Recipe: Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

As I’m sure most people would agree, ice cream is a staple summertime treat.



Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
makes about a gallon of ice cream, takes about 1 1/2-2 hours

You’ll need…

  • 2 quarts of half & half
  • 2 pints of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • ice
  • rock salt

a hand mixer and a 4-quart ice cream maker.

  1. Combine the dairy, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl using the hand mixer.
  2. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, pour the mixture into the center piece of the ice cream maker.
  3. Set up ice cream maker as instructed. Start the machine.
  4. Fill up the area around the ice cream with alternating layers of handfuls of ice and rock salt. (The rock salt slows the melting process of the ice!)
  5. Check back every 10-15 minutes to top off the ice/salt with more.
  6. When the ice cream becomes too thick to turn, the machine will begin to struggle audibly. At some point the machine should come to a stop.

Enjoy with others or alone. 😉

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