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No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream with Candy Cane

No churn homemade peppermint ice cream is the perfect recipe to include your leftover candy candies! Throw some crushed Oreos in too and you got the best dessert!

No churn peppermint candy cane ice cream

If you love peppermint and candy canes, this no churn ice cream recipe is perfect for you! Even better, you should check this peppermint meringue cookies recipe one too!

How do you make Peppermint Ice Cream?

Super, super easy! It only takes 10 minutes and three ingredients to make it and have it ready to go in the freezer.

What ingredients you need to make Peppermint Ice Cream?

Just 3 ingredients:

  • heavy whipping cream
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • peppermint essence

No churn peppermint candy cane ice cream

No ice cream maker? How do you make ice cream without a machine?

Don’t worry…this peppermint ice cream recipe is no churn ice cream recipe. That means you still can enjoy having homemade ice cream without having another kitchen gadget that will take room out of your kitchen.

All you need is a a hand mixer, couple of bowls and an insulated tub. You whisk all ingredients together and then place the tub in the freezer.

When almost ready to serve, allow the peppermint ice cream to sit for a couple of minutes at room temperature, wet an ice cream scooped spoon and add to bowls or cones.

Perfect toppings for this Peppermint ice cream:

  • crushed candy canes (this way you get rid of some candy cane leftovers)
  • crushed Oreos

I love candy canes, but….every year same story.

Every year, comes December, I come home with a big box of candy canes and the fun begins! From hanging them in the Christmas tree to crafts projects, there is a good half of the box that will still be untouched.

Sounds familiar?

What shall I do with all these leftover candy canes??? 

I cannot just throw them in the bin, right?!

Well, this peppermint ice cream recipe will help you go through some of the candy canes 🙂

No churn peppermint candy cane ice cream

I usually leave the peppermint ice cream in the freezer for almost 3 hours and remove it to fold in crushed candy cane (yeah! you can go crazy!) and Oreos.

I like to have a more softened ice cream consistency when I add the candies, because it is so much easier to fully incorporate them. Return the pan/ tub to the freezer for another 2-3 hours and all is done!

No churn peppermint ice cream

Just a small tip when crushing the candy canes, so you don’t end up with a sticky kitchen floor.

I place them in a sealed zip bag (sandwich size) and place it over a wooden cutting board and using a meat mallet I break the candy canes.

I like to get a mix of small pieces, where you can still get some small chunky bits of candy to add to the ice cream.

No mess and job done!

No churn peppermint candy cane ice cream

No churn peppermint ice cream with candy cane

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

No churn homemade peppermint ice cream is the perfect recipe to include your leftover candy canes!


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 14 ounce can
  • 1 &1/2 teaspoons peppermint essence
  • 1 cup candy canes, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Oreo biscuits, crushed


  1. In a large bowl, and the cream and using a hand mixer whip the cream until stiff peaks appear and the cream stands on the beaters when lifting them from the bowl (be careful not to over whip it).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk using the same hand mixer the peppermint essence into the sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Gently fold the condensed milk and peppermint mixture into the whipped cream using a spatula. Slowly combine them without overworking the mixture.
  4. Transfer the mixture to an insulated tub or pan lines up with some foil and freeze for almost 2 hours or until firm but not really frozen. Remove from freezer and using a spatula, fold in crushed candy cane and Oreos. Return to the freezer for another 2 hours or until firm.
  5. When almost ready to serve, move the peppermint ice cream from the freezer and allow to sit for a couple of minutes at room temperature.
  6. To serve, wet an ice cream scooped spoon and add ice cream to bowls or cones.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

No churn peppermint candy cane ice cream

Looking for some more peppermint dessert ideas?

Desserts with Peppermint Candies from Make and takes

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Bark recipe from Anthony Kitchen


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