Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Process: 20 min. + freezing
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar completely. Fill cylinder of ice cream maker no more than two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. (Refrigerate any remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Serve immediately or store in covered containers in freezer.
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Tips
How do you make homemade ice cream creamy and not icy?To ensure your homemade ice cream will come out creamy, use heavy cream, half-and-half or milk with a higher percentage milk fat, such as whole milk. If the ice cream is made with a lower percentage milk fat, it has the potential to become icy.
How should I store homemade ice cream?Store homemade ice cream in the freezer in an airtight container with a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper pressed directly onto the surface. This will prevent ice crystals from forming.
How do you make homemade ice cream thicker?Thicker ice creams usually involve the addition of eggs, egg yolks or cornstarch as stabilizers or thickeners. The ice cream "base" is basically a cooked custard that, when chilled very well, spins up into a creamy, but firmer ice cream. Try our creamy vanilla ice cream, Thomas Jefferson’s vanilla ice cream, old-time custard ice cream or homemade frozen custard if you're aiming for ice cream with some thickness to it.
How do you make ice cream without an ice cream maker?No ice cream maker, no problem! To make ice cream without an ice cream maker, pour the ice cream mixture into a shallow container (glass or metal work best) that you've popped in the freezer previously to get nice and chilled. Store in the coldest part of your freezer until almost firm, but still soft enough to be stirred. For the next three hours, check the ice cream every 30 minutes and stir or mix with a hand mixer to keep it aerated and creamy. You can also make ice cream in a coffee can!
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 308 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
Aug 19, 2020
Love your way of making vanilla ice cream and appreciate your writing skills.
Aug 8, 2020
I did as another person in that I used 1-1/2 cups EACH whipping cream AND half n’ half and then 1 cup whole milk and found that we liked this better for the texture!! Great taste!!!
Jul 18, 2020
This was exactly the recipe I've been looking for! I used 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream and 2 1/2 cups of whole milk and didn't encounter the whipped cream flavor a few mentioned. I also used a bit less sugar. This is for sure my new go-to ice cream recipe. Perfect!
Jun 19, 2020
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May 21, 2020
So good and easy!
May 7, 2020
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May 7, 2020
I have a similar recipe from years ago only it's for lemon ice cream. Only I always left the lemon out. It's a great recipe. I made it froze it like halfway then added a pumpkin pie to it n cut in whipped cream. Then put back in freezer. We all loved it.
Apr 23, 2020
I just tried it but as I mixed it it got thick and junk of what looked like butter started forming I don’t know if it’s because the half and half but I put it in the freezer and am waiting to see the results
Mar 11, 2020
OMG! SO much fun to make and even more fun to eat. The possibilities are endless! You can adjust this recipe and make just about any flavor or color you want! So happy that I have passed this on to my family and friends! Thank you we are really enjoying it here in New York!
Dec 25, 2019
I made this ice cream and we fell in love . It’s so easy to make and delicious too .it is a favorite go to meal. I will definitely be making it my go to recipe for ice cream. 5 stars.