the hot fudge according to the side of the container. 
  4. Drizzle on top of the ice cream. Use a knife to gently swirl. Seal tightly and freeze until solid.
  5. Enjoy.

Tips for no-churn ice cream:

  • Chill the mixing bowl you plan to whip the cream in for 20 minutes in the freezer. This will help you achieve stiff peaks quicker. 
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the milk mixture. You do not want to lose the lift the cream gives the cream by over mixing. 
  • If you are having trouble with the fudge, heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds.

More No Churn Ice Cream Recipes:

No-Churn Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

No-Churn Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

Yield: 3 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

No-Churn Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream. This four ingredient ice cream comes together with just a few simple ingredients; heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and hot fudge. The results are a creamy and delicious no-churn dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot fudge

Instructions

  1. Whip the heavy cream in a medium bowl until stiff peeks form. 
  2. Mix the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Fold in the whipped cream. Transfer to a freezer safe container and set aside.
  3. Heat the hot fudge according to the side of the container. 
  4. Drizzle on top of the ice cream. Use a knife to gently swirl. Seal tightly and freeze until solid.
  5. Enjoy.

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Morena

Friday 13th of July 2012

Another awesome recipe! I can't wait to try this!

aimee

Wednesday 11th of July 2012

how fun! i just found that original recipe & am planning to make it this week. so glad to hear it turned out well for you!

Kirsten

Monday 9th of July 2012

Wow, that looks like yummy ice cream! Thank for the great recipe. My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip. I also love frozen yogurt!

Jesseca

Monday 9th of July 2012

I'm going to have to see if I can't find a great way to make frozen yogurt! I think you just helped me with my next few posts!

Krista

Monday 9th of July 2012

P.S. I can't wait to make this ice cream!! Thanks!!

Taralyn @ Keep Moving Forward With Me

Monday 9th of July 2012

Yummy! My five year old would have a blast making the swirls. Definitely going to try that this summer.

My favorite ice cream is founder's favorite at Coldstone :).

Jesseca

Monday 9th of July 2012

Taralyn,

I'm totally with you on the founder's favorite! Coldstone is a staple with my family!

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