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Make your own, easy, no-churn Toasted Mocha Marshmallow-flavored ice cream (no ice cream maker required!) using Coffee-mate® Dessert Creamers and then sandwich a scoop inside a sliced, bakery donut for an out of this world treat that’s perfect for serving all year around!
While the weather outside may not be feeling very summer-y just yet (especially not here on the East Coast where I’m still recovering from our most recent snowstorm), I’m already in summer baking mode and have been working on no-bake and frosty recipes for the past few weeks already. I hope you’re prepared for lots of ice cream!
I’ve shared a few no-churn/no ice cream maker required ice cream recipes on the blog in the past, but I’m pretty sure that this is the first time I’m sandwiching a scoop inside a donut. Honestly, I’m not really sure what took me so long to do this.
With my no-churn recipe, homemade ice cream is so easy to make and can easily be customized to make your favorite flavor. Today, I’m using a Coffee-mate Dessert Creamer to make our ice cream.
Walmart currently carries three varieties of their NEW Coffee-mate Dessert Creamers including: Toasted Marshmallow Mocha, Cookies & Cream, and Coconut Caramel Latte, and any of these options would taste great sandwiched between a fresh glazed (or chocolate glazed) donut.
I love browsing the Coffee-mate Creamer section of Walmart and thinking up new flavor pairings, but today I went with the Toasted Marshmallow Mocha because I thought the mocha accents would work really well with a warm bakery donut (coffee and donuts go together after all, right?), but any of the options would be totally delicious.
If you want to try the creamers before you buy, select Walmart stores will be hosting an in-store sampling experience, so you can visit your local store for a free sample, but I’ve tried all 3 and you can’t go wrong with any of them.
They’re perfect for adding to your coffee for your next coffee break, but since I’m not much of a coffee drinker myself, my creamer is much more likely to go into a measuring cup than a coffee cup. I love using them as an ingredient in sweet recipes like today’s, and you really can’t go wrong either way.
The best thing about this recipe is how easy it is. We’re going to use bakery-fresh donuts; our local bakery makes the best glazed donuts, so I used those to make these donut ice cream sandwiches as easy as possible, but you can also make your own homemade donuts instead (or try my yeast-free donut recipe!).
How do I Make Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
The first thing that you’ll want to do is combine your coffee creamer and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. I also stir in a teaspoon of instant coffee grounds — this will really enhance the mocha flavor of the Toasted Marshmallow Mocha creamer and it tastes great against a soft warm donut.
The next thing you’ll need is two cups of cold heavy cream and an electric mixer… heavy cream can be whipped by hand, but it takes a long time and is quite a workout, I recommend using an electric mixer if at all possible.
You’ll want to beat the cream to stiff peaks. If you’re not familiar with stiff peaks, my homemade whipped cream recipe would be a great reference point, but it essentially means that you whip the cream until it reaches a thick, stiff, fluffy consistency.
Then, use a spatula to gently fold your creamer/condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream. This is what will give your Toasted Marshmallow Mocha ice cream a true ice cream texture — no churning required!
The ice cream will need to freeze for 6 hours or overnight in order to be scoop-able for your donut ice cream sandwiches. Thanks to our bakery donuts, this part is easy and all you’ll need to do is slice them in half and sandwich your scoops of ice cream in the center.
Just 5 ingredients and you have your own donut ice cream sandwiches!
A variety of Coffee-mate Creamers, including their NEW Toasted Marshmallow Mocha Creamer, Cookies & Cream Creamer, and Coconut Caramel Latte Creamer can be found in the dairy section of Walmart. Use the Walmart store finder to find your nearest store! And be sure to check here for more details and inspiration from Coffee-mate Dessert Creamers at Walmart!
How to make Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
- 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- ⅔ cup Toasted Marshmallow Mocha Coffee-mate Dessert Creamer
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 12 glazed donuts
- Line a 5x9 bread pan with wax paper (enough so that the excess paper hangs over the sides) and set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, Toasted Marshmallow Mocha Coffee-mate Dessert Creamer, and instant coffee grounds.
- In a separate bowl (preferably a chilled metal bowl), whip the heavy cream with an electric mixer on high-speed until stiff peaks form.
- Use a spatula to fold and stir the heavy cream into the condensed milk mixture until completely combined.
- Pour mixture evenly into prepared 5x9 bread pan.
- Cover the container well with clear wrap and freeze at least 6 hours (preferably overnight).
- Once ice cream has frozen, remove from freezer.
- Slice each donut in half and scoop ice cream onto one donut half. Top with the other half of the donut and serve immediately.