Vanilla Ice Cream

It’s National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! Get back to basics and celebrate by making a batch of this deliciously classic frozen dessert. It’s super easy to make and even better to eat at the end of a long hot day. So, get your ice cream machine ready to churn together the four ingredients that will quickly turn into an amazingly smooth, cool treat to enjoy with your friends or family. Add a few generous scoops to a bowl, sit back and relax, and savor every creamy mouthful of this homemade Vanilla Ice Cream — it will make you remember why sometimes the simple things in life are the best — it’s purely uncomplicated and simply refreshing. In other words – it’s great!
Vanilla Ice Cream
(adapted from Cuisinart)

1 cup whole milk, well chilled
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream, well chilled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a large bowl whisk the milk and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Then stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Pour mixture into the bowl of your electric ice cream machine, turn machine on and let mix until thickened, according to the instructions of your machine, for my Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker it usually takes about 25 minutes.

You can eat the ice cream at this point, or if you want it a bit more firm, scoop into a freezer safe container with a lid and freeze for approximately 1-2 hours. Makes about 10 half cup servings.

What’s not to love about the fresh, simple flavor of homemade Vanilla Ice Cream? Absolutely nothing. This basic ice cream is a staple in my home and I hope it will be in yours too!


9 thoughts on “Vanilla Ice Cream

  1. Yes, vanilla the best! creation wants only to fill your deepest desire. Just know and accept yourself as you are so creative and keep creating. Love, Mom xxx

  2. Oh I love this pic!!! Superbly taken. And one good recipe. Don’t have an ice cream maker, but I have substitute pointers… yet to try it ofcourse. 😉
    Good Job Sheila!!

  3. I used to shun vanilla ice cream as a kid (my preference was always chocolate) but I’ve totally come to appreciate vanilla now that I’m a sophisticated adult with an impeccable palate 😉 This looks so creamy!

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