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Peppermint Chip Ice Cream {no-churn}

Welcome the winter with a scoop or two of this delightful Peppermint Chip Ice Cream!

Peppermint Chip Ice Cream (no churn) | Sweet Baked LIfe

Yep, I did say ice cream. You know, just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t eat frozen dessert! As a matter of fact, I could eat this beautiful cool stuff any day, any time.

Oh, and did I say winter? Yes! I really can’t believe that today is the first day of winter. Where did this month go? It’s almost Christmas, and I’m not ready! Thankfully, I took a few days off before the holiday so I can get everything done that I have been putting off — wrapping, baking, cleaning and the like when it’s this time of year!

So, if you’re like me, short on time and in need of a simple, elegant dessert — this no-churn Peppermint Chip Ice Cream is a winner in my book!

Needless to say, I am a huge peppermint fan, and peppermint ice cream has been one of my all-time favorite desserts ever since I was a kid. We used to go to this amazing ice cream shop by our home. It was small, family owned and the ice cream was incredible. Mint chip was usually my pick, however for the most part it was green (except for Christmas when they featured pink peppermint ice cream with crushed peppermint candy). And, I would get my ice cream dipped in this delicious chocolate sauce that hardened instantly, kind of like my Homemade Milk Chocolate Magic Shell.

Peppermint Chip Ice Cream (no churn) | Sweet Baked LIfe

For me, because I have such fond memories of ice cream, there’s no better time to enjoy this Peppermint Chip Ice Cream than Christmastime! I love the combination of peppermint and chocolate — they really taste so good together — and the flavor reminds me of family and wonderful memories of sharing and eating! And, the pink color, well, if you know me, I would rather do pink than red or green anytime!

This time of year we come together with our families and share what we love.  So, whether you are having a big crowd or a small gathering this holiday season, this Peppermint Chip Ice Cream is the perfect dessert to share with your friends or family after your celebratory meal.

The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, and even better, there is no need for a fancy ice cream maker!

Peppermint Chip Ice Cream (no churn) | Sweet Baked LIfe

So give yourself a break from all that baking, cooking and preparation for your big feast, and whip up this cool and satisfying dessert that’s easy to make last-minute or in advance.

The refreshing peppermint, along with a few drops of red food coloring to give it the glorious pink color, dotted with rich semi-sweet mini chocolate chips will make you tingle and instantly happy!

Delightful, cool and oh so yummy! You won’t be able to resist the incredible flavor combination! But please don’t forget to share it with your loved ones! Gather around the roaring fire or beautifully lit Christmas tree with a big bowl of this frozen delight and you won’t even remember the freezing temperature outside!

Peppermint Chip Ice Cream (no churn) | Sweet Baked LIfe

Peppermint Chip Ice Cream {no-churn} Peppermint Chip Ice Cream (no churn) | Sweet Baked LIfe

By: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life

Ingredients:

1 (14.5 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (chilled)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2-4 drops red food coloring (to make the perfect shade of pink)
1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

In a large bowl, add the chilled sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract. Mix until well incorporated. Add the red food coloring, one drop at a time, stirring in between, until you get the perfect shade of pink, then set aside. Then in a large bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, add the heavy whipping cream and beat on high-speed until stiff peaks form.

Add the whipped cream to the sweetened condensed milk and gently fold in until fully incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and stir gently. Pour mixture into a loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm (about 6 hours or overnight). When ready to serve, remove from freezer and let sit for 2-3 minutes then scoop into bowls and enjoy!

Peppermint Chip Ice Cream (no churn) | Sweet Baked LIfe

Wishing you and your family a warm and wonderful Christmas topped off with this cool and refreshing Peppermint Chip Ice Cream!

Sheila

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Chocolate Malt Ice Cream {with chocolate covered almonds}

Turn your hot summer time days into cool summer time treats with this heavenly no-churn Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with chocolate swirls and chocolate covered almonds!

Heavenly no-churn Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with chocolate swirls and chocolate covered almonds | Sweet Baked Life

Yes, you heard me correct — to make this decadent ice cream you don’t even need to pull out your ice cream maker!

This is really my kind of sweet treat to make during the hot months of the summer — quick, easy and no need to drag out a machine or turn on your oven!

You just use a few simple ingredients; sweetened condensed milk, malt powder, heavy whipping cream, chocolate syrup, and chocolate covered almonds. And what you get is an amazing dessert — good enough to dazzle your friends!

