Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

This easy vanilla ice cream recipe is ready in no time and tastes so good! You won’t even know it’s missing all the sugar!

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Chocolate and Strawberry seem to be the favorite ice cream flavors among many people. Personally, I think people don’t give vanilla a fair shot.

There is an assumption that vanilla ice cream is bland and doesn’t have enough flavor. While this might be true for some vanilla ice cream, it certainly isn’t true for this vanilla ice cream recipe.

If you have been searching for a vanilla ice cream recipe that is creamy and has flavor, you can stop looking!

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

This is the recipe that you have been searching for.

You can do so much with this ice cream recipe. Sometimes my family likes to enjoy it plain and other times we add fresh fruit or a chocolate sauce to it.

This is the perfect ice cream recipe to let your imagination go into overdrive.

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Yield – 4-6 servings
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
Cooking Time – 20 minutes


How to Make Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

  1. Mix all ingredients in this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and enjoy this delicious vanilla ice cream recipe in 20 minutes or less.

Can you use vanilla extract in ice cream?

Absolutely! Vanilla extract is commonly used in ice cream as well as baking. It’s pretty much one of those essential ingredients to have on hand for many desserts. 

Is imitation vanilla the same as pure vanilla extract

Not at all. Pure vanilla extract derives from the vanilla bean while imitation vanilla extract is not. One of the biggest differences between pure vanilla extract and imitation vanilla extract is the amount you have to use when baking. 

Years ago, I didn’t know there was a difference and after baking a few desserts, I noticed the flavoring was off completely just based on the vanilla extract. Plus it takes 2-3 times more imitation vanilla extract to even halfway come close to adding a vanilla flavor to your recipes.

What fruit goes well with ice cream?

Fruit paired with ice cream is so good! I love to add strawberries, kiwi, cherries, and mint to my vanilla ice cream. It really takes the flavor up a notch when you add fruits! You can also add chocolate chips in with the fruit if you want to take it even further. 

Be sure to pin this for later!

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Here is the printable homemade vanilla ice cream.

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 3 cups half & half
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Mix all ingredients in this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and enjoy this delicious vanilla ice cream recipe in 20 minutes or less.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 6g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/3/2020.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest!

More Ice Cream Recipes to Try!

Strawberry Ice Cream

Best Ever Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *