This simple, no-cook, homemade vanilla ice cream is creamy, refreshing, and so easy to make. It’s perfect all through the summer…and any time!
Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
We are an ice cream family, and homemade ice cream is our most favorite. I grew up with homemade ice cream–it was standard summer fare at our house, and tradition on the 4th of July. I brought that tradition to my own little family, and now they love it as much as I do. It just wouldn’t be summer without it!
We most often make vanilla ice cream, and then add mix-ins as desired. It makes it easy for everyone to have the kind they want!
Easy, No-Cook Homemade Ice Cream Recipe
There are two kinds of homemade ice cream—one that uses eggs and has to be cooked first, and one that doesn’t. I greatly prefer the no egg, no-cook recipe, for a couple of reasons. First of all, it’s much easier, and much faster. And secondly, I don’t love the custardy-taste of the egg recipe, and prefer the simple, creamy taste of the one without eggs.
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If you use an ice cream maker like this Cuisinart, you can have homemade ice cream in 20 minutes! I like using an old-fashioned ice cream maker–it takes a little longer, but it makes a much bigger batch. With our family of eight, plus any guests we might have, we definitely need it. I have a wood one, but this one is adorable–I love the color!
Once you make homemade ice cream, you can never go back!
Simple Homemade No-Cook Ice Cream
- 4 cups heavy cream
- 5 cups half and half
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Combine all ingredients until well mixed, and the sugar is dissolved, then follow the directions on your ice cream freezer. If we aren't eating It immediately, or I want it even more hard-packed, I'll scoop it all into plastic containers and freeze or an hour or two. That's also how I store leftover ice cream. Lasts 3-5 days in the freezer. *This is for a 4 quart ice cream maker--you can easily alter it to fit a different size!
My mouth is watering…I’m ready for some ice cream!
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- Fresh Peach Crisp
- Easy No-Bake Homemade Granola Bars
- Cinnamon Sugar Muffins
- Chocolate Brownies with Hershey’s Syrup