Do you love ice cream as much as we do? You must try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so smooth and creamy plus incredibly simple to make. You don’t even need an ice cream maker to make this delicious homemade ice cream! The entire family will love it!

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe

Ice Cream is such a decadent treat and even better when it’s homemade. You are going to love this easy recipe. If you have been putting off making homemade ice cream because you feared it would be difficult or require fancy machines, this is the recipe for you! It only takes a few ingredients, is SO easy and NO ice cream maker is needed. Even the kids can help! It’s so much better than store bought!

Plus, it’s the perfect base to make all sorts of yummy creations. You can easily add peaches, strawberries, blueberries, chocolate, oreos, caramel and more to make it your own. This base can be turned into whatever your family loves the most. We make this frequently because it is just so easy. Each time I make it, I let a different child decide on the flavor. They look forward to “their week” of customizing the ice cream. And we all enjoy taste testing it. 🙂 Peach is my favorite and I love when it’s peach season. I pick a ton of peaches and make peach ice cream! Yum!

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

We like making this vanilla easy ice cream recipe because there are so many fun ways to make it extra yummy!

My kids absolutely love when I put out an ice cream topping bar! In fact, one of the kids recently had this at a school party in lieu of cupcakes and other party food. It was a hit all around and the only party I have been to where just about everything was gobbled up. This is also a great idea for birthday celebrations. Make a couple of containers of this delicious homemade vanilla ice cream. Put out all your favorite toppings and the kids can just grab what they want. I have even served this at a dinner party and it was a hit! Everyone loves ice cream!

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

A few of our favorite toppings include: crushed Oreos, gummy worms, sprinkles, crushed peanut butter cups, fresh fruit like strawberries and more! I also like to serve chocolate syrup or caramel syrup. Our favorite is this trio of Ghirardelli Squeeze Bottles. You get Caramel, Chocolate and White Chocolate. Oh my! It’s the best!!! We  have sundae glasses and the kids have a blast making their own special ice cream sundae. You can also get a really cute set of disposable ice cream cups if you are throwing a big party. This set is one of my favorites and comes with everything you need. Find out how to throw the perfect Ice Cream Sundae Party!

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

Another really amazing idea is to make this Mini Brownie Bites Recipe and serve it with this homemade vanilla ice cream. Top with chocolate syrup and nuts if you like and it is the best hot fudge sundae! If you are feeling extra decadent, top with a little whipped topping and a cherry.

But you know, this ice cream is so amazing all by itself! There is something so classic about a simple cone of vanilla ice cream. Yum! Grab an ice cream cone and put a few scoops in and you will be set! If you have a little extra time, try dipping the edges of the waffle cone in melted chocolate and sprinkles. They look so pretty and taste great too.

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

Ingredients

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

How to make Easy ice cream recipe:

1. Place sweetened condensed milk, heavy whipping cream and vanilla in a large bowl.

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!
Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!
Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

2. Cream mixture and beat with a whisk for 3-5 minutes or until stiff.

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

3. Fold into a loaf pan or shallow baking dish and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!
Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

4. Scoop into cones or bowls as desired. Store covered in the freezer. (We love these ice cream scoops)

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!
Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

This is the best recipe for homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

 The hardest part about this recipe is when the kids have to wait to try it! They don’t like waiting for it to freeze! It is so yummy and the perfect ice cream base.

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Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don’t need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Freeze 6 hrs
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 299
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • (1) 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place sweetened condensed milk, heavy whipping cream and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat with a whisk for 3-5 minutes or until stiff.
  • Fold into a loaf pan or shallow baking dish and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Scoop into cones or bowls as desired. Store covered in the freezer.

Recipe Notes

You can easily add peaches, strawberries, blueberries, chocolate, oreos, caramel and more to make it your own.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 299kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 4g, Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 78mg, Sodium 68mg, Potassium 186mg, Sugar 21g, Vitamin A 805IU, Vitamin C 1.3mg, Calcium 144mg, Iron 0.1mg

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This Simple Ice Cream recipe is sure to be a hit! 

