Homemade Ice Cream
30 min
1 hr 30 min


4 cups milk

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

5 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 pints (4 cups) Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 tablespoon vanilla

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    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.


17Fat (mg)
100Cholesterol (mg)
60Sodium (mg)
16Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)


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  September 07, 2013

This is the closest thing I have found to the frozen custard in my favorite shop! Excellent!

— says Susan
  August 15, 2013

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!

— says Pat
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