Vanilla Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Vanilla Homemade Ice Cream

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Rich and Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream in 10 Minutes

What You Get: A rich and creamy Vanilla Ice Cream that is unbelievably easy to make. My Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream recipe is the epitome of simplicity and deliciousness. It surpasses store-bought ice cream in taste, and the best part? You only need 4 ingredients and 4 tools, with no fancy ice cream maker required.

While I enjoy experimenting with different flavors like Mint Chocolate Chip or Butter Pecan, I must admit that nothing beats the classic Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s a frozen dessert that never fails to satisfy.

Important Notes: This recipe has been improved and updated on 5/17/2023, incorporating frequently asked questions and pro chef tips.

Creamy homemade vanilla ice cream

The Magic of a 2-Ingredient Ice Cream Base

As always, the foundation of my Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream is the master recipe for my 2-Ingredient No Machine Ice Cream.

  • My game-changing recipe simplifies the ice cream making process, requiring just heavy cream and condensed milk. It’s a heavenly combination that yields outstanding results.
  • In contrast, traditional ice cream recipes involve complex steps like making a custard base with whole milk and egg yolks, followed by churning in an ice cream maker for the perfect texture.
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Adding vanilla bean and vanilla extract elevates the ice cream base, making it a fan-favorite.

Essential Tools for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

To create your own Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, you’ll need the following tools:

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Stand mixer with whisk attachment (or a hand mixer with a medium-sized bowl)
  • Paring knife
  • Silicone spatula

Velvety Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

The Difference Between Heavy Whipping Cream and All-Purpose Cream

Heavy whipping cream, also known as heavy cream, is the natural fresh cream skimmed from milk, with a fat content of about 36%. It whips up beautifully.

On the other hand, “all-purpose cream” has a lower fat content of 30%, which is ideal for creating creamy consistency in soups, desserts, or dips but doesn’t whip up well.

Therefore, all-purpose cream won’t work well in this Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream recipe.

The Importance of Sweetened Condensed Milk

Sweetened condensed milk plays a vital role in this recipe, and there’s no substitute that can achieve the same result. Luckily, making your own Homemade Condensed Milk is simple. All you need is your choice of milk and natural sugar.

Substitutions for Vanilla Beans

If you don’t have vanilla beans on hand, you can use the following alternatives for every medium-sized vanilla bean (approximately 4.75 to 6 inches):

  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract, or
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste.

Long Shelf Life for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

You can store this Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 weeks. It’s a delightful treat that you can enjoy over an extended period.

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Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips for the Best Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream:

To enhance your Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream experience, here are some expert tips:

  • If you prefer a less sweet ice cream, reduce the amount of condensed milk by around a quarter of the recipe. Note that reducing condensed milk can lead to crystalization, as sugar helps maintain scoopability when frozen. Adding ⅛-¼ teaspoon of salt can also help reduce the sweetness.
  • Refrigerate your condensed milk before using it to ensure your ice cream sets properly.
  • Be careful not to overwhip the cream, as it can turn into butter and cause your ice cream to split.
  • Set your freezer to -18°C for optimal ice cream setting and freezing.
  • Finally, don’t forget to try my Signature Salted Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Ice Cream Sauce, Raspberry Ice Cream Sauce, Butter Hot Fudge, or Macerated Blueberries to complement your Vanilla Ice Cream.

Spoonful of thick, rich vanilla ice cream

Explore More No-Machine Ice Cream Recipes:

  • Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Ube Ice Cream
  • Mochi Ice Cream
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Important Notes: This recipe has been improved and updated on 5/17/2023, incorporating frequently asked questions and pro chef tips.


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