Vanilla ice cream is a dessert you can enjoy any day! It is versatile ice cream and can be served in many exciting ways by topping it with fruits, chocolate, cookies, and more.
I love making no-cook, eggless ice creams at home from scratch and I always make a batch of vanilla ice cream. My kids just love it in sugar cones. Most of the time I make sizzling brownies with vanilla ice cream!
This creamy ice cream made with 5-ingredients can be easily made at home from scratch in the ice cream machine.
- Homemade vanilla ice cream ingredients
- How to make creamy homemade ice cream?
- How to make homemade vanilla ice cream?
- How to make vanilla ice cream in ice cream maker?
- How long does it take to make homemade ice cream in an ice cream maker?
- How do I make vanilla ice cream more exciting?
- How long does homemade ice cream stay good in the freezer?
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Homemade vanilla ice cream ingredients
This is a 5-ingredient no-cook vanilla ice cream made without eggs. This homemade ice cream is made from scratch with milk, heavy cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.
I like to use whole milk for creamy ice cream. If you use 2 percent or skimmed milk then the ice cream will not be as creamy.
You can substitute sugar with a low-calorie sweetener or a sweetener of your choice.
How to make creamy homemade ice cream?
Practice makes a man perfect and that is equally true for making homemade ice cream. After a lot of tries and making lots of batches of various ice cream, I have learned that to make a no-cook, no-egg creamy homemade ice cream it is a must to whisk or blend all the ingredients well.
Milk, sugar, and salt must be blended well until all sugar is dissolved. If this step is not followed or skipped then the ice cream will turn hard and rocky after freezing.
How to make homemade vanilla ice cream?
Some recipes call for cooking the ingredients but personally, I find it very time-consuming and tedious. I love making no-cook ice creams and that too without eggs.
To make vanilla ice cream at home, you will first have to freeze the ice cream maker bowl if you use the one which comes with the freezer bowl.
I have made this vanilla ice cream recipe using the Cuisinart compressor ice cream maker.
The next step is to blend milk, sugar, and salt until all the sugar dissolves. For best results, it is recommended to use chilled milk and heavy cream.
Now mix the vanilla extract and the heavy cream with a spatula and chill the mixture for at least 2 hours before churning in the ice cream maker.
How to make vanilla ice cream in ice cream maker?
The ice cream mixture must preferably be chilled for at least 2 hours before churning it in the ice cream maker.
Before pouring the mixture into the ice cream machine bowl, stir it to mix it well. Pour it in the ice cream maker bowl and churn the ice cream for about 35 minutes.
Once the ice cream is churned, it will be of soft-serve consistency. You can eat it if you enjoy the soft consistency.
Freeze the ice cream in a freezer-safe air-tight container for 5-6 hours to get a creamy scoopable consistency.
How long does it take to make homemade ice cream in an ice cream maker?
It can take anywhere from 25 to 40 minutes to make homemade ice cream in an ice cream maker. It depends if all the ingredients are chilled, the freezer bowl is chilled, and the quantity of the mixture.
Depending on your ice cream maker you may have to freeze the bowl for 24 hours. If you are using a compressor one then it is best to chill the bowl for 5-10 minutes by running the machine on the cooling setting.
Add the ice cream mixture to the chilled bowl and churn the ice cream. This helps in churning the ice cream faster.
If you are considering purchasing an ice cream maker then do read my post on which ice cream maker to buy for your family. Also, check out this collection of ice cream maker recipes.
How do I make vanilla ice cream more exciting?
Vanilla ice cream tastes great as is or with your favorite toppings like chocolate or strawberry. It can also be made more exciting by serving it with
How long does homemade ice cream stay good in the freezer?
Homemade ice cream stays good for about 1 week in the freezer without any added preservatives. After a week you may see some ice crystals formed on the top layer and can be easily scooped out.
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