No Churn Brigadeiro Icecream

Now a national favourite, the Brigadeiro is a sweet that was developed as part of a political campaign in Brazil after WWII in 1945. Made to raise funds for Eduardo Gomez, the handsome Brigadier who was running for President.

Now ice cream, other than cheese is my favourite food group….

There’s always room for ice cream whether it is for breakfast, dinner or even in the middle of the night.

I have wished many times that I had a paco jet or I would even settle for a nice ice cream machine…. but until those wishes come true I like to make an ice cream made from condensed milk. It doesn’t require any churning and the result is a silky smooth frozen deliciously rich ice cream.

Combine this favourite Brazilian sweet and make it into an ice cream - you have an easy show stopping winner. Serve it in a cone with sprinkles on top or in a bowl with crushed up wafers… you will be back for seconds, I guarantee it.

Credit; Ian Knauer for Food & Wine Magazine

Credit; Ian Knauer for Food & Wine Magazine


Makes about 500mls of ice cream

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Freezing time: overnight


(392g) 1 can of condensed milk – the full fat kind please!

50g good cocoa powder

30g unsalted butter

Pinch of salt

320mls whipping cream

80mls heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla extract


Waffle ice cream cones, chocolate sprinkles or hundreds and thousands


Heat the cocoa, salt, condensed milk and butter over a low heat in a medium saucepan until the ingredients are combined, and the mixture has thickened. Stir constantly to dishearten the mixture from sticking to the bottom!

Stir in the heavy cream, vanilla and allow to cool before whipping the cream

Whip the other cream until firm and then add in the cooled condensed milk mixture. Fold and stir through until it becomes a delicious chocolaty gooey mess

Pop in a container and freeze overnight.

When serving use a spoon dipped in hot water to make life easier.

Scoop ice cream into cones or bowls, sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles (hundreds and thousands would work too!)

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