Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe: A Perfect Treat with Your Vintage Ice Cream Maker

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Welcome to our delightful journey into the world of homemade ice cream! Whether you have a modern gadget or an old-fashioned, larger ice cream maker, this vanilla ice cream recipe will bring a taste of nostalgia and pure joy to your dessert time.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Delicious homemade vanilla ice cream served in a classic bowl, made using an old-fashioned ice cream maker

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt until the sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Chill: Cover the mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight, until it's completely chilled.
  3. Churn: Pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream maker. Churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific model. If you're using a vintage ice cream maker, it may take a bit longer than modern machines.
  4. Freeze: Once the ice cream has thickened and reached a soft-serve consistency, transfer it to a freezer-safe container. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Scoop and serve the ice cream on its own or with your favorite toppings for an extra special treat.

Making ice cream at home, especially with a vintage ice cream maker, is a rewarding and delicious project. This vanilla ice cream is not only easy to make but also incredibly creamy and flavorful. Perfect for any occasion!

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