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Homemade, no churn ice cream: 3 Ways

3 Creamy, delicious homemade ice creams: Vanilla, Rum & Raisin, and Cardamom and Black Treacle.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Calories 210kcal
Author Debbie


For the ice cream base:

  • 450 ml double cream
  • 150 ml half a can of condensed sweetened milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract.

For vanilla add:

  • Seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste

For Rum and Raisin add:

  • 125 g of raisins
  • 5 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder

For the Cardamom and Black Treacle add:

  • 5 cardamom pods shelled and seeds crushed
  • 2 dessert spoons of black treacle plus extra to drizzle on top if desired


For the ice cream base:

  • Place the cream and vanilla extract into the bowl of a mixing machine and use the whisk tool to thicken. Whisk on high for around 3-5 minutes (longer if whisking by hand). Keep a close eye on the whisking process and do not over whip. As soon as the cream starts to thicken, reduce the speed and stop as soon as soft peaks begin to form.
  • Next add the condensed milk and use a spatula to fold in gently (at this point the mixture should be thick but just about pour-able).

For Vanilla ice cream:

  • Remove the vanilla seeds from the pod: slice the pod in half down its length and then use the back of a knife to scrape down the inside of the pod and release the seeds. Add the seeds (or vanilla bean paste) at the start along with the vanilla extract, before whipping.

For the Rum and Raisin ice cream:

  • Place the raisins in a bowl and pour over the rum. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge to soak for at least 30 minutes. Once the cream has been whipped and combined with the milk; add the cinnamon and soaked raisins (pour in all the rum) then fold in gently.

For the Cardamom and Black Treacle ice cream:

  • Crush the cardamom pods by placing the flat of a knife over them and pushing down with your hand. This should split the pod and release the seeds inside. Discard the outer pod and gather together the seeds. Crush the seeds into course powder using a knife or pestle and mortar. Once the cream and milk have been combined add the powdered cardamom seeds and 2 dessert spoons of treacle. Fold in gently. You may wish to add the treacle gradually to prevent it from clumping in one place.


  • Once the ice cream is made transfer into a freezable container (I used metal loaf tins) and seal with a lid or double wrap with cling film. Freeze for at least 4 hours before scooping.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 210kcal | Fat: 21.4g