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homemade vanilla ice cream recipe

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: about 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 quarts 1x
  • Category: ice cream
  • Method: ice cream maker


Units Scale
  • 2 cups half n half
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 teaspoons of good vanilla extract


Ice Cream Maker Instructions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  3. When ice cream is ready, serve immediately as soft serve or transfer to a freezer container for about 2 hours or until your ice cream reaches desired consistency.

No Churn/No Ice Cream Maker Instructions:

  1. For best results, replace the half-n-half with all heavy whipping cream. Use a hand or stand mixture to whip the cream until soft peaks are formed. Gently fold in the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Transfer the ice cream mixture to a freezer-safe container. (I prefer using a 7 by 9 casserole-type dish for faster freezing and easier scooping.)
  3. Cover the vanilla ice cream tightly with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer and freeze until solid, about 6 to 8 hours.


If after freezing, you find your ice cream is too hard to scoop, let it rest on the counter about 5 minutes and try again.