No-Churn Condensed Milk And Jam Ice Cream

by | Mar 5, 2014 | 25 comments

No-Churn Condensed Milk And Jam Ice Cream - Cook Republic

Condensed Milk And Jam Ice Cream - (No Churn) Cook Republic

A Basic No Churn Condensed Milk Ice Cream With Jam

No-Churn! I love that word. Not because I am lazy. I can churn like a machine, even by hand. But because it means the recipe is more accessible, might get done quickly and I might get away without bringing my ice cream maker out from the depths of the spare closet exploding with a million props and appliances. Okay, I might be a tad lazy.

So, back to this fabulous no-churn ice cream. This is essentially a 4-ingredient no-brainer ice cream that doesn’t require cooking and doesn’t require churning. The idea for this ice cream came when I was shooting lifestyle shots for the extra pages of my cookbook. I had bought a dozen or so Bonne Maman jam jars in every imaginable flavour (they now do a delightful caramel spread. Did you know?) for the shoot.

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Condensed Milk And Strawberry Jam Ice Cream - Sneh Roy, photo

Condensed Milk And Jam Ice Cream - Photo & Styling, Sneh Roy

After giving away a few, I decided to use them in fun ways. One of them was making ice cream. It was really a basic condensed milk ice cream recipe that I have followed over the years with a touch of jam. The beauty of this recipe is that you could use your favourite spread (brand and flavour) and it would instantly be a new gorgeous dessert recipe that you won’t be able to live without. This ice cream has a solid homemade feel to it and the consistency of a slab ice cream despite being ridiculously creamy. None of that airy fluff here! Just the way I like it (very occasionally).

Although we are officially into autumn in Australia, we still are being graced with some warm days. I wanted to get this recipe up before we lost that last bit of sunshine. This recipe first appeared in ELLE Magazine’s February 2014 issue where I served it alongside an Asian Chop Chop Salad and Brown Fried Rice with Roast Duck.


Elle Australia February Valentine's Feature - Photo, Recipe, styling by Sneh Roy



A super quick no-cook, no-churn ice cream recipe using condensed milk and fresh cream as base. A cup full of jam becomes the ultimate flavour creator as you experiment with your favourite jams.
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Course // Dessert, Ice Cream, Sweet
Cuisine // Modern Australian, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freezing Time: 6 hours
Servings: 4


  • 600 ml thickened cream
  • 1 X 395g can condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
  • Fresh cherries to serve, optional


  • Place cream in a large bowl. Whisk with an electric beater until fluffy and frothy. Add condensed milk and vanilla extract. Beat for two to three minutes until creamy and combined.
  • Pour in a shallow metal dish (I used a 16x21x4 cm enamel pie dish). Drop dollops of strawberry jam in the cream mixture. Using a bamboo skewer gently swirl the ice cream through the cream twice. Cover with cling wrap and freeze in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
  • To serve, remove from freezer and stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Scoop into mini latte cups and top with fresh cherries.
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  1. Francesca

    My grandmother used to make ice cream this way. Your recipe brings back memories.

  2. Rosa

    Oh, wonderful! This lazy ice cream must taste wonderful.



  3. Maureen

    I have two jars of Bonne Maman blueberry jam. I can see this no churn ice cream in my future – my very near future.

  4. Padaek

    Oh yum! Love is Sweet – I love it. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

  5. Glamorous Glutton

    I love this with the strawberry jam. I make something similar with evaporated milk, a recipe from Mr Glam’s childhood. Have to try it with the Bonne Maman jam. Love your photos, really beautiful. GG

  6. Kari@Loaves n Dishes

    Oooh, this looks creamy and delish, it’s hard to believe that it wasn’t made with an ice cream machine!

  7. Michelle

    I love this definitely will try. I have made this before but used instant coffee and slithered almonds…and I absolutely loved it so I know I will love strawberry jam thank you for sharing with your beautiful pictures…..

  8. angela@mykikicake

    Love is definitely sweet and hopefully doesn’t becomes sour. Beautiful photos! 🙂

  9. Smaggle

    This looks amazing! That jam is my absolutely favourite! I’m wondering if because it has jam if that makes it appropriate breakfast food?

  10. Coco

    This is the world’s easiest and most delicious homemade ice cream recipe.
    I have been struggling for years to get the creaminess just right, like the store brands, without realizing they use chemicals or professional-grade equipment to aerate their ice cream.
    With this recipe, I get the perfect creaminess with very little effort and feel good about feeding it to my family, because I know only the good stuff’s in it.

  11. Jessica

    Could we add peanut butter to this, to make a “peanut butter and jelly” ice cream?

  12. Jeni at Northern Rivers Dreaming

    Thank you so much. We live off the grid. Finding good ice cream recipes that don’t require electricity (our freeze is gas) is rare. Can’t wait to try this 🙂

  13. Amanda @ Gourmanda

    Yum yum yum, too delicious! The whole can of condensed milk just sounds decadent. 😛

  14. Medeja

    What a delicious ice cream that sounds pretty easy to make!

  15. Connie | URBAN BAKES

    Ooo this is so pretty and it looks tasty! And your photos are beautiful. Pinning!

  16. Rachel

    We’ve always called plain evaporated milk condensed milk, and the sweet evaporated milk sweetened condensed milk. So, when I read this I think it should be unsweetened, but people’s comments seem to indicate it’s sweetened. Which is it, please? Thx!

    • Sneh

      Rachel, it is sweetened condensed milk. x

  17. Maureen

    Wonderful idea, jam in ice cream… instant flavour! But why oh why is food depicted so messily nowadays. We aren’t children being let loose in the kitchen and I think most of us would be quite precise and not slop food everywhere. Just an observation. Love your work btw, thanks 🙂

  18. lala

    yummy I come from work everyday so I am tired and this is easy and quick thank you

  19. John E.

    Any variation of this ice cream recipe would be delicious. I’ve been a fan of rhubarb ice cream for while now myself.

  20. Ev

    Hi! This looks awesome and I can’t wait to try it. Just have one question — by “thickened cream”, do you mean heavy cream? And by any chance do you know if evaporated milk could work? Thanks so much!

    • Sneh

      you could use heavy cream. Evaporated milk instead of condensed milk? That wouldn’t work as it isn’t sweet or thick enough. Cheers!


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