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Ice cream is one of those delicious goodies, that I love to hate. I know it makes me unamerican! I have never been the biggest fan of anything other than peanut butter or classic vanilla. Even then you will never see me farce up a good pie with a spoon of cold cream. Never the less, I have 7 lovely children who all adore ice cream and who am I to deny them?

Here is a super simple vanilla ice cream recipe that always works for me. Make sure you give it a try, for your next dessert moment.

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice CreamIngredients:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 cup white sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine the heavy cream and the half and half. Gradually whisk in the sugar until blended.
  2. Whisk in the vanilla. Refrigerate, covered, until very cold, at least 3 hours or as long as 3 days.
  3. Whisk the mixture to blend and pour into the canister of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Eat at once or transfer to a covered container and freeze up to 8 hours.
About Teri

Teri Hardy is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined as well as the founder of Mom Powered Media. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She loves to write, doodle & go, go, go. Control freak, master multi-tasker and shopaholic. Ms. Hardy has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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  1. Brittany D. says:

    I am so trying this! I love homemade ice cream, my mom use to make it for us as kids.

  2. I love ice cream, but I’m pregnant and in the last month have developed an issue with dairy, so I’ve had to give it up. Worst timing ever. I think I might have to suck it up a few times. It’s summer and I can’t fully give it up.

  3. Oh this looks so yummy!! Will have to try this, our children, like nearly all others LOVE ice cream!

  4. Terrie Swanson says:

    We are planning to try Pineapple Ice Cream this week during a cookout. Hope it’s as good as this sounds.

  5. Susan Smith says:

    This sounds yummy, I would probably add some chocolate like Snickers into it.

  6. krystel says:

    i love icecream yummy yum yum !!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. This looks so yummy and so simple. Dr. Oz featured frozen greek yogurt as a good ice cream swap, I can’t wait to see how it compares.

  8. I have never tried to make my own ice cream {unless you count snow cream}. I have always wanted to, though. Thanks for the easy {at least it sounds easy, lol} recipe. :)

  9. Sherry Compton says:

    Love home made ice cream. It’s great to have a good vanilla recipe then to play with it. There are so many flavors out there to try. Always nice to go back to vanilla…plus, the kids enjoy making their own sundaes with different toppings.

  10. The kids are starting to ask for ice cream constantly. This would be a great recipe to try. Thank You so much for sharing, can’t wait to try!

  11. Erin Johnson-pina says:

    My Kids just love Vanilla Ice Cream. I am going to try this recipe for the 4th of July. Maybe top it off with some fresh strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream.

  12. I have been looking for an easy ice cream recipe. Thank you!

  13. Marie Butler says:

    This brings back memories from when I was a little girl. We would all help my grandpa make homemade ice cream. I remember fresh peach ice cream as one of our faves.

  14. Maria Iemma says:

    I have never tried to make ice cream – not sure why because it sounds simple enough. Thanks for the heads up.

  15. Chelsea E. says:

    This sounds delicious!

  16. Looks like it would look good with honey

  17. i remember making something similar with my grandparents when i was younger! yum! and i think we added some instant coffee powder in some to make coffee ice cream

  18. Katie K says:

    This sounds delicious!! I am trying this with my kids!

  19. thischickwins says:

    It’s always good to have a simple vanilla ice cream recipe. My family would want to mix in a bunch of ingredients, but I like it as is.

  20. This sounds easy enough to make.

  21. Melinda Dunne says:

    I have been wanting to make homemade ice cream! Thanks for the recipe. My current favorite frozen treat is cake batter frozen yogurt.

  22. Conrad Kovash says:

    Do you know how much calories or sugar content is in a serving.

  23. Jessica Para says:

    I love ice cream but I do not like plain vanilla recipe. I was wondering if you can just add fruit or other ingredients to the recipe for your ice cream? I have always wanted to learn how to make my own for my kids.

  24. This looks mouth watering, defiantly going to have to try this.

  25. Giveaways 4 Mom says:

    I am definitely going to try making this. It sounds delicious.

  26. I’ve made this and it is good. I like basic vanilla because there’s so many topping choices that can be used.

  27. Aimee Marie says:

    Looks yummy, & maybe the simplest recipe for any kind of icecream I’ve seen. Definitely will have to try this in the future.

  28. Erica Ardali says:

    I have never made Ice Cream before – which is weird because I’m addicted to the stuff! :)

  29. Tina Zimmerman says:

    This looks like a great recipe! And only 3 ingredients! Gotta try this!

  30. Very easy to put into practice is a welcome recipe in these hot summer days. Thank you!

  31. natalie parvis says:

    I wish I could find a good dairy-free ice cream recipe. I tried one and it turned out really gross. My son has a severe milk allergy.

  32. I love this recipe…no canned milks. Not only will it be a good vanilla, but a good base to add yummies to.

  33. Courtney says:

    We love ice cream in my house, but we have never made our own. I’m thinking we probably should because we spend entirely too much money on it. I will confess that last week my husband and I bought 5 tubs of ice cream. I think we have a problem. We may as well make our habit cheaper!

