Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is the perfect treat on a hot summer day.

30 min. prep time
24 servings
454 Ratings


4 cups milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla


Combine milk, sugar and salt in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 6-11 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.

Beat eggs in bowl until light and lemon-colored. Gradually stir small amount of hot milk mixture into beaten eggs with whisk. Slowly pour egg mixture into remaining milk mixture in saucepan, whisking constantly.

Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring constantly, 7-10 minutes or until milk mixture reaches 160°F and is thick enough to coat back of metal spoon. (Do not boil.) Pour into clean bowl. Cover; refrigerate 1-2 hours or until chilled.

Stir whipping cream and vanilla into chilled milk mixture with whisk. Freeze in ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions until desired consistency. Serve immediately or store frozen in freezer container with tight-fitting lid according to manufacturer's directions.

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Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup)

Calories: 220

Fat: 17g

Cholesterol: 100mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #4365B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is the closest thing I have found to the frozen custard in my favorite shop! Excellent!
This recipe is almost identical to the one that my Grandmother made when I was a little kid. I am now 80 and remember the delight is that first taste.
Since the ice cream maker was the old crank kind, I was delegated to sit on top of it to 'hold it down', even though I probably didn't weight 50 pounds. Ah, memories!
This is good stuff would like to try it my elderly mother tell me of an old wooden icecream maker
Fabulous old time flavor!! Absolutely love this recipe. Especially with fresh eggs!
I've made Ice Cream using this recipe 4 times now and each time it taste better than before. You have to cook the ingredients just right or it will be grainy.

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