Easy Vanilla Ice Cream for 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker


  • 2 cups half 'n half
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients in bowl, mixing well.
  2. Start the ice cream maker and pour mixture through hole in lid.
  3. Churn for 20-40 minutes or until desired consistency.

Wondering how to make homemade vanilla ice cream? Make the best ice cream with our Easy Vanilla Ice Cream recipe created by our Test Kitchen. All you need is four ingredients and an ice cream maker to make creamy, delicious ice cream without leaving home. The ingredients to make homemade ice cream are simple. In this recipe, you just need half 'n half, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and sugar— no eggs or rock salt needed! Our homemade vanilla ice cream recipe can be adapted to fit all ice cream makers. 


  • Use this recipe for easy vanilla ice cream as a base to customize with your favorite flavors! Use 1/2 cup of a variety of mix-ins like chocolate chips, candy pieces or nuts. Add the additional ingredients to the vanilla ice cream after it has churned in your ice cream maker for at least 15 minutes.
  • Wondering if you can store your ice cream base in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it? Use a container with a tight-fitting lid to store your ice cream base for up to one week in the refrigerator. 
  • Mastered our Easy Vanilla Ice Cream recipe? Try making some of our best ice cream flavors using these recipes:
    • Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream - Another classic ice cream flavor, and just as easy to make at home. Our chocolate ice cream recipe is another great base flavor to try making at home.
    • Blueberry Cobbler Ice Cream - Combine fresh blueberries and spicy, crunchy cookies into an ice cream that captures classic cobbler flavors and leaves you craving scoop after scoop.
    • Peaches and Cream Ice Cream - Use fresh peaches and heavy cream to make this deliciously creamy summertime treat. 
    • Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream - This rich and creamy homemade ice cream recipe is reminiscent of custard and tastes like a decadent strawberry cheesecake. Best of all, it's easy to make at home!

    white 1.5 quart ice cream maker



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