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Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe (No Eggs)

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Sometimes all you crave is a plain vanilla ice cream with your favorite toppings! This is an easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe without eggs. It just takes a few minutes of prep time to make this no egg, no-cook vanilla ice cream in an ice cream maker.
Three scoops of vanilla ice cream in a shallow bowl.

Vanilla ice cream is a dessert you can enjoy any day! It is versatile ice cream and can be served in many exciting ways by topping it with fruits, chocolate, cookies, and more.

I love making no-cook, eggless ice creams at home from scratch and I always make a batch of vanilla ice cream. My kids just love it in sugar cones. Most of the time I make sizzling brownies with vanilla ice cream!

This creamy ice cream made with 5-ingredients can be easily made at home from scratch in the ice cream machine.

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Homemade vanilla ice cream ingredients

This is a 5-ingredient no-cook vanilla ice cream made without eggs. This homemade ice cream is made from scratch with milk, heavy cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.

I like to use whole milk for creamy ice cream. If you use 2 percent or skimmed milk then the ice cream will not be as creamy.

You can substitute sugar with a low-calorie sweetener or a sweetener of your choice.

How to make creamy homemade ice cream?

Practice makes a man perfect and that is equally true for making homemade ice cream. After a lot of tries and making lots of batches of various ice cream, I have learned that to make a no-cook, no-egg creamy homemade ice cream it is a must to whisk or blend all the ingredients well.

Milk, sugar, and salt must be blended well until all sugar is dissolved. If this step is not followed or skipped then the ice cream will turn hard and rocky after freezing.

Three scoops of vanilla ice cream in a shallow bowl.

How to make homemade vanilla ice cream?

Some recipes call for cooking the ingredients but personally, I find it very time-consuming and tedious. I love making no-cook ice creams and that too without eggs.

To make vanilla ice cream at home, you will first have to freeze the ice cream maker bowl if you use the one which comes with the freezer bowl.

I have made this vanilla ice cream recipe using the Cuisinart compressor ice cream maker.

The next step is to blend milk, sugar, and salt until all the sugar dissolves. For best results, it is recommended to use chilled milk and heavy cream.

Now mix the vanilla extract and the heavy cream with a spatula and chill the mixture for at least 2 hours before churning in the ice cream maker.

How to make vanilla ice cream in ice cream maker?

The ice cream mixture must preferably be chilled for at least 2 hours before churning it in the ice cream maker.

Before pouring the mixture into the ice cream machine bowl, stir it to mix it well. Pour it in the ice cream maker bowl and churn the ice cream for about 35 minutes.

Once the ice cream is churned, it will be of soft-serve consistency. You can eat it if you enjoy the soft consistency.

Freeze the ice cream in a freezer-safe air-tight container for 5-6 hours to get a creamy scoopable consistency.

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How long does it take to make homemade ice cream in an ice cream maker?

It can take anywhere from 25 to 40 minutes to make homemade ice cream in an ice cream maker. It depends if all the ingredients are chilled, the freezer bowl is chilled, and the quantity of the mixture.

Depending on your ice cream maker you may have to freeze the bowl for 24 hours. If you are using a compressor one then it is best to chill the bowl for 5-10 minutes by running the machine on the cooling setting.

Add the ice cream mixture to the chilled bowl and churn the ice cream. This helps in churning the ice cream faster.

If you are considering purchasing an ice cream maker then do read my post on which ice cream maker to buy for your family.

Three scoops of vanilla ice cream in a shallow bowl.

How do I make vanilla ice cream more exciting?

Vanilla ice cream tastes great as is or with your favorite toppings like chocolate or strawberry. It can also be made more exciting by serving it with

How long does homemade ice cream stay good in the freezer?

Homemade ice cream stays good for about 1 week in the freezer without any added preservatives. After a week you may see some ice crystals formed on the top layer and can be easily scooped out.

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Three scoops of vanilla ice cream in a shallow bowl.

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe (No Eggs)

Sometimes all you crave is a plain vanilla ice cream with your favorite toppings! This is an easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe without eggs. It just takes a few minutes of prep time to make this no egg, no-cook vanilla ice cream in an ice cream maker.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Chilling and Freezing Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 8 scoops
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Alpa Jain

Ingredients

Instructions

Churning vanilla ice cream in ice cream maker

  • Stir the chilled mixture before pouring it into the ice cream machine bowl.
  • Start the ice cream machine and churn the mixture for about 25 minutes.
  • Ice cream will be of soft-serve consistency.
  • Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container.
  • Freeze it for 5-6 hours before serving.

Notes

If you are using a compressor ice cream maker, you can pre-cool the bowl for 5 minutes before putting the mixture.
Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe (No Eggs)
Amount per Serving
Calories
284
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
14
g
88
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
83
mg
28
%
Sodium
 
41
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
90
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Sugar
 
18
g
20
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
932
IU
19
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
76
mg
8
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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