No Machine Mojito Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn)

By | August 22, 2017

This is a great homemade ice cream recipe for those without a machine (commonly called a 'no churn' recipe). I got this recipe from the Charlotte's Lively Kitchen blog and followed it pretty closely other than some minor changes which I'll mention below. I was happy to use my homegrown mint to get some payback for that investment. The flavor is great and backs up that I really enjoy the citrus ice cream flavors (to go along with the lemon and orange flavors I've made before).

Yield: ~ 1.5 litres / 1.5 quarts

Prep time: 20 mins (original recipe says 5 mins so I guess I'm slow 😉 )

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  1. 1 can (395g/14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  2. 2 cups (500ml) whipping cream
  3. 150ml (5 fl oz) white or dark rum
  4. 4 limes
  5. 15g (0.53oz) of mint leaves


Please find the method at the original author's website:


  • The original recipe says to combine the sweetened condensed milk with the cream and then whip but I find that if I do it that way its harder to see the soft/hard peaks when they form and easier to over whip the cream until it becomes butter. Someone else noted this in the comments on the blog post so I know its not just me. Might be something to do with the brand of cream perhaps but I always whip first, then add the sweetened condensed milk
  • I had plenty of dark rum left over from making rum and raisin so I used that instead of white rum and turned out fine
  • I served my second bowl with a sprinkle of sugar over the top to get that sugary texture you get in a Mojito and because it turned out pretty sour. Some family members found it too sour as well so I'd suggest toning down the lime zest if you're worried about that 
Sliced limes for Mojito ice cream
Homegrown mint for mojito ice cream!
Freshly picked mint leaves
Chopping Mint
No churn mojito ice cream