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.
Editor's Note: To prepare recipe without an ice cream maker, place a 13x9-in. dish in freezer until cold. Prepare cream mixture as directed; transfer to prepared dish. Freeze until edges of mixture begin to set, 20-30 minutes. Using a hand mixer, beat mixture until smooth. Freeze, covered, until firm, about 3 hours longer, beating again every 30 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 308 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
Aug 4, 2019
For those who want a less like whip cream. Use only 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream 1 1/2 cups of half and half 1c. Of whole milk It works quite well
Jul 30, 2019
It was very good and i will be making it again
Jul 20, 2019
Tasted like whipped cream. Very fluffy and fatty. I will look for a different recipe for ice cream.
Jul 17, 2019
The first time I made this, I had some vanilla bean. Which I used in conjunction with the extract. What a beautiful rich and creamy ice cream. All the family raved.
Jul 5, 2019
This tasted great and was super easy to make!
Jun 30, 2019
I made this per the instructions in this recipe and ended up with frozen whipped cream topping. No joke! You could have opened a tub of CoolWhip straight out of the freezer, and you wouldn’t be able to tell them apart. I want ice cream, not frozen whipped cream, I should have known better by the high fat ratio in the ingredients. Wasted money and time.
May 26, 2019
Wonderful, flavorful, easy recipe! Everyone loved it! I will keep this as our favorite ice cream recipe.
May 15, 2019
Well it looks like ecoderre May be making a fool of themselves. Comparing this recipe to a frozen custard is like comparing Chicago deep dish pizza to New York thin crust. They are very different styles. I actually made this recipe and couldn’t be happier. Simple, pure and no apologies to vanilla extract. Delicious!!
Apr 7, 2019
I agree with Audrey. Ecoderre should not post a review without trying a recipe. This is what i did. I first made the recipe for my family, as written. They gave it 5 stars. I follow a ketogenic diet, and have found ways to modify most things so that I can eat them. I used the basic recipe. Substituted allulose (a natural sweetener) for the sugar, and full fat coconut milk for the half and half. Its WONDERFUL!!! Make this your own. add in chocolate chips. berries. some caramel ice cream topping (or make your own) use flavorings. etc. You wont be sorry!!! Everyone in my house is happy. Carbers and non carbers alike. THANK YOU FOR THIS EXCELLENT RECIPE!
Nov 15, 2018
This recipe is the greatest! All you need is a mixer and container to freeze in! My son has stomach issues and regular ice cream from the store makes him sick! When I make this ice cream he has no issues and I can make his favorite! I put green food coloring with a couple drops of peppermint and mix away and you can put in freezer let get firm and stir in choc chips and have choc chip mint!