Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream (Without A Machine)

easy homemade ice cream without a machine

This is a really easy and delicious homemade ice cream using only 3 ingredients. It doesn’t require an ice cream machine either! This ice cream really exceeded my expectations as it was amazingly creamy and luxurious.

I was set a challenge by OXO to make ice cream for the family, and when I saw this idea in a YouTube video by the fab Squishy Monster I thought I’d give it a go. The original recipe was in cups but, being in the UK where we don’t really use cup measurements, I have converted this to weight to give you an idea of how many strawberries etc you need and to give you an amount which worked out for the average carton of cream here (mine was 300ml).

I made mine with fresh strawberries that I blended into a puree. You could use any fruit you like or buy a ready made fruit puree and just add that if you wanted. I am definitely going to try this with a baby fruit puree, I think blueberry would be amazing!

I also made a batch where I crumbled in a meringue nest for an eton mess kind of ice cream, it was yummy. Here’s how to make homemade ice cream without a machine:



300ml cream

225g Strawberries (with stalks removed) or other fruit puree

175g icing sugar

easy homemade ice cream without an ice cream machine


1. Blend your strawberries until they make a smooth puree.

2. Add your cream to a mixing bowl and pour in the strawberries and icing sugar.

3. Whisk, whisk, whisk until it goes light and fluffy and forms soft peaks. I cheated and used an electric whisk.

4. Pour into a Tupperware box / dish and pop it in the freezer for at least 5 hours. I left mine overnight to be sure it was set.

5. Serve and enjoy!


I served my ice cream using an OXO Good Grips Beak Ice Cream Scoop. It was by the far the most sturdy ice cream scoop I have ever used and I like that it has a release button to dispense the ice cream from the scoop as I haven’t seen a beak scoop that has this before.


L x


Disclosure: I was sent the ice cream scoop by OXO for free, for the purpose of this post.



  1. Hey! This recipe looks fantastic 🙂 Was wondering, do you think I could replace regular cream with a healthier alternative, of coconut cream? Thanks! 🙂

    • I have never used coconut cream before – not sure how it whips? But definitely let me know if you give it a go as I’d love a healthier version as I’m trying to lose a few pounds at the moment! L x

      • Just trying it now! 🙂 In the process of pureeing sooo many strawberries! haha. I know coconut milk definitely whips, but only when you put it in the fridge and use the top 3/4 of the solidified cream of the milk. However I’m using coconut cream rather than milk because I know it’s already thicker – have still placed it in the fridge just in case I need to do the same thing as coconut milk 🙂 taking photos and thinking this may be my first blog post! Just starting out http://itsafreshday.blogspot.com.au/ 🙂

  2. Hello! I have been looking for a Strawberry Ice cream recipe that doesn’t require an Ice cream maker for ages and so thankful I came across your’s as it sounds and looks lovely! I just have a couple of questions, how long can I keep the Ice cream for in the freezer and also can I use an electric mixer as I don’t own an electric whisk?! Thank you!!

  3. I will just start this. Instaed MAKING puree ,I have strawberry syrup. Hey will you please say me cant we keep the ice cream in the fridge for at least 1/2 to 2 hours? please replay my question in 5minutes because guests are coming

  4. Please could you tell me what type of cream is best to use for this recipe..wasn’t sure whether to use whipping, single or double.
    Thank you

  5. Hi Laurenne, Just found your recipe and I’m itching to make this but you don’t say if the cream is single or double,or doesn’t it matter which you use xx

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