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Grinch No Churn Ice Cream

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Grinch no churn ice cream is easy to make and beyond fun to serve. It is a perfect treat for Christmas, a Dr. Seuss party or just because.

Green ice cream in a loaf pan with an ice cream cone topped with a scoop of it, decorated with red icing hearts to invoke the Grinch.

Combine the delicious flavors of white chocolate and mint in a super creamy ice cream and you know the results will be tasty. Make that ice cream green with red hearts for a festive Grinch inspired dessert that is sure to be a hit!

I was tempted to hold onto this recipe until closer to Christmas. It has the right colors and the theme fits, so it would be a festive addition to the standard cookie spread.

But in the heat of the summer ice cream is always a welcome way to cool down. Plus it is just too much fun not to share now.

So it seemed like Christmas in July would be a fitting time to put it out there. Feel free to make a batch now and another during the holidays!

This recipe combines two of our great loves, ice cream and the Grinch. You may remember Little Dude dressed as the Grinch for Halloween a few years back.

We have seen all three versions of the movie several times. He also had a Dr. Seuss themed birthday party so I could justify fulfilling his request of a Grinch cupcake cake at a summer birthday party.

getting scoop of green ice cream out of loaf pan.

My husband thinks Christmas should stay in December, so it took some creative theming to make it fly. 😉 Luckily he is a huge ice cream fan, so ot doesn’t take much arm twisting to convince him to enjoy a bowl even if it has an off season holiday theme.

Making no churn ice cream

The beauty of no churn ice cream is you don’t have to have an ice cream maker. Of course we have one, but I know that not everyone does and homemade ice cream should be accessible to everyone!

The process is easy. Just whip some heavy cream to a medium to stiff peak, then fold in a can of sweetened condensed milk.

Child's hand holding ice cream cone filled with green ice cream with red heart to look like the Grinch.

From there you can add whatever flavors or mix-ins you would like. In this case we added a bit of white chocolate pudding mix for body and flavor.

Then a bit of mint flavoring and green food coloring to make it festive. Add some little candy hearts to add that Grinchy twist.

no churn mint ice cream in a cone with red icing heart.

Then freeze the mixture until it is solid and scoopable. Overnight is good, but you can make a batch in the morning and enjoy it that evening.

For an extra fun presentation, add red icing gel heart to the container or each scoop. It really makes it adorable.

Tips and tricks

Mint flavoring is easy to overdo. Start small and slowly add it a drop or two at a time. Taste as you go and stop when it’s perfect.

If you do go slightly over, don’t despair too much. When the mixture is frozen the flavor will be muted a bit.

A loaf pan makes a great container for freezing the ice cream. Let it set up then cover it with plastic wrap for longer storage.

Mint grinch ice cream ready to eat.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is no churn ice cream?

No churn ice cream is perfect for people who want homemade ice cream but don’t have an ice cream machine.

Rather than adding air during the churning and freezing process, you whip the cream and fold in the other ingredients. This results in a smooth, scoopable ice cream without having a churner.

Can I change use different flavors in this no-churn ice cream?

Yes! If you keep the base ratios the same, you can experiment with different flavor combinations. Use different pudding mixes or extracts to make whatever flavor you like!

More no churn ice cream recipes

No churn peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream is super creamy and really tasty. It is a must make for peanut butter lovers.

Enjoy the fun of birthday cake in ice cream form with no churn birthday cake ice cream. It is colorful and delicious.

Or turn another famous cake into ice cream with a batch of no churn black forest ice cream.

If you are in the mood for fun Christmas desserts, you need to try my Little Debbie Christmas tree cheesecake. It is so festive and really delicious.

Child's hand holding ice cream cone filled with green ice cream with red heart to look like the Grinch.

Grinch No Churn White Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Carlee
Grinch no churn white chocolate mint ice cream is easy to make and beyond fun to serve. It is a perfect treat for Christmas, a Dr. Seuss party or just because.
4.91 from 11 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tablespoons instant pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract optional
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Red Candy Hearts optional
  • Red Cake Gel

Instructions
 

  • Beat heavy cream on high until it forms stiff peaks. 
    2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Add condensed milk, pudding mix, mint extract and 10 drops of food coloring.
    14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 2 Tablespoons instant pudding mix, 1 teaspoon mint extract, Green Food Coloring
  • Mix until well combined. 
  • Keep adding food coloring and mixing until you achieve a dark green.
  • This is the time you can let the kids hide candy hearts in the batter if you choose.
    Red Candy Hearts
  • Pour the ice cream batter into a loaf pan and smooth out evenly.
  • Draw a heart on top with your red gel.
    Red Cake Gel
  • Freeze overnight. 
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 87mgSugar: 28g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Audrey

Monday 26th of July 2021

I do love mint and this ice cream looks sooo good!

Carlee

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

Thank you so much!