Homemade vanilla ice cream is a delicious sweet dessert that requires only three ingredients: whipping cream, condensed milk and vanilla. You won’t find eggs in this version, it’s vanilla ice cream without eggs. The ice cream base, i.e. cream and condensed milk, can be boldly combined with other additives than vanilla. You can replace vanilla with chocolate, cocoa or even fruit. I prepared this vanilla ice cream using an ice cream machine. It turned out to be very creamy and delicate in taste. I recommend the following recipe for a three-ingredient vanilla ice cream and encourage you to try it out.
Ingredients for vanilla ice cream.
- 400 ml condensed milk
- vanilla pod or 1/4 teaspoon of ground vanilla
- 550 ml whipping cream (36%)
How to make three-ingredient vanilla ice cream.
Cut the vanilla pod lengthwise in half and use a knife to scrape the beans. Pour the whipping cream into a cooking pot, add the vanilla (beans and peel) and bring it all to a boil. Next, remove the pot from the heat and let the cream cool down. Once the cream is cold, place it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Remove the vanilla peel from the cold cream, then use a mixer to beat the cream until semi-stiff. While whipping the cream on a low speed, pour in the condensed milk. Transfer the ice cream mixture into an ice cream machine. When set, put the mass into a plastic container, close it tightly and place it in the freezer.
Good to know when making three-ingredient vanilla ice cream.
In my ice cream machine, it took 30 minutes for the ice cream mixture to get chilled.
If you do not have an ice cream machine, put the whipped mixture into a tightly closed plastic container and place the container in the freezer. After the first hour of putting the mass in the freezer, it is worth stirring it. The mixture should remain in the freezer for several hours, until it is well frozen.
The cold cream and milk mixture should be poured through a fine sieve if ground vanilla was used in making it.
Do you like ice cream? If so, try our recipe for Strawberry ice cream.