Vanilla Ice Cream

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Vanilla Ice Cream Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: approximately 1 gallon
Prep Time: 3 hours 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1   (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2   (12-ounce) cans evaporated milk
2 cup white sugar
4   eggs
Whole milk





With an electric mixer, cream eggs and sugar. Add evaporated milk, condensed milk, and vanilla. Beat well. Pour into an electric ice cream churn. Add whole milk to fill line. Insert dasher. Pack cooler 1/3 full with ice. Add a layer of rock salt. Repeat layering with ice and salt until full. Note: be careful not to overfill, spilling salt into the churn. When machine starts to labor or shut off, remove the dasher and drain water. Fill with more ice and salt. Cover with a towel and let harden.

* For fruit ice cream such as strawberry or peach: 2 cups sliced fresh fruit covered with 1 cup sugar. Add to mixture before whole milk, and mix well.

Note: For those concerned about raw eggs, pasteurized liquid eggs may be substituted.

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my granddaughter is lactose intolerant and I have a Hamilton beach ice cream maker and cannot find a recipe for lactose free vanilla ice cream.. can you help.

By brenda warr on January 31, 2014


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By Pastor Larry Sullivan on September 05, 2013



By CATHY IRENE APSLEY on March 27, 2013


Ice cream, some people slow cook. why does this speed up the harding process?

By renita goldsberry on December 23, 2012


hi my name is Ashlee i in joy Whaching your TV shows i really would like to meet you in real life i love all of your food and im even making your peach cobbler after it was done it looked great by the way Im 16 in a half i really would like to go down and to see you i really would like to have my tv show one day your so pretty i just would in joy cooking with you

By ashlee on November 04, 2012


i'm going to try the vanilla ice cream homemade then i will say thanks paula deens we love you

By penny ramsey on October 03, 2012


Hey Paula deen. My name is cierra and i im 9 yares old.And i really like to cook. And my dream to come see you.

By cierra on August 03, 2012


This seems realy good i am going to make some for my family

By Rosemely Faial on July 15, 2012


I have never put eggs in homemade ice cream. I have heard of recipes like this one that call for eggs. Are they absolutely necessary?

By Jamie Oglesbee on July 11, 2012


I tryed this recipe and followed it exactly, but the results were awful. The mixture never thickened any at all. I ended up with a soupy waste of ingredients.

By Dovie Bowen on June 08, 2012


Dear Paula, Thank you so much for the recipe for the "Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream". My family has enjoyed so many of your recipes and I am sure this one will be a winner too!!!! Thanks again for your generosity. Diane May 25, 2012

By Diane McGuire on May 26, 2012


We have made a very similar recipe for years in my family and have never had an issue with the eggs. I am 63 years old and remember making it as a child. As advised in the article, use pasteurized if you have a concern.

By Karen on December 17, 2011


Puala I love watching your show's and I love the way u cook....I love you paula deen.

By astrollette johnson on December 11, 2011


I love this recipe! I have tried dozens of ice cream recipes over the years and this is the best by far. Since I have a son with cancer I buy the pasteurized eggs at the grocery store. Good job, Paula - I use TONS of your recipes and am never disappointed.

By shelia on September 09, 2011


hello, Im planning to make this tomorrow but I am not sure about the exact quantity of whole milk. how much should I use? 1cup? 2cups? thanks smile

By spongebob on August 06, 2011


Yummy, it is the lightest ice cream ever. Its like sweet snow! Will make this again for sure. Everyone liked this much better than store bought!

By Carol on July 28, 2011


love your shows, watch them all the time. i really like the ones with Bobby & Jamie, keep on doing what you do

By patty withers on June 10, 2011


I sure do enjoy watching your show.....everyday....I have even used some of your recipes, loved the ones I used.

By sue cox on June 01, 2011


For those of you concerned with raw eggs and the potential of Salmonella, you can always heat/cook the mixture to a custard base, cool and follow directions for your ice cream maker.

By HarleychicHD on February 02, 2011


Do you have a recipe for table top ice cream maker? I thought I see it one day but I haven't been able to fine it.

By Lois Peckl on December 30, 2010

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