No-Cook Vanilla Ice Cream
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This homemade vanilla ice cream recipe comes together quickly, with no egg, stove time or chilling required. Just mix four ingredients together, and it’s ready to pour into your ice cream maker. Enjoy it plain, or use it as a base to create other ice cream flavors.
If you start a batch now, you could be enjoying your first taste in 20 minutes.
I own a whole fleet of ice cream makers – hand-crank, electric crank, compressor, ice cream ball. I even have a soft-serve ice cream machine, but my hands-down favorite is this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. It couldn’t be any easier to use. Just keep the cylinder in the freezer, and you’ll be ready to make ice cream whenever the mood hits (which is often at my house).
If you don’t own an ice cream maker, make this no-churn vanilla ice cream instead.
No-Cook Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe for Ice Cream Maker
This recipe makes approximately 1 quart of vanilla ice cream.
While the ingredient list calls for whole milk, any type of dairy milk will work in this recipe – skim, 1%, 2% – just use whatever you have on hand. There’s no need to buy anything special.
I like to use my homemade vanilla extract in this recipe. It gives you that premium vanilla ice cream flavor.
What You Do:
In a large bowl, combine the milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the heavy cream.
Then, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
It should take around 20 minutes to reach this consistency.
If you’d like to dress up your vanilla ice cream with mix-ins, add up to 1 cup of your preferred mix-in during the last 5 minutes of churning.
Enjoy your ice cream right out of the churn for a soft-serve consistency, or transfer your ice cream to a covered freezer-safe container, and freeze it for at least 2 hours, if you prefer a hard-scoop consistency.
Use this vanilla ice cream recipe to make this blackberry ice cream …
and this peppermint ice cream made with fresh mint.
or whip up some of these homemade ice cream toppings, and use your vanilla ice cream to make sundaes.
- Butterscotch Shell Topping
- Chocolate Shell Topping
- Peanut Butter Shell Topping
- Strawberry Shell Topping
- Chocolate Syrup
- Dulce de Leche
- Microwave Butterscotch Sauce
- Homemade Maraschino Cherries
No-Cook Vanilla Ice Cream (For Ice Cream Maker)
This homemade vanilla ice cream is ready to eat in 20 minutes. No eggs, cooking or chilling required.
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 1 quart 1x
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar and vanilla, until the sugar dissolves.
Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker, and churn, until it reaches the consistency of soft-serve, about 20 minutes.
Enjoy straight out of the machine for soft-serve; or transfer to a freezer-safe container; cover; and freeze for at least two hours (longer is fine), for hard-scoop.
Optional: Add up to 1 cup of mix-ins during the last 5 minutes of churning.
- Most ice cream recipes specify whole milk, but you can use any dairy milk in this recipe with good results.
- Mix-In Ideas: cookie crumbs, mini chocolate chips, nuts, chopped up candy bars
- Use this vanilla ice cream as the base for creating other flavored ice creams.
- Nutrition Facts are for ice cream made with whole milk.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Ice Cream Maker
- Cuisine: Global
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