Vanilla ice cream


Step by step instructions for a perfect home made ice cream.


2 c cream (best half light cream and the othe half heavy cream)
5 dr vanilla extract (or 1 vanilla pod)
1 egg (whole)
4 T sugar (heaped)


  1. Heat up the light cream and vanilla pod, if using, close to the boiling point, without allowing the mix to actually boil.
  2. Set aside, cover and let it rest 15 minutes.
  3. Mix the whole egg, the two egg yolks and the sugar in a double boiler. Beat them up.
  4. Remove the vanilla pod, if using. Slowly, pour the warm cream into the egg and sugar mix, stirring constantly. Mix in vanilla essence if using.
  5. Heat up, stirring, until it starts to thicken, about 15 minutes.
  6. When it has thickened, remove from heat, and pour through a strainer. Allow the cream to cool down.
  7. Pour the cream in the ice cream maker and process. It will take 20-25 minutes.
  8. Whip the heavy cream until it reminds of snow peaks. Add to the ice cream maker after 10 minutes. mixing well.
  9. Serve or transfer to a recipient and store in the freezer.


If using a vanilla pod, you can open it and mix the tiny seeds with the cream.

If stored in the freezer, let the cream stand 15-20 minutes at room temperature before serving. The ice cream will get soft enough to serve and it will have more taste.

Making ice cream without ice cream maker

If not using an ice cream maker, set the freezer to the maximum cold some time before you start making the cream. Let the recipient you will use for the ice cream inside. It is better to use a metal recipient to freeze the cream.

  1. Pour the cream into a recipient suitable for the freezer recipient, cover with foil and freeze for 45 minutes.
  2. Mix in the whipped cream. Transfer the half frozen ice cream to a bowl if necessary, and return to the original recipient once mixed.
  3. Cover once more and freeze for another 45 minutes.
  4. Whip and stir the ice cream, scrapping, the sides, to break ice crystals, cover, and freeze again - Transfer the ice cream to a bowl, if necessary, and return to the freezer recipient once mixed,
  5. Keep in the freezer until needed.
8 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
25 minutes

vanilla ice cream