Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream
Let’s face it. Vanilla ice cream is basic. Maybe it’s even boring, but all vanilla ice creams are not created equal. This recipe is simple. It uses a few simple ingredients, and it’s really easy to make, but it’s far from boring! This is delicious!
Vanilla Ice Cream with wafer cookie
It’s good enough to eat plain, but if you use it as a compliment to something else, like on top of a slice of pie or cake, it’s really next level.
Vanilla Ice Cream with strawberries
Make some of this vanilla ice cream a week before the holidays, and tuck it away in the freezer. You’ll have a perfect accompaniment for all your delicious desserts!

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream mix
In microwave, heat 2/3 cup milk at high power for 45 seconds. Make sure it’s hot, but do NOT boil. Make sure it’s hot, but do NOT boil.
Mixing ingredients for Vanilla Ice Cream
Whisk ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, and ¼ teaspoon salt into hot milk until completely dissolved.
Vanilla Ice Cream Mix
Cover and refrigerate for two hours until cold.
Vanilla Ice Cream Mixture
Combine vanilla mixture with 1 2/3 cups heavy cream and 2/3 cup half and half, and …
Vanilla Ice Cream
… then pour into ice cream maker. Churn mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Enjoy it immediately, or transfer to an airtight freezer container, and allow to harden further in the freezer.
Vanilla Ice Cream with strawberries
Vanilla Ice Cream with strawberries
Enjoy!

Free Printable Recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream

for 1½ quart Ice Cream maker 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup hot milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup half and half

Instructions

  • In microwave, heat milk at high power for 45 seconds. Make sure it’s hot, but do NOT boil.
  • Make sure it’s hot, but do NOT boil.
  • Whisk sugar, vanilla extract, and salt into hot milk until completely dissolved. Cover and refrigerate for two hours until cold.
  • Combine vanilla mixture with heavy cream and half and half, and then pour into ice cream maker.
  • Churn mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Enjoy it immediately, or transfer to an airtight freezer container, and allow to harden in the freezer.

Notes

(For 4 quart machine, triple recipe)