Ben & Jerry's Sweet Cream Base

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by EdsGirlAngie

This is the most popular of the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream bases. It holds up well in a home freezer, and it's easy! From here, the sky's the limit ... follow a tried and true recipe, or make up that fantasy flavor you've always dreamed of. This recipe is posted in response to a request ... hope it helps!

Top Review by ianfan

Excellent sweet cream base. I would suggest the following: heat the final mixture to 170°F over a low flame, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate over night before churning. This isn't so much to cook the egg, which some people may be concerned over, but more to help develop some complex flavors in the base. Uncooked, the base will have a very flat tasting creamy finish; cooked, the base will have a sweeter carmel like flavor at the finish. Just adds some depth.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk eggs for 1 to 2 minutes, until fluffy and light.
  2. Gradually whisk in sugar, then continue until fully blended, about a minute more.
  3. Mix in cream and milk and whisk to blend.

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