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Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream

Loreto July 15, 2019

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Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream.  Take soft creamy rich ice cream and take it on a trip through the spice trail and you are left with an amazing, no wait… super-duper, no that’s no it… supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, exotic treat. 

Song of the Day: “Love Never Felt So Good” by Justin Timberlake/Michael Jackson.

No Ice Cream Maker, No Problem…………………..

Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream, this defies flavor and texture. The best part, no ice cream maker required, its no-churn. Yes, that’s right, because this ice cream requires only whipped cream with condensed milk, honey, and spices all folded together simply to be chilled in the freezer to a delightfully creamy texture! Now that’s something to talk about!

Turmeric? No Way, Shut The Front Door…………………

Who would have thought that turmeric would work in something like ice cream? Well,  just last year at the Ferry Building Market in San Francisco we were enlightened in the world of ice cream, as a result, we feasted on a Turmeric Honey ice cream that won our hearts and a desire to recreate this combination.

Time Stands Still……………

The flavor of this ice cream stayed with me. I felt like I was frozen in time and all that spice combined with honey and cream. Time to move those hands of time and kick this amazingly unusual ice cream into second and third flavor gear. It is no surprise that I like spices, consequently today you are going to find out how much and how I like to push the envelope of food creativity.

The award-winning cast of Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream:

  • Whipping cream
  • Condensed milk
  • Turmeric powder
  • Minced ginger
  • Cardamon
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Mild, Exotic Chili pepper spice
  • White pepper

Ease and Grace, it’s the only way to churn……………..

What I love about this ice cream is how easy it is. When we think about making ice cream, a bit of anxiety comes in as we think ice cream maker, what ingredients to use. This is not the case with this Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream. It is no-churn meaning firstly whip the cream, secondly fold in the condensed milk, honey, and all those spices and flavors. Thirdly, into a glass dish it goes and placed in the freezer overnight.

The next day, finally, filling a wonderful cone with the creamiest,  most spiced flavorful treat that might take you into ice cream addiction. Say goodbye to that store-bought and say hello to this new emotional aid during those tough lifetimes!

It is not the destination but the journey…………..

It is important to achieve a successful finish, however, the process it takes to get there is of the utmost importance.

I love the stages of this no-churn ice cream. From the whipping of the cream to the folding of the ingredients you begin to see the color come to life. I love the swirls. It makes me feel like a kid as I play with the spatula and see all the spices floating like the rings of Saturn orbiting the whipped cream. I remember studying Buddhism and how important it was to remember childlike nature. If anything can help you to this path, it’s this Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream.

A little taste goes a long way…………

After finishing the folding and mixing, the aroma of this ice cream had me, so with a spoon in hand and a little of the mixture gracing the spoon soon to be in my mouth for that spiced cream moment. Sometimes you know you’re onto something good but when you taste it and it takes your breath away with flavor, then you know it is going to be spectacular.

Color is Key……….

The color of this ice cream will capture you. That golden hue with those spice specks is absolutely beautiful. A little hot water for the scoop to make it easy to scoop and fill the cone is very important. I took the ice cream out of the freezer a few minutes before scooping.

Cup or Cone……………………..

That’s the beauty of life choices. We started off thinking waffle cone then cup then the good old simple cone. I have to tell you I love the simple cone, not too sweet and that crisp crunch that paired so well with the soft serve feel of this Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream.

There’s a New Flavor in Town and I love it………….

One lick and I am in heaven. Cinnamon, cardamom and those little morsels of ginger all swirled in the turmeric and cream is an experience never forgotten and forever craved. This past week Nicoletta and I have really enjoyed and waited for this ice cream cone. Each time was like we were trying this flavor for the first time and the fact that I stuffed it so deep in the cone meant that even at the tip of the bottom of the cone, we were so delighted to see the soft creamy spicy of this Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream still in the cone.

Live a Little………….

I always say to Nicoletta after asking her to try something and she hesitates. I say “Live a little”. After all, is that not what life is about, adventure, living life to its fullest. Well, this ice cream is a start and I know you won’t be disappointed.

