No Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

No churn pumpkin pie ice cream

No Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream is a super quick and easy homemade ice cream that requires no ice cream machine, and tastes just like your favorite pumpkin pie!

No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is a quick and easy holiday dessert, no ice cream machine needed!~

no churn pumpkin spice ice cream is a unique holiday dessert

Most people are set in their ways when it comes to holiday dessert preferences…you’re either on team pumpkin or team pecan, with or without ice cream, and it’s all pretty cut and dried. But every once in a while something new comes along to mix things up. Like this No Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream — you know when you get a plate of pumpkin pie à la mode and the ice cream starts to melt after a few bites and all the flavors mingle together into one luscious, messy, delicious mouthful? Now you’ve got the idea. This recipe uses an entire can of pumpkin puree and a hefty dose of spice for a spot-on pumpkin pie flavor.

No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream will quickly become your best friend during the holidays ~

My original Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is made the traditional way, with an ice cream machine. It has been incredibly popular, I think because it really does taste exactly like the best pumpkin pie you’ve ever had, and because you just can’t buy anything like it in stores. This no churn pumpkin pie ice cream is for all of you who haven’t invested in an ice cream machine yet.

No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream tastes just like your favorite Holiday pie, and you don't need any special equipment to make it! ~

warm spices make a unique ice cream

I like to use individual spices rather than a generic pumpkin pie spice. And I always buy my spices in the smallest jars I can find so they won’t go stale sitting in the cupboard for too long. I ALWAYS grate my nutmeg fresh and I can’t recommend it enough, the flavor is incredible and I think it really does make a big difference.

One of my favorite ways to flavor ice cream is with spice, and that happens to be perfect for the fall and holiday season. I’ve made Cardamom Ice Cream  and Nutmeg Ice Cream, so if you’re intrigued by the idea, check them out.

No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is easy to make without an ice cream machine ~

tips for making no churn ice cream

  • Freezing can dull flavor and sweetness, so when I make ice cream I take that into consideration and bump up the flavoring to compensate.
  • One of the techniques for making no-churn ice cream is to whip the heavy cream first, so the air is already incorporated into the ice cream mixture before you freeze it. By whipping the cream you’re basically mimicking what the machine does.

No Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream is a fabulous fall and holiday dessert! ~

more no churn ice cream recipes to try

This whipped cream method for making ice cream can easily be adapted to lots of different flavors, and if you like it you might want to try my no churn dulce de leche ice cream, which is super decadent, or my no churn vanilla bean ice cream, which is so versatile and can go with all your holiday desserts.

No churn pumpkin pie ice cream
3.66 from 23 votes

No Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

No Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream is a super quick and easy homemade ice cream that requires no heavy machinery, and tastes just like your favorite pie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Calories 328kcal
Author Sue Moran


  • 1 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree not pie filling!
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp each: cinnamon ginger, allspice
  • 1/4 tsp each cloves freshly grated nutmeg


  • You can do this in a food processor fitted with the metal blade, or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or by hand with electric beaters. I used my food processor because it’s lightning fast. Whatever method you choose, whip the cream until it has stiff peaks. Be careful and don’t whip it too much or it will turn to butter.
  • Beat in the rest of the ingredients, just until everything is blended. You can finish with a spoon, just to make sure all the spices and pumpkin have been blended in. Don’t over do this, you want to retain as much of that air you’ve whipped into the cream as possible.
  • Spread the mixture into a metal loaf pan or whatever container you like. Cover and put in the freezer for at least 8 hours or overnight until firm and scoopable.

Cook’s notes

  • A metal loaf pan is ideal for chilling homemade ice cream because it allows the mixture to chill faster and gives you a long surface area to scoop from.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 8842IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


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  • Reply
    November 13, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    3 stars
    Flavor was delicious but it had a very “vegetal” texture which perhaps I should have expected, based on the whole can of pumpkin and only one cup of cream!

    • Reply
      November 13, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Don’t forget the condensed milk, that dilutes the pumpkin too, and I think like this has a pumpkin pie vibe, in frozen form.

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    Lisa Marie Da Ponte
    October 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe! It is delicious! I have ALS and I can’t eat anything except ice cream. I loved pumpkin pie so much that as a kid I always wanted pumpkin pie instead of cake every birthday. Now I can have it again! So thank you!

    • Reply
      October 9, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      I’m thrilled that this works so well for you Lisa ~ and it’s the perfect time of year for it!

  • Reply
    Sarah Sears
    October 18, 2016 at 12:27 am

    This recipe sounds too good to be true – full of my favourite ingredients and no churning!? I must be in heaven… 😛

  • Reply
    October 17, 2016 at 2:34 am

    mmmm that looks so good and so creamy. We really don’t do the whole pumpkin pie thing here in the UK but I love these flavours and spices so i’m going in for this one!

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