Ok, confession time: I always kind of turned my nose up at no-churn recipes. I just couldn't believe that creamy, delicious, homemade ice cream could be achieved without churning. Well, here I stand today fully admitting that I was wrong, wrong, capital W.R.O.N.G, wrong. And I have this no churn blueberry swirl ice cream recipe to thank for it. I'm keeping this post short and sweet today, just like this recipe!
I adore ice cream and I make it at home often using my favorite ice cream maker. Like, it totally changed my ice cream making world when I bought it for myself for my birthday several years ago. Because of my deep love for ice cream, I'm always dreaming up new flavor ideas, googling ice cream recipes and scouring Pinterest looking for ideas. More and more, I kept seeing no-churn recipes and slowly my arm kept twisting until my curiosity just couldn't take it anymore. Since I had a can of sweetened condensed milk in my pantry, and all the other necessary ingredients I thought, 'Why the heck not?' and I got to work. If you can even call it work.
My trick to balance the sweetness of this no churn ice cream
Most recipes for no churn ice cream involve sweetened condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, and whatever flavoring or add-ins you want. Well, that's a whole lot of tooth-aching sweetness if you ask me. I crave balance in most areas of my life, not least in the area of flavor. A little bit of salt and tang in the form of cream cheese adds interest and gives this no churn blueberry swirl ice cream the perfect balance. It also makes for the creamiest, smoothest texture.
This recipe could not be simpler. 5 ingredients, no cooking, and a few minutes of mixing and you'll be shoving this in the freezer and counting the minutes 'til you can dig in. It's so good! I was so afraid it would be icy and hard as a rock; My fears were quickly dispelled when I took the first smooth, creamy bite. If you have doubts as I did, you've got to give this recipe a try.
I hope you give this recipe a try and I hope you love it! As always, I'd love to hear what you think. Say hi in the comment section below! xo - AnitaPrint