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Simply Perfect Vanilla Ice Cream
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill Time:
18 hrs
Total Time
18 hrs 30 mins

This simple recipe will be your basic go-to for making classic churned ice cream.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice cream from scratch, vanilla ice cream recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 188 kcal
  1. Chill the canister of an ice cream maker in the freezer overnight.
  2. Place the yolks, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk until pale and thick.
  3. Place the milk in a small pot and heat on the stove until small bubbles appear around the edges and wisps of steam are rising from the surface.
  4. Pour the hot milk into the yolk mixture, a little at a time, while whisking.
  5. When all of the hot milk has been incorporated, transfer the custard back to the pot and heat over medium-low, whisking, until hot and slightly thickened.
  6. Strain into a heat safe bowl, stir in the cream and vanilla, and chill overnight.
  7. Churn the ice cream for about 15-25 minutes, or until it resembles soft-serve ice cream.
  8. Transfer to a loaf pan and freeze until hard.
Recipe Notes

Try this no-churn ice cream recipe, for an easy shortcut: No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream.

Nutrition Facts
Simply Perfect Vanilla Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 658IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.