Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

This is the recipe my Granny has used for as long as I can remember. My brothers, sister and I would get so excited when Pop-Pop would get the hand-crank ice cream maker out. We knew we were in for the best homemade ice cream ever. No idea where this originates from.

Top Review by Cindy B.

This recipe is wonderful and tastes SO good! There is an eggy smell during the process of making, but once finished and cured there is no smell or taste of egg. Tastes like a fine French vanilla, this will be my go to recipe for my 5 qt machine. Everyone loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the first 3 ingredients to a saucepan.
  2. Over low heat, cook and stir constantly for 25-30 minutes or until the mixture gets thickened and will coat a spoon; cover and chill.
  3. Add in half-and-half and the remaining ingredients to the chilled mixture; stir to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into the container of an 5-quart electric ice cream maker (or hand-crank freezer for you die-hards).
  5. Freeze following the manufacturer's directions.
  6. Serve right away or transfer to an airtight container and freeze until firm.

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