2 Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe + Video

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This Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe makes thick, creamy, and amazingly delicious no churn strawberry ice cream with just 2 ingredients! Speckled with real berries, this recipe for homemade strawberry ice cream comes together in a flash and is sure to be your go-to summer treat!

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Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

The warmer weather is on its way, and I am getting my ice cream recipes together. Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a big bowl of homemade ice cream!

If you agree, you definitely need to try my Ice Cream in a Bag, this No-Churn Peaches and Cream Ice Cream, and of course my Triple Berry Sangria Ice Cream.

And, what’s a bowl of ice cream if it isn’t topped with Homemade Whipped Cream and a big scoop of my No-Fail Caramel Sauce?

Or, maybe you’d prefer my 3-Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Syrup instead.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, this recipe for homemade strawberry ice cream is exactly what you need!

You simply combine the ingredients in a bowl, and then pop it in the freezer! The result is a deliciously creamy no churn strawberry ice cream that your whole family will love.

Recipe Video

To see us make this homemade strawberry ice cream recipe from start to finish, watch the video in this post!

bowl of frozen strawberry slices and small pitcher of coffee creamer

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Frozen Strawberries – This recipe really couldn’t be easier — just grab a bag of frozen berries and your favorite creamer and you’re set!

    If you have fresh berries that you need to use up, you’ll need to freeze them first. Otherwise, you’ll simply make flavored creamer and it will take forever to freeze.
  • Coffee Creamer – I like to use French Vanilla creamer for homemade strawberry ice cream, but feel free to get creative with flavors!

    Regular vanilla and sweet cream would be my next top picks, but I hear there’s a Coldstone Cake Batter creamer that would probably be excellent!

Sugar-Free Ice Cream Option

If you’re worried about the sugar content in this homemade strawberry ice cream recipe, you can use sugar-free coffee creamer instead of regular creamer.

It’s a great option for a more diabetic-friendly ice cream recipe!

overhead: strawberry ice cream base in blender

Tips and Tricks to Make Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

  • Use a high-powered blender for best results.

This strawberry ice cream is smooth and creamy. You process the ingredients in a blender, so there are no chunks in the ice cream.

Use a high-power blender like Blendtec or Vitamix for best results. I have also made this recipe with a Ninja with great success.

Turn the blender off and scrape down the sides with a silicone spatula as needed.

  • Use the right container.

Metal pans are the best choice for no churn ice cream since they get cold super fast and retain that chilly temperature.

There are special containers out there specifically for homemade ice cream, but a loaf pan (like what you’d use to make bread) will do the job just fine!

  • Add fresh berries for extra pops of sweetness.

If you want chunks of strawberries in your ice cream, chop a few fresh or frozen berries and stir them into the creamer base after you pour it into the freezer container.

homemade strawberry ice cream in metal loaf pan

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • Blender – A high-powered blender is a must in every kitchen!
  • Metal Bread Pan – Most people already have this on hand, so there’s no need to buy a special container.
  • A sturdy Silicone Spatula can be used for scraping, stirring, and smoothing and is easy to clean too!

Serving Suggestions

There are so many delicious ways to serve this strawberry ice cream recipe!

You can always enjoy a big bowl on its own. Or, top it with your favorite ice cream toppings like whipped cream, sprinkles, and hot fudge sauce.

Add a scoop (or two) to an ice cream cone or waffle bowl — and don’t forget the Magic Shell!

Or, place a scoop on a slice of pie or sandwich it between two shortbread or chewy chocolate chip cookies.

double scoop strawberry ice cream cone in metal pan

Storing No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

Keep your frozen treat in the freezer so it doesn’t melt. I often press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the ice cream as extra protection against freezer burn.

If your pan comes with a lid, use that. Otherwise, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or transfer the ice cream to an airtight container once firm.

No churn ice cream is best enjoyed within a week of making it.

But this strawberry ice cream is so tasty and easy to make, that it never lasts longer than a day or two in our house!

For best results, store homemade ice cream in a shallow flat container in the back of the freezer. Never store ice cream in the freezer door.

ice cream scoop in pan of homemade strawberry ice cream, surrounded by cones and toppings

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe FAQ

What can I use instead of coffee creamer?

If you are out of coffee creamer (or just don’t use it), mix together a few simple ingredients to use as a substitute.

