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The Best Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

When I say this is seriously the best homemade vanilla ice cream recipe ever I really mean it.

This is my Nana’s recipe and it’s so much better than any store bought ice cream.

This is a super refreshing treat that’s just perfect for the hot summer weather.

the best homemade vanilla ice cream recipe in a bowl

What I really like about this ice cream recipe is the texture.

It’s not super creamy.

I’m just not a fan of a super creamy ice cream.

I feel that a lighter texture is much more refreshing and delicious.

I’m so glad my grandmother gave me this recipe.

I remember being frustrated that I could never find a store bought ice cream that tasted like hers.

They were all too heavy for my preference.

Now I can have my favorite ice cream whenever I want.

This recipe requires no cooking!

That’s the best part!

It can be whipped up in less than an hour.

I’m not into ice cream recipes that require making a custard base as that just gives me more dishes to wash when I’m finished.

Luckily this recipe is quick, easy, delicious and doesn’t dirty up a lot of dishes.

Now this recipe does contain raw eggs therefore I ONLY recommend using pasteurized eggs as the pasteurization process will destroy salmonella.

How much ice cream does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 4 quarts of vanilla ice cream.

Vanilla ice cream ingredients

In addition to the ingredients you will also need a 4 quart ice cream maker.

This recipe contains simple ingredients that should be easy to find. Here they are:

  • Pasteurized eggs
  • White sugar
  • Milnot
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk
  • Ice
  • Ice cream salt
homemade ice cream ingredients

If you can’t find Milnot you can just use evaporated milk. It will work just fine!

How to make homemade ice cream

Crack the eggs into a large bowl. We will be using the whole egg.

Beat with a mixer for a couple of minutes until foamy.

beating eggs for ice cream

Then slowly add in the sugar while continuously mixing.

beating eggs and sugar

Next add the Milnot and vanilla while continuing to mix.

mixing ingredients for vanilla ice cream

Pour the mixture into the ice cream canister.

canister for homemade ice cream

Then add in the milk and insert the dasher.

Then put on the canister lid.

ice cream canister with dasher in and ice cream mixture

Put the canister inside the ice cream maker.

Now it’s time to add the ice and salt to the ice cream maker.

Start with a layer of ice then do a generous layer of ice cream salt.

Continue until you get to the top of the canister.

You should have between 4-6 layers.

Then put the lid on and turn on the machine and the ice cream will be ready in about 30 minutes.

If you’re making this ice cream inside make sure you’re doing it over the sink as the ice cream maker does have holes in the side in order for the melted ice to drain.

Add more ice and salt as needed to keep the canister cold.

ice cream maker filled with ice and ice cream salt

The ice cream will be a soft serve texture but it will get firmer after freezing for a few hours.

Freeze leftover ice cream in a freezer safe container.

finished homemade vanilla ice cream in canister

This is my favorite ice cream recipe ever.

Store bought doesn’t even come close.

This ice cream is always a hit at any get together.

It’s perfect for July 4th and backyard barbecues!

homemade vanilla ice cream in bowls one topped with strawberries

Tips for making homemade ice cream

  • Keep the canister in the freezer for a few hours before you start making the ice cream. This will help to prevent the ice from melting too fast.
  • Keep the ice cream maker over a sink if making inside so the water will drain into the sink.
  • Add more ice and salt as needed.
  • Substitute with evaporated milk if you can’t find Milnot.
  • Only use Pasteurized eggs for this recipe as there is no cooking involved in this recipe.

I really hope you enjoyed today’s recipe!

It’s one my family really enjoys and it really is in my opinion the best homemade vanilla ice cream recipe ever!

Making ice cream at home is really simple so don’t be intimidated.

Give it a try!

You won’t regret it!

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Let me know in the comments below.

Vanilla has always been my favorite

Thank you so much for visiting.

Please don’t forget to leave this recipe a rating down below, see you soon!

the best homemade vanilla ice cream recipe in a bowl
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The Best Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

This yummy and refreshing homemade vanilla ice cream is the perfect dessert for the hot summer weather!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best homemade vanilla ice cream recipe, homemade vanilla ice cream
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 249 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 6 pasteurized eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cans Milnot 12 oz each
  • 3 tbs vanilla extract
  • 5 cups milk I use 2%
  • crushed Ice
  • ice cream salt

Instructions

  1. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer until foamy.

  2. Slowly add the sugar to the eggs while continuing to mix.

  3. Then add the Milnot and the vanilla extract while still mixing.

  4. Pour the mixture into the ice cream canister.

  5. Then add the milk to the canister. Put the dasher in the canister and put on the lid.

  6. Put the canister into the ice cream maker. Layer the ice cream maker with ice and ice cream salt. Around 4-6 layers.

  7. Put the lid on and turn on the machine

  8. The ice cream should be ready in about 30 minutes.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Use only pasteurized eggs.
  • Substitute with evaporated milk if you can’t find milnot.
  • Do about 4-6 layers of ice and salt.
  • Add more ice and salt as needed.
  • If making ice cream inside do it over the sink so that the melted ice will drain into the sink.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 279mg8%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 226mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tuesday 13th of July 2021

excellent!!!!!

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