Mason Jar Ice Cream

 I have to say that this is a Tiktok trend that I can actually get behind - it's so quick and easy and the result is delicious. Unlike the Tiktoks that only use cream and shake it by hand, using condensed milk turns this into a more traditional no-churn ice cream, only just a neatly packaged single (or double) serving of it. The result is smooth and creamy, rich. and utterly cravable.

a low angle view of three mason jars filled with no church ice cream with a variety of mix ins
Prep Time:
5 mins
Freeze Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins


  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Place a 1-pint wide-mouth Mason jar in the freezer until chilled, about 5 minutes.

  2. Place cream, condensed milk, vanilla, and salt into the chilled jar. Beat with an electric hand mixer fitted with only one beater until thickened to the consistency of soft serve, 2 to 3 minutes, gradually increasing mixer speed from low to high. If desired, stir in any mix-ins with a long-handled spoon, making sure to leave at least 1/2 inch headspace. Seal the jar and freeze until hardened, about 4 hours.

Cook's Note:

While it technically could be an optional step, pre-chilling the jar helps the base whip up faster and freeze faster - which means less ice formation for a creamier ice cream.


Berry Cheesecake: Reduce condensed milk to 3 tablespoons, reduce vanilla to 1/2 teaspoon, and add 3 tablespoons cream cheese to the base. After beating the base, fold in 3 tablespoons mixed berry preserves and 2 tablespoons crushed graham cracker crumbs.

Strawberry Straciatella: Add 3 tablespoons finely crushed freeze-dried strawberries and 1 tablespoon strawberry jam to the base, and reduce vanilla to 1/2 teaspoon. After beating the base, fold in 3 tablespoons finely chopped dark chocolate and 1 chopped fresh strawberry.

Sweet and Salty: After beating the base, fold in 3 tablespoons mini candy coated chocolate pieces (such as M&M's Minis), 3 tablespoons crushed pretzels, and 2 tablespoons chopped roasted and salted peanuts.

Triple Chocolate Brownie Swirl: Microwave 2 tablespoons chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl on high power, until melted, 60 to 90 seconds, stopping to stir every 20 seconds. Add melted chocolate and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-process) to the base, and reduce vanilla to 1/2 teaspoon. After beating the base, stir in 1/4 cup chopped brownie pieces (from 2 bite-size brownies) and 2 tablespoons chocolate fudge sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
36g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 47%
Saturated Fat 23g 114%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 203mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Protein 5g
Potassium 214mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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