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2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Frozen berries blended with heavy whipping cream create a rich and sweet homemade ice cream. This simple recipe comes together super fast, and will become your go-to ice cream recipe.


Friends, take out your blender because we’re about to make real, creamy ice cream in just seconds. Literally.

At its simplest, 2-ingredient ice cream is just frozen berries and heavy cream blended up into soft serve. BUT, add in additional ingredients like, chocolate syrup, or nuts, or sprinkles, and you’ve just created your own ice cream recipe.

This sweet treat is just as delicious as real ice cream, but without the need for added sugar, eggs, or an ice cream maker. For the reason that my kids complain about tart-ish berry ice cream, I do add couple tablespoons of sweetener to my recipe, but you don’t have to. 

Frozen Berries


You will need:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream and
  • One bag (10-ounces) frozen berries, or any other frozen fruit. You may also use fresh fruit, but you will need to cut it up into 1 to 2-inch pieces and freeze it before making the ice cream. 

For best results, you want to use a high-power blender, like Blendtec, but this does work with regular blenders, too. I have also used a food processor, and that worked, as well. HOWEVER, you might need to add a little more liquid to get it to blend.

  1. Pour out the frozen fruit into the blender. If using a sweetener, sprinkle it on top of the berries inside the blender.
  2. Process/pulse just until the fruit is roughly chopped. 
  3. Pour in the heavy cream, and continue to process just until everything is incorporated. Scrape down the sides with a spatula, as needed.
  4. And that’s it! Scoop it out and eat. OR freeze it for later.

My favorite way to eat it is soft serve, straight out of the blender as soon as it’s done, but you can also freeze it so it is firm enough to scoop out and serve in cones. 

Blender Ice Cream

You are now, for forever and always, only 2 minutes away from Homemade Ice Cream. This outrageously easy “ice cream” is just the sort of dessert that can instantly please a sweet tooth. If you need something very similar, but healthier, jump over to my recipe for Blueberry Banana Ice Cream

Blender Homemade Ice Cream with 2 ingredients




2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream | No Ice Cream Maker Needed!

2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Frozen berries blended with heavy whipping cream create a delicious texture that’s rich and sweet just like real ice cream.
5 from 6 votes
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Freezing Time 2 hrs
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen berries, or any other frozen fruit
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sweetener, optional
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream


  • Place frozen berries and sweetener, if using, in a food processor or blender; process or pulse just until the fruit is roughly chopped.
  • Pour in the heavy cream, and continue to process just until everything is incorporated and smooth. Scrape down the sides with a spatula, as needed.
  • Serve immediately or freeze for later.


  • Before placing it in the freezer, cover with wax paper to keep ice crystals from forming on the top.
  • Keep in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. 


Calories: 91 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 0 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 36 mg | Sodium: 10 mg | Potassium: 19 mg | Sugar: 0 g | Vitamin A: 390 IU | Vitamin C: 0.2 mg | Calcium: 17 mg | Net Carbs: 8 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berries, desserts, homemade ice cream, ice cream recipes
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21 comments on “2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream Recipe”

  1. Hi! It sounds yummy but I am Lactose intolerant. I do buy lactose free half and half. Could I use that? Thanks very much!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      I have not tested this recipe with lactose free creamer so I really don’t know how it will turn out. If you try it, please let me know if it worked out. Thank you!

    2. I am also on the fidgety side of the lactose intolerance spectrum and seem to do okay with heavy cream.

  2. I have made just banana Ice cream using a similar recipe but yours make more sense. Question, i know it states any frozen fruit but what about mango and pineapple?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      I’ve made it with mango and I absolutely love it!
      I have not tried making it with pineapple. ☺️

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    Jessica Niersen

    One of my favorite homemade ice cream recipes. I often make it for my family and they just love it :-). I get inspired by your wonderful recipes and the gorgeous photos you make help a lot too. By the way, do you know if this recipe can be made into a paleo or keto version? I would really like to try and make a paleo version of this delicious ice cream. Thanks a lot in advance!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! Berries and heavy cream are both Keto-friendly so this recipe should fit right in. 😀 In as far as Paleo, I would need to make it myself, first, before I can share. 😊

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