There are some milk sugar recipes or some that call for an egg and sugar but I like using the sweetened condensed milk and heavy whipping cream. I think it gives it the best flavor and it turns out so creamy. It’s so simple because you don’t need a special ice cream freezer or ice cream maker to make this delicious ice cream recipe. Try this recipe and I’m sure everyone will love it.

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

I have a couple of these Ice Cream Freezer Storage Containers with Silicone lids. They are so handy to store different flavors of ice cream in the freezer. Sometimes I will make extra for a friend or neighbor. These containers are perfect for storing the ice cream. I may or may not keep an emergency tub of ice cream in the very back of the freezer…… 🙂

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

I love knowing all of the ice cream ingredients!

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

Have you looked at the back of an ice cream carton lately and read the ingredients? Good luck because it’s a long list! This homemade vanilla ice cream recipe is simple and only requires a few ingredients. No extra ingredients you can’t pronounce! I feel really good about making this and serving it. I know exactly what my kids are eating!

If you are looking for a no cook old fashioned homemade vanilla ice cream recipe, this is a winner! 

No machines and no fuss! This ice cream recipe is easy and doesn’t take a ton of time to make. Plus, its not expensive at all to make. My kind of recipe! We have a big family so it doesn’t take long for prices to add up. I can make a ton of this ice cream at home for a fraction of the cost of taking us all out for ice cream. I think it tastes much better too!

Try this ice cream with grilled peaches.

How do you make an ice cream cake?

We love ice cream and ice cream cake is just as good. 🙂 In fact, ice cream cake is even better when you make it using homemade ice cream! Try this Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe or The Easiest Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake Recipe!

It is out of this world and I bet it would be amazing if you made it with this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! My kids request ice cream cakes a lot. It’s a real special treat to get an ice cream cake for birthdays or special occasions! They are great for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day and more!

How long does it take to freeze an ice cream maker bowl?

Each bowl usually comes with specific instructions. However, on average it takes about 6 hours to freeze an ice cream maker bowl. Cuisinart has a nice 1 ½ quart size bowl here.

How do you make ice cream in a blender?

Have you ever wondered if you can make ice cream in a blender? Well, the answer is yes! This is an easy way to get all your ingredients blended before freezing. This method is really good if you are using frozen fruit and such. There is a yummy recipe for Easy Blender Peach Ice Cream. It uses frozen peaches so the blender is quick and easy to get this blended. This method is really handy if you like to pick fruit when in season and freeze it to use year round. The blender does a great job.

I have a Vitamix blender it works wonderful. We have had it for many years and it’s still working perfectly. It’s pricey but it has paid for itself time and time again with all the money I have saved making smoothies and milkshakes at home. You will not have to keep replacing it like with the cheaper blenders.  Amazon has several of them on sale right now for a great price.

Try this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe! It is so creamy and delicious. Plus, you don't need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe! This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is so simple to make. Everyone is going to love it!

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  1. 4 stars
    Absolutely loved the ease and convenience of your homemade ice cream recipe. I am making ice cream for a fro up of 120 people, mostly adults and I love how simple this is.
    I just tried it for the first time today and I find it a bit too sweet. Is there a way to cut back on the sweetness without losing the consistency of the mix?
    Thank you
    Cyndy

  2. Cyndy – Maybe try half evaporated milk and half sweetened condensed milk. This will reduce the sugar content in the recipe. Thank you!

  3. I love this recipe. Is there an easy way to add chocolate, what type and how much, to make this a chocolate ice cream?

  4. I would just add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to the recipe to make chocolate ice cream.

  5. fantastic receipe! added fresh strawberry puree and also added to the puree i quart of diced strawberries and added this to the icecream mixture before stirring! wife and all raved about it and THANKS AGAIN for the receipe

  6. 5 stars
    Hello, I just movde intod my apartment and do not have all of my cooking ware with me yet, could i use my ziploc tupperware for the mean time to store the icecream?