Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

No-Machine Cookies And Cream Ice Cream

5 from 3 votes
My Cookies And Cream Ice Cream recipe uses only 3 ingredients and NO ice cream machine or churning to make!
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream in a bowl

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Hi Bold Bakers!

WHAT YOU GET: A Cookies And Cream Ice Cream recipe that’s as classic as it gets — without an ice cream machine, no churning, and only 3 ingredients!

I like a good, new, ice cream flavor as much as the next person (as long as it isn’t TOO weird), but if someone offers me something classic it’s near impossible for me to turn it down. If you think you’d find a tub of this No Machine Cookies And Cream Ice Cream recipe in my freezer at any given time, you’re underestimating how quickly it’s gone after I make a batch.

Using my 2-Ingredient, No-Machine Ice Cream Base recipe, all you have to do here is simply add crushed Oreos for the flavor you’re looking for — no machine, no churning, just pure cookies and cream flavor.

A tub of cookies and cream ice cream

Best Cookies For Cookies & Cream

Oreos, obviously. But you can use non-name brand cookies too if you’d like! As long as they have the chocolate and the cream filling, you’re good.

Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with Oreo things, the Double Stuf Oreos, or even the Golden Oreos, too!

2-Ingredient, No-Machine Ice Cream Base

The base for this recipe is my Homemade Ice Cream with Only 2 Ingredients. Those 2 ingredients? Heavy whipping cream and Sweetened Condensed Milk. When these two ingredients are whipped up, they create a creamy and customizable canvas for all delicious ice cream flavors. And it doesn’t even need an ice cream machine for churning.

Just keep in mind that you need to use high-fat whipping cream to make this. Heavy whipping cream with 38% fat content or higher is perfect for this recipe because it will double in volume and hold soft and stiff peaks when whipped. You can easily find this cream in grocery stores in the United States, but here are several other names in different countries: Whipping or double cream in Britain, Slagroom in the Netherlands, and whipped cream or heavy cream in the Philippines.

You also need sweetened condensed milk. Unfortunately, this ingredient cannot be substituted in this recipe, as it adds sugar content and helps to form a creamy base. Luckily, it’s easy to make at home if you aren’t able to buy some locally or if you would rather make it from scratch. Note: You cannot make condensed milk with Truvia or Stevia sugar.

Tools You Need To Make Cookies & Cream Ice Cream:

2-Ingredient Ice Cream Base:

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Stand mixer with whisk attachment (alternatively, hand mixer with medium-sized bowl)
  • Silicone spatula

Oreo Mix-In:

  • Oreos
  • Brute strength

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream scooped in a bowl

How To Store Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Feel free to enjoy your ice cream after a minimum of 6 hours in the freezer or overnight. If it’s not all gone by then, you can freeze it just like store-bought ice cream. Freeze your ice cream in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks.

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making The Best Ice Cream:

2-Ingredient Ice Cream Base:

  • Heavy whipping cream may be difficult to find in countries where there is no dairy industry. As an alternative, you can use Buffalo milk in this recipe. It’s a really good high-fat cream and will whip well.
  • Whip the cold cream on medium/high speed for about 3 minutes until soft peaks form using a hand or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. At this point, you should look out for thickened cream that isn’t too firm.
  • Chilling your sweetened condensed milk will help your Ice Cream Base thicken up, and the cold temperature will make your base much smoother and scoopable.
  • Want your ice cream to be less sweet? Use low-fat or fat-free sweetened condensed milk. If making Sweetened Condensed Milk at home, you can replace sugar with alternatives such as honey, agave nectar, and maple syrup. Other sugar alternatives may not work if they are unable to caramelize.
  • Whip the mixture on high speed until stiff peaks form after you add the sweetened condensed milk. Stiff peaks are a good sign that the mixture will hold its shape and be firm. Be careful not to overwhip your mixture at this stage or else your cream will curdle.
  • Add a splash of vanilla extract to your Ice Cream Base. The alcohol in the extract will lower the freezing point making your ice cream a little softer and easier to scoop.

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No Machine Cookies And Cream Ice Cream Recipe

5 from 3 votes
My Cookies And Cream Ice Cream recipe uses only 3 ingredients and NO ice cream machine or churning to make!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 3 pints
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
My Cookies And Cream Ice Cream recipe uses only 3 ingredients and NO ice cream machine or churning to make!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 3 pints


  • 14 ounces (1 Can/ 400ml) sweetened condensed milk (fat-free or regular) cold
  • 2 cups (16oz/450 ml ) whipping cream, cold
  • 2/3 cup (21/4oz/67g) crushed Oreo cookies


  • Place sweetened condensed milk in the fridge to keep cold
  • Beat cold heavy cream on medium in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer) until stiff peaks form.
  • Turn down the speed a little and pour the condensed milk into the whipped cream. (Stir in vanilla extract now if desired).
  • Then, turn up the machine speed again and whip until your mixture is thick and at stiff peaks.
  • Mix ⅔ cup crushed Oreo Cookies into your ice cream mix.
  • Transfer your ice cream to container of your choice and serve for 6 hours to overnight.


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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.


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