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Make Ice Cream



Mix your base

It's easy to make a wide variety of ice cream flavors by starting with a good vanilla ice cream base. Cream-based ice cream is a bit icier and lighter than custard-based ice cream. This recipe will make one quart of ice cream, so double it if you want more.

Mix up the following ingredients in a saucepan:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional: Add 1/2 cup cocoa powder for chocolate ice cream

Heat until the sugar dissolves

Place the saucepan over medium high heat and heat the mixture, stirring constantly, until the sugar completely dissolves.

Chill the mixture in the refrigerator

Pour the cream base into a bowl, cover it, and place it in the refrigerator to cool down for an hour or two.

Freeze the ice cream in an ice cream maker

Pour the chilled base into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Depending on what type of ice cream maker you have, the freezing process might take one or more hours.

Add mix-ins

When the ice cream is partially frozen, add your favorite mix-ins to flavor your ice cream. A vanilla base tastes wonderful with just about any type of fruit, candy or nut.

Add a cup (more or less to taste) of one or more of the following:

  • Sliced strawberries
  • Chopped cherries
  • Chopped peaches
  • Chopped chocolate bar
  • Chopped candy bar
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Shredded toasted coconut
  • Peanut butter
  • Candied pecans
  • Chopped pistachios

Finish freezing the ice cream

Turn the ice cream maker back on to finish the freezing process, then put the ice cream in the freezer for about 3 hours to firm it up. Enjoy your ice cream once it's frozen solid and creamy.


Success stories

Asil Kceb

Dec 06 at 23:22 pm
we did this in chemistry in grade 10 by putting the ingredients in a bag, and then putting that bag in another bag filled with ice cubes and then shaking it until we couldn't feel our arms anymore

lisa marysan

May 09 at 21:07 pm
Made Rasberry Sorbet

Siru Wallin

Nov 03 at 00:46 am
Yammy, it is good

Fabiana van der Heiden

Apr 16 at 01:36 am
So many flavours.... so many experiments still to do!

ayla bakker

Mar 30 at 19:59 pm
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Ariel Bosselaar

Mar 26 at 08:14 am
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Lara van putten

Mar 25 at 21:10 pm
Voor het resauuu

Nayan Talukdar

Mar 07 at 10:00 am
it was great to make a vanilla homemade ice cream

Cherie Stratton

Mar 05 at 10:58 am

Emmy De Moor

Feb 21 at 21:57 pm

Scott Bair

Feb 21 at 03:33 am
Made it with my family many times.

cherri massey

Feb 07 at 00:07 am
Made malteser ice cream

sandra ehrig

Jan 03 at 18:57 pm
in Africa with my uncle