No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream takes Vanilla Bean ice cream and swirls fresh watermelon puree throughout.

A wonderfully refreshing and delicious way to enjoy ice cream on a hot day.

Mix up all the ingredients and freeze. No ice cream maker required!

No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?

So we can celebrate ice cream all month long! How great is that?

It gets even better… Sunday, July 15, 2018 is actually National Ice Cream Day.

Any month that allows me to eat ice cream a lot is a perfect month for me.

I’m in St. Louis and it’s HOT y’all.

And I don’t do heat. Actually I don’t do humidity.

I lived in Arizona and the heat was fine cause it was dry and I could handle it.

But this stuff… this heat and humidity combination is painful.

So we’ve been making popsicles and ice cream and all kinds of summer treats to help to stay cool.

This No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream is the perfect hot day treat. Refreshing, cold and delicious.

No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream

I made this ice cream with a really simple no churn recipe because dude… I don’t have time for the ice cream maker when it’s that hot.

I need a batch freezing at all times.

I took the basic no churn ice cream recipe and turned it into this wonderful No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream with a simple watermelon puree.

Y’all. Y’all, pay attention.

This stuff is goooooooood.

Like I was sticking a spoon in and eating it out of the container good.

The flavor was exactly what I envisioned and so creamy.

No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream

The hardest part was taking the photos because it’s so hot, the ice cream wants to melt soooooo fast.

I’m telling you, I think it’s hot enough to fry an egg on my driveway. Or bake cookies in my car.

So out we went to try to get some good photos.

I didn’t have any adults around to hold my ice cream cone for my photo shoot. So I asked Carsyn.

If you aren’t aware, Carsyn is two.

I thought his sweet little hands clutching this precious treat would be oh so adorable. And they were. For about 15 seconds.

No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream

Because if you know anything about kids and ice cream… that’s all it took before that tiny little tongue reached out and licked.

And the smile that fell across his face was adorable. And again he licked.

Carsyn LOVES ice cream. He also LOVES Watermelon.

I made his toddler dreams come true by pairing the two together.

No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream

And on and on he licked. His eyes twinkling, his expression so serious as he furiously attempted to lick the ice cream before it melted all over the place. He didn’t want to waste a drop.

I can’t blame him. Once I tasted the creamy concoction, I was sold. Talk about a creamy Watermelon treat.

It had so much fresh Watermelon flavor with a touch of the Vanilla Bean flavor giving it an awesome mix. The texture was cold, and creamy and wonderfully delightful.

I could see what the fuss was all about. Carsyn knows good ice cream.

No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream

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No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream Recipe

Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream

No Churn Watermelon Swirl Ice Cream

Nicole Cook
No Churn Vanilla Bean ice cream swirled with fresh watermelon puree. Doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Simply mix & freeze. So delish & refreshing!
4.50 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 185 kcal


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (you can use extract instead)
  • 1 cup watermelon puree seeds removed


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla bean paste (or extract). Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, whisk the cream with a mixer on medium-high speed until firm peaks form. This took about 2 minutes.
  • Fold about half the whipped cream into the first bowl with a spatula until combined.
  • Add the rest and mix until well blended.
  • Pour into a chilled 9x5x3 metal loaf pan. Cover with tinfoil or a loaf pan lid and freeze until thick and creamy, about 2 hours.
  • Remove from freezer and drop large spoonfuls of watermelon puree around the top. Take a knife and swirl through making sure to push some down deep into the mixture. 
  • Return covered to freezer until solid. At least 3 hours.


Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 40mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 558IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword easy dessert recipes
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  1. I love the photos here, and I love the recipe. I never would have thought to make watermelon ice cream, but it looks sooo refreshing. Can’t wait to make a batch for my little ones to dig into!

  2. I’ve made watermelon sorbet before but don’t know why I didn’t think of it as an ice cream. We’re big watermelon fans too so sure it would go down well. Love the photos too!

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