The Best Vanilla Ice Cream

You'll want this on the Forth Of July.

This is such a simple recipe and yet so good. No eggs, so no cooking first. You can easily dress this ice cream up by adding your favorite chopped fruit, Oreos, or candy at the end of churning.  My personal favorite is always the sweet and salty combo. Let your imagination be your guide.

1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
pinch salt
2 cups HEAVY cream
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1. In a medium bowl, whisk to combine the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.

2. After refrigeration turn on you ice cream maker; pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 20 minutes depending on your ice cream machine. If adding goodies to your ice cream this is when to add them. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours or longer.  I like to make mine ahead and freeze it. Keeps well.

Makes about 5 cups (ten 1/2 cup servings, but who eats only 1/2 cup?)

**This recipe comes from the Cuisinart booklet that came with my electric ice cream maker.

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Stacie said…
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Stacie said…
Oh Yum - I'm trying this FOR SURE!!!