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No-Churn Gingerbread Ice Cream

Thanksgiving or Christmas is gingerbread time! And this ice cream says it all. I've found that dark brown sugar works better than light. —Jacqueline, McComas, Paoli, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    8 servings (1 quart)


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


  • Place heavy cream and marshmallow creme in a food processor; process 10 seconds. Add remaining ingredients; process until thickened, about 30 seconds.
  • Transfer to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze until firm, 8 hours or overnight.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Use this no-churn base of heavy cream and marshmallow cream with different flavor combinations to make it your own.
  • Light brown sugar will work, too, but dark brown sugar adds a more robust flavor and darker color.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1/2 cup: 325 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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    • Debra
      Dec 20, 2019

      I used my Bosch mixer to whip the cream slightly before adding remainder of ingredients. I omitted the brown sugar as I found this recipe very sweet and added 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Turned out beautifully!

    • Michael
      Nov 30, 2019

      This was a winner. When completed with blending it has a similar consistency as whipped cream and I used a spatula standing in the center to verify what I thought was thick enough then froze overnight per direction. I got many compliments and in particular comments on the tastiness and uniqueness of someone bringing homemade ice cream as a dessert. No doubt I will be using this one again, it was a hit!

    • gaylene2
      Jan 8, 2019

      The blender didn't seem to thicken anything. I went from seconds to minutes. I thought it would be a fun addition to our holiday celebration, but I didn't have many takers. I don't think I'll try it again.