Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
This is one of the easiest ice cream recipes you can make that is no fail. Throw it in the ice cream maker, and then sit back and wait for your delicious ice cream.
We have a lot of homemade ice cream recipes on our site. One of our favorite ice cream recipes is Raspberry Brownie Chunk Ice Cream.
Every summer my Mom pulls out her ice cream machine and makes homemade ice cream. It’s our family’s 4th of July tradition!
We always add candy or fruit to the ice cream – one of the best flavors is when she mixes it with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
How to make ice Cream without an ice cream machine
Great news, you do not need to have an ice cream machine to make your own homemade ice cream. You can easily adapt the recipe, or find so many recipes on the internet that are for no-churn ice cream.
We have a No Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream recipe that is delicious.
A lot of recipes that don’t require an ice cream maker may have some mixing involved with a hand mixer. It’s usually partway through the freezing time.
It’s so easy and every time you beat it the ice cream becomes creamier.
Don’t worry about beating the ice cream too much with the hand mixer. It will only make it more smooth and creamy.
Be sure to use a good quality vanilla extract. That helps with creaminess and good vanilla flavor.
If you do choose to use an ice cream maker/machine, they are really easy to use and very convenient. You can also buy smaller ones that are great for small families and couples.
eggs or no eggs for creamy homemade ice cream?
As we look through so many homemade ice cream recipes, many have eggs in them.
You can have a delicious creamy ice cream with or without eggs.
Just follow the recipe you are making if it comes from a dependable source.
Ice cream experts probably have their own opinion. Some of our ice cream recipes use eggs, and some do not. Our recipes have been tried and tested, some with eggs and some without.
The more eggs you add to your ice cream, the more of a yellow tint it will have.
favorite ice cream flavors and add-ins
Every summer we would try a new flavor or fun add-ins for our homemade ice cream.
We love to add fresh fruit in season (raspberries are our favorite), we would break up candy bars, and even make a batch of brownies and cut them into small chunks as an add-in.
The ice cream add-in ideas are endless. Here are some fun add-ins for your homemade vanilla ice cream:
- Candy bars broken into pieces (Kit Kats, Reese’s, Butterfingers, Snickers, M&M)
- Peppermint candy canes
- Fresh raspberries
- Fresh peaches
- Brownie chunks
- Cookie dough balls (we made the cookie dough without eggs and rolled the dough into marble sized balls)
- Cookies broken into chunks (Grasshopper, Samoa cookies, OREO, Deluxe Grahams)
how to make old-fashioned vanilla ice cream
- In a large bowl whisk together the heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, vanilla, and pinch of salt.
- Pour into the ice cream maker container.
- Turn on machine according to the manufacturers directions for the ice cream maker.
- After the ice cream is done churning, transfer to an airtight freezer container.
- Ice cream is good for up to 6 weeks in the freezer.
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More homemade ice cream recipes from Six Sisters Stuff:
- No Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream
- Raspberry Brownie Chunk Ice Cream
- Skinny Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- Rocky Road Ice Cream (no machine required)
- Brownie Batter Oreo Ice Cream
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