1 cup whole milk
¾ cup heavy cream
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Toss it all in the blender and give it a whirl, then continue with the recipe as written!

Can I make this recipe with different fruit?

You bet! Use this strawberry ice cream recipe as a base for all kinds of flavors — mixed berry, peach, mango, cherry… if you can find the frozen fruit, you can make it!

Another delicious option would be to mix and match. Replace half of the strawberries with a different frozen fruit to make a new tasty flavor.

What else can I add to homemade strawberry ice cream?

Instead of fresh strawberries, stir in other fresh fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or mango.

You could also add chocolate chips, brownie pieces, chopped cookies, or candy bits to this strawberry ice cream recipe. Or, swirl in chocolate sauce to create sweet ribbons throughout!

    small bowl of strawberry ice cream surround by berries

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    2 Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe + Video

    Donna Elick
    This Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe makes a blissfully creamy no churn ice cream that's full of fresh strawberries! Just 2 ingredients total!
    5 stars from 1 review
    Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Freeze 2 hours
    Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Method Blender, Freezer
    Servings 8

    Ingredients
     

    • 2 cups liquid french vanilla creamer
    • 4 cups frozen strawberries

    Instructions
     

    • Add creamer to blender. Top with frozen berries.
      Place lid on the blender and pulse until strawberries and creamer come together. Use your ice cream setting, if your blender has one.
      Scrape down as needed. Blend until ice cream is thick and creamy.
    • Serve immediately or scrape into a freezer container (I use a bread loaf pan).
      Cover with wax paper to keep ice crystals from forming on the top. Freeze until ready to serve, 2 hours to 2 weeks.
    • Scoop and Enjoy!

    Video

    Donna’s Notes

    • Use a high power blender like a Blendec or Vitamix for best results. I have also made this recipe with a Ninja with great success.
    • You can also use other frozen fruit (peaches, berries, etc).
    • Turn the blender off and scrape down the sides with a silicone spatula as needed.
    • If you are out of coffee creamer you can substitute 1 cup whole milk, 3/4 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1 | Calories: 102cal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 38mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg

    All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

    Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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    Originally published  June 2016, updated and republished July 2024

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    65 Comments

    1. Hi Donna, thank you for the recipe. I am currently at home with my children who would love for me to make them this recipe; however, I do not have any strawberries. Is there a replacement that will have the same effect? Unfortunately, I am unable to drive to the store to buy strawberries because we just got snowed in (we live in Alaska)! Also, I have 7 kids and I am afraid they will gang up on me if I cannot make this for them. Please help. Thank you!

      1. I have used other frozen fruit with a great outcome. Peaches, berry mix… I would experiment and see how it goes. Enjoy and let me know what you come up with.

    2. We dont have international delight in South Africa what would be the alternative for us to use? Is international delight a milk powder?

      1. International delight is a cold coffee creamer, not a powder. I don't know what the equivalent would be for South Africa.

    3. Hi Donna, can you please tell me about the French Vanilla Creamer. Is that a Ice cream and then you just add the frozen strawberries?

    4. Sounds amazing! I don't use store bought creamer because of all the addition of oils and artificial ingredients, but I make my own and this sounds yummy!

    5. Could I substitute the international vanilla creamer with Vanilla almond milk and a little heavy cream? I'm on the Keto diet and can't have sugary creamers.

    6. I used this recipe for the fresh peach ice cream … popped them in the freezer for a few hours and got a bowl full of ice crystals… what did I do wrong?

      1. Commercial frozen peaches are flash frozen. That’s why your peaches had ice crystal. For best results use commercially frozen peaches.

    7. Hi Ms.Donna So enjoy TSRI.I also enjoy the kitchen and creating new food ideas. I am a PC.In making the no churn Ice cream & yogurts,I have found that if you add 2Tablespoons of Sanalac Nonfat Drymilk Powder it cuts down on the Ice crystals forming.I always stir mine,at least once.Especially if I am leaving it overnight before serving.

    8. You can add unflavored gelatin to your mix and it will keep it from freezing so hard. The recipe I tried said one teaspoon and it was so much better consistency. I still had to let it soften 5-8 minutes. But not ice crystals like the previous time I made it. I think I might try 1.5-2 tsp the next time.

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