A trip to the spice merchant………………………

If you don’t have all these spices then I have another adventure for you, a trip to your spice merchant or local Indian spice store. I always feel like I am transported to another world when I go and hey, it is free aromatherapy, guaranteed to have you leaving with a smile and an excitement to go home and whip up this Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream!


We accepted the challenge from Nick, Blogtastic Food, to create a no-churn ice cream recipe and we couldn’t be happier we joined. Here are all the other no-churn ice cream recipes from fellow bloggers:

Song of the day: ” Love Never Felt So Good” by Justin Timberlake/Micheal Jackson.


Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream

  • Author: Loreto and Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Ice Cream
  • Method: No-churn


Turmeric Ginger Honey No-Churn Ice Cream, this defies flavor and texture. The best part, no ice cream maker required, it’s no-churn. Yes, that’s right, because this ice cream requires only whipped cream with condensed milk, honey, and spices all folded together simply to be chilled in the freezer to a delightfully creamy texture! Now that’s something to talk about!


  • 2 cups of whipping cream, cold
  • 14 ounces (395 g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 drops pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch mild chili powder
  • a pinch white pepper


  1. In a large bowl, with a hand-held mixer, beat the cold whipping cream to stiff peaks, but be careful not to overwhip (the cream has to be thick enough to hold its shape but still with a smooth texture).
  2.  Add the condensed milk and gently fold in with a spatula.
  3. Add the vanilla, minced fresh ginger, and spices, gently folding in, slowly incorporating everything together so the cream stays light and aerated.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a loaf tin or glass container and freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.


  1. It takes about 6 hours for the ice cream to harden, however, you can leave it overnight.
  2. Take the ice cream out a few minutes before serving.
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    Reply Gloria July 15, 2019 at 10:14 am

    I don’t have an ice cream maker…and you are right that is “no problem”. No churn is the BEST way!! Love the flavours here. You can’t get this at the ice cream parlor!!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 15, 2019 at 3:17 pm

      Hi Gloria, we only found something close to it in San Francisco, however now having made this, it is going to be hard to beat at any of the Gelato places. We will always fall back on the flavors of this one. Exotic and mind blowing!
      Thank you!

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    Reply Marie July 15, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    This is such a unique and exciting flavour combo. It really is an exotic creamy treat. Yum

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto August 5, 2019 at 7:57 am

      Thanks Marie, I totally agree that it is an exotic treat!
      Hope you get to try this it is so easy and requires very little in the kitchen appliance regime.

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    Reply Aleta July 17, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Okay now this is a flavour combination I simply MUST try! I love that it is a no churn ice cream recipe, because in all honesty, I have one, but don’t like how much time it takes! I never think ahead enough to freeze the pot for 24-48 hours. I can’t wait to make this!

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    Reply Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen July 18, 2019 at 8:50 am

    I never thought of combining turmeric and honey, but I bet they work so well together! What a yummy ice cream recipe!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto August 5, 2019 at 8:00 am

      Thanks Aleta, I know the ice cream makers are nice but demand some time and scheduling. You are going to find this no churn so easy and the flavors so delicious. I love how the honey and turmeric and all the other interesting spices really tantalize the taste buds, and just too creamy. We had it in the regular cone and it was spectacular!

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    Reply Paula Montenegro July 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    The color is key, for sure! I love turmeric but never tried it on ice cream. This sure sounds like the perfect recipe! Is there something better than cooking with spices?

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto August 5, 2019 at 8:02 am

      Hi Paula, I am a spice monster. Take me to a spice store and I am a kid in a candy shop. The turmeric gives such a rich color and flavor to this no churn and add in those small bits of grated ginger and it is totally an awakening experience!
      Thanks for checking it out!

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    Reply Eva July 20, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Been eagerly waiting to read about your recipe since Nick came up with the challenge. I decided to drop out but I was still looking forward to reading all the other recipes and yours was among the ones I was most curious about! I love the amount of spices you put in. Definitely have to try it!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto August 5, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Thank you Eva! I am not one to be scared to experiment in the kitchen. I will try almost anything because really I feel I have nothing to loose. If it doesn’t work and is a flop oh well. If it is as delicious as this ice cream you see me doing the happy food dance in the kitchen with Nicoletta, lol.

