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Country-Style Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Country-Style Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

The creamy texture of this old-fashioned ice cream, with its wonderful vanilla flavor, makes it a winner. Plus, it's simple to make. —Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing YIELD:13 servings


  • 6 cups cold 2% milk, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • 1. In a large saucepan, heat 2-1/2 cups milk to 175°; stir in the sugar until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into the eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla.
  • 2. Place remaining milk in a large bowl; whisk in pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Stir into egg mixture. Stir in whipped topping. Press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • 3. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: 2-1/2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 313 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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CJB8ON User ID: 8363288 230410
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"I really like this recipe! It's easy!!!!"

mbanks62 User ID: 2777882 208921
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"I thought it was really good, I liked it. One tip though when it says to stir in the whip topping use the whisk or it'll be lumpy."

linlal User ID: 6059095 95934
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"This isn't ice CREAM - it's iced chemicals. Why not use the natural ingredients instead of highly-processed chemical-laden items?

Not impressed with this recipe at all when the real ingredients are easy to get and use. I'm particularly surprised that you called this "Country-style" - how does it earn that label? Quite disappointed - definitely not up to your usual standard."

brendabiek User ID: 4585784 95853
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"So simple to make and the vanilla flavor is wonderful. Made it for my girl friend and she loved it too"

artbumlg User ID: 5848354 96040
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"Maybe it's me, but I've read this recipe two times and cannot figure out what is going on in the last paragraph...."

BernieceM User ID: 1877637 97024
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"I'm just wondering why you would make "homemade ice cream" and use something loaded with high fructose corn syrup instead of real cream??"

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