This is such a simple, easy to make vanilla ice cream. My family has loved it for as long as I can remember. The original recipe came from the instruction sheet for my very first electric ice cream machine, and I've kept it, even though I'm now on my third machine. I recently made it for friends, after not having made any for about 5 years. There's no cooking. Time does not include churning time in the machine since each machine will be different, nor do the ingredients include the ice and salt for the machine. Use the best vanilla possible for the very best flavor.