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Waffle cone topped with rainbow ice cream being held by glass container.
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Rainbow Ice Cream

No churn vanilla ice cream combined with food coloring to make a fun dessert kids love!
Prep Time15 mins
Freeze Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 488kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2 c. very cold heavy whipping cream
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Food coloring - 6 colors



  • Place loaf pan or container in freezer at least 30 minutes
  • Place bowl and whisk in freezer at least 30 minutes

Ice Cream

  • Be sure whipping cream and condensed milk are really cold
  • In a large bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form
  • In a medium bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until smooth
  • Gradually add milk mixture to whipping cream by GENTLY folding into whipped cream
  • Divide mixture into 6 separate bowls (it will be about 1 cup each)
  • Color each bowl with a different color by GENTLY folding the coloring into the mixture
  • Remove container from freezer and drop ice cream mixture by spoonfuls into the container
  • Freeze overnight


  • It’s very important to whip the cream until stiff peaks form. If you want to learn more be sure to check out my post all about how to whip cream!
  • You don’t need any special containers to store it – a standard loaf pan or a square baking dish works great! Just make sure they are freezer-friendly.
  • To prevent exposure to air, I like to lay a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper on the surface of the ice cream. Then you can wrap it or secure a lid to store it.
  • It will keep well for a few weeks in the freezer as long as it’s stored properly. Store it in the coldest part of the fridge and away from the door. If it’s exposed to warm air it will melt and refreeze – that will create ice crystals and will make the texture grainy!


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 305mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 1336IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 1mg