Homemade No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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Vanilla ice cream is a classic that never goes out of style. This homemade ice cream recipe is quick and easy to make with no churning required.

You only need three simple ingredients to create a delicious batch of creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream in your own kitchen. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and the results are delicious!

Plus, it’s so versatile – you can add in any flavors you like. Use it to make a milkshake or sundae, or You can also dish up a scoop with your favorite cake or pie for a delicious a la mode treat!

How To Make No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Ingredients For No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

All you need are three simple ingredients to make this vanilla ice cream from scratch.

Real vanilla extract and beans

The Best Type Vanilla To Use In Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

When making ice cream from scratch, the type of vanilla you choose can make or break the flavor of the ice cream. Because vanilla is the star of the show, it’s really important to choose a high-quality product.

This recipe uses real vanilla beans. To use them, you simply cut open the dried vanilla bean pods and scrape out the seeds.

This pure vanilla is black in color, deeply fragrant and has a more complex flavor than imitation vanilla extract or flavoring. As shown in the photo below, the tiny flecks of real vanilla bean will add a gourmet look to your ice cream.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with real vanilla

If you’re looking for an alternative to vanilla beans, try vanilla bean paste. This is a thick liquid that contains both pure vanilla extract and whole vanilla beans. You’ll still get the beautiful little vanilla flecks but won’t need to work with the vanilla pods.

You can also use pure vanilla extract, but vanilla beans or paste are highly recommended. All three options can be found in grocery stores and online.


How To Make No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

How To Make Vanilla No Churn Ice Cream

Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 4 hours
Yield: Four 1-cup servings

1. Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Carefully scrape out the seeds with a sharp knife. Set aside.

Vanilla Bean Paste Closeup

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream at high speed until stiff peaks form. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla bean seeds and stir to combine.

3. Pour mixture into a bread pan or freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.

4. To serve, remove from freezer and let soften for a few minutes before transferring to individual serving bowls. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions For Vanilla Bean ICe Cream

  • Apple Pie a la Mode: There’s nothing more classic than warm apple pie with a scoop of ice cream.
  • Ice Cream Sundae: Add some whipped cream, maraschino cherries, chopped nuts, and your favorite toppings like chocolate, caramel or butterscotch sauce
  • Brownie Sundae: Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some sprinkles to a homemade brownie for a quick and easy dessert
  • Birthday Cake: No birthday celebration is complete without a big scoop of ice cream with your birthday cake.
  • Milkshake: Whip up a tasty shamrock shake using your homemade vanilla ice cream.

We hope you’ll try this recipe for our no-churn vanilla bean ice cream. It’s made from scratch with real vanilla beans, so it tastes amazing and is quick and easy to make. Give it a try – you’re in for a real treat!

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Yield: Four 1-cup servings

No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream From Scratch

You only need three simple ingredients to create a delicious batch of creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream in your own kitchen. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and the results are delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

    1. Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and carefully scrape out the seeds with a sharp knife. Set aside.

    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream at high speed until stiff peaks form. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla bean seeds and stir to combine.

    3. Pour mixture into a bread pan or freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.

    4. To serve, remove from freezer and let soften for a few minutes before transferring to individual serving bowls. Enjoy!

Notes

The vanilla bean can be substituted with real vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste.

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