No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

April 7, 2014

No churn ice cream. I wish I could say that I had thought of that. I stole this idea from Nigella Lawson and it’s just brilliant. I own an ice cream maker and I must admit that I can count on one hand the times I’ve used it. You have to remember to freeze the bucket and then tediously make the custard– frankly with my busy schedule, I just never have the time. This recipe gives you the same churned ice cream texture with just heavy whipping cream and condensed milk. I know, sounds too good to be true, but let me preface this by saying I too was skeptical about this alleged “no churn” ice cream. The texture is spot on and you can tell it’s more cream-y than custard-y, but I would take this any day. I made one of my favorites–  mint chocolate chip and mixed it up by adding chocolate covered sugar cone chunks. It’s pretty awesome and gives you good ice cream-to-cone-ratio in every bite. And you know how important that ratio is.

Mint Chocolate Chip No-Churn Ice Cream // HonestlyYUM


  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons of rum
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 4 ounces of semi sweet chocolate
  • 4 sugar cones, crushed (and whole cones for serving)
  • (optional) 2 ounces of semi sweet chocolate for dipping

No Churn Ice Cream ingredients

Make chocolate covered sugar cone chunks by crushing them into small pieces. Place chocolate bowl in a microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute. Mix and heat for another 30 seconds. Mix until all the chocolate is melted with the residual heat. Fold in cone chunks until all are coated. Pour our onto a parchment lined baking sheet in a thin even layer. Allow to cool completely. Chop into small pieces with a knife.

Chocolate covered sugar cone chunks

Start by combining condensed milk, rum, and mint extract in the bowl of a mixer, fitted with a whisk, and mix until combined. Add chilled cream and whisk on medium-high speed until medium peaks form (be careful not to overwhisk the mixture!). If you don’t have a mixer or electric beaters, you can mix the condensed milk, rum and mint extract in a bowl and in a separate bowl beat heavy cream with a whisk until you have medium peaks. Then fold the cream into the condensed milk until combined.

No churn ice cream condensed milk

Fold chocolate-sugar-cone chunks in. Pour into a loaf pan and freeze for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight.

No churn ice cream whipped cream

Melt the remaining chocolate in a microwave and dip the edges of the cone and place on parchment paper to cool.

Chocolate dipped sugar conesThe ice cream should firm and the texture of ice cream. If it’s not, it probably needs more time in the freezer.

Mint Chocolate Chip No-Churn Ice Cream // HonestlyYUM


Mint Chocolate Chip No-Churn Ice Cream // HonestlyYUM

And smile! It’s ice cream!

Mint Chocolate Chip No-Churn Ice Cream // HonestlyYUM


Mint Chocolate Chip No-Churn Ice Cream // HonestlyYUM

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My favorite ice-cream flavor! Swooning…especially because this makes it so simple and easy!

I’m innately more of a gelato guy … but man I can get down with this! … Looks delicious! Can you use any rum? or are some better than others? … or does it really just not matter?

Wow love addition of rum in mint chocolate chip ice cream and that too no churn?!Yes please.

um. never has a post been so fitting of your blog title!! honestly, honestly yum! love those chocolate covered sugar cone bits!

I was always such a sucker for mint chocolate chip ice cream when I was growing up! It was my go-to flavor. Something about it is so refreshing to me.

This is beautiful! I’m tempted to even flavor the dipping chocolate with mint extract as well! 🙂

Love the addition of rum & chocolate-coated cone bits.
This is a must-try. Thanks!

This is perfect! I just broke my ice cream maker (womp womp!) so I needed this. Can’t wait to vegan-ize it : )

I sure wish I had some of this right now! I never use my ice cream maker either! I never have enough room in the freezer to put that huge insert.

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