Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar completely. Fill cylinder of ice cream maker no more than two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. (Refrigerate any remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Serve immediately or store in covered containers in the freezer.
Editor’s Note:¬†For raspberry or strawberry ice cream, substitute 2 cups fresh or frozen berries for 1 cup half-and-half. Puree berries in a blender or food processor; stir into the other ingredients before freezing.
Editor’s Note: To prepare recipe without an ice cream maker, place a 13×9-in. dish in the freezer until cold. Prepare cream mixture as directed; transfer to prepared dish. Freeze until edges of mixture begin to set, 20-30 minutes. Using a hand mixer, beat mixture until smooth. Freeze, covered, until firm, about 3 hours longer, beating again every 30 minutes.

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