No-cook, no eggs, made with half-and-half and cream. Great, simple, classic vanilla ice cream! This is designed for an old-fashioned ice cream maker that yields 1 gallon; be sure to scale recipe down if you have a countertop model.

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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine half-and-half, cream, sugar, vanilla and salt in freezer container of ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

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Nutrition Facts

141.7 calories; 1.9 g protein; 12.2 g carbohydrates; 32.4 mg cholesterol; 27.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Ok this recipe was so easy and for all of you who loved it try this: I added 1/4 cup of Carnation Coffee-Mate French Vanilla creamer this added a wonderfull flavor and everyone wanted to know what I did to make it taste so rich. worked great will keep this recipe Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2010
I chose this recipe out of curiosity because I finally wanted to try and step outside my comfort zone of the 2:1 ratio of heavy cream to half and half or whole milk that I am very rigid about. I still am. This was not nearly as rich or creamy or have that wonderful mouth feel that I'm accustomed to and prefer. It was worth a try but it's reaffirmed my preference and will not make a convert of me. (I scaled this to 10 servings to fit my 1-1/2 quart ice cream maker) Read More
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  • 1 star values: 14
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Ok this recipe was so easy and for all of you who loved it try this: I added 1/4 cup of Carnation Coffee-Mate French Vanilla creamer this added a wonderfull flavor and everyone wanted to know what I did to make it taste so rich. worked great will keep this recipe Read More
(646)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Ok this recipe was so easy and for all of you who loved it try this: I added 1/4 cup of Carnation Coffee-Mate French Vanilla creamer this added a wonderfull flavor and everyone wanted to know what I did to make it taste so rich. worked great will keep this recipe Read More
(646)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2006
I have made this recipe numerous times with numerous alterations and have finally find the one that works for me. I decrease the extract (personal preference). I heat the half-n-half/cream and sugar on the stove until the sugar is dissolved the night before I want to make the ice cream. I chill the mixture all night. I put the ice cream in my ice cream maker for about 25 min. Put it in the freezer for about 2 hours. Take it out and let it soften a little and serve. It was wonderful!! I make it way to often and my chocaholic son never seems to mind that it is vanilla! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2007
I chose to make this recipe my first try at vanilla ice cream due to no cooking required and no raw eggs in it. I used homemade vanilla (from this website), so the ice cream had little specks of vanilla bean in it, and was nice and creamy. The instructions say to mix the ingredients together IN the freezer container of the ice cream maker; don't do that if you have the kind of ice cream maker with the already-frozen canister! Mix them in a bowl and then add to the ice cream maker! Oh, I also scaled it down to 8 servings for my 1.5qt ice cream maker; it didn't make a lot; I think 16 servings would be about right for a full recipe. Thanks for the recipe, Jackie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2006
Delicious recipe for homemade ice cream...I just modified it a little bit by using 1% milk instead of heavy cream, almost 2 cups sugar, and 4 big spoonfuls of vanilla. My entire family said it was the best ice cream they have ever had! Also, I warmed up the milk and dissolved the sugar in it so it wouldn't be gritty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2008
My family loves this recipe. It's very easy. Tip for keeping it soft even after it's been in the freezer for a while: don't add the cream to the mix before it goes into the ice cream mixer. While the freezer is working use an electric mixer to whip the cream into stiff peaks. After the freezer stops let the iced mix harden for about ten minutes. Fold the whipped cream into the iced mix until combined. Allow to harden for at least two hours in the freezer or it will be too soft to serve. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
Good ice cream as is. I like to reduce the fat by using fat free half and half and 2% milk instead of heavy cream. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2010
I chose this recipe out of curiosity because I finally wanted to try and step outside my comfort zone of the 2:1 ratio of heavy cream to half and half or whole milk that I am very rigid about. I still am. This was not nearly as rich or creamy or have that wonderful mouth feel that I'm accustomed to and prefer. It was worth a try but it's reaffirmed my preference and will not make a convert of me. (I scaled this to 10 servings to fit my 1-1/2 quart ice cream maker) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2004
Very good! I made this recipe three times in two days (with variations) for a large family gathering. The first time it had a grainy texture so I dissolve the sugar in a 1/4 cup of water and the grainy texture was gone. On my last batch I substituted 1/2 c of vanilla creamer for the half and half... IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2006
This is a wonderfuly easy and delicious recipe! It is light and creamy without being too rich I paired it with peach cobbler with heavenly results. I scaled it down to 8 servings to fit my machine and rounded the vanilla extract up a tad and added a scant 1/4 tsp. rum extract and 1/4 tsp. almond extract -- just a touch of these really deepened the vanilla flavor without overpowering it. Just perfect YUM! Read More
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