Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream & More!!

Summer time, summer summer summer time. . thinking of that Will Smith song that was popular back in the Fresh Prince of Bel-air days. . 

I never in a million years thought I would be making homemade ice cream. .  I guess because I always thought it was hard or I thought I needed an ice cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid stand mixer ..  well, you DON’T. I just saved you $75-$100. 🙂  All you need are three ingredients. YES, seriously only 3 ingredients, your stand mixer and a non-stick loaf pan or something you can freeze the ice cream in.

I’ll admit, there was a certain pride as I prepared this dessert tonight for my family. .  I thought to myself “Hey, I made this ice cream.” How cool is that? I even said out loud “Hey, I made this ice cream!”

This is seriously the easiest recipe ever. Only down side: you have to freeze for at least 8 hours so prepare this a day in advance and the next day, you will have your very own homemade vanilla ice cream! You can even swirl in blended fruit for Fruit-Swirled Ice Cream.

“Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind

Here it is the groove slightly transformed
just a bit of a break from the norm
just a little somethin’ to break the monotony
of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
a little bit out of control it’s cool to dance
but what about the groove that soothes that moves romance
give me a soft subtle mix
and if ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it
and think of the summers of the past
adjust the base and let the alpine blast
pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme
and put your car on cruise and lay back and eat ice cream cause it’s summertime!”


Vanilla Ice Cream


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Using an electric stand mixer, beat the heavy cream, condensed milk, and vanilla on HIGH speed in a large bowl until thick, stiff peaks form, or for about 7-8 minutes. It’s important to get the stiff peaks (as much as possible). You should after about 7-8 minutes.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a loaf pan or freezer-safe container, cover and freeze until firm, for at least 8 hours and up to 2 weeks.

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe – Woman’s Day Magazine, click here.

And for all you chocolate and s’mores lovers out there . . .

Try this recipe for Whoa Big Daddy Ultimate S’mores Bars. When I made these, I cut off the edges and froze them. Today, I placed one on top of my vanilla ice cream and crumbled some of the s’mores bar on top and added some chocolate syrup! Hope this encourages you to give one of these recipes a try!!

Up close, baby!


12 thoughts on “Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream & More!!

  1. We’ve been making our own ice cream lately too. Love how economical it is and you’re absolutely right about flavor. Better than anything in the store and with endless flavor possibilities! Great post!

  2. I LOVE that you quoted from one of THE best summer anthems, Will Smith’s Summer Time. You truly live up to the name “hip foodie mom” ;D And this ice cream looks delicious (especially with that amazing smores bar tucked into it). I’ve got to try this recipe since I’ve been scouring blogs for a simple, machine-free way of making ice cream.

    • This ice cream recipe is seriously so easy and seriously is better than any store bought vanilla I’ve had. Try it and let me know what you think! 🙂 . . and yeah, I love rap music. I was going to quote Fabolous’ Holla Back Lyrics in my salted caramel brownie recipe but thought might be going over board 😛

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