Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (no eggs)

vanilla ice creamVanilla ice cream is so basic. I love it. Its flavor is simple and pure and light. If I’m eating ice cream by itself, I might not choose vanilla- It will probably be chocolate or raspberry.  However, if I am going to be adding any toppings or sauces or eating it along with cake or pie- it HAS to be vanilla!! No contest! Its simple subtle flavor doesn’t compete with the other components, rather just compliments everything perfectly! Yep- good ‘ol plain vanilla might be the ‘boring’ ice cream flavor to some, but I think it’s the perfect backdrop to a beautiful dessert!

P1030855We recently went strawberry picking, which is always a favorite springtime event. I hope to go one more time before the strawberry season is over because there are just so many wonderful ways to eat strawberries! One of our very favorite ways is on top of vanilla ice cream! So simple, but so delicious.

This Vanilla Ice Cream is similar to the recipe for my Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream. However, I opted to use a higher ratio of heavy cream, and obviously a heavy dose of vanilla!

I was so pleased with the outcome. The vanilla flavor shined bright! And our strawberries looked beautiful on top and tasted great, too!

PRINTABLE RECIPE

  • 1 quart (4 cups) heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 Tbs. pure vanilla extract

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix it together until well-combined.

Now pour the mixture into the ice cream maker’s canister. (If the mixture does not reach the ‘fill line’ of the canister, you can add more milk.)

Churn according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
When the churning is completed, freeze in the freezer until completely frozen.
Before serving, allow it to sit out at room temperature for a few minutes, until it has just begun to soften.
This makes a large amount of ice cream…at least 8 servings- if not more!
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