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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (Only 5 Ingredients!)

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  • Author: Trish Corlew


This recipe for old fashioned vanilla ice cream will cool you off and bring back happy childhood memories! It only takes 5 ingredients and less than an hour to make this delicious, homemade vanilla ice cream!



2 large eggs

¾ cup sugar

2 cups heavy cream

1 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Beat eggs with electric mixer until light and foamy, about 1 minute.
  2. Slowly add the sugar and continuing mixing until blended.
  3. Add cream, vanilla, and milk, blending until combined.
  4. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. For firmer ice cream, transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 4 to 6 hours.

Make 1 quart liquid and about 1 ½ quart frozen.

In the Cuisinart Ice Cream 2 quart machine, this takes approximately 30 minutes to freeze into soft serve.