Ice Cream, Ice Cream ~ We all love ice cream! #RockYourBlog

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.


  1. says

    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.

  2. Terrie Swanson says

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

  3. Chris says

    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.

  4. Dawn says

    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. :)

  5. 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.

  6. says

    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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Maria Iemma says

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

  10. Maddie says

    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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. lisa says

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

  15. 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.

  16. Erica Ardali says

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

  17. 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.

  18. jackie says

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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.


    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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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!!!!

  25. 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!

  26. Blessed Assurance says

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

  27. Anita L says

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

  28. Tara L says

    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.

  29. Eva Urban says

    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.

  30. lisa says

    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.

  31. 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.

  32. says

    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.

  33. 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!!!

  34. Alison says

    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!

  35. 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!

  36. says

    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!

  37. Rosie says

    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!

  38. Lisa R says

    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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  39. Alpa Ash says

    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

  40. Lisa K says

    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.

  41. 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!

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. M.Clark says

    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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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

  47. ANN*H says

    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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