Great ice-cream! I was out of eggs so I thought I'd try this one and really can't notice any difference in the finished product so may just use this one as my standard vanilla recipe now instead of the egg type. I used 1% milk in place of the half and half with good results.
This is the same recipe I use for vanilla ice cream. I usually double it though. If you add chocolate syrup to it, the recipe says to use less sugar. This is a really good recipe to add in whatever you want. My favorite add in is oreo cookies for cookies and cream! If you want really decadent ice cream, I suggest using vanilla bean seeds. Enjoy!
I decided to break down and blow my diet on the 4th of July and I was in search of the perfect vanilla ice cream recipe, and I do believe I found it. I choose this one as it did not have the addition of eggs and sounded so very simple. This was my first attempt at making ice cream. The only change I made was I substituted 1/3 vanilla bean in place of the 1tb of vanilla. The results were fabulous. Rich, creamy and flavorful. Sue this is a winner!
This is the first ice-cream I have ever made. I only ever had store-bought ice-cream, so I didn't know quite what to expect. The flavour is excellent. Good texture-light and rather creamy. It will get hard as nails if left in the deep freeze, which I love! My toddlers absolutely loved it.
Very good ice cream, I'll be makeing it again.
Sue you've done it again with this recipe. Needed vanilla ice cream to serve with Blackberry Cobbler and decided to try this one for it's ease in making. WOW, the rich, creamy, vanilla flavor was perfect, and probably the easiest ice cream I've ever made. Delicious, thinking this would also be a great start for so many additions, and when it's this easy, why not have home made ice cream often
This was very similar to the recipe that came with my ice cream maker except that yours used a little bit less sugar. So I decided to cut the sugar and follow your recipe. it came out delicious, creamy and perfectly sweet and really hit the spot. Thanks for a great recipe.
Creamy? yes. Sweet? Not at all! Tasted like whipping cream, even though I doubled the vanilla. Might make a good base recipe, but I'd have to double the sugar to enjoy it.
Update 8/11/2013: I've made and enjoyed this recipe countless times. In fact, I made it again tonight. :) I was surprised that as many reviews as this recipe has and how many times I've made it, that no one had posted a photo. ...So I hope you like my photo. Your ice cream went perfectly with my peach dumplings, by the way. Thanks, Sue Lau for sharing! :) I made this ice cream with my nursing home resident friends for their monthly birthday party. It was FANTASTIC! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the ice cream. It was smooth, creamy and surprisingly light with the perfect amount of sweetness and vanilla flavor. I made two batches and modified the second batch a bit. Instead of using half-and-half, I used whole milk to lighten it up a bit. This did not affect the texture at all. What a delicious summer delight! Thanks for sharing!
Great ice cream recipe, and so easy! This is gonna be a summer staple in our house!