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Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream

Dive into the creamy, dreamy world of cinnamon roll ice cream—an easy, no-churn delight that combines the warm, comforting flavors of your favorite breakfast treat with the refreshing coolness of ice cream.

This indulgent recipe promises a fuss-free dessert experience, making it the perfect addition to your culinary repertoire. Here’s how to whip up this heavenly treat that’s guaranteed to be a hit at any gathering, or simply when you’re indulging in a little self-care at home.

Why You’ll Love This Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Recipe

Imagine capturing the essence of a warm, gooey cinnamon roll in a scoop of ice cream. That’s exactly what this recipe delivers, with its rich swirls of cinnamon and molasses, enveloped in a creamy, sweet base.

It’s not just about the flavors; it’s about creating moments of joy, bite after bite. Plus, it’s gluten-free, egg-free, and nut-free, making it a crowd-pleaser for all.

What You’ll Need: Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Heavy Whipping Cream: The secret to that light, airy texture.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: Adds sweetness and creaminess without the need for churning.
  • Brown Sugar & Cinnamon: These bring the quintessential cinnamon roll flavor to life.
  • Salted Butter: For that rich, melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon sugar swirl.

Don’t have everything on hand? No problem! Swap in coconut cream and sweetened condensed coconut milk for a dairy-free version that’s just as delicious.

Step-by-Step: Making Your No-Churn Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream

  1. Whip It Up: Start with the heavy cream, whipping it to stiff peaks for that perfect creamy base.
  2. Fold in Flavor: Gently mix in the sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, and cinnamon, keeping the mixture light and fluffy.
  3. Swirl and Freeze: Create the cinnamon sugar swirl with melted butter, additional brown sugar, and cinnamon, then fold it into your base. Freeze until firm, and you’re ready to scoop and serve!

Serving Suggestions: Elevating Your Experience

Transform your ice cream into an unforgettable dessert experience with these imaginative and delightful serving ideas:

  • Solo Scoop Elegance: Enjoy the pure, unadulterated bliss of cinnamon roll ice cream served alone. A simple scoop allows the intricate flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter to truly shine, providing a sophisticated yet comforting dessert experience.
  • Classic Waffle Cone Delight: Elevate the traditional ice cream experience by serving scoops of cinnamon roll ice cream in a crunchy waffle cone. This classic pairing offers a delightful contrast of textures, from the creamy softness of the ice cream to the crispy bite of the cone.
  • Warm Cinnamon Roll Decadence: Double down on the cinnamon goodness by serving a generous scoop of cinnamon roll ice cream atop a warm, freshly-baked cinnamon roll. This indulgent combination melds the warmth of the pastry with the cool creaminess of the ice cream for a truly heavenly dessert.
  • Deconstructed Ice Cream Sandwich: Create a chic deconstructed ice cream sandwich by layering pieces of cinnamon roll ice cream between thin, crispy cinnamon sugar cookies. This innovative take on an ice cream sandwich presents a fun and interactive way to enjoy the flavors of cinnamon roll in a new and exciting form.
  • Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Parfait: Layer crumbled cinnamon roll pieces, a dollop of whipped cream, and a scoop of cinnamon roll ice cream in a tall glass to create a visually stunning parfait. Drizzle with caramel sauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra touch of elegance and flavor. This parfait offers a delightful mix of textures and tastes, making every spoonful a surprise.
  • Cinnamon Roll Affogato: For a sophisticated twist, pour a shot of hot espresso over a scoop of cinnamon roll ice cream for a dessert that’s both refreshing and comforting. The hot espresso slowly melts the ice cream, creating a creamy, caffeinated concoction that’s perfect for ending a meal on a high note.

Each of these serving suggestions is designed to enhance the enjoyment of cinnamon roll ice cream, whether you’re looking for a simple pleasure or an elaborate dessert masterpiece. So, dive in and let your creativity lead the way to delicious discoveries!

Storage Tips for Lasting Freshness

Keep your ice cream fresh and delicious by storing it in an airtight container or tightly wrapping the loaf pan with plastic wrap. This keeps freezer burn at bay, ensuring your ice cream stays perfect for up to a month.

Dive Into Deliciousness

This recipe is more than just a dessert; it’s a celebration of flavors that bring warmth and joy, no matter the season.

Whether you’re looking for a unique treat to share with friends and family or simply indulging in a sweet escape, this no-churn delight is sure to satisfy your cravings. Ready to scoop into something spectacular?

Dive Deeper with More Sweet Inspirations

If our cinnamon roll ice cream has sparked your interest in no-churn delights and cinnamon-infused treats, we’ve got a whole lineup of recipes waiting for you to explore. Each link below leads to a culinary adventure, promising flavors that comfort, delight, and surprise.

  • Classic Meets Creative: For those who can’t get enough of cinnamon’s warm, spicy allure, our Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake is a must-try. It’s where the classic charm of cinnamon meets the sweet, comforting embrace of apple in every bite.
  • Seasonal Delights: Embrace the flavors of fall any time of the year with our Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes. These treats bring your favorite seasonal beverage into the realm of baking, offering a cozy, caffeinated kick that’s sure to please.
  • Breakfast Bliss: If our cinnamon roll ice cream has left you craving more breakfast-inspired desserts, you’ll adore our Blueberry Lemon Scones. Perfect for pairing with your morning coffee or as an afternoon pick-me-up, these scones balance the tartness of lemon with the sweet burst of blueberries.
  • Chocolate Lovers’ Dream: For those who believe dessert isn’t complete without chocolate, our Double Chocolate Muffins are a dream come true. Rich, moist, and chock-full of chocolate, they’re ideal for satisfying even the most intense chocolate cravings.
  • A Twist on Tradition: And for an innovative spin on a classic, our Strawberry Basil Cupcakes offer a fresh, herbaceous take on the beloved fruit and cream combination. It’s a testament to how a little creativity can transform familiar flavors into something utterly new and exciting.

Keeping the Sweetness Alive

Exploring these recipes not only broadens your baking horizons but also brings a touch of JavaCupcake’s signature sweetness into your kitchen.

Whether you’re in the mood for seasonal flavors, breakfast favorites, or chocolate indulgence, our collection of recipes ensures there’s always something new to try, bake, and enjoy.

Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream

Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream

Yield: 6 servings

A rich and buttery cinnamon sugar paste is swirled throughout a 2-ingredient ice cream base to create this gooey and delicious no-churn ice cream.


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ½ cups sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, divided
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter


  1. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, whip the heavy cream until peaks that will stand on their own have formed.
  2. Once peaks form in the whipped cream, add the sweetened condensed milk, ½ cup of brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
  3. Fold the mixture gently until smooth and homogenous.
  4. In a small bowl, melt together the butter, as well as the remaining brown sugar and cinnamon. Drizzle this mixture into the ice cream mixture and fold it again.
  5. Pour the mixture into a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Allow the ice cream to set in the freezer for about five hours, or until the middle of the pan is set.


  • It does not matter whether you use light or dark brown sugar in this recipe. Using one over the other will not have a noticeable effect on the final product.
  • Whipping the cream until stiff peaks form helps ensure that the ice cream stays light and airy so that when you fold in the condensed milk, the mixture will become creamy instead of becoming hard to scoop when you are ready to serve it.
  • If you do not have salted butter, simply use unsalted butter and add ¼ teaspoon of salt.
  • You can store this ice cream in the freezer covered with plastic wrap for up to 1 month before it starts to develop freezer burns.

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