Vanilla Ice Cream

Cups with tasty ice cream and sprinkles on wooden table
Homemade vanilla ice cream is a summer classic. Enjoy as it is, or top with berries, compote, sprinkles, chocolate sauce or whatever your heart desires!
Course Dessert, Ice Cream


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk use whole milk for a creamier texture
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Combine heavy whipping cream, milk, sugar and vanilla extract in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to chill until entirely cool.
  • Put ice cream in an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If you do not own an ice cream maker, put ice cream in freezer-durable bowl or baking dish and place in the freezer. After 45 minutes check the ice cream.
  • As it starts to freeze near the edges, remove from freezer and forcefully stir with an electric mixer or spatula to allow an equal freeze. For the next 2-3 hours, check the ice cream every 30 minutes to see if there are other places that need stirring.