Desserts

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

Maple Walnut Ice Cream is a no-churn four ingredient ice cream that will win over your heart. It is full of rich maple flavor with crunchy walnuts in every bite. This is a crazy easy recipe, that doesn’t require an ice cream maker! 

I have an ice cream maker attachment for my mixer that I’ve used a couple times.  I usually forget that I have it because I don’t have room to store it in my freezer. Good ice cream isn’t cheap at the grocery store so we haven’t been purchasing it regularly.

Maple Walnut Ice Cream - Creamy, smooth and sweet recipe for Maple Walnut Ice Cream. This no churn ice cream is super easy and no special equipment is required!

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

I did a little online research and discovered the wonderful world of no-churn ice cream. This is ice cream you can make without any special equipment and it is beyond easy. Best of all, it tastes out of this world!

I whipped up a batch of Maple Walnut Ice Cream recently and was so happy with the results! It’s creamy, smooth and sweet.

Maple Walnut Ice Cream - Creamy, smooth and sweet recipe for Maple Walnut Ice Cream. This no churn ice cream is super easy and no special equipment is required!

What Ingredients Do You Need For No-Churn Ice Cream

All you’ll need is some whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, maple syrup and walnuts. I also use the Glad Freezer Safe Containers.

I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer to beat the ingredients (minus the walnuts). It takes a few minutes before it gets to the right consistency. You’ll want it to look thick and creamy.

How Long Do You Freeze Maple Walnut Ice Cream 

You’ll need to freeze it for at least six hours for it to firm up enough to eat. I was a little anxious and checked the containers at five hours and it was still a little soft and runny in some spots. Later on that day, it was perfection!

Sprinkle with a few extra walnuts and drizzle with maple syrup, if desired. Now, my mind is going with other flavours to try. I’ve already made Caramel ice cream and it turned out great! I’ll watching for sales on sweetened condensed milk so I can stock up in my pantry.

Maple Walnut Ice Cream - Creamy, smooth and sweet recipe for Maple Walnut Ice Cream. This no churn ice cream is super easy and no special equipment is required!

Does the Maple Syrup Need to be Real 

Yes, for this recipe you want to use real maple syrup. If you use the artificial syrup it won’t give you that deep and rich flavor you are going to desire. It will fall flat and won’t be something that will win you over. So buy real maple syrup for this recipe! Trust me, don’t skimp. 

How Long Will Maple Walnut Ice Cream Store in the Freezer 

Depending on how well you store your ice cream you can expect it to last anywhere up to two weeks.  Just make sure it is an airtight container. You don’t want crystals to form on top of the ice cream and make it freezer burned. 

Maple Walnut Ice Cream - Creamy, smooth and sweet recipe for Maple Walnut Ice Cream. This no churn ice cream is super easy and no special equipment is required!

How to Make No-Churn Maple Walnut Ice Cream 

You will add all the ingredients except the walnuts into a bowl and blend it up. I used my stand mixer for this, to really get the ingredients mixed well. Then once it is mixed you will fold in the walnuts. 

Pour into the pan and toss in the freezer for about 6 hours or overnight. Then grab an ice cream scoop and serve it up to family and friends. 

Want More Ice Cream Recipes 

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is one of my favorites. You have that soft mint flavor paired with chocolate in every bite. This is such a fun recipe to make any time of the year. 
  • Reese’s Ice Cream is another tasty option. If you love the pairing of chocolate and peanut butter than you will do backflips for this rich and tasty ice cream. 
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is a classic one. If you want a simple vanilla ice cream that you can dress with toppings and syrups, give this recipe a go. 

Maple Walnut Ice Cream - Creamy, smooth and sweet recipe for Maple Walnut Ice Cream. This no churn ice cream is super easy and no special equipment is required!

Topping Ideas for Maple Walnut Ice Cream 

  • Extra Walnuts
  • Sprinkles 
  • White chocolate chips or butterscotch chips 
  • Drizzle of caramel 
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon 

You could add on any of your favorite toppings. Or pair it with a plain white cake for the ultimate dessert. I would even think this would be incredible with a blondie brownie. 

Can I Make this Ice Cream in Advance 

Of course. It is actually best to make this 24 hours in advance when you want to serve it up. That way you ensure it has fully set up before you go into scooping and serving the ice cream. 

Can I Double this Ice Cream Recipe 

Yes, you sure can. Just use a large enough pan to freeze or use multiple pans so that you get that even texture over the ice cream. This is a great way to make homemade ice cream for birthday parties, holiday events, and more. 

Have you ever made your own ice cream?

Maple Walnut Ice Cream - Creamy, smooth and sweet recipe for Maple Walnut Ice Cream. This no churn ice cream is super easy and no special equipment is required!

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Maple Walnut Ice Cream

Creamy, smooth and sweet recipe for Maple Walnut Ice Cream. This no churn ice cream is super easy and no special equipment is required!

Ingredients:

  • 1 300 ml can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Add sweetened condensed milk, whipping cream and maple syrup to a large bowl. Beat on medium speed until whipped and creamy. Stir in walnuts. Pour into freezer safe containers. Freeze for at least 6 hours before eating. It keeps for up to 2 weeks in the freezer.

 

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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