Banana Blackberry Homemade No-churn Ice Cream

A homemade no-churn ice cream made with frozen banana and berries using sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream is a summer delight. 

Banana Blackberry Home-made No-churn Ice Cream

A week before I made this, I chopped a couple of bananas and packed them into the freezer to try the one-ingredient ice cream. Then I forgot. Totally. A box of blackberries that I kept saving to make muffins was not destined for it either. When it came down to the choice of muffins or smoothies, he chose smoothies, but I went a level up and decided to make the ice cream! 

While processing the blackberries to make ice cream, I remembered the frozen banana!! Sheesh, should have made that instead! I knew if not today, I am going to forget the bananas again. So off went the frozen banana chunks along with the blackberry in the processor! Now it takes a wee bit more time as it is frozen bananas. When I tasted the mixture, it was YUM but it left a slightly bitter aftertaste. But that is normal and doesn't need to increase sugar or condensed milk, just splash some cardamom powder and you are good to go.

Yields: 4 large scoops

Banana Blackberry Homemade No-churn Ice Cream 


  • 16 blackberries or any other berries of your choice
  • 2 large bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 can condensed milk 
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream, whipped 
  • a dash of vanilla essence 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Add the frozen bananas into a food processor or grinder and grind until smooth and no lumps. Add in the blackberries halfway through the grinding process. 
  2. Transfer the content into a deep bowl and stir in the condensed milk and mix well.
  3. Whip the whipping cream to stiff peaks. 
  4. Fold in the whipped cream gently until everything is incorporated.
  5. Pour them into a freezer box and freeze them overnight.
  6. Scoop and serve the Banana Blackberry homemade no-churn Ice Cream.
Banana Blackberry Home-made No-churn Ice Cream

Now, this can be made with any berry combination as banana goes with.. all? everything? And if not a fan of cardamom, then add some cinnamon or I think even mint goes well... anything that can layer flavours to get past that light after-taste. Or if you are aware of any other techniques please do drop in your ideas in the comment box! :-D


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