Reviews for Vanilla Ice Cream V
This was the absolute easiest ice cream recipe. The vanilla turned out so good I made a second trip to the store to get more stuff to make chocolate. I just added 2 tsp of vanilla instead of 4 and added unsweetened oocoa powder. I had forgotten just how good homemade ice cream could be!
My friend and I were bored, so we made some of this! It was really easy, and also really delicious.
Great recipe! I used this to make ice cream the first time in our new ice cream maker. I really thought it had a nice flavor. I did follow suggestions to add 1/2 cup of French Vanilla Coffee Mate to the mix. I really think that enhanced the flavor!
Super easy and good! I did warm the half and half with sugar on the stovetop until the sugar melted, then refrigerated until cold. It made the perfect size batch for my old electric freezer.
So easy, and so good. I followed the recipe exactly and didn't wait for the ice cream to "harden" in the freezer. We crushed up oreos to mix in and it was like soft serve, very smooth. We'll definitely make this one again!
This is really good, I wanted a recipe that didn't use eggs, this filled the bill. I have made it 3 times in the last week and it was great each time. I did makes sure the sugar was all dissolved before I started to freeze it to avoid any grainy texture. I used half 35%(whipping) cream and half 1% milk as that is what we always have on hand it worked well! We like it, and our company did also. I am going to add fruit the next time!
yummy with few ingredients! I think I will try adding some of the french vanilla coffee creamer next time. I also plan on making the eggless cookie recipe from this site.
this is super simple and creamy. i chopped up fresh strawberries into tiny pieces to make strawberry ice cream. it was a little "melty" and not as firm as store bought...it's was quite good still.
I made this and was VERY disapointed! I thought there was no flavor to it....will be posting my grandmas old recipe and sticking to it!
I made this twice. The first time I was not happy with the result. It was too icy and not rich, but I liked the concept so iI did it again reversing the ratio of cream and half and half. That produced a much better result. I used vanilla paste to amp up the flavor and served it with Chef John's Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce.
I made it a few days ago and added chocolate sandwich cookies to make cookies n cream flavor. Finished texture was a little flaky rather than smooth, but great flavor. I'm making it again and will whip it at intervals while I'm hardening it to try to get a smoother texture. If I succeed, I'll give it 5 stars.
I've tried many recipes and this is our favorite. I don't like the ice milks and I don't like when there's so much whipping cream that it sticks to the top of your mouth. This one's great! Not too milky.....not to "whip creamy"... just perfect!
This reminds me of what, as a kid, we called "ice milk" as opposed to ice cream, but the longer it froze, the closer it seemed to ice cream. Loved it!
LOVE this recipe! Love it even more that it doesn't include raw eggs! My husband has experimented with this as the basic recipe and added other flavors. His favorite--anise flavor with black food color! Great as just vanilla or as a base for other flavors!
I just attempted this recipe for a second time. The first time it was a bust the mixture would not come together at all. You really need to follow the instructions on your ice cream machine on both freezing bowl if need as well as chilling the mixture. Since my bowl only does 16 services cut the recipe in half. Using a KA Ice Cream Maker I put the bowl into my chest freezer then put the mixture from this recipe in the fridge. After 17 hours attempted to make the ice cream and it came together. I did give a taste and yes this recipe is good but reminds me more of Ice Milk Ice Cream. It is in the freezer now looking forward to trying after it fully freezes.
This is the best ice cream, as another reviewer said, we also put in Coffee-Mate creamer for a portion of the 1/2 and 1/2. You can use any flavor. I have gotten rave reviews every time I made this. It is now a birthday tradition in our family.
Made this without alterations and it was wonderful. Everyone in the family raved over it and it was a great option for the pregnant women in the group who didn't want to eat the raw eggs.
Way too much vanilla. Otherwise really good.
I love this recipe, it is the best! thank you!
This ice cream has the best flavor! My ice cream maker quit working halfway through so we drank the rest as milkshakes!