  34. Kimberly Barnes says:

    We love ice cream and this looks so easy. I think we will try it this weekend.

  35. Katrina Angele says:

    I never realized I could make ice cream with only 3 ingredients! Neato. Now I am craving some. This would be so easy to add too also. I’d mix in some oreos. Yummers.

  36. Melissa C. says:

    I love the whole recipes section of your blog. I can get great and easy ideas. Thank you.

  37. Michelle Elizondo says:

    How cool and easy to do. Cheap, yummy, and fun!

  38. Emily Adams says:

    This looks s easy and delicious!

  39. Your recipe is so simple! No need to make custard. I am always afraid of custard-making.. This is simple enough. :-)

  40. I have to add chocolate to it, lol

  41. Elizabeth says:

    How much vanilla do you add?

  42. Krystal Waters says:

    I’m trying this, I have a birthday coming soon. Thanks.

  43. Krystal V. says:

    looks delicious!!

  44. anastasia k says:

    easy recipe definately gonna try it…I LOVE ICE CREAM!


    As much as I crazy LOVE icecream and all the fun activities and recipes I did with our 5 kids when they were growing up, I am surprised we never tried making our own ice cream. This sounds delicious and so surprisingly easy too!

  46. Katie J says:

    Woah baby! So simple and sounds so yummy! Best of all (for me, who doesn’t like to take time to do anything in the kitchen) it’s such a simple recipe!

  47. Thank you for sharing! I’ve always loved ice cream! I’d like to try this! :)

  48. Tara at Hill House Rock says:

    Yum! I happen to love ice cream so this looks like something I can totally make — I can even add in other flavors to make it even more delicious :) Thanks!

  49. Becca May says:

    I had NO idea that I could make ice cream without an ice cream maker!! I bet you have to make a lot of ice cream for 7 babies!!! Thanks SO MUCH for this recipe!!!!

  50. Michelle Elizondo says:

    Im lactose so I have to be careful.

  51. This looks like a really good recipe. I like mint chocolate chip best. Thanks for posting.

  52. Jennifer G. says:

    I need to dig out my ice cream maker!

  53. Christian Alejandro says:

    I really need some! I love ice cream in the summer!

  54. annette anderson says:

    This ice cream looks so yummy and easy to make. So gonna make this. Thanks for sharing :)

  55. Laura11 says:

    I had to repin this so that I could keep the recipe. I love ice cream and I like the simple, home made recipe that you’ve given here. Than you!

  56. Blessed Assurance says:

    I will be trying this vanilla is such a simple flavor. This is what I need something simple but good.

  57. I love homemade ice cream. Thanks for the recipe I will try making it soon to go with fall pie season.

  58. I’ve never attempted making home made ice cream, but this actually does sound quite simple! Thank you for sharing :)

  59. Finally! Another vanilla lover. I thought I was the only one. :)

  60. Jane Ritz says:

    I’ll try this one. My Granny used to make her own ice cream all the time.

  61. I am trying this daughter would love making. thanks

  62. mindy cole says:

    This is a very simple and easy recipe will be trying

  63. This is awesome! Added to my recipe list!Thank You!

  64. We love making ice cream…just bought a new ice cream maker :)

  65. Sharon Siqueiros says:

    This is the easiest ice cream recipe I’ve seen! thanks for sharing it

  66. Wow with those simple 3 ingredients to make ice cream is crazy, but my downfall to losing weight is ice cream. I love ice cream oh my gosh. I seen a recipe for banana ice cream and I might try that it looks so good.

  67. We love ice cream! Thank you for the recipe. Going to try this as a family this weekend!

  68. Gina Blomgren says:

    This sounds so perfect! It’s crazy to read the ingredients in ice cream at the store!!

  69. This looks so easy!! I am definitely trying this!

  70. Always looking for quick desserts – this looks fantastic. My son’s 10th birthday is coming up. I always like to try something unique and let him sample first – he will get a kick out of this. Thanks.

  71. I haven’t made ice cream in a while. I have one of those ice cream makers where you turn the crank forever. I do make a good peach ice cream.

  72. i love this recipe so gonna try it soon i love vanilla its my most favorite flavor of any ice cream

  73. sherry butcher says:

    Love Ice Cream and this is the first I’ve see that the mix can be kept as long as 3 days. That would be great for Hoildays.

  74. Nena Sinclair says:

    Yum, I love that there are only 3 ingredients! Simple and delicious!

  75. Lucy Lopez says:

    This will be great to make for the kids. I’m sure they are going to like it. Thanks for sharing.

  76. Deborah Curran says:

    I love making ice cream and this recipe looks easy yet yummy. thanks

  77. this is great i have made this when we were kid we used to use a ice cream maker

  78. Maria Iemma says:

    I just got an ice cream machine for my birthday. Since I am a diabetic I am going to be using Splenda.

  79. I didn’t realize that a relatively easy recipe could yield delicious ice cream. I’m sure with the prices now that making our own ice cream is cost effective. I am really only fond of strawberry and black raspberry ice cream myself.

