Enjoy homemade vanilla ice cream without cooking the eggs. Just the way is it supposed to be made. This easy treat is slow churned in an ice cream maker for the creamiest ice cream in town!
This easy, no-cook ice cream recipe is has never let’s me down. Make it the day before or early in the morning to allow time to harden in the freezer.
Classic Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
I love making homemade ice cream. It is simple to make and so much easier now that I have the Kitchen Aid ice cream bowl attachment! We love using this classic vanilla base as the start of a lot of our ice creams.
Adapt it your way
The best part is that you can add just about any mix-in of fruits or flavors we want. Want some chocolate chips? Done! Want some fresh fruit? Okay! Want to add some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Can do!
Use mint or lemon or even bubble gum flavors to have some fun.
Did you know that vanilla ice cream is the most popular flavor? It’s true!
Most people that I have talked to have their favorite way of enjoying their favorite flavor – by cup, sugar cone, cake cone or waffle cone. With or without syrups or sprinkles. And even what day of the week they enjoy it – most ice cream sales are on Sunday (go figure!)
Short history of ice cream
A similar version of “ice cream” was enjoyed by ancient Romans, and it’s believed that Marco Polo brought an early version of ice cream from China back to Europe. So, people for eons have been enjoying some sort of sweet, frozen dessert.
For my ice cream base, I like to see actual vanilla beans in the mixture, the real ones. They are the real deal and make a big difference in taste!
If you cannot get a hand on vanilla pods, choose high quality Vanilla Bean Paste. This stuff isn’t cheap, but it’s better than basic extract. You can also experiment with different vanilla profiles. Have you ever had Mexican Vanilla? It truly does have a different taste to it.
Turn the basic scoop into a sundae treat with adding chocolate, sprinkles and a cherry on top!
Doesn’t everything taste better with sprinkles and a cherry?
Now go grab the kids and their favorite ice cream toppers. Make one batch and divide it into different flavors, so everyone can enjoy their favorite ice cream flavor tonight!
Ice Cream Toppings
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 pods Vanilla Beans or 1 tblsp vanilla paste
- Pour the heavy cream into a small cooking pot and heat it, until it starts steaming. Do not let it come to a boil. Slit open the vanilla beans, scrape the insides into the heavy cream, and add the empty pods as well. Let the cream infuse like this for 10 minutes.Put it aside to cool. If you use vanilla paste, skip this step.
- Separate the eggs and put the yolks in a bowl. Whisk the egg yolks until light and fluffy – approximately 2 mins with a hand mixer.
- Whisk in ¾ cup powdered sugar a 1/4 at a time until completely blended.
- Take the vanilla beans out of the cooled heavy cream. Whisk in the cream and 1 cup whole milk. ( If using vanilla paste, add it now)
- Transfer the ice cream mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturers instructions and churn the ice cream. If you are adding any mix-ins, now is the time to do it.
- When the ice cream is done it should be doubled in volume. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze for at least 6 hours.
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
A few of my blogger friends have some great suggestions for ice cream toppers :
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