Vanilla Ice Cream

7 Jun 2013

Vanilla Ice Cream

Summer is finally upon us, and I have got to say, I don't remember it ever being this hot.

You might feel bad for me until you hear that it has only been 22˚ so far. So yeah, I am a wimp when it comes to the weather, what can you do?

Well what can you do? Instead of immersing myself in a tub full of ice (which was my first idea..) I made ice cream instead. You know, the ice cream that will take the least amount of effort for my sluggish self. The vanilla kind.

Now when I hear vanilla, I hear "blah". Everyone who I know thinks vanilla is so ordinary, so boring. I disagree 100%. Vanilla is fabulous. Vanilla ice cream is better. I often find myself daydreaming about vanilla. But now, I'm only daydreaming about this ice cream.

My boyfriend praised it as the best ice cream he has ever tried. And he's a picky one. There is nothing "blah" about this ice cream. It is the perfect summer treat.

What you'll need:

-4 cups half and half cream
-1/2 cup milk
-3/4 cup sugar
-2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
-a pinch of salt


    1.   In a large saucepan, mix together the salt, half and half cream, milk and sugar. Heat on medium heat, and mix frequently until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and mix in the vanilla extract. Refrigerate until completely cold, preferably overnight.
    2.   Remove from the fridge and freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.
    3.   Place the ice cream in an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.

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  1. Wow what a chill chill icecream

  2. I see quite a few bloggers are posting up their ice this a sign that I should make some too? to have a few scoop of yours with bread. yummy.

  3. This vanilla ice cream is a summer treat and very versatile!

  4. Looks so creamy and delicious.. Nothing beats the summer heat like ice cream!!!

  5. Love homemade vanilla ice cream! So much better than the grocery store and really does taste the best :) Great way to cool down too! Yum!

    Kelly - Life made Sweeter

  6. Wow, you've made it from scratch
    my sister used to whipped it over and over agan to make it soft an fluffy even more..

  7. I'm jealous of your heat - it's so cold and grey here right now! (Which I guess is relative. It's in the 60s)

  8. Cathleen , I'll have your 22°C then - ours is 29 at 10 am *sigh* Ice cream for sure to beat the heat ! Love your vanilla ice cream :)

  9. I ADORE vanilla ice cream so I would never find this to be bleh! Looks great!

  10. It is going to be 110 F here today, you'd totally melt with this delicious ice cream :)

  11. oh cathleen, i guess you wouldnt want to stay in where i'm living's 34C here today..i need some ice cream! now! LOL!

  12. You make me want to go out and buy an ice cream maker! What creamy, lovely ice cream you've made! Years ago, when we lived in Brazil, I bought one because ice cream there was ridiculously expensive to buy. I discovered that so was cream so it hardly ever got used. Guess I'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes. :) I must have given it away at some point.

    My favorite part about vanilla is that is tastes great on its own but it also goes well with so many things, like strawberries or peaches or brownies or endless other delicious possibilities.


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