Heavenly no-churn Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with chocolate swirls and chocolate covered almonds | Sweet Baked Life

And around here, this really is the perfect dessert. It’s been so incredibly hot, that when you get home from a long day at work, nothing is better than this Chocolate Malt Ice Cream waiting for you in your freezer!

A few weeks ago we had 8 consecutive days where it was over 100 degrees. It finally cooled down to the mid-80’s for several days — perfect weather in my mind, but this week we are climbing up to the high 90’s and they are forecasting triple digits for the weekend!

No joke, when the thermometer gets over 100, it’s truly miserable. And we don’t really feel like doing much, except for splashing in the pool and consuming any type of food or drink that helps us cool down!

Heavenly no-churn Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with chocolate swirls and chocolate covered almonds | Sweet Baked Life

That’s where this ice cream comes into play. Now, my husband really does not like anything made with sweetened condensed milk. Not sure why, but he thinks if you are going to make ice cream, you need to do it with fresh heavy cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla beans. Then of course, you need to use your ice cream maker.

Well, sorry! I love the canned gooey stuff and during the summer, I really don’t feel like making things the “long” way. Give me a recipe that’s quick and easy, and especially no-bake or no-churn and I’m all over it. And this ice cream will not disappoint.

However, if you know my husband (really does not each much of the stuff I blog about), then you will know, that with his feet firmly planted on the ground, he did not even try one bite of this creamy, malty, chocolaty, nutty delight! So, that meant just more for me! No complaints here as this Chocolate Malt Ice Cream is truly heavenly! !

Heavenly no-churn Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with chocolate swirls and chocolate covered almonds | Sweet Baked Life

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream {with chocolate swirls and chocolate covered almonds}

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup Carnation Malted Milk Powder
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
Chocolate Covered Almonds

Instructions:

In a large bowl

Put the sweetened condensed milk into a large bowl and set aside.

To a large bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, add the heavy cream and malted milk powder and beat on high-speed until stiff peaks form. Do not over whip.

Add the whipped cream into the bowl of sweetened condensed milk stir gently with a spatula until well incorporated. Then add the chocolate syrup a little at a time until you get the right balance you like. I only used about 1/3 cup as I don’t like mine so chocolaty.

Pour 1/3 of the mixture into a loaf pan and smooth the top with your spatula. Then drizzle with some chocolate syrup and sprinkle the top with chocolate covered almonds. Repeat twice, but on the last layer after you add the chocolate syrup, using a knife and run it up and down the length of the mixture to get a pretty swirled effect. Chop a handful of the chocolate covered almonds and place them on the top.

Place in the freezer for 6 hours or overnight, or until firm. Scoop into cones or bowls and enjoy!

Heavenly no-churn Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with chocolate swirls and chocolate covered almonds | Sweet Baked Life

So, if you are like me, I know you will love this Chocolate Malt Ice Cream — any way you serve it, in a bowl on on a cone, it’s the perfect summertime treat!

Sheila


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Lemon Blackberry Chip Ice Cream {no-churn}

Open up for a mouthful of happiness with this no-churn Lemon Blackberry Chip Ice Cream!

It's no-churn delicious Lemon Blackberry Ice Cream | Sweet Baked Life

This pretty ice cream has a lemony blackberry base, dotted with white chocolate chips and Lemonhead candies!

Can we say, O-M-G! Sweet and tart, just the way I like it!

And it’s super easy to make. No ice cream machine needed.

This no churn Lemon Blackberry Chip IceCream is delightful | Sweet BaKed Life

I used blackberry jam for this recipe, but you could use fresh blackberries if you have them.

You start by warming, straining and cooling the blackberry jam. Then you whip-up some heavy cream and crush Lemonhead candies (now that was therapeutic!).

Next you combine sweetened condensed milk, freshly squeezed lemon juice and the prepared blackberry jam. Then to put it all together you add the whipped cream and fold in some white chocolate chips and the crushed candies.

Lemon Blackberry Chip Ice Cream -- no machine required! | Sweet Baked Life

This no-churn ice cream was a masterpiece in the making! When I started, I was not sure of flavor combination, I kept changing my mind, but in the end, the flavors of lemon, blackberry, and white chocolate sounded so refreshing! And it worked!

I especially like the color – a dusty pink, dotted with the white and yellow.

Definitely three of my favorite colors! And now they are in a dessert – magnificent!

Cool, creamy, sweet and tart. Super refreshing, super delish! Just what we need to cool off in this heat!

