Vanilla ice cream is a common and loved frozen dessert around the world. It’s a street dessert in many regions often served in waffle cones or in cups.  Homemade vanilla ice cream can be made without an ice cream maker. In today’s recipe guide we are going to make a vanilla ice cream with only four simple ingredients.

Vanilla Ice cream Recipe

  • Preparation time10  minutes
  • Freezing  Time 4-12 hours
  • Total time12 hours 10 minutes
  • Type: Frozen dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Calories:  295 kcal
Vanilla Icecream Ingredients
  • Heavy cream 1 cup
  • Condensed milk half cup
  • Sugar 4 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract 2 tsp

Directions for Making Vanilla Icecream Recipe

Whip Heavy Cream

For making delicious, creamy, and fluffy vanilla ice cream, firstly, take a bowl and pour heavy cream into it along with two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Then using an electric beater or a hand whisk, whip the cream for 2-3 minutes.

whip cream and vanilla extract

Add Sugar

While whipping the cream add four tablespoons of sugar into it and continue beating the cream for 2 more minutes or until soft peaks of cream form.

add sugar

Pour Condensed Milk

Then pour half a cup of condensed milk into the whipped cream. Fold in both with the help of a spatula by using the cut and fold technique.

pour condensed milk into the bowl

Pour the mixture into the Container

Finally, take a container and pour the mixture into it. You can use any type of plastic, glass, or aluminum container for freezing the ice cream mixture. Then cover the surface of the ice cream with a cling wrap to prevent it from ice crystals.

pour mixture and wrap container

Freeze the Ice cream

Then put the container in the freezer for 4-12 hours for freezing the ice cream.

put in freezer

Serve Vanilla Icecream

Once the ice cream is ready, take out the container from the freezer and serve chilled vanilla ice cream. You can garnish it with chocolate chips, crushed cookies, or caramel syrup.

serve vanilla icecream recipe


  • You can replace condensed milk with whole milk for a more fluffy and creamy vanilla ice cream recipe.
  • Make sure not to overbeat cream, otherwise, it may lose air and affect the ice cream texture.
  • You can use whipping cream as a substitute for heavy cream.
  • Make sure to chill the bowl and whisk before whipping the cream.


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