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Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

Whether the stuff's jazzing up pie, dripping with fudge, or simply solo, we all scream for ice cream.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 quarts
Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk, or half-and-half


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Transfer to an ice-cream maker, and freeze following manufacturer's instructions. Store in an airtight container.

Reviews (4)

  • Mom24_4evermom 30 May, 2014

    It's unfathomable to me how delicious this is. Wow! Super easy but you would never know it from the taste, very, very good. I will definitely be making this again...and again.

  • gkazumi 18 Feb, 2014

    Was limited for time so choose this recipe to make. So easy. Used half of a vanilla bean in place of vanilla extract but suggest extract be used because even though vanilla bean added a lot of flavor, the specks all settled to the bottom of the container. Also, used half & half instead of milk. Mine also did not thicken, like the other reviewers, when put into the ice cream machine for 30 minutes but I put it in the freezer and it came out fine. Good tasting! Always can rely on Martha!

  • marilynnes 8 Aug, 2011

    I had my doubts after churning (see my last review), but the ice cream did harden nicely. If you plan on making this ice cream, make sure you make it early in the day so it has lots of time to harden. It turned out great and you don't have to worry about using eggs! This is now my base ice cream mix!!

  • marilynnes 6 Aug, 2011

    Does not thicken while churning. Hopefully it will thicken in the freezer.

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