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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe - Learn how to make vanilla ice cream!  This old fashioned family recipe is made from a sweet creamy custard with pure vanilla flavor featuring vanilla bean!
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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

 Learn how to make this incredible Homemade vanilla ice cream recipe!  This old fashioned family recipe is made from a sweet creamy and silky custard flavored with pure vanilla bean flavor! 
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 490kcal


  • Ice Cream Maker Machine


  • 3 large large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla paste


  • Beat eggs and egg yolks in a medium sized bowl. Next add sugar to the bowl and whisk together.
  • Add heavy cream and half and half to a large pot and heat to boiling level. Remove from heat.
  • Slowly add three tablespoons one at a time of the hot milk mixture to the egg mixture to temper it and whisk very quickly to combine. Then slowly add in the rest of the milk mixture and continue whisk the entire time to make sure it doesn't scramble.
  • Lastly add in flour and stir to combine.
  • Place the mixture in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill completely.
  • Remove mixture from refrigerator and stir in vanilla extract and vanilla paste.
  • Add your mixture to an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions and freeze.


Tip 1: You will drip in the hot milk mixture in slow increments and whisk vigorously.  You must do this so that the eggs don't scramble.
Tip 2: Cool Your Custard Completely!


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 153mg | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 0.5mg