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How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream

How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe and Video


All you need is milk, cream, sugar, and pure vanilla extract to make a batch of smooth, perfect vanilla ice cream.


  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ¼ cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Stir sugar, cream, and milk into a saucepan over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Heat just until mix is hot and a small ring of foam appears around the edge.
  2. Transfer cream mixture to a pourable container such as a large measuring cup. Stir in vanilla extract and chill mix thoroughly, at least 2 hours. (Overnight is best.)
  3. Pour cold ice cream mix into an ice cream maker, turn on the machine, and churn according to manufacturer's directions, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. When ice cream is softly frozen, serve immediately or place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the ice cream and place in freezer to ripen, 2 to 3 hours.

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Nutritional Information

How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 425.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 12 %
carbohydrates: 15 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber:
fat: 38 %
saturated fat: 77 %
cholesterol: 31 %
vitamin a iu: 23 %
niacin equivalents: 10 %
vitamin b6: 4 %
vitamin c: 1 %
folate: 2 %
calcium: 20 %
magnesium: 7 %
potassium: 7 %
sodium: 3 %
thiamin: 7 %
calories from fat:
percent of calories from carbs:
percent of calories from fat:
percent of calories from protein:
percent of calories from sat fat:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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