Ben and Jerry's Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is the basic vanilla recipe for Ben and Jerry's ice cream.


  1. Whip the eggs and sugar together with a whisk until fluffy (but not firm).
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into the eggs and sugar.
  3. Whisk together until well mixed.
  4. Place in ice cream maker and follow it's directions to make.


Most Helpful

I have used this recipe from their cookbook for over a decade. Great base for whatever you choose to add. We frequently swap out 2% to get the fat content down a little but you have to decide if you are happy with the change in texture from loss of fat. I personally think it's a small price to pay for somewhat healthier ice cream. If you add fruit, such as blueberries, I suggest adding them highly chilled to slightly frozen but not completely frozen. This will help the ice cream set at a reasonable speed.

mweingar September 12, 2012

This makes a great base for any icecream. I have been making it for year in my old fashion ice cream maker. The creamier you want it the higher fat milk you use. Less creamy add less fat. I have made it with light half and half and 1/2% milk. Just comes out with larger ice chunks. Always awesome. Couldn't find my cook book so was thankful to find it here. Surprised no rave reviews. Very easy and very yummy.

dollbedmaker March 11, 2012

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