I wasn't sure about this recipe, as I usually make ice cream with eggs; but I tried it for July 4th and added butterfingers; and it was heavenly. It does make quite a bit, more than our ice cream maker would hold; but it was so easy and delicious. I did warm the sugar and one carton of half and half and let that cool before putting it in the freezer; and this did not taste grainy at all. Enjoy! It's a keeper.
I did not like this, unfortunately it makes a lot so I am going to have to figure out if there is a way to use it. Weird texture- overly fatty and grainy at the same time. Bummer.
It was ok! I prefer a creamier ice cream. This was very icy. My adult kids want me to go back to the old way and that's Junket Tablets used to make ice cream. You buy them in baking dept. as puddings and gelatins. My Mom always used it and it makes a very good creamy ice cream.
This is a yummy no cook ice cream recipe! We prefer recipes with a cooked custard mixture for the creaminess and flavor it provides. This recipe will be a back up for when I don't have time those steps.
This recipe was fantastic! I chose it because of a pregnant friend who was coming over for dinner. Made it according to directions, but added another teaspoon of vanilla. I have never made homemade ice cream with out eggs, and was a little nervous about the texture. It was awesome. I will use this one from here on out. Thanks for a great and simple recipe!
Very easy! I never remember how much 1/2 and 1/2 to buy so I go with all heavy cream and mix with 50/50 with milk. This is a family favorite now.
I was looking for a "no egg" ice cream recipe and this one is great! I haven't yet made vanilla but I've used this recipe to make peanut butter cup and coconut ice creams. I have a batch of Chocolate Malted in the ice cream freezer right now! Thanks so much for such a wonderful recipe!
I loved this recipe! i'm dairy free so i substituted the heavy cream with 7 cups of heavy coconut milk and 2 cups of flax seed milk, it came out so perfect! Thank you for posting this simple ice cream recipe!!
Very delisious. Fit our gallon ice cream maker perfectly. We were testing it out for our annual 4th of July party and everyone agreed that this is what we should make instead of the ice cream packets. We found the mixture to be very smooth and so creamy. Followed directions exactly as is. Update: Husband wanted Chocolate Ice cream, so I used 1/2 cup of Coca powder to make it and I can't explain how good it was. It tasted like a frosty it was so good!!
great!!!!!!! my family loved it.
creamy and yummy...actually made more than a gallon in my ice cream maker...i added chocolate syrup and cocoa to make it my favorite flavor!
This recipe is good but my thought is that if you are going to make homemade ice cream, it's worth the calories to make it as creamy as possible. I prefer a custard base and this isn't health food as written. So the difference in fat and calories using a a heavier custard recipe is worth it to get the texture and flavor that a custard base affords. Still, I have a very good friend who doesn't like a custard base vanilla ice cream so she would love this recipe.
So simple, yet so delicious! Everyone raves about this when I make it and it keeps well for many days. Also made a batch with smashed cookies and it was awesome!
Outstanding! Followed recipe exactly as is. Rich, Creamy, Simply 5stars.
So easy and so delicious! You can use any combination you want ie. Whipping cream, half and half etc. I have made this three times once as is, once with peppermint extract and chocolate chips and once with agave nectar instead of sugar. All three were to die for good!!
Absolutely fabulous! I had actually made a different custard recipe that was way too rich for my family's taste and had ingredients left over so I found this one. To fit in my 2qt cuisinart I put 2 cups of half and half, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla and just filled the remainder of the bowl with whole milk. Of course the ease and deliciousness of this recipe is not going to be good for the waistline! maker beware!
Very good homemade flavor--we really enjoyed this. I used half-and-half and one percent milk in place of the cream. I made the recipe for 16 servings, and it ended up overflowing my Cuisinart, so I'll have to adjust the recipe further. Good summertime treat!
The flavor of this recipe was wonderful, but it took a very long time to freeze. It also had little ice chunks in it rather than being thick and creamy.
Very disappointed in this recipe. I prefer no-egg ice creams, but this was more in the line of iced milk, even using the stated amounts of cream and half & half. Extremely bland and icy with virtually no vanilla taste at all. I even dissolved the sugar in with the liquid base at the beginning, and still no creaminess at all!
What a great recipe! This ice cream tastes just like the kind my parents made when I was a kid. I cut the recipe in half and also added 1 extra tsp. of vanilla. This recipe does produce an icy product but that to me is what homemade ice cream is. It will not be creamy like Ben & Jerry's but you will get an authentic homemade flavor. I'll be making this all summer! Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe was easy, but it was not a rich and creamy ice cream. One of my guests said it tastes like snow cream, and it does.
It's Quick! It's Easy! It's Good! Fun 4 Kids! For a quick (45 minute ice cream) & simple it's not bad!
So yummy! the kids and I loved it. Didn't have any cream so I just added extra half and half and it worked great. Thanks for the recipe!
Disappointing. Lots of ice crystals made for a very unsatisfactory texture. Flavor good. Have made lots of other "no cook" ice cream recipes, and never encountered so much ice. Look elsewhere for a recipe before using this one.
This recipe's makes a great base for multiple ice cream recipes. I made strawberry and "cherry cordial"(cherries and dark/semi sweet chocolate chips) using the base straight(as-is). * for any fruit mix-ins: Add sugar to fruit in a freezer bag; zip and squeeze the fruit and sugar together. Add the fruit mix-ins AFTER the ice cream is made. I do cook some of the cream ingredients and add egg to this recipe; while I know this is a "no-cook/no-egg" recipe, I wanted that creamy "Haagen-Daas" texture. I add 4 eggs, using yolks only first, then the whites. It worked beautifully for my pina colada ice cream. Some egg bits do cook in it; a sieve or strainer is best. Also handy is a 2-quart pitcher with multiple openings--great for chilling the mixture/custard before freezing. If you like custard-style, use the slotted opening when pouring the custard; that will get out any egg solids your sieve missed. Using this recipe straight or making it custard, this is my Master Ice Cream Base.
Very good. I used all fat free half & half, even in place of the heavy cream but I'm going to try it with cream next time for a smoother texture. I also subbed agava for sugar. This one's a keeper =)
Tasted good, easy to make; but turned out Icy...
This was wonderful!!! The taste was amazing and it was so easy!! Perfect, sweet, and creamy. It did freeze a little too hard to scoop, but that's no big deal. Just let it set out before you scoop it! :)
best icecream, very easy to prepare
OMG! So simple. So good. Next time, I'll heat one quart of cream with sugar to dissolve and then chill the mixture. I cannot tell you how good this is. Just make it!
Made this tonight for guests and they raved about it and just generally seemed impressed that I would go to the "trouble". HA! This was soooo much better than another recipe I tried from this sight that used whipped cream. It's so easy and very creamy. This will become my standard recipe for vanilla!
Easy and delicious. My ice cream maker couldn't hold the whole recipe amount, it makes a TON.
I LOVE IT!!! I added in mini chocolate chips & it tasted and had the texture of Breyers all natural chocolate chip ice cream (my all-time favorite). This is the recipe that will totally blow my diet. Thanks a bunch.
This Ice Cream is so good and easy! My family loved it,and we can't have enough!
I made this for my daughters graduation party. It was absolutely great! I used 1 quart half-n-half and 1 quart heavy cream. I used 1/4 of a madagascar vanilla bean and kept everything else the same. It was not grainy and it was very creamy. Everyone loved it!!!!! Thank you for such an easy and tasty recipe!
Very good, quick, and easy.
This recipe is great. But it turned out with ice crystals in it. Next time I will not add as much vanilla also. But it is awesome if you add candy to it or fruit.
perfect consistency and texure, even days after it was made
This was delicious! Scaled it down to fit my ice cream maker -- turned out great!
This stuff tastes too much like fast food ice cream. Not nearly creamy enough and too sweet.
Next time I will substitute whole milk for the heavy cream for a lighter version because as it melted, it looked like pure cream. I scaled it to 12 to fit in my machine and it called for 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar. I substituted 2 tablespoons honey for that 1 tablespoon sugar. I love the honey flavor and it was just really excellent. It was SO good that I couldn't stop myself from eating it out of the top of the machine as it was freezing!
This was good; it was a light vanilla taste. I didn't let it stir long enough in my ice cream maker I think because although parts of it came out creamy I also had a bit of it which had more of an ice milk consistency. I'm a bit of a beginner at making ice cream, so I'll try again, I am looking for a just a tad richer and creamier ice cream.
We wanted black licorice ice cream! So I made it! Used this recipe but used anise extract instead. That shows you how versatile this ice cream recipe is! If using anise... I recommend cutting the flavoring down to 1/2-3/4 of recommended flavoring.
I typically don’t change a recipe on the first try, but I did tweak this slightly. To lighten even more, I used fat-free half-and-half, mixed in a little bit of a peach puree along with some chopped fresh peaches. Next time if I add peaches, I will use almond extract instead of vanilla. It was nice not having to make a custard, and then wait for it to cool before pouring into the ice cream maker. Texture was not quite as creamy as it would have been using the typical full-fat whipping cream recipes, but this was more than satisfactory considering all the calories and fat I saved. I guess what I’m saying is that it was less of a guilt trip using this recipe, and it tasted good!
I made this recipe without an ice cream machine and it turned out great. Loved the flavor, very creamy - definitely a keeper! I used vanilla bean paste and it was awesome. Next time I will have to try mixing in some fudge or chocolate cookies :)
We used this for a recent Girl Scout cook out. I doubled it for the large maker we own. We only took home a very small amount as most people had second. The recipe was so loved that one family was inspired to get their own ice cream maker. :)
This was far too "buttery" tasting and not nearly sweet enough. I'd suggest adding extra sugar and vanilla flavoring.
We made this last night for the hubby's birthday. It was the perfect ice-cream to have with chocolate cake. If serving alone, I think it would need a little something extra. But for the most part? WONDERFUL!
Just tried this recipe for a church ice cream social (first time without cooked base ever), and the teenagers especially loved it ...was told it was the best vanilla ice cream at the party! Great tastes and did not have grainy or buttery problem...very tasty.
Followed exactly. (but I did semi disolve the sugar in microwave, with milk) Very good...but..it still has a GRAINY texture, from the sugar (or salt?) Its a CLEAN, fresh tasting icecream, not overly creamy...but good none the less.
I thought it tasted like frozen whipping cream. I'm going back to the recipe from my childhood that has eggs in it. This recipe lacked the richness that eggs add.
This is a very simple recipe. The ice cream is very good and creamy. I personally reduce the sugar as I do not like my ice cream quite that sweet.
Very good recipe. I dissolved the sugar in about 1/4 of the half and half. The ice cream was a bit grainy, but that is how I expect homemade ice cream to be.
More like vanilla ice milk than ice cream... seemed too light, not creamy enough, but that may be my own fault for using half and half instead of heavy cream. But it does remind me of those shaved ices you can get in cafes, etc. Not bad, just not what I wanted/expected.
This. Is. Too. Die. For. I used vanilla bean paste to flavour....MMMmmmmm! I've been trying to get away from processed food, including ice-cream, and this seriously ROCKS. Thanks for sharing the recipe! (PS - I scaled the recipe to 18 servings and for my hubby and I it is the perfect amount. It also is the perfect amount for our ice cream maker).
My daughter is an ice cream aholic, but she uses splenda in place of sugar!!! I'm one of those people who can tell if something has artificial sweeteners, but I thought it was "Slendid" (no pun intended)!!! It's the only way I'll eat it. Blessings!!!
Excellent taste and texture without a lot of fuss. For a variation, I added one scoop of Chai instant hot beverage instead of vanilla extract. Decreased sugar to 1c. Wonderful!!
So good!!! If there is one thing I would alter, it would be sugar content. If you like your ice cream very sweet, this would be perfect. I'm still giving this recipe five stars, because we loved it.
