Ben and Jerry's Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by ben0wilson

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

Top Review by mweingar

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.


  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.

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