No Machine Popcorn Ice Cream Recipe

By | July 2, 2017

When I came across this recipe I thought it was likely that it would turn out to be another novelty flavor that might be edible but probably wouldn't be that great and/or it wouldn't taste anything like popcorn. Boy was I wrong! This ice cream is delicious and it tastes exactly like popcorn (you're welcome). The recipe on ​Chew Town actually has candied bacon pieces in it as well but I haven't been able to make bacon work in ice cream yet so I decided to leave that out and just focus on the popcorn flavor. 

Yield ~ 1 litre / 1 quart

Prep time: 15 mins + 5 mins cooking + 40 mins steeping + 6 hours freezing

My Rating: 5/5

Scroll down for my notes on the recipe and photos of the process.

Ready to get serious about your ice cream making?

The 'no churn' method is great for occasional batches but if you want to get serious about your ice cream making I suggest you invest in an ice cream maker designed for home use.

The two ice cream makers I recommend are the Cuisinart ICE-70 and the Breville BCI600 XL. Click the images below to read more about those two machines or check out my complete guide to ice cream makers to see all the options and read the pros and cons of each.

Method

Notes

  • You do lose some of the cream in the popcorn so the extra 1/2 a cup is important
  • I used a regular strainer and it seemed to work fine but just beware when pressing the popcorn down to extract as much cream as possible (an important step) that you don't break your strainer as they're often quite week at the handle - I learnt this the hard way not once but twice!
Preparing the buttered popcorn

Preparing the buttered popcorn

Adding the cream

Adding the cream

Steeping the popcorn in the cream

Steeping the popcorn in the cream

Straining the cream

Straining the cream

Whipping the cream and adding sweetened condensed milk

Whipping the cream and adding sweetened condensed milk

Ready for the freezer

Ready for the freezer

Yum!

Yum!

Ready to get serious about your ice cream making?

The 'no churn' method is great for occasional batches but if you want to get serious about your ice cream making I suggest you invest in an ice cream maker designed for home use.

The two ice cream makers I recommend are the Cuisinart ICE-70 and the Breville BCI600 XL. Click the images below to read more about those two machines or check out my complete guide to ice cream makers to see all the options and read the pros and cons of each.

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