Today is National Ice Cream Day and what better way to celebrate than making some delicious homemade ice cream! Making ice cream is one of my favorite summertime treats to make and this is my go to Vanilla Ice Cream recipe.
Not only does it only take a couple minutes to mix up before pouring it in the ice cream maker, but it uses maple syrup as the sweetener instead of sugar, which I love.
Steps to making Simple, Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream
(see below for printable recipe)
I use a 4 cup pyrex liquid measuring cup to mix up my ingredients, which makes it easy to pour into the ice cream machine as well.
Start by adding 1 cup of whole milk.
Next, add two cups of heavy cream.
Then add 1/2-3/4 cup maple syrup. I use a 1/2 cup plus a little bit more.
Next add 1-2 tsp. vanilla. You could also scrape some vanilla bean in for some extra vanilla flavoring.
Finally, add a pinch of salt.
It will be separated out, so give it a good stir.
Then chill it in the refrigerator for an hour or more.
Add it to your ice cream maker and mix according to manufacturer’s instructions. Mine usually takes 25-30 minutes.
Serve your ice cream as soon as it’s done mixing. You can also freeze any that you don’t finish. So easy and delicious!
Simple, Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream
Adapted from Nourishing Traditions
Makes approximately 1 quart.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2-3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1-2 t. vanilla
- pinch of salt
Mix ingredients together. Chill in refrigerator for an hour or more. Add to ice cream maker per manufacturer’s instructions.
Notes: You can add 3 egg yolks (beaten) to increase the creaminess, or use all cream, but I find this recipe is plenty creamy without them. I have tried using less cream and more milk and it’s resulted in icy ice cream, so I don’t recommend decreasing the cream at all.
For more ice cream recipes, check out my Ice Cream board on Pinterest.
Do you make homemade ice cream? What’s your favorite favor to make?
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