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Easy Red Velvet Ice Cream (No Churn)

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Learn how easy it is to make red velvet ice cream–without an ice cream maker!

Homemade red velvet ice cream is a dreamy no-churn recipe that’s easy to make!

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Red velvet desserts are among some of my favorites, and for good reason.

Not only are they beautiful, thanks to their brilliant red hue, but they also tend to be crowd-pleasing desserts that everyone enjoys.

And although red velvet treats tend to be popular around Valentine’s Day and Christmas, I think it’s important to acknowledge that you can enjoy red velvet any time of year!

What better proof of that do we need than a dreamy red velvet ice cream recipe?

Whether you’re cooling down in the summer or want a holiday dessert that doesn’t feel so heavy, this is a homemade ice cream recipe you’ll want to make again and again!

white ice cream container filled with homemade red velvet ice cream. A scoop is scooping the ice cream out

Homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream

Traditionally, red velvet cake gets its signature color from a reaction that occurs between cocoa powder and acid, though these days, I think it’s more common to achieve the bright red color with red food coloring.

Many red velvet ice cream recipes are for a red ice cream with a cream cheese frosting swirl, but I wanted to do something a little different.

For this ice cream recipe, we’re using prepared red velvet cake of any kind to add the classic red velvet flavor to the ice cream.

If you prefer a scratch-made cake variety, that’s fine! If you want to use a boxed mix, that’s fine too! Want to pick up some red velvet cupcakes from the bakery at the grocery store? Also fine!

All you need is a few simple ingredients to create a beautiful and satisfying frozen treat that won’t soon be forgotten.

I’m using the same sweet cream ice cream base that I use in this Black Forest ice cream recipe, because it’s really easy and versatile. Adding pieces of red velvet cake makes it so delicious!

Best of all, you don’t even need an ice cream machine!

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side view of two scoops of red velvet cake ice cream served in a glass dish. The sweet cream ice cream is dotted with chunks of red velvet cake.

How to Make Luscious Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream

It’s easier than you think to whip up this simple recipe!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Cubed red velvet cake
overhead view of a white quart of sweet cream ice cream dotted with chunks of red velvet cake. An ice cream scoop is scooping up a round of the ice cream, showing the detail.

How to Make it:

(Full printable recipe card is available below)

Whip the cream. Combine the heavy cream and vanilla extract in the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer). Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.

two photos; one shows vanilla extract added to heavy cream in a mixing bowl; the other shows those ingredients whipped to stiff peaks form

Add condensed milk. Add in the sweetened condensed milk, mixing on low speed just to combine, until no yellow streaks remain. You can also do this part by hand, if preferred.

two photos; one shows sweetened condensed milk being added to whipped cream; the other shows the ingredients folded together with a spatula.

Add cake pieces. Add the cubes of red velvet cake and gently fold into the mixture.

It’s okay if some of the cake crumbles while you’re doing this, but try not to completely crumble all of it (we want some chunks in the final product!).

two photos; one shows chunks of red velvet cake added to ice cream base; the other shows the cake pieces folded into the ice cream base.

Freeze. Transfer the mixture to a loaf pan or other ice cream container. Cover and freeze for at least 8 hours.

Serve. Allow the ice cream to sit out at room temperature for about 10 minutes to soften slightly before scooping and serving.

The result is a creamy ice cream dotted with red velvet cake pieces, making it a sweet treat that’s perfectly delicious!

serving of no churn red velvet ice cream in a dish with a spoon

Notes and Adaptations:

  • I prepared a red velvet cake using a box mix. I cut up the chunks I needed and let my kids eat the rest of the cake. There were no complaints! You can use storebought cake, scratch-made cake, or whatever variety you prefer.
  • Be sure that your heavy cream is cold before whipping.

Recommended Equipment

Yield: Approx. 1.5 Quarts

Red Velvet Ice Cream

a scoop of homemade red velvet ice cream in a quart container

Red velvet ice cream is easy to make, even without an ice cream machine! Chunks of tender red velvet cake are wrapped in a sweet cream base, making a delicious and beautiful dessert!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups red velvet cake cubes


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or in a large mixing bowl with a handheld electric mixer), combine heavy cream and vanilla extract. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk to the cream mixture, mixing on low speed until incorporated and no yellow streaks remain.
  3. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold red velvet cake cubes into the cream mixture until incorporated.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a loaf pan or other ice cream container. Cover and freeze for at least 8-10 hours, or until firm, before serving.


  • You can use any kind of red velvet cake you like--from scratch, from a boxed cake mix, from the grocery store bakery, a gluten-free version, etc.
  • You may need to let the ice cream sit out at room temperature for about 10 minutes to soften slightly before scooping and serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 0gSugar: 34gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.

Be sure to save this recipe to your ice cream board on Pinterest!

close-up view of an ice cream scoop that is scooping up a round ball of red velvet cake ice cream.
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