Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (No Churn)

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream without an ice cream maker, a indulgent summer treat that is so easy to make from natural ingredients. The best dessert had to have the best flavour in the world.

Overhead shoot of a container with homemade vanilla ice cream

Back to ice cream!!! After my recent Homemade No-Churn Cherry Ice Cream Without Condensed Milk recipe, I completely fell in love with homemade no-churn ice cream that is made without condensed milk, and I find myself making some pretty often now.

I have started experimenting with more flavours, but I realised that the vanilla ice cream is still one of my favourite, and it truly deserves to have a separate post.

Once you make the basic recipe, which is vanilla flavoured, you can pretty much add any other flavour to it, and make it as rich and decadent as you wish.

But, let’s be honest, vanilla can never be betean, and vanilla ice cream, as simple as it might sound, has the very best flavour. I absolutely love vanilla, in any dessert or drink, and I always have some vanilla extract and vanilla sugar in my pantry.

Now, if you want to take your homemade vanilla ice cream to the very next level, I strongly recommend using a vanilla pod, the flavour is so much more intense and you will notice the difference straight away.

I know, it’s quite pricey, but I guess every now and again, a bit of spoiling can do no harm. Especially on a hot summer day. Have I ever mentioned that I love summer time?

Collage of 2 photos to show how to make homemade vanilla ice cream

How do you make homemade vanilla ice cream without an ice cream maker?

This homemade vanilla ice cream is made with milk, eggs and double or heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla. AND NOTHING ELSE, no sweeteners, no condensed milk, no artificial colourings, no nasty things. Not even an ice cream maker.

There is nothing more disappointing when searching for ice cream recipes that reading that it required an ice cream maker. Well, what about us, people who do not own such a thing?

And then I thought, well, maybe the old fashioned way should do. And I was so right. You can get creamy ice cream too.

  • mix the egg yolks with the granulted sugar until pale yellow
  • bring the cream, milk, vanillas to a boil, then gradually pour the mixture over the eggs, whisking continuously to avoid curdling
  • transfer everything back to the heat and cook gently stiring well until it thickens slightly
  • leave to cool before freezing

How do you avoid ice particles from forming?

All you have to do it make sure that you stir the ice cream a few times before it freezes, in order to ensure there are no ice particles forming, and that’s it.

Just leave it outside for a bit before scooping so it can soften a bit, then you can serve. By the way, it took me forever to be able to scoop ice cream properly, can you believe I even had to watch some videos about how to scoop ice cream?

I am no master now, but I think I can do a much better job, so hooray to that! Ice cream anyone?

An ice cream cone with homemade vanilla ice cream

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5 from 1 vote
Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Freezing time
6 hrs
Total Time
20 mins

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream without an ice cream maker, a indulgent summer treat that is so easy to make from natural ingredients. The best dessert had to have the best flavour in the world.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: homemade ice cream
Servings: 8 scoops
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 300 ml full-fat milk
  • 300 ml double cream (heavy cream)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Beat the egg yolks with the granulated sugar until you get a pale yellow colour.

  2. ,Separately, bring the milk, double cream, vanilla extract the seeds from the vanilla pod and the vanilla sugar to a boil, then pour the mixture over the eggs whisking continuously, in order to avoid the eggs from scrambling.

  3. Transfer the whole mixture back to the pan, and cook on a low heat whisking again until it thickens slightly.

  4. Do not overcook, as the mixture will curdle, to test if it is ready, see if it coats the back of a spoon, if it does, take it off the heat and leave to cool completely.

  5. Transfer to an ar-tight plastic container and freeze for at least 6 hours. You can stir the ice cream from time to time in order to ensure there are no ice particles forming, the ice cream will be creamy and easy to scoop.

Recipe Notes
  • To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Potassium 100mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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