Simple vanilla ice cream

Simple vanilla ice cream1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
pinch salt
2 cups heavy cream
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp brandy, optional

In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed or whisk to combine the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla, and brandy if using. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.

Pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl of your ice cream maker and let mix until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours.

Recipe adapted from

One thought on “Simple vanilla ice cream

  1. Jen@thecottagenest says:

    I got a cuisinart ice cream maker last summer and I don’t think we’ve bought ice cream since! Our go to is vanilla but we also love strawberry and around the holidays, peppermint bark is my fave!

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