Home-Made Ice-Cream

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Makes 2 litres

Did you know that making ice-cream can be as easy as 1,2, 3?

Well this is a version of making ice-cream that will literally blow your mind! All it takes is 2 ingredients plus flavorings of your choice and you end up with the most delicious, creamiest, tastiest ice-cream! Almost like the ready-made version! Maybe even slightly better because with this recipe you get to make LITERALLY whichever flavor your heart desires.

I've made vanilla-cake ice-cream and cookie-crumb chocolate ice-cream, pictured above.

2 cups
whipping cream
1 can
sweetened condensed milk
(390 ml)
1/4 tsp
2 tsp
vanilla essence
1/4 - 1/3 cup
flavourings of choice (fruits, crumbled cake, cookies, mint chips etc)

There are two versions of ice-creams, the custard based ones....which are lengthy and involve the cooking of egg yolks to form a custard, using an ice-cream machine or freezing and re-freezing the ice-cream every few hours...etc etc....and then there is this method, which is a quick-fix version.

Please click HERE for step by step instructions.

Step 1:  Whip 2 cups of whipping cream with a quarter tsp. of salt and 2 tsp. vanilla essence until stiff peaks form.

Step 2:  Mix 1 can of good quality condensed sweet milk (about 390 ml) with any flavourings that you want, then fold this into the cream. (Ideas of flavourings given below)

Step 3:  Freeze for minimum 6-8 hours and then serve!

This recipe makes about 2 litres of ice-cream.

For my vanilla cake ice-cream, I had some leftover vanilla cake, crumbed it up (about 1 cup) and mixed that with the sweet condensed milk, then folded it in the whipped cream.

For the cookie-crumb ice-cream, I crumbed up some chocolate chip cookies (also about 1 cup), added that to the sweet condensed milk, added 2 tsp. cocoa powder, drizzled some chocolate syrup, mixed these together then folded into the cream.

So basically, you add everything you want into the condensed sweet milk, mix it well, then add into the whipped cream and fold until combined. Here are some more ideas of what you flavours you can add, remember, you don't have to stick with just one...you can make a combination of stuff like nuts and chocolate, mint and chocolate etc:

- Coconut
- You can add some melted butter for a creamier finish. (1-2 tbsp.)
- Pieces of chocolate like chocolate chips, mars, bounty, snickers, M&M's, chopped maltesers, kit Kat...etc
- Nuts of your choice
- Peppermint
- Food Colouring that you want
- Fruits (you can puree them and add to make mango ice-cream, peach ice-cream, banana ice-cream, strawberry ice-cream...etc)
- Cake or Cookies or Cheesecake
- Different essences or flavours like cinnamon, lemon, strawberry, coffee etc
- Caramel, dulce de leche, toffee, chocolate sauce, peanut butter, etc

With this ice-cream, the sky is the limit. You can mix just about anything that you like!! I whipped the cream, divided it into two lots then flavoured each one differently so I could have 2 ice-cream flavours from the same amount. Got a litre of ice-cream of each yummy flavour.

Try the recipe and tell me what amazing flavours you tried!!


Hello Fauzia
Just wanted to say i just made this ice cream. It tastes good. Just kept in in the fridge.
Will let u know about the real results tomorrow!
And Jazaak Allak for sharing ur recipes

yesterday i tried this ice-cream recipe ..it turned out very tasty/..my son said it is better than the shop...thanks for the lovely recipe .

I've just tried it, waiting for it to freeze :D

Ohh I was just waiting to get the recipe for ice cream, I am gonna try this today and let you know the results. You are a great lady in the community. May Almighty Allah Shower His Blessings for sharing your knowledge with all.

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W/Salaam, normally whipping cream mostly whips up to double or even triple the volume so I guess it depends on the brand of cream you used.

assalamualaikum.tried this today.the taste was good mashaallah.but the quantity was low.i made with 1 cup of whipping expecting 1 litre icecream.but i got only a small quantity?y does it happened so?what might be wrong?

by whip cream u mean sweet whipped cream?? can we use whip cream powder to make the cream?

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No, please use LIQUID whipping cream.

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A/a dear can u recommend me a good whipping cream brand in Kenya

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W/Salaam, Millac Gold sold in Nakumatt, yellow and white carton of 1 liter. It's the best in Kenya, but doesn't come in smaller packs. :)

Salaam fauzia . Awesome recipie . I want to try making mango ice cream . Uve mentioned to use half cup mango puree , so along with this do I add mango essence aswell and if so then how much ? Thank u so much

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W/Salaam, thank you. I normally find no need to add mango essence, but you can if you want the flavour to be more intense. Just a quarter to half tsp would do.

hi...I wanna make this icecream wid nutella flavouring. how can I do that? alsi how much nutella should I add to condensed milk... thanksss

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Hi, up to half a cup. Start with a quarter and add as needed. Be careful though as it may end up being too sweet as nutella is very sweet. You can reduce the condensed milk to three-quarter of the tin instead of the full tin.

