Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

This is the only recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream you will ever need! With only a few ingredients, it was so simple to make using my Kitchen-aid mixer!

Sweet, creamy, melts in your mouth, flashbacks to summer. Mmmm! All of these things are what comes to mind when thinking about a really great homemade vanilla ice cream recipe!

How to Make the Most Indulgent Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Be prepared for how completely simple this is! Combine all ingredients in a blender. I love the KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender with BPA free pitcher! Blend until vanilla bean is chopped into super small pieces. Use a spatula to make sure you’re not missing any of the yummy cream! 

Poor batter into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions to freeze the ice cream.

Depending on how frozen your ice cream maker can get this treat, you might want to poor the ice cream into a freezer friendly container and let freeze for 1-3 hours to let set up a bit.

Super Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Prep Time 5 min Total Time 25 min


  1. 2 cups heavy cream
  2. 2 cups whole milk
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 2 tbs. vanilla extract
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. 1 vanilla bean (option- if leaving out, add 1 more tbs. of vanilla extract)


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until ingredients are completely combined, sugar is dissolved, and vanilla bean is broken into super small pieces.
  2. Poor batter into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s directions to freeze the ice cream.
  3. (Optional) Poor ice cream into freezer safe container, sealed, and freeze for 1-3 hours before serving. To allow the ice cream to firm up a bit more.
  4. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Thanks to Brittany for this Hits-the-spot-suggestion. She adds:

What makes this simple flavor so spectacular is that it leaves so much room for some tasty toppings!

Topping Ideas:
• Fresh fruit
• Chopped nuts
• Candy
• Sprinkles
• Granola

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Author: Dennis Hickey

There are no limits to success to those who never stop learning. Learning will nourish your personal growth. I hope you enjoy this website and visit often so you too keep learning and growing.

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