Creamy Easy Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream made from cream, sugar, and vanilla extract is indulgently sweet, creamy, and the PERFECT classic dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword vanilla ice cream
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freezing Time 3 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 385 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
US Customary - Metric


  1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a large bowl before adding to your ice cream maker then freezing for at least 3 hours to harden before serving.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Sugars 25g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 21.8%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.