A pretty and easy dessert for the summer -- Lemon Blackberry Chip Ice Cream | Sweet Baked Life

Lemon Blackberry Ice Cream {no-churn}

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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by: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life

Ingredients
8 oz. heavy whipping cream
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup blackberry jam
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup Lemonhead candies, crushed

Directions
Heat the blackberry jam in the microwave for 30-60 seconds (until soft) stir with spoon then pour into a mesh strainer and let cool.

Meanwhile, add the whipping cream in a bowl of an electric mixer and beat until stiff peaks form. Be sure not to over-beat.

Then to a zip lock baggie, add the Lemonhead candies and using rolling-pin (or something hard) crush the candies until they are broken up into bits.

To a large bowl add the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and cooled blackberry jam and whisk until combined. Then add the whipped cream and stir with a spatula until incorporated. Add the white chocolate chips and lemonhead candies and gently fold. You can also sprinkle some chips and candy bits on the top too, like I did.

Pour into a loaf pan or ice cream container and freeze 6 hours or overnight until firm. Scoop and serve.

Dig into this no-churn pretty Lemon Blackberry Chip Ice Cream |Sweet Baked Life

Get your bowl ready for a scoop or two of this refreshing Lemon Blackberry Chip Ice Cream!

Sheila


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Lemon Curd Swirl Ice Cream {no-churn}

Lemon lovers, pucker up for this dreamy, no-churn Lemon Curd Swirl Ice Cream! It’s the perfect summertime treat to make you happy!Lemon Curd Swirl Ice Cream | Sweet Baked Life

Just in case you are wondering, yes, I love lemons! To me, they are pure, citrus perfection! And this Lemon Curd Swirl Ice Cream is no exception. It’s like a bowl full of sunshine staring you down — and sure to brighten your day immediately!

That’s one reason I am obsessed with lemons! No matter what, they instantly put a smile on my face and put me in a good mood. Do they have that same effect on you?

The bright yellow color, amazing aroma, and the flavor, well I could go on and on about that!

A big scoop of this cool, creamy and cheerful ice cream will send you directly to cloud 9! It’s got a lemon base, sprinkled with lemon zest and swirled with lemon curd. Lemon heaven for sure!

Lemon Curd Swirl Ice Cream | Sweet Baked Life

And today, I really need some of this bright yellow happiness!

Even though it’s an extra-special day, one that is shared with mom and son; it’s my birthday, and more importantly, it’s the day that my son officially becomes a high schooler!

But really it’s so incredibly bittersweet; the feeling of pleasure mixed with sadness and the combination of bitterness and sweetness.

So today, it’s all about making this day the best day ever for my kiddo. Today he gets his independence! He can now spread his wings and free himself from elementary school to soar into his bright and sunny future — full of hope and promise knowing he can do anything he sets his mind to.

It’s hard to believe that this guy will be a freshman after this summer — as it really feels like I just dropped him off at pre-school. He he has grown into an amazing young man; kind, funny, smart, and the love of my life! Just like my love for lemons, my kid is the wonderful combination of sweet and tart. I am so very proud of him, words cannot really express my admiration for him!

If you’re in need of something soft, creamy and refreshing, look no further. This stuff is perfect! Just the sound of this mouth-watering treat makes me grin from ear to ear! Kinda like when I think about my kid!

So, let me treat you to this freedom-loving, scrumptious Lemon Curd Swirl Ice Cream. It’s super easy to make as you don’t need to pull out your ice cream maker. And with just a few simple ingredients you will have a delightful, refreshing dessert in no time.

Lemon Curd Swirl Ice Cream | Sweet Baked Life

Lemon Curd Swirl Ice Cream {no-churn}

1 cup heavy cream
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 lemons, juiced (about 2-3 tablespoons)
Zest from 1 lemon
1/2 cup lemon curd (homemade or store-bought)

Add the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and zest into a large bowl and stir until well combined.

Then, in a large bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, add the heavy cream and beat until stiff peaks form. Do not over whip.

Add the whipped cream into the sweetened condensed mixture and stir with a spatula until well incorporated.

Pour mixture into a loaf pan and smooth the top with your spatula.

Using a spoon drizzle the lemon curd on top of the mixture lengthwise. Note, you may have to stir your lemon curd a bit to get it to the right consistency to drizzle or pour. With a knife, swirl the lemon curd into the mixture until you have a pretty design.

Place in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight, or until firm. Scoop into bowls and enjoy!

Lemon Curd Swirl Ice Cream | Sweet Baked Life

Time to dive into a bowl of this dreamy, creamy Lemon Curd Swirl Ice Cream and be happy my son, as you take flight into the amazing adventures your life has to offer! xxoo Mama!

Sheila