Creamy, cool and absolutely delicious - that's the only way to describe our homemade vanilla ice cream recipe. Whether you're looking to satisfy a sweet tooth craving or simply want something special for your next gathering, this recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream is here to save the day!
Forget standing over a hot stove making batches of custard - with this simple recipe, all you need are five basic ingredients and less than an hour to get ready for some seriously yummy goodness! So go grab a spoon and get ready...it’s about time you treated yourself (or someone special!) with creamy comfort food perfection!
How to make vanilla ice cream?
Scoop, scoop, hooray! Who doesn't love a bowl of creamy, homemade vanilla ice cream? While it may seem daunting to tackle making your own frozen treat, fear not, because this recipe is a total game-changer.
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- 1½ cups whole milk
- ⅔ cup cane sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
Step 1: Prepare the Ice Cream Base
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream, whole milk, and cane sugar.
- Stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Add the vanilla extract and sea salt to the bowl aNote: Chilling the mixture ensures a smoother texture when freezing.
Step 3: Freeze the Ice Cream
- Once the mixture is chilled, pour it into an ice cream maker.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for your specific ice cream maker.
2. Note: If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can pour the mixture into a shallow container and place it in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, remove the container and vigorously stir the mixture with a fork to break up any ice crystals. Repeat this process for about 2-3 hours or until the desired consistency is achieved.
Step 4: Serve and Enjoy!
- Once the ice cream has reached a soft and creamy texture, transfer it to an airtight container.
- Place the container in the freezer for an additional 2-4 hours, or until the ice cream is firm.
- When ready to serve, scoop the homemade vanilla ice cream into bowls or cones.
- You can enjoy it as is, or add your favorite toppings such as our Skinny Mixes syrups, sprinkles, or fresh fruits.
Yes, you can experiment with different types of milk and cream to suit your dietary preferences or restrictions. However, keep in mind that using lower-fat milk or cream may result in a slightly less creamy texture.
The ice cream mixture should be chilled in the refrigerator for at least 2-4 hours. This allows the flavours to meld together and ensures a smoother texture when freezing.
Yes, if you don't have an ice cream maker, you can still make this recipe. Pour the mixture into a shallow container and place it in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, remove the container and vigorously stir the mixture with a fork to break up any ice crystals. Repeat this process for about 2-3 hours or until the desired consistency is achieved.
Once the ice cream has reached a soft and creamy texture, transfer it to an airtight container and place it in the freezer for an additional 2-4 hours, or until it is firm. This will allow the ice cream to set and develop the perfect consistency for scooping.
Skinny Mixes Syrups: The Cherry On Top
If you’re looking for a way to add a guilt-free topping to this homemade vanilla ice cream recipe, our Sugar-Free Skinny Mixes Syrups are a must try! From chocolate and caramel to vanilla, fruit, and some holiday specials, we have everything you need to crown this creamy goodie without having to think about the extra calories!
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