The Very Best Vanilla Ice Cream

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Recipe by Sherrybeth

This recipe is my mom's. She got it when she was in college studying to be a Home Economist (which she has been for over 40 years now). We've tried different recipes over the years, but we ALWAYS come back to this one. The secret, I think, is the flavoring. The vanilla, butter & nut flavoring makes it out of this world rich. It's not for anyone counting calories and when adding the milk, I do use 2% instead of whole milk.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Separate eggs. Beat egg whites until fluffy.
  2. Add sugar to the eggs white and beat until creamy.
  3. Add sweetened condensed milk, whipping cream, egg yolks, salt and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture into your ice cream freezer, then add the half and half.
  5. If needed, add milk to mixture until it reaches the "fill" line on your ice cream freezer.
  6. Process according to your ice cream maker.
  7. For peach ice cream, add 2 cups crushed peaches and an extra 1/2 cup of sugar.

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