I found a great recipe recently for a homemade ice cream that doesn't require an ice cream maker. July is National Ice Cream month and while I have owned makers in the past, I never liked all the work/mess/effort necessary to make it myself, so this idea was too good to not try. Well, let me tell you, it's easy and delicious and very versatile, so definately give it a try. The original recipe and idea came from the wonderful Kevin and Amanda blog. The versions I came up with are Raspberry Fudge Swirl (below) and Peanut Butter Nutella Fudge.

Raspberry Fudge Swirl ice cream

  1. 2 cups heavy cream
  2. 1 (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  3. 1/2 pint raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  4. 1/3 cup raspberry preserves
  5. 3/4 cup fudge ice cream topping

Whisk sweetened condensed milk, raspberries and raspberry preserves together in large bowl. In separate bowl, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks. Gently but thoroughly fold whipped cream into sweetened condensed milk mixture. Spoon 1/3 mixture into 2-quart container. Spoon/pour 1/4 cup fudge ice cream topping onto top of mixture and use butter knife to gently swirl into ice cream mixture. Repeat layer of ice cream and layer of fudge swirl two more times. Cover and freeze at least 6 hours or until firm.