While many people are obsessed with the decadent richness of custard ice creams, not everyone appreciates the eggy flavor often present in the finished product. Luckily, many delicious ice cream varieties don’t require eggs, so even if you don’t have cream cheese in the fridge, there are many options for the at-home ice cream maker.
One popular eggless ice cream is Philadelphia-style, which many consider one of the easiest to make. Consisting of mainly heavy cream, sugar, and extracts or flavors, Philadelphia-style ice cream is often icier than its egg-based counterpart. As with the cornstarch and cream cheese combo, the flavors become more vivid when there isn’t any egginess to compete. Also, there is little stove time, with the cream warmed just enough to allow the sugar to dissolve before the rest of the ingredients are added and then frozen.
For those looking to make ice cream and skip the stove, no-churn ice cream is your answer. If you have strong arms, you can even make it with a whisk, but the rest of us will use a hand mixer. You only need heavy cream, sweetened, condensed milk, and whatever flavoring you desire. Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form, and slowly fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk.