Vanilla Ice Cream


No cooking is involved in this vanilla ice cream recipe. Enjoy homemade ice cream made in your ice cream maker with just cream, sugar, and vanilla.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
7 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 35 mins
4 cups


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 cups half-and-half cream

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk heavy cream and half-and-half together in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in sugar until blended, then whisk in vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until very cold, at least 3 hours or up to 3 days.

  2. Remove from the refrigerator and whisk mixture to blend. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
29g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 126mg 3%

* 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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