Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (No Eggs, No-Cook)

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 | No-Cook Ice Cream Recipe

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!

Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream | No-Cook Ice Cream Recipe

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!

Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream | No-Cook Ice Cream Recipe

Once you make homemade ice cream, you can never go back!

Simple Homemade No-Cook Ice Cream

Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream | No-Cook No Eggs Ice Cream Recipe

Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 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! 
Course :Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine :Dessert, Ice Cream
Keyword :homemade ice cream, ice cream, no cook ice cream, no eggs ice cream
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My mouth is watering…I’m ready for some ice cream!

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