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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

MiMi's Vanilla Ice Cream

    MiMi is famous for her ice cream.  One summer a few years ago, she made a different batch of ice cream every day.  I mean really.  EVERY DAY!  So she knows her way around an ice cream maker.  She tried every different type of recipe she could get her hands on.  She loves to make her ice cream in the Kitchenaide attachment.  But you can use whatever ice cream maker you like best.

   This is her favorite vanilla ice cream recipe.  She knows it by heart.  This is also the base she goes back to when she is making up something new and fun.
We enjoyed this batch with a slice of chocolate peanut butter sheet cake

This is the perfect amount to fit in the Kitchenaide stand mixer ice cream maker attachment.  It does contain raw eggs.  So there is a small amount of risk associated with it.  If you would like to leave them out, you can.  But it will affect the texture some, making it a harder and a little less creamy and smooth.

Vanilla Ice Cream


2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 T vanilla extract
3 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk

  1. With an immersion blender, beat the eggs (MiMi does this in a ball jar) until they are light and foamy. This takes about a minute.
  2. Slowly add in the sugar, until well incorporated.  (About two minutes)
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. In a large measuring bowl, mix together the cream and milk. Gently stir in the egg mixture. (you don't want to beat it at this point, the air is already added to the eggs)
  5. Pour into your ice cream maker and make according to your maker's directions. (It normally takes MiMi about 20 minutes in her Kitcheaide ice cream maker) 
Some more of MiMi's ice cream recipes:


  1. Your Vanilla Ice Cream looks fabulous, wish I had a bowl full of it right now. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Very few things beat homemade vanilla ice cream in my opinion. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Yum!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

  3. This was a wonderful recipe to share with us. Thank you so much! - Jerusha,

    1. Thank you! We are lucky she shared it. MiMi spent a lot of time making ice cream to decide this is THE recipe!

  4. I'm craving ice cream now, this looks delicious! Pinning this recipe :)

  5. That looks delicious! I might have to borrow my mom's ice cream attachment. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Recipes like this that are handed down are often the very best.Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    1. I think so too! Handed down recipes stick around for a reason! Thanks for stopping by.