Philly Style Double Vanilla Ice Cream (No Egg)

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

Eggless premium style ice cream. Very creamy and rich.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 34 cup vanilla sugar (regular sugar works fine too, it's just not quite as intense)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped


  1. You'll need a thermometer and ice cream maker for this recipe!
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and place on stove over a medium heat.
  3. Bring the mixture to 170°F.
  4. while stirring occasionally.
  5. If you do not have a thermometer you can heat it to you see a bubble hit the surface of the mixture.
  7. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  8. Place in airtight container and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to meld.
  9. If you're in a hurry you can place the pan in an ice bath.
  10. Either way the temperature of the mixture will need to be at 40°F.
  11. for most ice cream makers.
  12. (This may not be necessary in a self contained freezer unit). Remove vanilla bean hull and freeze mix per manufacturers directions in your ice cream maker.
  13. Wash and dry your bean hull, place it in 2 cups of sugar and in a few days you'll have vanilla sugar for your next batch of ice cream To firm up the ice cream place it in a lidded container in your freezer for an hour before serving.
Most Helpful

This is FABULOUS!!!!! I made a batch and served it at Thanksgiving yesterday and everyone raved. It's creamy and sweet and perfect. I cheated, by the way, and used 2 teaspoons of real vanilla extract and white sugar instead of the vanilla sugar and vanilla bean. Everyone said they couldn't believe how creamy and vanilla-y it was. The whole quart was gone in about 5 minutes!

SaraFish November 28, 2003

Yeah, this is the one! Look no further for vanilla ice cream recipes. Super easy!

Azurebuck May 26, 2007

This ice cream is soooo creamy and the vanilla flavor is excellent!!! I'm so glad I found one without raw egg (that always makes me a little nervous.) My husband is an ice cream snob, and actually said "WOW" twice when he tried this! He said it's better than Breyer's. I did use the vanilla sugar, but didn't have a thermometer so heated till I saw a bubble just like the instructions. The recipe is very easy to make, and now I'm a hero at my house. Thank you, Steve, for this wonderful, fantabulous, scrumpdelyicious ice cream!

yogi February 20, 2003