Oreo no churn ice cream in a bowl

Oreo no churn ice cream is a decadent treat that’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day! This delightful concoction combines the rich flavors of Oreo cookies with the creamy homemade ice cream, all without the need for fancy equipment or an ice cream maker.  In this blog post, we’ll explore how to make Oreo no churn ice cream step by step with tips and tricks for success.

What is no churn ice cream?

No churn ice cream is a type of homemade ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream maker or churner to prepare. Traditional ice cream recipes, such as soursop ice cream or custard ice cream, often involve churning the mixture in an ice cream maker to incorporate air and create a creamy texture. However, with no churn ice cream, the same creamy texture is achieved using a simple method that typically involves just a few basic ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream.

upclose shot of cookies and cream ice cream

How to make No churn Ice Cream

To make no churn ice cream whip heavy cream until it reaches stiff peaks, then gently folding in sweetened condensed milk and any desired flavorings or mix-ins. The sweetened condensed milk not only adds sweetness but makes the ice cream creamy and smooth. Once the ingredients are combined, the mixture is frozen until solid, and then ready to enjoy.

No-churn ice cream is incredibly versatile and allows for endless flavor variations by incorporating different flavorings, extracts, fruits, nuts, candies, or sauces into the base mixture. It’s a popular option for home cooks who may not have access to an ice cream maker or who simply prefer a simpler method for making homemade ice cream.

Heavy whipping cream, Oreo and sweetened condensed milk

Tips for Perfect Oreo No-Churn Ice Cream

  • Crushed Oreos: For that signature Oreo crunch in every bite, finely crush the cookies before incorporating them into the ice cream mixture.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: This ingredient not only adds sweetness but also helps to keep the ice cream creamy and smooth without churning.
  • Heavy Whipped Cream: Use heavy whipping cream and whip it to stiff peaks before folding in the condensed milk. This creates a light and airy base for your ice cream.
  • Sea  Salt: Adding a pinch of salt balances the sweetness of the ice cream base and cookies.
  • Freeze Properly: Allow the ice cream to freeze for at least 6-8 hours or overnight for the best results. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap or an airtight container to prevent freezer burn.
no churn ice cream base
Crushed cookie crumbs in no churn ice cream base

Customizing Your Ice Cream

  • Don’t hesitate to experiment with different Oreo cookies flavors like mint, peanut butter, churros or even birthday cake for a fun twist.
  • Create layers of crushed Oreos between each layer of ice cream for a visually stunning and texturally satisfying dessert.
  • Kick it up a notch by drizzling it with hot fudge, caramel sauce, or fruit compote before serving. The contrast of warm sauce against the cold ice cream is simply irresistible.
  • Use muffin tins or silicone molds to freeze individual portions of Oreo ice cream for easy serving and portion control.
crushed oreos sprinkled on tip of ice cream

Fun ways to use Oreo Ice Cream

  1. Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Ice Cream: Add a splash of peppermint extract and a handful of chocolate chips to the classic Oreo ice cream base for a refreshing twist.
  2. Cookies and Cream Milkshake: Blend scoops of Oreo ice cream with milk until smooth and creamy for a decadent milkshake experience. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed Oreos for extra indulgence.
  3. Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches: Sandwich scoops of Oreo ice cream between two Oreo cookies for the ultimate handheld treat. Roll the edges in additional crushed Oreos for an extra dose of crunch.
  4. Oreo Ice Cream Cake: Layer Oreo ice cream with chocolate cake or brownies for a show-stopping dessert that’s perfect for birthdays and celebrations. Top with whipped cream and whole Oreos for a stunning presentation.
  5. Oreo Ice Cream Pie: Press a mixture of crushed Oreos and melted butter into a pie dish to create a cookie crust. Fill with Oreo ice cream and freeze until set. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for a simple yet impressive dessert.

How to serve it:

No-churn ice cream can be quite firm straight from the freezer. To make scooping easier and ensure a creamy texture, let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving. This brief thawing period softens the ice cream just enough to make scooping effortless.

For smoother scoops, run your ice cream scoop under warm water before each use. The heat from the scoop helps to glide through the frozen ice cream, resulting in perfectly round and uniform scoops.

Enhance the flavor and presentation of your no-churn ice cream by adding a variety of toppings. Classic options include whipped cream, chocolate sauce

scoops of cookies and cream ice cream

How to store no churn ice cream:

  1. Airtight Container: Transfer your no-churn ice cream to an airtight container before storing it in the freezer. This helps prevent ice crystals from forming and keeps the ice cream from absorbing any unwanted flavors or odors from other foods in the freezer.
  2. Plastic Wrap: Before sealing the container, press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the ice cream. This creates a barrier that helps prevent freezer burn and preserves the creamy texture.
  3. Freeze Flat: For optimal storage and easy scooping, freeze the container of ice cream flat on a level surface. This allows the ice cream to freeze evenly and prevents it from becoming too hard to scoop.
  4. Deep Freeze: Store your no-churn ice cream in the coldest part of the freezer, typically towards the back. Fluctuating temperatures near the freezer door can lead to thawing and refreezing, which can affect the quality of the ice cream.
  5. Label and Date: To keep track of how long your ice cream has been in the freezer, label the container with the date it was made. Most homemade ice creams are best consumed within 1-2 months for optimal flavor and texture.
  6. Thawing: When ready to enjoy your ice cream, transfer it from the freezer to the refrigerator and let it thaw for about 10-15 minutes before scooping. This allows the ice cream to soften slightly, making it easier to scoop and serve.

Get the Recipe Oreo No Churn Ice Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 7 hours


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cup crushed Oreo cookies


  • Whip the cream: In a large mixing bowl, pour in the heavy cream. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the cream on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Fold in condensed milk: Gently pour the sweetened condensed milk into the whipped cream. Add a pinch of sea salt for flavor enhancement. Using a spatula, carefully fold the condensed milk into the whipped cream until fully combined. Be gentle to maintain the airiness of the whipped cream.
  • Add crushed Oreos: Once the condensed milk is fully incorporated, add in the crushed Oreo cookies. You can crush the cookies by placing them in a plastic bag and using a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces. Fold the crushed Oreos into the mixture until evenly distributed.
  • Transfer to a container: Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container. Smooth out the top with a spatula.
  • Freeze: Cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap and place it in the freezer. Allow the ice cream to freeze for at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight, until it is firm.
  • Serve: Once the ice cream is fully frozen, scoop it into bowls or cones and enjoy your homemade Oreo no-churn ice cream!
Course: Dessert
Author: Jehan Powell