3 Ingredient Sea Salt Ice Cream

by Jennifer on March 14, 2013

in Ice Cream, St. Patrick's Day Desserts

Sea Salt Ice Cream by Not Your Momma's Cookie

Ireland is the land of incredible dairy products.

The cheeses, creams, even the butter tasted like magic. Irish magic.

And, in the quaint little town of Dingle:

Dingle Ireland (1)

Dingle harbor view from our B&B

We discovered the best one of all.

Dingle Ireland (2)


We stayed in Dingle for 3 days and I’m not ashamed to admit that we went to Murphy’s every day. They had regular flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. For the¬†adventurous, they also had brown bread, Guinness, and sea salt ice cream! My husband got the sea salt one time and had to goad me into trying it. It was awesome. Sweet and salty perfection.

So, I made sea salt ice cream, no Irish magic required. Only 3 ingredients! Recipe below.

Oh, and here’s another sheep video for ya:

 Kissane Sheep Farm, Kenmare, Ireland

5.0 from 3 reviews

3 Ingredient Sea Salt Ice Cream
You only need sweetened condensed milk, whipping cream, and sea salt to make this fabulous ice cream. No ice cream machine required!
Recipe type: Ice Cream
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ teaspoon good quality sea salt (I used flaky sea salt)
  1. In a medium bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk and sea salt. Fold in the whipped cream until no white streaks remain.
  3. Place in a covered container and freeze overnight (or at least 6 hours).
Adapted from my pumpkin pie ice cream, originally adapted from Kevin & Amanda


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1 susie March 14, 2013 at 9:15 am

no machine? I like this! And I would likely have these ingredients on hand! I love your Ireland memories…it is on my husband’s wish list, although my videos would be nothing but golf courses! It’ s so beautiful!


2 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

Yup, no machine! Super easy :)

I’m glad you’re enjoying the pictures/videos. It is nice to reminisce about the trip!


3 The Bearfoot Baker March 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

You are killing my diet! Hahahaha But, I am so glad you are;) Going to try this next weekend!!


4 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

Thanks, Lisa! :)


5 Shelan March 14, 2013 at 11:04 am

Thant looks absolutely delicious! They say that salt enhances the sweetness flavour, I’m sure it would be excellent in ice-cream!


6 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

You’re totally right – the balance of the sweet and the salty is perfect! :)


7 Carrie March 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

Jennifer~This recipe is deadly to me!! I can make yummo ice cream on a daily basis thanks to you!!! ;) No ice cream machine required…Seriously, I cannot wait to try.


8 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Thanks so much, Carrie! :)


9 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings March 14, 2013 at 11:21 am

yum- love everything sea salt!


10 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

Thanks, Elizabeth! I’m kind of obsessed myself :)


11 Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} March 14, 2013 at 11:40 am

Yes, please!

And omg, those little sheepies are just the cutest!


12 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

Thanks, Rachael! The lambs were killing me with their cuteness. We got to feed them too! They are aggressive little buggers with those bottles :)


13 Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} March 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

They really are crazy little guys!


14 Bee March 14, 2013 at 11:54 am

Eek– I LOVE ice cream recipes that don’t need an ice cream machine, being as I a so so sadly without one. DEFINITELY pinning this to try when it gets a little bit warmer around here!


15 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

Thanks, Bee!


16 Lora March 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I love this sweet and salty ice cream idea. Those sheep are precious!


17 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Thanks, Lora! Seeing the sheep never got old for me…even though we saw a million of them :)


18 Patricia @ ButterYum March 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm

That video is too cute! The hubs loves ice cream – can’t wait to give this one a try.


19 Patricia @ ButterYum March 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

PS – Irish Butter is our family’s favorite. I have to ration it – no joke.


20 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Isn’t it amazing? We sometimes get Kerrygold butter just to splurge, but it still doesn’t taste quite the same. It’s that Irish magic, I think ;)


21 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Thanks, Patricia!


22 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious March 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Love the simplicity of this! Definitely have to try this over the weekend!


23 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Thanks, Chung-Ah! :)


24 Mike @ Semi Sweet March 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Wow, this recipe is so simple! And I’m betting it’s delicious, too. I love salty and sweet. Thanks for sharing!


25 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Thanks, Mike! :)


26 Radhika March 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Loved the gambolling lambs! Never seen that in real life :)
And LOVED the sound of your Icecream. At what point do you mix the cream and the condensed milk?


27 Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Oops! I accidentely omitted the step in the recipe – it has been updated! Thanks so much for letting me know, Radhika :)


28 Melissa {Simply Sweets by Honeybee} March 14, 2013 at 11:42 pm

This looks so good! Everything you make always looks so fabulous.


29 Jennifer March 15, 2013 at 8:05 am

Thanks, Melissa! :)


30 Jocelyn @BruCrew Life March 15, 2013 at 12:21 am

I love simple easy ice cream recipes. The salt in this has me drooling!!!


31 Jennifer March 15, 2013 at 8:05 am

It is so simple, but SO good! My husband is in love with this ice cream :)


32 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking March 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Ice-cream with no ice-cream machine needed? And just 3 ingredients? You got my full attention! Can’t wait for warm days to give it a try. Thanks for sharing Jennifer


33 Jennifer March 15, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Hope you like it, Roxana! :)


34 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust March 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm

That sounds wonderful!!!!


35 Jennifer March 15, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Thanks so much, Dorothy!


36 Elizabeth March 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Sweet and salty desserts are just the best!


37 Jennifer March 16, 2013 at 9:41 am

I totally agree, Elizabeth! :)


38 Laura Dembowski March 16, 2013 at 11:23 am

I have to say this sounds kind of crazy, but I would be totally willing to give it a try! I’ll try anything once!


39 Jennifer March 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

I know how you feel; I was hesitant to try it at first. But, it is SO good!


40 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel March 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Jennifer, are you for real?! This ice cream is out of this world AWESOME. I live for sea-salting ANYTHING and everything (sometimes maybe toooo much, haha). Plus, isn’t this ice cream recipe totally amazing? SO easy. Love!


41 Jennifer March 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Oh, it is SO delicious! There has been an epic battle going on in the house between my husband and I about this ice cream ;)


42 Nancy/SpcieFoodie March 18, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Ireland does seem like such a gorgeous country overflowing with great food. I’ve never heard of this ice cream so thanks for the intro and recipe — sound fantastic!


43 Jennifer March 18, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Thanks, Nancy! We were so lucky to go there :)


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