Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
This is not one of those no churn, easy, quick ice cream recipes. This is “old fashioned put it in the ice cream maker (although we do use an electric one, so that might be cheating) and whip up some homemade ice cream.” And it is not one of those fancy flavors, like pistachio or something with balsamic vinegar in it. It’s just good old, original vanilla ice cream. When my family started making this, my dad was just a little boy and there were no electric ice cream makers, so it was all hand cranked (thank goodness we don’t have to do that anymore). This is one of the things my parents wanted to share with their great-granddaughters.
My mom always said it is best if you put the ingredients in the ice cream maker and when it is ready, you pack it in ice and leave it for awhile for the freshly made ice cream to firm up. I don’t know who has the patience for that, particularly not this little 21 month old! I know if you eat it as soon as the ice cream freezer stops churning it, it will melt very quickly in your bowl (or on your spoon as Zoe learned), but it is so incredibly icy, yet creamy… and delicious that I say, “open that ice cream maker and go for it!”
It looks like my granddaughter, Zoe agrees with me on “just go for it”! If you want to make ice cream like this, you can get an electric ice cream freezer like ours right here.
- 4 eggs
- 2-1/2 C. sugar
- 2 T. vanilla
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 pint evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed)
- approximately 1-1/2 qt. more milk or as much as needed to fill container
- Beat eggs and sugar to make thick, add remaining ingredients.
- Put in an electric ice cream maker.
- Pack ice around the container.
- Start your ice cream maker (if electric, if not, beginning churning).
- Use rock salt or ice cream salt to scatter on the ice packed in the ice cream maker to make the ice melt.
- May take an hour or more.
I would use it for my niece’s engagement party in a couple months!
I would use this for a little get-together for my Mom’s birthday.
I am having a small birthday celebration, for my boss, at her office. This would be perfect. It’s just for the staff, and there are 6 of us. Perfect!
I think I would like to use it for a party for my granddaughter and her friends!! Thank you!
I would use it for my sister’s baby shower.
I think I will use it at a get together. Not sure which one yet..
I will use them when my kids have their little friends over
Aww she knows what to do, she has learned early Americas past time is eating ice cream.
Thank you for the mention 🙂
And thanks for stopping by to share on the #OMHGWW this week!
Have a great week!
Thanks so much Karren, she sure knew what to do with that spoon!
Thank you for the great recipe and for sharing athttp://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2015/08/oh-my-heartsie-girl-wordless-wednesday_24.html. #OMHGWW
I will use it at my son’s end of summer soccer party!
This collection would be perfect for adding a little elegance to our end of summer camping adventure.
Looks like the children had so much fun and the ice cream looks delicious!! Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday Link Party. Co-host Evija, From Evija with Love xx
I would use it for either my granddaughter’s birthday or a glammed up Halloween dinner party.
This would be perfect for a birthday party I will be hosting in October.
I will use it for a family get together. Thank you for the chance to win!
My daughter’s birthday is coming up in September, and she’s having a few friends over for a pool party & movie viewing. This would be perfect out on the patio for the girls!
I would use it for a dinner party!
Maybe a formal party.
Yum! Homemade ice cream is the best. I agree, just go for it fresh out of the maker. No need to wait! She is a cutie!
Thanks Carlee, Little Zoe sort of sums up how we all just wanted to eat it right away!
I have been looking for a great recipe. Can’t wait to try it!
I just made rum raisin ice cream! I’ve never seen a recipe with evaporated milk-will need to try this! Thanks for sharing!