Peppermint Ice Cream Cake and Eagle Brand Condensed Milk

Update:  I can tell it’s baking season because we already have the 50 comments.  Thanks to EVERYONE for playing along.  Enjoy the Peppermint Ice Cream Cake even if you don’t receive the free condensed milk coupon.

October is National Dessert Month, and Eagle Brand wants to celebrate by giving the first 50 United States-based Cookie Madness readers a free coupon. Just leave a comment telling me how you use condensed milk and Eagle Brand will send you the coupon.  My favorite way to use condensed milk is in Magic Cookie Bars, but I also like to use it in a short-cut, no-ice-cream-maker required version of ice cream.

Ice Cream Cake

I mentioned this ice cream recipe last year and have been making it on and off ever since with varying flavors and pan shapes.  This week’s peppermint flavored version, was frozen in 9 inch round cake pans and used between layers of chocolate cake.  It was great because I didn’t have to worry about softening ice cream and refreezing it and because this recipe never turns out grainy or icy.  The cake in the photo uses a full batch, but a half a batch will make the perfect filling to this smaller size ice cream cake.  I’ve added a few notes on how to incorporate it into a cake, but overall it’s pretty easy.  For the cake above, I used some Cake Mix Doctor brand cake mix I had on hand, but you can use any chocolate cake and frosting recipe you want.


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No Ice Cream Maker Peppermint Ice Cream
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Peppermint ice cream made without an ice cream maker
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1 can (14 ounces) Eagle Brand condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped peppermint candies
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  1. Line inside of a 9x5 inch loaf pan with plastic wrap. If using the ice cream between cake layers, line two round 8 or 9 inch cake pans with plastic wrap.
  2. Pour condensed milk and flavorings (vanilla and peppermint) in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a second bowl, whip the cream until thick. Fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk mixture, then pour into the loaf pan OR divide evenly between the cake pans. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for a few hours or until very firm.
If making cake layers, lift the two firm ice cream rounds from their pans and use between layers of a three layer cake. If making a two layer cake, split the layers, and fill with the two ice cream slabs and one layer of frosting (as shown in photo).


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  1. CindyD says

    I have an old recipe cut out of the newspaper called “Christmas Salad” that uses sweetened condensed milk. It’s really a dessert and in our family it’s referred to as “Pink Stuff.”

  2. Carole Resnick says

    Your cake is beautiful. I use Sweetened Condensed Milk in a variety of sweet and savory recipes. On the sweet side is fudge and it makes wonderful gravy.

  3. says

    A few notes — I just edited the recipe a bit. I was going to include a scratch cake recipe, but took it out. Also, if your comment is not approved right away, don’t worry because it will still appear in the order it was received.

  4. says

    My favorite use for Sweetened Condensed Milk is to make Dulce de Leche. And then that delicious treat can be added to any number of baked goods, from brownies to ice cream to cheesecake. My mouth is watering!

  5. Jennifer says

    I, too, often make ice cream using sweetened condensed milk. I do make it in an ice cream maker, though.

    I also use it to make various candies, including butter pecan fudge.

  6. ladywild says

    I used sweetened condensed milk mostly for dulce de leche. I also love it just to dip fruit in…or a spoon.

  7. justginster says

    I just recently started using sweetened condensed milk to make different flavored creamers for my coffee…it’s a great way to customize your coffee how you like it and it doesn’t have all the weird ingredients of store-bought creamer!

  8. says

    My favorite way to use sweetened condensed milk is to make dulce de leche. Mmm! I say I’m going to use it for an ice cream topping or to use in a dessert, but most of the time, I just eat it right off the spoon.

  9. Kim says

    Homemade dulce de leche! My husband likes dipping shortbread cookies into it, straight out of the can.

  10. LinC says

    I use Eagle Brand condensed milk to make a really big pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. The condensed milk makes it rich and smooth and guarantees that the filling will be perfectly set without a cracked top.

  11. Stacye Smith says

    I make Big Red Ice Cream using 3 cans of eagle brand milk, big red and frozen strawberries. It is sooooo good. One of my favorite ice creams!!

  12. Karin Muserallo says

    I got very brave and attempted a recipe for Samoa Bundt Cake ( like the Girl Scout cookie ! ). I put it in a crockpot ( of course, covered with water! ) and turned it into caramel after several hours of cooking. I used it for the icing on the bundt and then sprinkled it with toasted coconut! Yum! I could have bought the canned Dulce de Leche in the ethnic section of the store but decided to stick with Eagle Brand and make my own! : )

  13. KC Brezina says

    I love using Eagle Brand condensed milk for pina coladas! YUM! and of course we all can’t forget delicous chocolate fudge, soooo yummy!

  14. Cynna says

    Yummy sounding recipe! Condensed milk is a pantry staple; especially for Christmas baking. I use it in the caramel crumb bars that I’ve made for years in addition to other cookie bars.

  15. Sara Reagan says

    I love using it in cookies, and have a great recipe for a lime drink that you put in big scoops of sweetened condensed milk. Love it!

  16. Rhonda S says

    I use condensed milk in a lot of things! A few are hot chocolate, cookie bars, lemon ice box pie..the list goes on and on! And…I use my finger to get the remainder out of the can and eat it! Yummy!

  17. Beth says

    This time of year it’s nice to make pumpkin pie. The recipe I use calls for sweetened condensed milk.

  18. Marsha M. SOCAL says

    I use sweetened condensed milk in my Tres Leches cake recipe. That along with with canned milk and cream make the “3 milks”

  19. Dee says

    I usually use condensed milk in Filipino desserts, such as leche flan or sticky treats made with Mochiko rice flour. Thanks, Anna!

  20. Candace says

    one of my favorite recipes with condensed milk is on the agenda for tomorrow – peanut butter oatmeal fudge bars

  21. Heather Strasser says

    I want to try the sweetened condensed milk in the ice cream recipe posted here! Num!

  22. Terri says

    I use sweetened condensed milk in lots of recipes, but my favorite is for cookie dough truffles.

  23. Gianna says

    I love using sweetened condensed milk to make fudge that I pour in to my fudge cheesecake middle.

  24. Christina says

    The best gooey popcorn balls in the world can only be made with sweetened condensed milk! It makes everything better 🙂

  25. Joyce Mitchell says

    I make Pumpkin Crisp at Thanksgiving that uses sweetened condensed milk – delicious. Thanks.