Bourbon Vanilla No Churn Ice Cream
This rich and creamy no churn ice cream is studded with flecks of vanilla bean and laced with warm Bourbon, for a tempting treat that’s perfect year round!
Definitely not an ordinary vanilla ice cream… this no churn ice cream is loaded with vanilla and Bourbon flavors for a great all-weather dessert! Soon to be a family favorite, you’ll love how easy it is to make… just 4 ingredients!
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I think I’ve officially lost my mind you guys. I mean, seriously, here it is nearly September, and I’m JUST NOW posting an ice cream recipe! Get it together Amanda!! In my defense though, I do have a semi-decent reason 😉 Aside from summer being crazy and things having to be moved allllll over my editorial calendar for the blog… because of the flavors in this no churn ice cream, I think it’s actually a flavor that will be equally popular during the Fall, and even Winter months!
This isn’t just any regular, run of the mill vanilla no churn ice cream… not only does it have the flecks of vanilla bean running through it, it’s also full of Bourbon! Ohhhhh yes… I’m back with more boozy treats! Bourbon is one of those liquors we pretty much always have on hand here in our house… J and I both like to sip Bourbon over ice to relax, it’s great to ease a sore throat, and let’s not forget these amazing recipes that use Bourbon!
Originally, I had planned to make a traditional ice cream, with my ice cream maker… but then the more I thought about it, I realized I didn’t want to make a recipe that some of you might not be able to make without purchasing a special kitchen appliance. Enter, no churn ice cream! Literally 4 ingredients, 10 minutes, and a little bit of patience (obviously it has to freeze)… that’s all it takes to enjoy great homemade ice cream!
This no churn ice cream is so velvety and rich… full of sweet vanilla flavor with the subtle warm kiss of the Bourbon. I purposely didn’t add a TON of Bourbon, as I wanted it to be a rich backnote of flavor, plus alcohol doesn’t freeze, so I needed to keep the content at a perfect balance so the ice cream could solidify. Feel free to use any Bourbon that you like here… I made this with our favorite, Woodford Reserve 🙂
I like the ice cream plain, but it’s also perfect with some salted caramel sauce drizzled decadently over the top!
Feel free to enjoy this no churn ice cream as a treat on it’s own, or alongside some of your favorite desserts. My personal favorite choices are:
There’s a few more desserts I plan to share this Fall that will go perfectly with this ice cream, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, this bite is for you!
Some Helpful Tools to Make This Recipe:
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls – I use these bowls for just about everything, and I love the non-slip rubberized bottoms and handles!
KitchenAid Handheld Mixer – Sometimes you don’t need all the power of a stand mixer, and this reliable handmixer is ready to step in!
Ice Cream Dishes – Not a necessity, but it sure is fun to serve ice cream in these adorable dishes!
Ice Cream Scoop – No list would be complete without my favorite ice cream scoop!
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream 2 cups
- 14 oz . can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp vanilla bean paste
- 3 Tbsp Bourbon
In a large mixing bowl, add heavy whipping cream and beat on MED-HIGH speed for about 4 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.
To another small mixing bowl, add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla bean paste and Bourbon. Whisk to combine.
Pour sweetened condensed milk mixture into larger mixing bowl with the whipped cream.
Carefully fold together until well mixed.
Pour mixture into a 9"x5" loaf pan and smooth the top out.
Cover with foil and freeze for 8 hours or more.
Serve plain or with a salted caramel topping.