The skill of making a good vanilla ice cream will serve you well in your life. When you master this Simple Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe you’re well on your way to inventing your own flavors and you will be ready to start making the ice cream of your dreams. Follow the steps but don’t remember to always buy the best ingredients. Good ingredients are as important as any recipe oe the equipment you use. Using an ice cream maker helps every time. It saves you time and it helps to get the perfect ending product. Before we start, don’t forget to put your ice cream maker’s bowl into the freezer. Let’s get straight to the recipe.
Simple Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
- 1½ cups whole milk
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- pinch table salt
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1½ tablespoons pure vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed or whisk to combine the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
Turn the Ice Cream Maker on and pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 30 to 35 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours.
Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.