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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


  • 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


  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.