Homemade Banana Pudding Ice Cream – (No Cook)

Banana Pudding Ice Cream


Last summer, I went all gaga for Chick-Fil-A’s banana pudding milkshakes.  Oh my goodness!  They were so good.  As far as I know, they haven’t started selling them this summer.  I don’t know if they will or not.

No worries though, I made a “Skinnier” version of the milkshake last year that’s easy to make at home.  And now, we’ve got this ice cream recipe that’s super easy to make too.

I use the simple base recipe of half and half and sweetened condensed milk.  I love not having to cook the ice cream or worry about raw eggs.  This recipe comes together in about 2.5 minutes.  Of course, you do have to wait for it to churn in the ice cream freezer, but the wait is so worth it.

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Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream – (no cooking required)

Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream eatathomecooks


I have made a lot of homemade ice cream.  But this one just may be my favorite flavor of all.  It combines my two favorite foods – ice cream and peanut butter – so it’s no wonder that I love it.  My family loved it too.

You’re going to want to try this.  It has just 5 ingredients and is so simple to make.

I really wanted to make peanut butter ice cream that had ribbons of peanut butter in it, like my favorite store bought flavor.  I used the idea for Peanut Butter Magic Shell from Picky Palate and altered it for ice cream.

I didn’t end up with thick ribbons of peanut butter.  It mixed in to the ice cream a bit more than that, but there were still thin ribbons and bits and pieces of peanut butter.  This makes the taste more intense than just having the peanut butter smoothly incorporated with the other ingredients.  I really like the way this method keeps the peanut butter mostly separate from the vanilla ice cream.

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Easy Homemade Mock Fried Ice Cream

When International Delight asked me to create a recipe using their creamer, I first thought of adding it to scones or muffins.

But I couldn’t get ice cream out of my mind.  I love ice cream and I’ve used International Delight to make homemade ice cream several times.

This time, I wanted to make a flavor based on fried ice cream.  I used Cinnabon flavored creamer, along with some crunchy, cinnamon cereal.  Just 4 ingredients total keep the ice cream easy.

And it tastes just like fried ice cream!  This did not last long at our house.

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Meyer Lemon Pie (No Bake and 2 ingredients)

It’s true. You can take 2 ingredients and make a fabulous pie. Well, technically, with the graham cracker crust it’s 3 ingredients, but seriously, this is so easy and delicious.

This is an easy pie that would make a great addition to Easter dinner too.

Meyer Lemon Pie (No Bake and 2 ingredients)


  • 1/2 cup fresh Meyer Lemon juice can also use regular lemon juice
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk I use fat free
  • 1 graham cracker crust or 6 mini crusts


  1. Squeeze lemon juice (through a strainer to catch the seeds) until you have 1/2 cup.
  2. Pour into a bowl with 1 can sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Mix to combine.
  4. Place lemon/milk filling into pie crust.
  5. Refrigerate until cooled & thickened.

I made mini pies for portion control purposes! The filling is a sweet and tart, creamy, custard-y type and can be topped with meringue or whipped topping.  I prefer mine plain, but my mom always adds meringue (which I don’t like and when I was young, would always take it off and it would drive her bonkers 🙂 What are kids for?!)

With Meyer Lemons in season, it’s a great time to whip one of these pies up. It takes no time at all, and the burst of citrus is exactly the thing for breaking through those winter doldrums!  (For lots more citrus recipes, check out the recent Ingredient Spotlight: Citrus)

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Caramel Pineapples

Caramel and pineapple are a surprisingly good combination.  The tropical sweetness of the pineapple balances the sugary goodness of the caramel.

This dessert was served to us at a gathering a few months ago.  There are only two ingredients and it involves a bit of dangerous cooking.

It takes 3-4 hours of boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk to turn it into caramel.  But you must make sure that the can stays completely submerged during the boiling time or you risk the can exploding.  Sugary sweet magic happens during all that boiling.  When you open the can, it’s full of marvelous caramel!

Chill the caramel and then you can slice it.  The slices are wonderful on top of pineapple rings.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Homemade Ice Cream and a $200 Walmart Card Giveaway!

It’s no secret that I love ice cream. I’m pretty sure ice cream is a perfect food. It’s so creamy and sweet and easy to eat. If I could get away with it, I’d eat two bowls a day.

I love to make ice cream too. I almost always do a variation on the sweetened condensed milk and half & half recipe. Now I’ve got a variation that you are going to love. It will open a whole world of new homemade ice cream flavors to you.

The secret is International Delight coffee creamer! I did have to play around with this a little bit. (I know. Such a sacrifice to have to eat more ice cream.)

At first, I used all International Delight and no half & half. It worked, but it didn’t set up nearly as well as I thought it should. So the next batch I used 1 cup half & half and 1 cup International Delight. Perfect!

I’ve tried the White Chocolate Raspberry and Peppermint Mocha flavors in the ice cream recipe. Both were delicious.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it (minus the half & half that didn’t make it into the photo):  [Read more…]

Chocolate Pretzel Fudge

Fudge + pretzels = Scrumptious!

This is an easy fudge to make.  It’s a variation of Mocha Fudge.  Just melt the ingredients together and throw in a handful of broken pretzel pieces.  Lick the pan.  Then wait.  And wait.  And wait a bit more.

About 3 hours in the fridge later and it’s ready to cut and eat.

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Frozen Mocha Marble Loaf

If you’re looking for a dessert you can make ahead of time, that’s full of chocolatey, coffee goodness, this is it!

I made this for our Valentine’s Day dinner.  The recipe came from The Sweets Life.  Natalie linked it up on Ingredient Spotlight, the week we focused on sweetened condensed milk. Natalie has all kinds of scrumptious recipes on her site.

I thought I might serve this with chocolate syrup or even hot fudge, but it doesn’t need any embellishment.  The smooth mocha and creamy vanilla on a chocolate cookie crust is all that’s needed.

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Ingredient Spotlight: Sweetened Condensed Milk

Get your sweet tooth ready.  This post is going to be a syrupy sugar rush!

Most of the cans of sweetened condensed milk in my pantry are destined for homemade ice cream.  My base recipe uses a can of this gooey goodness and half & half.  I stir in other ingredients for a variety of flavors.

Here are some of my ice cream recipes and a couple other recipes as well: [Read more…]

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

Hot chocolate + homemade ice cream = bliss!

I love ice cream. This easy homemade version has just 3 ingredients.  It tastes like a creamy cup of hot chocolate, only it’s cold and you eat it with a spoon.  Yum!

The other night I was craving a bowl of ice cream, but didn’t want to brave the snow to go buy some.  (Am I the only person who likes ice cream in winter? I hope not!)  Jim suggested that I make homemade ice cream and the idea of adding hot cocoa mix to my basic recipe popped into my mind.

We have a counter top ice cream maker, similar to this one – Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker.  Actually, we have two, both gifts.  I keep the bowls in the freezer for whenever the ice cream mood hits.  It takes about 30 minutes to whip up a batch.

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