  80. Renee Ashley Hanna says:

    My family and I are some ice cream fanatics. This looks simple enough to make so I will be trying this recipe. Thanks for another awesome recipe and I will be looking for more of your delicious recipes!!!

  81. Never thought about the idea of making my own ice cream – I am the kind that buys it or don’t think about it – but yours seems so easy to make and try. My kids will love this – thanks for the easy to follow recipe!

  82. Deborah Caudill says:

    I am so ready to make that vanilla ice cream recipe. I adore ice cream and I remember my grandmother making fresh peach ice cream when I was a child. I miss those days, but am going to get all the neighbors outside for some homemade ice cream before it gets too cold outside. I eat ice cream in the winter, but I don’t think most people do. Thanks for the recipe!

  83. My husband just went and bought us an icecream maker and we are going to buy raw milk this weekend so we can make some. I didn’t have a recipe though, so thanks for sharing. Now I know where to begin, at least!

  84. This is easy! I have an ice cream maker, it would be fun to make ice cream to go with the pies. I bet that will garner some rave reviews and help make dessert memorable!

  85. Holly Thomas says:

    My Husband only eats vanilla ice , I am going to surprise him by making this!

  86. Jen Rodrigues says:

    Thanks for posting this. Always wanted to make my own ice cream. I will try it one day. Thanks

  87. Sounds really easy! Thank you for sharing!

  88. I’ve never tried making ice cream so I’d love to try this!

  89. i love ice cream so delicious

  90. When my son was little he wanted an ice cream maker, now he’s 22 and I feel bad I never bought one. I didn’t know it was this easy to do.

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  91. Christina Strapp says:

    This sounds so good and very easy to make.

  92. Cynthia Cover says:

    I really like this recipe, so simple and you can just add other flavors to create a new ice cream…yummy!

  93. diana scholz says:

    oh my, I MUST try this.

  94. I love adding maple syrup to my ice cream

  95. Yummy! and wow only 3 ingredients?! I HAVE to give this a try :) thanks!

  96. mindy cole says:

    I tried this and it was so easy and yummy

  97. I love making homemade ice cream and this looks so simply!

  98. i love icecreams and my favorite flavor is Vanilla. i do have them during winters which i shouldn’t but i cant complete my dinner without a dessert

  99. Wonderful dessert, looks so yummy

  100. Wow, I did not realize Vanilla Ice Cream was that easy! There is no excuse for me to not have any ice cream in this house. I have to try this at least once.

  101. No idea I could make ice cream without an ice cream churn or machine!

  102. Michael Lambert says:

    I need to see about getting an ice cream maker since I am seeing a lot of good recipes.

  103. I’m lactose intolerant but love ice cream LOL

  104. Christina Strapp says:

    I love ice cream, and I like this recipe because it’s easy and simple.

  105. Thanks for the recipe on ice cream!

  106. Carissa Joslyn says:

    I have never tried/made homemade Ice Cream, but I would absolutly love to. Although its freezing up here (Maine) Im going to bookmark this and attempted to make it when its not so cold out!
    looks like it would save a lot of money, and a lot less wasted!

  107. David Smith says:

    Homemade ice cream is really good. We bought a Cuisinart ice cream maker this summer and made vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream and also watermelon sorbet. We’re going to have to make some more, even though it is about 5 deg F outside. Thanks for the recipe.

  108. rebeccabasset says:

    I love Homemade Ice Cream, I remember when I was little and my Dad making it for Holidays with a Hand Crank, and Rock Salt, and we Kid’s would delight in our turn to Crank it.

    Thanks for the Recipe, I will have to try this.

  109. would def love to try this at home. i could eat ice cream all day every day!!! Thanks for the great recipe

  110. yummy :)

  111. Tracie Trump says:

    Love vanilla icecream, its a classic that goes with everything, thanks for the recipe!

  112. Who doesn’t love ice cream, it looks delicious. I must confess, I would probably tweak this recipe to make chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  113. Gabriel Chow says:

    Looks delicious, will try this tomorrow!

  114. This sounds so rich…thanks for sharing.

  115. Renee Patterson Travis says:

    This look so good and easy to make. Who doesn’t love ice cream?

  116. I have been wanting to get an ice cream maker…. I love homemade ice cream

  117. Kerri Stewart says:

    I have a new Ice Cream Ball I got from LL Bean that the kids would love to try out. I think I’ll use this recipe tonight to let the kids make ice cream.

  118. Dorothy Boucher says:

    this is a great and easy recipe and the fruit sounds yummy to add with it , i think also i would probably roll some ice cream into ball shape and dip them in some chocolate, maybe even add some sprinkles 😉 yum thanks for share

  119. I love fresh ice cream. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  120. I like homemade ice cream . When we were little we had a hand crank ice cream maker. Each of us 5 kids had to take turns cranking it or we werent allowed any of the ice cream. We always made vanilla. thanks for the recipe of this one.

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