3 Ingredient No Churn Gelato Ice Cream
This is the easiest ice cream recipe ever. Just 3 ingredients, no ice cream maker needed, and virtually no work. The result is a super creamy gelato.
I haven’t made any ice cream yet this summer. I’m not sure why, but I just haven’t really had the time and patience to wait for the ice cream maker, freeze, wash all those dishes, etc. Then I came across this ridiculously easy 3 ingredient ice cream recipe.
I had my doubts, but I tried it, and it works! The consistency is like gelato. You won’t believe this wasn’t made in a machine.
This recipe barely requires any work. You add the three ingredients, whisk a few strokes, pour it into a container, freeze, and then it’s ready to eat.
One of the main ingredients is sour cream, which had me a little worried because I don’t really like sour cream ice cream, but the taste is very faint. I can’t wait to use this as a base for other flavors.
Is it just me or does anyone else miss the old school ice cream scoops that have a release lever? I like that the commercial-style scoops cut through ice cream easily, but I can’t get pretty ice cream scoops. A lot of the release lever ones I purchased broke easily, but then I found this one from OXO* a few years ago and it’s been my go-to scoop ever since, even though I actually have a drawer full of ice cream scoops. It is sturdy and makes pretty scoops.
You can view the full recipe on Lady and Pups. One note, I used vanilla bean paste rather than vanilla extract because it has a richer vanilla flavor and aroma.
If you love ice cream desserts you might like my Cotton Candy Affogato!
- 1 ½ cups sour cream
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
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In a medium-sized bowl, whisk all of the ingredients until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a container. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for six hours or overnight.