Patriotic “No Churn” Ice Cream

8 servings
8 hr 10 min

The perfect treat to serve and celebrate for Patriotic holidays! This easy recipe for Patriotic No Churn Ice Cream has won rave reviews in our home! Only 3 ingredients and a few mix-ins and you’ll be making your own red, white and blue frozen treat!

I love our country and this year for the 4th of July, I whipped up, yup, literally and figuratively this beautiful Red, White & Blue No Churn Ice Cream! Studded with red and blue m&m’s along with white chocolate chips and KAPOW! SHAZAM! ZOINKS!

I personally think ice cream is still better from the ice cream maker vs. no churn, but you cannot beat no churn ice cream for a quick, low cost, E-A-S-Y, no bake dessert.

Simply whip this up ahead of time, freeze overnight and you will have people screaming for ice cream.

Which by the way — my people; more specifically my man-children; LOVE this ice cream and my other no churn ice cream Circus Animal No Churn Ice Cream. Our oldest informed me (while shoveling spoonfuls of ice cream into his mouth), that I should make TONS of this ice cream and open a shop! From the mouth of teens!


  • Heavy cream, whipped (I used organic)
  • Sweetened condensed milk (I used organic)
  • Vanilla extract or paste, I used Vanilla Bean Paste


  • Red, white and blue M&M’s (or sort out red and blue, about 1/3 of a cup)
  • White chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)

Simply whip your whipping cream until stiff peaks form, then slowly pour in your sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, mix until combined and pour into a standard 9×5 loaf pan or storage container. If using mixins, stir in and then smooth into the loaf pan.

Note that M&M’s will bleed, but that’s kind of the beauty of the ice cream. Don’t stir them in too long, you want them to freeze with the streaks of colors.

Freeze until solid, serve alone, or top with this Bourbon Caramel Vanilla Sauce or Rich & Chewy Hot Fudge!


I couldn’t find Red, White and Blue M&M’s this year, so I resorted to using a package of mini M&M’s and sorting out the red and blue ones, then thought, I should toss in white chocolate chips for the white! Tada! A legend is born, okay — maybe not, but I guarantee two things: 1. It’s SO EASY and 2. It’s SO delicious!


By the way, mix in anything you want! The basic recipe is included, be creative, here are thoughts I’ve had.

  • Chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Reese’s Pieces
  • Rich Chewy Hot Fudge Swirled and maybe chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch chips with some Bourbon Caramel Vanilla sauce swirled in.
  • Fresh summer fruits!! Slice strawberries, peaches, mangoes and more. Stir in blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and cherries (pits removed please)
  • Chopped Andes Mints, 1/2-1 teaspoon mint extract and maybe a swirl of hot fudge.
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Espresso Powder, Toasted Almonds and Chocolate Fudge (drooling!)
  • Stir in 1/2 cup Lemon Curd or 6 tablespoons lemon juice plus 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1-3 Tablespoons cinnamon and swirl in 1/3 cup dulche de leche

Hopefully that will get your juices going! Just think of your favorite ice creams and mix it in! And in case this recipe didn’t float your boat, check the following recipes out!

Patriotic “No Churn” Ice Cream
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 8 Hours Total time: 8 hr 10 min
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Basic Vanilla No Churn Ice Cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream, whipped (I used organic)
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (I used organic)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract or paste, I used Vanilla Bean Paste
Patriotic Ice Cream Mix-In's
  • 1/3 cup or 1/2 package Red, White and Blue M&M's (or sort from a regular package)
  • 1/2 package White Chocolate Chips (I used Ghirardelli)

Simply whip your whipping cream until stiff peaks form, then slowly pour in your sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and mix until combined. Hand stir in any mix-in's until combined.
Spread into a standard 9x5 loaf pan or storage container, smoothing out and freezing until firm at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Note that M&M's will bleed, but that's kind of the beauty of the ice cream. Don't stir them in too long, you want them to freeze with the streaks of colors.
  • So many mix in ideas, so little time. Be creative! See the post for a ton of ideas to create a unique no churn ice cream.
Kathleen | The Fresh Cooky
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  • Nicole P Nicole P on Jun 15, 2021

    The perfect, patriotic dessert!

    • It is Nicole, especially since no ovens need to be turned on and it takes a whopping 10 minutes to get it into the freezer!

  • Sha32274780 Sha32274780 on Jun 29, 2021

    where do you find organic whipping cream

    • All of our major grocery store chains carry organic, you certainly DO NOT need to use organic whipping cream, it is purely my preference! Buy the whipping cream you normally would purchase, just make sure it's not half and half or a fat free cream.