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Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine

Did you know you can make ice cream without using an ice cream maker? My kids love doing craft projects and helping cook in the kitchen, so of course they love making homemade ice cream too! We tried out an ice cream mix from the Curious Creamery that allows you to make all kinds of ice cream combinations using mix-ins you have in your kitchen!

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Homemade Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker!

To make homemade ice cream, all you need is a packet of ice cream mix from The Curious Creamery and some add-ins. Each packet needs to be mixed with a chilled liquid such as water, coconut water, milk, almond milk, juice, or chilled coffee.

Add 1/2 cup of chilled liquid of choice to one packet of ice cream mix.

Stir the mixture in a bowl to fully combine.

How to make homemade ice cream - Mommy Scene

Whisk the homemade ice cream mixture 3 to 7 minutes using an electric mixer. We maxed out the 7 minutes of mixing. The texture should be wavy and creamy and the mixture may double in volume, also depending on the fat content of the liquid used.

Once mixed, cover and freeze your homemade ice cream for 4 to 6 hours. We froze our ice cream overnight and it was great the next day!

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Easy DIY Homemade Ice Cream - Mommy Scene

Making homemade ice cream from the Curious Creamery is a fun way to involve kids in making this fun dessert. You can even let your kids choose the mix-ins. We made Orange Chocolate Chunk ice cream using orange juice as the chilled liquid and adding in chopped dark chocolate during the mixing stage. An orange garnish and chocolate chunks on top transforms this ice cream into a fancy dessert, perfect for any party!

Orange and Chocolate homemade ice cream - Mommy Scene

Difficulty Level: It’s very easy to make ice cream using The Curious Creamery ice cream mixes because it only involves 3 steps: Stir, Mix, and Freeze.

  • Just make sure you follow the instructions and don’t add too much liquid. 1/2 cup of liquid is plenty for one packet of The Curious Creamery ice cream mix.
  • If you are using a stand mixer, the instructions recommend using two packets of ice cream mix with 1 cup of chilled liquid + mix-ins to make homemade ice cream.
  • If you include alcohol in your homemade ice cream, it’s important to dilute the alcohol and not use too much so the ice cream will freeze properly. After all, you want the alcohol to flavor the ice cream and not have an overpowering alcohol taste, which won’t be delicious.

Texture: The Curious Creamery finished product is kinda like gelato, with a creamy and somewhat chewy texture.

Servings: One packet of ice cream mix will easily feed 4 people. This ice cream is rich and filling, a little goes a long way!

The Curious Creamery homemade Orange and Chocolate ice cream - Mommy Scene

Ice Cream Combinations

Raspberry Fudge Ice Cream: Chocolate ice cream mix + 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 cup fresh raspberries. Garnish with chopped dark chocolate and fresh raspberries.

Caramel Mocha Ice Cream: Original ice cream mix + 1/2 cup iced coffee + (after mixing) drizzled caramel sauce. Garnish with chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips.

Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream: Strawberry ice cream mix + 1/2 cup chilled coconut milk (for drinking) + toasted shredded coconut. Garnish with diced fresh strawberries.

It’s a lot of fun to make ice cream at home and even more fun to make creative ice cream combinations. Our Orange Chocolate Chunk ice cream was a hit and I’m excited to try a combination using coffee and possibly even coconut milk! How delicious would chocolate coconut ice cream be, with toasted coconut flakes and chocolate shavings on top? I definitely recommend trying out The Curious Creamery ice cream mixes; the whole family will love making ice cream!

Delicious and Easy The Curious Creamery homemade ice cream - Mommy Scene

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I’m excited to give away two packets of The Curious Creamery ice cream mix; (1) Chocolate and (2) Strawberry so a special winner can try these amazing flavors! Our prize set also features gorgeous jewel pattern Yummi Pouch cloth snack bags by Revelae Kids, perfect for back to school snacks!

What’s your kids’ favorite back to school snack?

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Katie has been married for 9 years, has 3 young children, and loves creative projects, photography, decorating, and encouraging others to pursue their ideas. She loves the Lord and feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with opportunities to enjoy creative outlets from home.

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20 Comments on "Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine"


That is sooo cool! I love making ice cream at home. But I always seem to give up on ice cream makers. This could be what I need to try next.

Kelly M.

How cool!!!

Terri S.

This looks so easy! I would try it with my 2 grandkids. I would use the unflavored original packet with chocolate chips and mint extract. The kids favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip.


Ours like string cheese right now!

Amanda Zitzman

Well if I asked my kids they would definitely say ice cream. But since we rarely eat it I’d be realistic and say fruit or homemade granola bars gone in a day!

Ashley Chassereau Parks
Ashley Chassereau Parks

My kids like mini hummus cups with carrot sticks! We homeschool, so they have a snack drawer they get what they want out of!

Deborah W.

One favorite back to school snack is peanut butter and celery sticks with raisins.

Meena Ramchandani

Ours is peanut butter and jelly on whole grain bread

Tina M

My kids love grapes or cheese it’s

Melissa Storms

My son luckily at 13 still loves fresh vegetables or fruit as an after school snack. Yesterday was his first day back and I set out some grapes and a couple pb cookies. We love ice cream for dessert though and I have tried making my own a few times.

Kelly McGrew

My nephew likes goldfish snacks!

Callie Pinz

My kids love chips =)

Linda Kish

Yogurt or fruit works well here.


They like string cheese.

Amanda Alvarado

She loves fresh strawberries with nutella!

pamela j bailey

MY kids love to put a pizza in microwave for a quick snack. I know they would love ice cream as well. I am so glad I read this, I had no idea about this ice cream mix! love it I need to find some, we all love ice cream!

Colleen Payne

This looks awesome!
My son loves hummus & anything sweet!

jeremy mclaughlin

My sons favorite snack is popcorn.

Elise Cohen Ho

I have not made homemade ice cream since I was a child at girl scout camp. I do remember it being a great deal of fun.

amy guillaume linderman
amy guillaume linderman

my kids favorite snack is chocolate chip granola bars and cheese crackers