An Easy Way to Make Ice Cream

If you don't have an ice cream maker, this overnight frozen treat will do just fine!
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No-Churn Ice Cream is a delightful alternative to using an electric (or hand crank!) mixer! This recipe is an easy way to get the cold, sweet flavors you love without the effort. It’s just a few simple ingredients and your favorite mix-ins! #icecream #nochurnicecream

No-Churn Ice Cream makes summer memories easy, but still just as sweet! Easy Way to Make Ice Cream

Many of us have fond memories of sitting on Grandpa’s old ice cream mixer and taking turns turning the crank over and over and over. Now the process has been made even easier (albeit less memorable) with electric churns and even counter-top mixers! But some people don’t even have one of those. If you don’t have access to an ice cream mixer, but you’re craving the cool, creamy, drippy, memory-making stuff of summer, I’ve got a no-churn ice cream recipe that you and your little ones will love- no ice cream machine required.

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Ice Cream is Made Sweeter with Local Ingredients

For this recipe I’ve added Banana Split fixins’, but you could get so creative using just a simple base of heavy cream from your local dairy and sweetened condensed milk. If you are in Kansas and looking for a great day trip (where you can indulge in some fabulous soft serve) visit Hildebrand Farms Dairy! You can check out their farm store, meet the “ladies”, and see dairy production firsthand from some of the nicest people around!

Ideas for Banana Split No-Churn Ice Cream

  1. Just a few simple ingredients whipped into shape can give you light, creamy ice cream overnight. Or start it in the morning and have it ready to indulge in the cool of the evening!
  2. Make the simple base, then add anything your family loves. Any berries, chopped up bits of your favorite candy bar, nuts of all kinds. The possibilities are endless!
  3. You could even have each child add in their own flavors and freeze them in separate smaller containers (they would freeze faster!) Summertime is hot, but a frozen treat make everything all better!

For hot summer days, this no churn ice cream will satisfy all your creamy treat cravings!Printable Recipe for Banana Split No-Churn Ice Cream

No-Churn Banana Split Ice Cream

No-Churn Ice Cream is a delightful alternative to using an electric (or hand crank!) mixer! This recipe is an easy way to get the cold, sweet flavors you love without the effort. It’s just a few simple ingredients and your favorite mix-ins! #icecream #nochurnicecream

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ice cream, no churn, summer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freezing Time: 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Chef Alli


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small jar maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecanschocolate syrup


  1. In a food processor, blend bananas until smooth; add cream and process until soft peaks form.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and vanilla; stir in cherries, strawberries, pineapple, and pecans. Fold in whipped cream  mixture.
  3. Pour half of the ice cream mixture into a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, then add the remaining half, drizzling with more chocolate on top; swirl with a knife.
  4. Place into the freezer overnight to freeze solid.

  5. To serve, scoop ice cream into bowls and top with whipped cream, as desired. Or, slice frozen ice cream loaf into slices and serve in that fashion, garnished with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Chef Alli

**This recipe was featured as part of Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen on WIBW 13 News, July 2017. Special thanks to the farmers and ranchers of the Kansas Farm Bureau for making this segment possible! For more information on the events shared in this segment, visit!


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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