When the weather’s hot, there’s nothing better than tucking into a bowl of your favourite ice cream to help you cool down. While you can chase after the ice cream man while frantically trying to dig change out of your purse or pocket to cover everyone’s selection, having a tub in the freezer is definitely the best way to keep everyone happy.
However, good ice cream can be fairly expensive to buy, so this isn’t always possible, which is why making your own is definitely the best option this summer. Don’t worry though, as you don’t need an expensive ice cream maker and a whole kitchen of ingredients to whip up some delicious ice cream.
No-churn ice cream is a quick and easy way to create a cool treat that the whole family will love. Plus it means no rushing to find money when the dreaded ice cream van music starts to play on your street!
Here are some great no-churn ice cream recipes for you to try on hot days this summer:
Chocolate avocado ice cream
You might think that adding avocado to ice cream sounds odd, but it works really well with chocolate and results in a creamy ice cream that is vegan-friendly, low-carb and sugar-free. This means you can enjoy a bowl without worrying about the calories and sneakily give your family something healthy without them realising. This recipe from Sugar Free Londoner is rich and delicious, not to mention easy and healthy. All you need is a blender and freezer space!
Mojito ice cream
Ice cream doesn’t just have to be for kids, there’s definitely no rule that says there can’t be an adults only tub in your freezer. This is why this mojito ice cream from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen is the perfect recipe – especially if when your little ones finish school for the summer. The combination of limes, mint and – of course – rum is really fresh and delicious, while the recipe is incredibly simple. This is definitely the superior way to enjoy a cocktail or tw
Mango coconut ice cream
Another vegan recipe that is also low in sugar is this one for mango coconut ice cream from Beaming Baker. It contains just three ingredients so is incredibly simple, but the juicy mango and creamy coconut milk gives it a delicious flavour that really tastes like summer. You can use fresh mangoes – which you’ll need to prepare and freeze – or make things simpler by grabbing a bag of frozen mangoes. We’re certain this will become a firm family favourite in no time.
Raspberry ripple ice cream
Nothing says summer quite like raspberry ripple ice cream so we couldn’t leave it off the list. Not only does this ice cream look brilliant when you scoop it up thanks to the swirls of raspberry pink, it will also have everyone asking for seconds. This recipe from Marsha’s Baking Addiction includes a simple method for making your own raspberry sauce, which really makes all the difference.
Mermaid ice cream
Who said vanilla ice cream is boring? This mermaid no-churn ice cream recipe from Mom Spark not only tastes wonderfully creamy and sweet, it also looks incredible and is a great way to get your kids excited about homemade treats. The recipe is simple, just calling for food colouring to add the mermaid spin, which means you can use almost any colours you like and create frozen treats based on any mythical creature your kids are obsessed with this week.