Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is delicious and a snap to make – if you are using an electric ice cream maker that is. Growing up, our ice cream maker was the hand-crank type which seemed to take forever to make. While hand cranking, I often wondered if the end treat was worth the trouble. …of course, it was!

Homemade Ice Cream


1 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
¼ tsp. salt

Important! This recipe was made using a gel-based automatic ice cream maker. It requires you to pre-freeze the canister for several hours prior to making ice cream.


Add the whipping cream, half-and-half, eggs, salt sugar and vanilla to a large bowl.

Using a whisk or electric mixer, beat until well blended.

Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight, if making ahead.

Follow your ice cream maker’s instructions for churning time. Ours needed to churn in the pre-frozen canister for about 25 minutes.

Makes about 1 ½ quarts

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