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    Reply Sara July 20, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    I’ve only had tumeric in lattes, but never in ice cream! That makes sense to transfer it over to ice cream form though! What an exciting combination of flavors, and I’m always looking for no-churn recipes!

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    Reply Linda July 21, 2019 at 6:30 am

    You certainly are living a little as you would say. I’ve never even thought of adding turmeric to an ice cream and can’t imagine how it tastes but love all the other spices you piled in. What a refreshing dessert with a little kick from the chile peppers. I think this sounds like the perfect refresher for summer!

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    Reply Jo July 21, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Simply love the savory flavors in this ice cream. Ginger and turmeric has such an amazing healing properties. And if we can include medicinal benefits in indulgence sweets, it’s got to be the best

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    Reply Analida Braeger July 21, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    I am in heaven ! I adore tumeric and ginger both, but in an ice cream !? I almost dont believe it! I have all the ingredients too 🙂

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    Reply Veronika's Kitchen July 21, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    I’m always too lazy to take the ice cream maker out, so no churn ice cream is perfect for me! Love your flavor idea with turmeric and ginger, sounds tasty and healthy!)

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    Reply Kathryn July 21, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Oh, I love the idea of using turmeric in ice cream. How unique!

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    Reply Danielle July 21, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Now this is some really good ice cream. It looks great and I am sure it tastes incredible! I haven’t tried turmeric ice cream just yet, so it will be a great experience!

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    Reply Jagruti Dhanecha July 22, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Turmeric in Ice cream?, that’s an innovative recipe. This ice cream looks so good, must try before summer says goodbye.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 23, 2019 at 9:06 am

      Yes Jagruti Turmeric in ice cream. You are going to be floored by the flavor and creaminess of this ice cream. The spices really brighten the flavor and add beautiful hits to add quite a bit of interest in each taste!
      Happy ice cream making!

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    Reply John July 23, 2019 at 9:52 am

    You can consider this a health food!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 24, 2019 at 5:46 am

      Hi John, I hope so because it is so delicious and so flavorful. I have heard that turmeric is good for relieving inflamation and muscle and joint soreness. Sure beats having to take pills. Just scoop and enjoy, lol!
      Have a great day!

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    Reply Cathryn April 11, 2020 at 7:10 am

    This icecream is absolutely incredible and completely addictive!!! I didnt have the chilli or white pepper but it was so good that when my electric beater broke, I hand beat the cream the second time round just so we could have some to cheer us up during COVID lockdown in South Africa!!!!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto April 11, 2020 at 8:02 am

      Hi Cathryn, I was so excited to hear that you made this no churn ice cream. No worries about the chilies and pepper. It would be delicious just the same. The combination of some sweetness with the turmeric and ginger, plus the richness of the cream is just heaven to the pallet. Talk about a spoonful of sunshine and just what is needed during this stressful time. Stay safe and healthy and keep creating in the kitchen with your family. If we can get a billion smiles just maybe it will chase the blues away!
      Have a blessed day!

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    Reply Ian May 14, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I made this one recently and absolutely loved it! Since I love all of the spices here, I actually added more turmeric and ginger during the mixing process and added swirls of turmeric right before freezing… just because.

    One thing though is that some people found it too sweet. So next time I might pull back on the condensed milk.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto May 15, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Yes this ice cream can be a bit on the sweet side, so great on you to be inspired to change things up! I think it will be fantastico!
      Oh Thanks for trying this recipe, we really appreciate it!

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    Reply Kim Bailly July 16, 2020 at 4:19 am

    I’m making this right now – do you have to put cling film on top of the ice cream in the glass container before freezing? Or can I use a plastic tub with a lid?

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 16, 2020 at 9:01 am

      Sorry for the late reply, I guess the ice cream is in the freezer right now. I think whatever you decided it is going to be okay. Just remember to cover it every time you put it back in the freezer after using. thank you for trying our recipe and hope you love it as much as we do!

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