- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients; stir until the sugar is dissolved. Freeze in an ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions. Yield: 1-1/2 quarts.
Reviews for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
"I just got an ice cream maker and tried this as my first ice cream. I am so pleased with it! This recipe is simple, and SO delicious and creamy. I'll be hesitant to try any other recipes since this one was such a winner. I can't wait to try the fruit versions suggested here, and I think I'll try switching up the extract to coconut and adding some toasted coconut as well to make a coconut ice cream."
"Tried making this with a traditional ice cream maker and it never froze, however after freezing it in the freezer it was the perfect consistency. The thought of having only four ingredients was appealing and it looked easy, so based on the reviews I thought I would try it. Both times the mix never did set up and freeze in the ice cream maker the way it should. I let it run for 3 hours with the ice and rock salt but it wasn't freezing. Great flavor!! Will make again."
"Made as a fast, super Easy ice cream for a Chocolate Cake I made for my hubby's birthday!!! Everyone loved it & couldn't believe how SUPER SIMPLE it was & the ingredients couldn't be any simpler!!! Soooo much better than store bought!! YUM!!"
"This ice cream disappeared fast when I made it over Memorial Day. Love the smooth creaminess of it! We added M&M's for the kids and they loved it!"
"love this recipe. super easy and very good!!"
"This recipe is very easy to put together and makes a nice smooth, creamy ice cream. Quite delish!"
"I made this for the Fourth of July and used it for root beer floats. It was a huge hit! My husband, who doesn't like homemade ice cream, really liked it. I agree with the reviewer who said it tastes like the soft-serve from McDonald's. Super creamy and very easy to scoop after sitting in the freezer for five hours. I'll definitely be making this again!"
"This was very smooth and creamy. Used for root beer floats, Yum!"
"I just made this ice cream, and then I made some more! It is so good. I baked some peanut butter chocolate chip cookies to make sandwiches with later! YUM!"
"For such a simple recipe, this was delicious. Very creamy and doesn't have that grainy texture that some homemade ice creams have. Instead of vanilla I used 2 tsp. of Amaretto. Will make again and again!"