clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
peach ice cream in bowl

How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

5 from 1 review

This post shares an easy tutorial for how to make homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker using a blender and your freezer. This is called the Freezer Method and it can be used for both dairy ice cream and vegan ice cream.

  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 12ounce can of full-fat coconut milk, chilled
  • 2 cups sliced peaches (or your choice of frozen fruit)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine the coconut milk, frozen fruit, maple syrup, and vanilla in the base of a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until the ingredients are smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe bowl and place the bowl in the freezer.
  4. Use a large fork to stir the mixture about 4 separate times, every 45 minutes.
  5. After about four hours, your homemade ice cream should be ready to serve.
  6. Once the mixture has reached the desired consistency, use an ice cream scoop to serve.
  7. Enjoy! 


  1. It’s worth noting that dairy-free ice creams will freeze very hard if left in the freezer for more than 6-8 hours. In this case, you just need to let the ice cream sit on the countertop for about 15-20 minutes before serving.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 269
  • Sugar: 22.4 g
  • Sodium: 14.3 mg
  • Fat: 18.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg