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Peppermint Ice Cream (No Churn)

You can have homemade peppermint ice cream year ’round with this delicious easy recipe! You can make this same day with just a few ingredients.

peppermint ice cream

Some people think ice cream is only a summer dessert, which I totally understand. It’s cold, and it can make people chilly.

BUT here’s the deal. There are birthdays and celebrations in the cooler months too! I’m a January baby. Don’t I deserve a sweet treat along with my cake?

Plus the holiday season is filled with tons of Christmas dessertscookies, cupcakes, dessert bars, donuts . . . ice cream shouldn’t be left out just because of the temperature.

This year I’m excited to share one of my favorite ice cream recipes with you. It’s no churn, and it’s tasty. It’s peppermint ice cream!

peppermint stick ice cream

Mint is actually my favorite ice cream flavor, so I’m excited to share this. It’s creamy and refreshing.

It’s also perfect alongside Christmas baked goods or birthday cake. I promise you will love it!

Making No Churn Ice Cream

You’re going to make this treat in a few simple steps. Scroll to the bottom for the recipe, or get a few frequently asked questions before that. Enjoy!

What does no churn ice cream mean?

No churn means that you’re not going to use an ice cream maker. An ice cream maker keeps the ingredients turning over so that while your dessert is chilling, no ice crystals form (and it remains soft).

With no churn you’ll still be stirring the ingredients with a mixer, but there is no churning process required. I love it because – easy.

Is no churn ice cream real ice cream?

Yes, because no churn uses heavy cream (along with other ingredients). Ice cream is basically sugar and frozen cream, so no churn qualifies, at least in my book.

*Make sure to use good quality ingredients this recipe. I recommend high quality, fresh dairy products and pure (not imitation) extracts for the best results.

peppermint ice cream recipe

Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious frozen holiday treats! Here’s what you’re going to need for this peppermint ice cream.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 candy canes, finely crushed

Toppings (optional)

  • 5 mini candy canes, crushed

This ice cream tastes REALLY good with chocolate fudge or whipped cream topping! Nom nom.

candy cane ice cream

Your ice cream will have the best flavor if enjoyed as soon as it’s ready, but it can last for several weeks or months if you store it properly.

Pressing plastic wrap against the surface helps prevent freezer burn (in addition to putting a lid on the top).

homemade peppermint ice cream

Get the printable recipe for this treat below:

Yield: 6 servings

Peppermint Ice Cream

peppermint ice cream recipe

This peppermint ice cream is sweet, minty, and will remind you of Christmas time!! It’s festive, easy to make, and has a great texture; silky and smooth with a little bit of crunch from the candy canes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 large candy canes, finely crushed


  1. Crush the candy canes by placing them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin or solid object.Crushing candy canes in a plastic bag with a rolling pin
  2. Use a hand mixer to mix the heavy cream, milk, sugar, and both extracts until peaks form.heavy cream, milk, sugar, and both extracts with candy canes
  3. Add in the crushed candy canes and stir with a spoon.crushed candy canes added to the mixture
  4. Add the mixture to a loaf pan, add extra crushed mini candy canes on top if desired, and let set in the freezer for at a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight.homemade ice cream with candy canes added to the top
  5. Allow to thaw slightly before dishing up with an ice cream scoop.slightly thawed peppermint ice cream

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 38gProtein: 4g

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If you enjoyed this peppermint stick ice cream recipe, let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other ice cream recipes:

Bailey’s BoozyBirthday CakeBlueberryButter PecanChocolateChocolate CaramelChocolate Chip CherryChocolate OreoCoconutHoney LavenderIce Cream SandwichesMississippi MudRaspberry

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