So simple. It makes the BEST homeade icecream ever. We like to put fres strawberries in our food processor and then add them to the icecream as it's churning. Also candy tates yum-yum, too!
my family love this icecream.we will keep on making this. thank you
First ice cream recipe I tried. No need to try any others! This is absolutely delicious !!
Just made this for our neighborhood block party and EVERYONE loved it. Even the adults were going back for seconds. It's more icy than creamy but you'll love it!
This reminds me of when I was growing up in the 50's. Very simple and very good. It's even better when you add mashed up bananas or strawberry before freezing. Crazy good stuff!
This was an okay recipe. Not as rich and creamy as I'd have liked but still good.
What a great, simple recipe. I actually made eggnog ice cream using this recipe. I used 3 cups of organic egg nog, 1 cup of heavy cream (to make up for the fact that I accidentaly bought lowfat eggnog- but I used two kinds and one was full-fat) and 1/2 cup half-and-half. Just used 2 tablespoons of sugar since the eggnog is already sweet. I did add about 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and only half the vanilla. Rum extract would have been good but I didn't have any. Only took 2 minutes to put together and about 20 minutes in my ice cream freezer. So good! The whole family enjoyed.
Delicious and easy recipe. Nothing like fresh-made ice cream. You can definitely tell the difference between this and store-bought!
I mixed the sugar, 2% milk (my choice instead of half and half, heavy cream and sugar until the sugar had dissolved. Then I placed in the ice cream maker and made per the instructions of the ice cream maker. I used vanilla paste in place of the extract so I could have the little flecks of vanilla bean. Delicious. My aunt said it was the best ice cream she had ever eaten!
This was so quick and easy it will be my go to recipe from now on. I did use all heavy cream instead of half and half and it was delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe.
OK, so I tweaked this! When your granddaughter asks for chocolate, that's what you have! I added 1 cup of dutch process cocoa, and subbed out 1/2 cup of the white sugar for brown. Chocoholics, beware! This is seriously good! Melts a little fast, but who has time for that, lol!
This is the first time I made ice cream and was a little scared to use the recipes with raw eggs so I came across this one and I'm so glad I decided to make it. It was so easy and so delicious. I cut the recipe in half only because there is 2 of us and I'm mad I did because I need to make more already. So much better than store bought. I didn't think it was too sweet like others had said. This is a great vanilla ice cream, next time I'm going to add oreo's.
I scaled this down to 16 servings in order to fit in my 1.5 qt. maker, and otherwise I didn't change a thing (except to stir all the ingredients together in a bowl and then pour into the maker). Fabulous ice cream! No grainyness from the sugar, and a very nice taste. Will definitely make again. Made excellent root beer floats for July 4th. :)
It was easy. But it had no flavor! It tasted like whipped cream! And it's icy, not creamy. If I were to ever try this again, which I doubt, I'm thinking 2 or 2 1/2 cups of sugar, and 6 or 8 teaspoons of vanilla.
This recipe was so easy, but the best part is how it tasted...wonderful. I've made it several times now and when my son had his tonsils out, that was the only ice cream he wanted. It's not too sugary. I also put sliced strawberries into this and it too came out great!
Great vanilla flavor.
I loved that this recipe did not involve cooking, raw eggs, or waiting and chilling the mixture for any length of time. We halved the recipe for our little 4 person family and added fresh chopped strawberries. The next day we went to a local fruit packing place that prides themselves on their homemade ice cream. My kids and I agreed, ours was better! Thanks for this easy and affordable recipe!
I wanted an egg-free recipe since a friend is pregnant. Followed the recipe but used only 3 tsp of vanilla and added 12 mini butterfinger bars moderately chopped up. No noticeable problems with the sugar being gritty, and the consistency was terrific. I couldn't believe it was firm as it turned out after only ~25 minutes in the ice-cream maker. Seems like an excellent base for whatever you want to try. My new go-to.
I didn't change a thing!!! Mixed it right in the can, plugged it in and 20 minutes later had a delicious vanilla ice cream!!
Best ice cream I've ever had!