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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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There is nothing boring about this Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! With just 5 ingredients you have rich and creamy ice cream perfect for summer.

Vanilla Ice Cream

So it all started when I decided to make a peach cobbler (details on that coming soon!). It only made sense that if I was going to have warm peach goodness that I would smoother it in freezing cold ice cream. Kind of get that hot and cold effect going. It’s like a party in your mouth and if you haven’t tried it I highly suggest you run to the store right this second and get both of those two things. You can thank me later.

Anyway, I looked in the freezer and realized I was ALL OUT of the good stuff. I did happen to have an ice cream maker that was collecting dust. I googled around and got busy in the kitchen. In case you didn’t know (and I totally didn’t) the freezer bowl needs to chill for a while. Like… an entire day. Also, you need to let things cool down before you pour them in and get churning. Those two strikes against me were all that I needed to end my morning with a gooey mess.

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Luckily for me, I shared my ice cream making woes with a neighbor. She was polite and looked at me like I was a nutcase (we only just met a few days ago) and politely excused herself to finish some chores. Fast forward half a day later and she was knocking at my door with THIS recipe. She MADE ME ICE CREAM. For you.

And it’s GOOD. Like, surprisingly delicious. It has a creamy texture and a bold vanilla flavor. Can you say that? “Bold Vanilla?” Seems so wrong, but trust me… It tasted so right.

This ice cream is AMAZING on top of my vanilla pound cake.

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe from One Sweet Appetite

Now, on to the real reason that you are here! I’ve teamed up with a group of fabulous bloggers for a quick summer giveaway. Not only will you win an ice cream maker of your very own, but you will win one FOR A FRIEND! You both can try out this fun recipe for yourself or one of the great recipes on the other participating bloggers sites! Check out the details below:

Vanilla Ice Cream


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 T. Pure Vanilla Extract


  1. START MIXING: Whip the heavy cream until you get stiff peeks. In a separate bowl, combine the condensed milk with the vanilla. Fold into your heavy cream.
  2. FREEZE: Transfer to a 2 quart container, and freeze overnight. (or at least six hours)
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Michael Hafferman

Thursday 12th of May 2022

Can’t wait to try!


Wednesday 8th of July 2015

Mi sabde es el fresa, compartiria con mi hija.


Tuesday 7th of July 2015

Mocha ice cream with chocolate and almonds is my favorite. I would give the other ice cream maker to my good friend :-)


Sunday 5th of July 2015

Favorite flavor = STRAWBERRY. If I won, I would give the machine to my friend Lisa

Colleen Boudreau

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Cake batter flavor is my favorite! & I would give the second one to my mom.

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