homemade vanilla ice cream

Mouth watering homemade vanilla ice cream recipe

Homemade vanilla ice cream is very popular around the world. Young, old, kids, adult all types of people love this vanilla flavor. International ice cream association (IICA) has found, vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor among Americans.

History of Vanilla

You will love the history of Vanilla because it causes a lot of hidden information. At the time of the 1500s, Vanilla was first used among Mexican people in their food and drinks. Then it spread very fast to Spain, France, England and all the Europe (At the 1600s). Watch this video to know all the information about vanilla and it will also save your time.

Let’s start to make the world’s most popular homemade vanilla ice cream. It can be best surprise for your kids or for your special person.

vanilla ice cream ingredients list


  1. Egg Yolks – 4 pcs
  2. Granulated sugar or Brown Sugar – ½ Cup
  3. Milk – 1 and ½ Cup
  4. Heavy cream – 1 Cup
  5. Vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste – 2 teaspoons
  6. pinch salt


  1. Mixing bowls
  2. Whisk
  3. Measuring cups and spoons
  4. Medium saucepan
  5. Thermometer-Instant-read (Optional)
  6. Ice cream machine
  7. Plastic wrap


Mix yolks and sugar together

place the egg yolks and sugar in a medium-size bowl and whisk until combined or mix well. The mixture will look like dark yellow and very thick (At First) then it will be smooth and lemon-yellow color.

Warm the milk

Place the milk in a saucepan and give medium heat. Then add Vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste and heavy cream. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt (Taste to make sure the vanilla flavor is to your liking.) Remove from heat, when the milk will be simmer.

Mix egg, sugar, and milk

Now, slowly pour the hot milk into the egg-sugar mixture. Then slowly mix it and again pour the tempered mixture into the saucepan.

Cook the ice cream base

Return the saucepan to low heat and Stir the mixture slowly and constantly (Do not allow it to come to a boil). Keep cooking until the base has thickened or until it reaches 165º F.

Ice water bath

Now, leave the ice cream base over the ice water until it gets cold (About 15-20 minutes). Then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. (Overnight if possible because it needs to be really cold).

Use ice Cream maker

Remove from refrigerate and follow the instruction of your ice cream maker. In most ice cream makers it takes about 20 minutes to make the soft ice cream.
Ice cream maker

Make ice cream solid

Now, pour the soft ice cream into an ice container from your machine. Then freeze overnight (At least 4 hours).
Then, Serve and enjoy!

Bonus Tips

  • You can use other flavors like Chocolate, coffee, Raspberry or strawberry etc
  • Remember, the longer the ice-cream base chills, the creamier your ice cream will be.
  • To make the ice cream more attractive you can use black- Chocolate, candies, fruits etc.

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