Assalam O Alaikum! I tried this recipe but when I left it to freeze overnight it became rock hard and had to thaw it b4 serving although the taste was awesome. Should it be kept in the fridge instead of the freezer overnight? I will definitely be making it again since all ingredients are halal :)(unlike store ones)

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W/Salaam, no it needs to be frozen and it has never turned out rock hard for me. Did you follow the recipe accurately? What type of cream did you use? And did you use the sweetened condensed milk? Was the whipping cream whipped properly?

Aa my mother made dha ice cream,dha taste was cool but it had a lot of water and it was not smooth. Why?

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Sounds like she overwhipped the whipping cream.

How many hours does she need to whip dha cream and what about the speed?

Shukran she will surely try it.lnshaallah

A.a Thanks for your help. Can you please help me with the recipe of fathetamar and recipe of mahambri for keaning in the blender.

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Sorry I do not have those recipes.

The ice cream turned out very awesome. Shukran and God bless you.

Thanks for your help and God bless you.

Ill try this tonight.. Have been searching ice cream recipe since long, this one is the easiest.. I have also tried your breakfast recipes, they were great.. Loved that anda paratha recipe.. And rice kheer too. Great work you have done. Masha Allah..

Can I use dream whip in this recipe? I don't have any liquid whipping cream, so can I make whipping cream out of dream whip powder and use?
Or can you suggest me any other whip cream brand that is available in India Please.
Thank You.

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Sorry but am not sure on how the results would be with that substitution. I am not from India and have no idea what brands are available there. You could try asking at your local supermarkets. :)

Assalam O Alaikum!
Can you please tell me the right way to make pistachio paste for making a pistachio flavored ice-cream. Instead of nutty texture, I want a smooth texture just as we get in market.
Looking forward to your response.


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W/Salaam, roast the pistachios for a few minutes to dry them out and then crush them in a mortar and pestle until they are powdered. Then put them in a processor or blender and add a very small amount of hot milk and blend until you have a very smooth paste. Use as needed. Make sure to add green food colouring to the icecream for a vivid green colour.

Dear Fauzia Are 100g of strawberries enough to make icecream? I have tried mango and raspberry icecream and they turned out so good. Jazak´Allah

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Yes that should be fine. Thanks for the awesome feedback! :)

thanks for all the wonderful recipes.Have tried so many and results were just great :)
i have a request can you please give the recipe of sweet crunch (May be of sugar with nuts or just sugar) which ice cream parlors used for ice cream topping.
Jazak Allah

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W/Salaam, will try inshaAllah. :)

Salam, I tried ur ice cream recipe (with chocolate flavour( and it turned out well... texture was fluffy and tasted so nice... only problem I faced was that as soon i took it out from fridge it started melting quickly within 2 - 3 minutes and was difficult to hold scoop shape. is this normal or is there a way to keep the texture little longer when taken out from fridge? Please help me as I'm hoping to make the strawberry flavour again soon.

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W/Salaam, thanks for such a lovely feedback. I think the melting issue might have something to do with the heat or humidity of the place you stay at the time. Plus home made icecream has no extra stabilisers which help keep it firm for longer, so it will tend to melt a bit faster than the usual store-bought icecream.

Thank you very much for the reply.... In sha Allah I'll be making this ice cream again very soo [already bought the stuffs needed :) ] this time I'm hoping to let it set in the freezer as individual servings which will enable me to serve them immediately before melting :) Thank you very much for all the lovely recipes. TC.

Assalamu alaykum sis,
Can u plz share the recipe for khunafeh dessert.

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W/Salaam, will add a recipe inshaAllah.

Jazak Allah khair sis.. Will be waiting eagerly.

Assalamu alaikum... i have made ths bt its nt proprly frozen..why??

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W/Salaam, what do you mean by not properly frozen?

ice cream texture is little smooth... thts fine or nt...im confused...thts y i thought its nt prpoperly frozen

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It is supposed to be smooth. If it isn't frozen it means it needed a bit more time in the freezer before serving.

i made this ice-cream. instead of vanilla i used strawberry flavor since the condensed milk had a strawberry flavor. It was so sweet and i loved it & my husband loved it. Your recipes are so easy to follow. Can't wait to to try something else. Thank you for the recipe,am not buying any more ice-cream after this.