No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – The easiest vanilla ice cream recipe ever! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, this ice cream tastes so good!
No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Vanilla bean ice cream is something that I always have on hand because of how versatile and yummy it is. Whether it is in a milkshake, sundae, float, frappuccino, or just a simple bowl of ice cream, it is so tasty. Now my secret to making the perfect vanilla bean ice cream at home is that I only make no churn ice cream. It makes making ice cream SO easy! The process of making it is literally less than 10 minutes and the hardest part is just waiting for it to freeze because being patient is hard.
Now this recipe makes about 4 servings so you can always double it if you want more. Feel free to add in mix-ins before freezing such as chopped Reese’s cups, chocolate sauce, or even frozen strawberries to jazz it up!
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Common Questions About Making Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
What is vanilla bean ice cream?
Vanilla bean ice cream is a simple no bake, frozen dessert made with just 3 ingredients – heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla bean paste.
What is the difference between vanilla ice cream and vanilla bean ice cream?
Vanilla ice cream is typically just flavored using vanilla extract while vanilla bean ice cream is made with real vanilla beans which give it the tiny black speckles in it.
What does no churn mean?
No churn means that you don’t use a dedicated ice cream maker and that the recipe likely doesn’t contain eggs. It’s an easier process for a home cook to master and be able to make without getting special equipment.
What other types of ice cream can I make?
There are so many different types of homemade ice cream to make! Some of my favorites include –
- Chocolate Ice Cream
- Green Tea Ice Cream
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- Lavender Earl Grey Ice Cream
- Mocha Ice Cream
- Rocky Road Ice Cream
- Coffee Ice Cream
- Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
What can I use vanilla ice cream in?
Vanilla bean ice cream is so versatile and can be used in so many different things! I love using it in –
- Strawberry Milkshake
- Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
- Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino
- Cotton Candy Frappuccino
What can I top vanilla bean ice cream with?
Some of my favorite ice cream toppings are –
- Chocolate Sauce
- Salted Caramel Sauce
- White Chocolate Sauce
- Homemade Nutella
- Maple Cinnamon Candied Walnuts
- Honey Roasted Almonds
- Butterscotch Sauce
- Bourbon Caramel Sauce
- Dulce de Leche
- Crushed Oreos
- Chocolate Chips
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- In a large mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream using a stand or hand mixer until firm peaks form (about 2-3 minutes).
- Fold in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla bean paste.
- Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
- When the ice cream has fully hardened, serve.
*Vanilla bean paste can be substituted for 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or the caviar from 2 vanilla beans.
*Freezing for six hours is a minimum, overnight is preferred.
*If you have a plastic ice cream container, use that in place of the loaf pan. It will result in a smoother, creamier ice cream.
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