Kitchen Sink Ice Cream (No Machine Needed!)

Kitchen Sink Ice Cream (No Machine Needed!)

Many of my friends in life have come and gone, and I guess it’s sad, but that’s the way the overbaked cookie crumbles. The very best ones stick around, though, and I express my appreciation the best way I know how: rampant consumerism.

Do I buy most of my friends? Heavens, no. But two of my pals, good old Ben and Jerry, like it when I spend my hard-earned cash on them. So I try to be a loyal buddy.

Over the years, Ben and Jerry’s flavors have gone through quite a rotation. They’ve taken away some of my absolute favorites, and I’ve been very vocal on their website about bringing those flavors back. But thank the powers above that my very favorite is still in existence. It’s known as Everything But The…

No, I didn’t cut off in the middle of the sentence. That’s the flavor. But we all know that expression ends with the words “kitchen sink.” In baking, that’s a term we use to describe the scientific process by which we take all the leftover crap in the house, dump it into a batch of whatever, and call it a night.

Kitchen Sink Ice Cream (No Machine Needed!)

So here it is, folks! No, not the same kind as Ben and Jerry. I had a bunch of stuff in my freezer (M & Ms, chocolate chips, rainbow chips) and they all went into the ice cream. But since the base is vanilla, add whatever you want! Caramel. Peanut butter cups. Brownie chunks. Sprinkles. The field is yours. Play away!

Kitchen Sink Ice Cream (No Machine Needed!)

The best part about this ice cream is that it comes together in two seconds. If you don’t want to use Cool Whip because you are a snob, then just use heavy whipping cream. You’ll have to whip it, by the way. I use light Cool Whip here because it’s easy. I like easy.

Kitchen Sink Ice Cream (No Machine Needed!)

My kids like this stuff. It’s colorful and full of candy that bleeds color everywhere. And it’s ice cream. Case closed.

Kitchen Sink Ice Cream (No Machine Needed!)

Seriously, is any time of year better than this? What beats ice cream? Really. What?

Kitchen Sink Ice Cream (No Machine Needed!)

Summer is the time, folks. Eat the cold treats while you can! And stay tuned for my Beach Week next month. I’ll be posting boardwalk-themed treats based on my delightful experiences at the Eastern Shore. But for now, I hope this ice cream hits the spot!



  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature (I used light)
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk (I used fat-free)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • desired “kitchen sink” mix-ins
  • 16 oz. Cool Whip (I used light)



In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in the condensed milk.

Take the bowl out of your mixer. Add the vanilla and mix-ins, and then slowly fold in the Cool Whip until everything is combined.

Put in a freezer-safe container or pan, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I’m an intermittent fan of Ben & Jerry’s too. Sometimes I love it, sometimes it’s eh, ok…depending on the flavors! I love this ice cream, Mir! I actually made this no churn version several months ago, but just used fudge. I also just made some a few days ago with a ton of mix-ins, although yours is prettier than mine. Isn’t this so easy to whip up? I love how colorful your ice cream is….and I’m sure your kids devoured it!
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    1. Mir

      Totally agree with you! I love some of their flavors, while others (Americone Dream, for instance) are pretty ordinary. But man, those good flavors are worth it!
      Thanks! It got really colorful. But I’d love to try it your way, with fudge!

  2. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    My family loves ice cream. I’ve been meaning try this recipe with the condensed milk and the cream cheese too. Two of my favorite ingredients! Love all the things you put into yours. My kind of ice cream has chunks of “stuff” mixed into it. Yum!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks! Condensed milk is soooo good. And I’m with you on mix-ins. The more, the better!

  3. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Wow! I love no-machine recipes, because this summer I’m always craving homemade ice cream but don’t want to shell out for a machine! This looks great 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Machines are so big and bulky! This way, everyone’s happy and you have cabinet space! Thanks!

  4. Mary Frances

    You got it Mir! Case closed for sure – ice cream for the win! Haha, I have two buddies with those names too … coincidence? 😉 I’m all over customizable ice cream!
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    1. Mir

      Yay! We have the same friends! And they’re so delicious!

  5. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    Now this is my idea of a good use of leftovers!
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    1. Mir

      Totally. Ice cream from candy? Fun and more fun!

  6. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    That’s a great idea and an extremely yummy one too! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!
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    1. Mir

      You too!

  7. Julia

    Sounds great to me! The more flavours the merrier!
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    1. Mir

      I see we think alike, Julia!

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