9 Easy Frozen Treats: No Ice Cream Maker Needed!

updated May 2, 2019
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Even without an ice cream maker, there is a world of frozen treats — including ice cream! — that you can make using kitchen equipment you already own. From creamy semifreddo to loaf pan popsicles, these recipes and techniques will keep you cool, with no special machinery required.

1 One-Ingredient Ice Cream: The miraculous ice cream that uses just one ingredient, frozen and pureed into a creamy treat.
2 Sweet Wine Slushie: Freeze sweet wine in an ice cream tray and blend into a soft, scoopable slushie.
3 Frozen Nectarine-Yogurt Pie: Greek yogurt and ripe nectarines make a creamy, not-too-sweet filling for this frozen pie.
4 Semifreddo: Velvety Italian ice cream that requires no special equipment to make.
5 Faloodeh (Persian Rose Water Ice): A slushy dessert made with rose water, lime juice, sugar and noodles!
6 Granita: Another Italian frozen dessert that can be made with just a pan, a fork and a freezer. Why not try the blackberry cabernet granita pictured above?

7 How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine Faith’s foolproof method uses a hand mixer and a bag of ice to produce soft, creamy ice cream without an ice cream maker.
8 Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker (The Bag Method): With this electricity-free technique, you can even make ice cream on a camping trip!
9 Make Sliceable Popsicles in a Loaf Pan: If you don’t have popsicle molds, try freezing the mixture in a loaf pan and slicing it up into servings.

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