Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Whether you are topping a slice of warm of apple crisp, celebrating a birthday, or simply indulging in a sweet dessert, homemade vanilla ice cream is perfect for the occasion. A healthier alternative to store-bought ice cream, homemade vanilla ice cream is creamy, delicious, and chemical-free!

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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My love affair with homemade ice cream began several years ago with a very thoughtful Mother’s Day gift—a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker! My children knew that I loved ice cream, and thought it would be fun for Mommy to make it homemade.

What a gift! Homemade ice cream tastes so much better than store-bought. Additionally, it lacks all manner of unprounounceable chemical additives. (Including anti-freeze, which is pronounceable, but is not something I prefer to ingest regularly—or ever—for that matter.)

Cookies and Cream was the first flavor I ever made, using this basic homemade vanilla recipe as a base. Since then, homemade vanilla ice cream has found itself plopped on pies and crisps, smushed inside cookies, and blended with milk as a shake.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Ready for the recipe?

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Creamy, sweet, homemade vanilla ice cream —perfect for any occasion!
  1. Whisk the sugar, vanilla, and milk in a large bowl until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour the heavy cream into the milk, and stir gently.
  3. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker, and let it churn until thick and creamy (about 30 minutes).
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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