Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Yield: 1 quart

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cups of sugar (feel free to use whatever organic sugar you prefer)
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 vanilla bean (optional- see note below)

Combine the milk, sugar, and vanilla beans (if using) in a blender.

Thoroughly blend until the vanilla bean is chopped into teeny tiny pieces. 

Add the remaining ingredients and blend until everything is combined.

Place it in your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Serve immediately for soft-serve style, or place it in the freezer and allow it to harden for a while for a firmer result.

Go to The Prairie Homestead for photos and more advice on cooking this recipe.

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