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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream


If you read my post on homemade chocolate ice cream you’ll know that I picked up a $70.00 ice cream maker at the thrift store for $3.00 (SCORE!). So I’ve been browsing around for ice cream recipes, but my youngest son, Dominic, really wanted me to try good ole vanilla.

So I found some fun ice cream recipes on Old Fashioned Living and one of them was this Vanilla Ice Cream recipe (below). You see I didn’t have any vanilla beans lying around so I wanted to try this one since it used vanilla extract instead. it’s very tasty, though it scoops out more the consistency of ice milk, if you’ve ever had that. Dominic enjoyed it immensely and I intend to try some of the other recipes on that link too :)

Vanilla Ice Cream

1 quart milk
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
dash salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tsp. vanilla

Heat milk until small bubbles begin to appear; stir in sugar and salt. Stir in some of the hot mixture into the beaten eggs and mix well. Slowly stir eggs into pan and cook over low heat, stirring for about 2 minutes. Do not boil. Stir in cream and let mixture cool; stir in vanilla. Freeze in ice cream machine according to directions. Serves 8.

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11 Responses to Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

  1. 1
    Sara says:

    This looks great – homemade ice cream is the best!

  2. 2
    Debbie says:

    I love vanilla ice cream…I can eat that anytime of day!

  3. 3
    The Blonde Duck says:

    I’m so impressed. I couldn’t do that!

  4. 4
    culinarycory.com says:

    Congrats on your ice cream maker find! I would have done exactly what you did, bought it as quick as I could. I also like how you took your photos in the snowy outside. It gives the ice cream a unique perspective.

  5. 5
    Lisa magicsprinkles says:

    Score indeed! Both with your purchase and with these two yummo ice cream recipes!

  6. 6
    nicole says:

    You have an award on my blog.

  7. 7
    Grace says:

    score, indeed–what a find! i should be so lucky, but then i’d be making ice cream all the time and applying it straight to my lower half. :)

  8. 8
    The Food Librarian says:

    What a fantastic thrift store find! Yummy!

  9. 9
    Bridgett says:

    Homemade vanilla is the best and your gorgeous photos have me craving some, even in this freezing weather.

  10. 10
    Bunny says:

    Amanda this looks so good, vanilla is my favorite flavor, you can do so much with it!

  11. 11
    Navita says:

    wow..$ 3 for something tht good..ice cream maker…lucky gal!
    btw although i am down with a cold..wud still want to eat ur ice-cream.

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