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Simple Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe

Simple Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe

  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 pints 1x


Cool down with this Simple Vanilla Bean Ice Cream recipe that requires no eggs. Just simply use whole milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and a vanilla bean for added flavor.


Units Scale
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Pure vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, combine milk, heavy cream, and sugar. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved. Add the vanilla extract and cut the vanilla bean in half. Use the back of a knife and scrape the insides of the bean from the pod of the vanilla bean.
  2. Add to the milk mixture along with the vanilla extract and whisk until well combined. Add the vanilla bean to the milk mixture to extract more flavor. Cover with the lid of plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Churn the milk mixture according to the ice cream machine manufacturer instructions. Once the mixture has turned into soft ice cream, place in a container and allow to freeze for, at least, 4 hours to become more firm.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freeze
  • Cuisine: American

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