5 Ingredient Ice Cream

17 July 2013

We are in the peak of summer and man it's hot. Summer is absolutely my least favorite of all the seasons. I despise being hot, breathing hot air, feeling sticky, and most of all I hate sweating. Can you tell I am indoor type of girl? I do love my fair share of the outdoors but not without the proper gear and cool weather - I must have shade at all times. 

Anyhow as the temperature in the city has reach the 90's I found myself raiding the fridge for something cool just about every hour or so. Honestly even though I bake a lot I do not keep many sweets in the house. My theory is that if I really want something I will work for it - meaning i'll make it or bake it. Yesterday I was wanting something sweet, cold, and refreshing so I put my ice cream maker attachment in the fridge to prepare a quick and easy Vanilla Ice cream.

I don't have an actual ice cream maker but my Kitchen Aid Mixer came with the add on. You have to freeze it for 15+ hours before you can make ice cream so I had to wait, and man did it seem like forever. Trust me you don't want to skim on that part though. I woke up totally excited and determined to get that ice cream made today.

This is a 10 year old recipe that I kept from my Chemistry class in high school. It has been tweaked to give the best creamy results and it's also been veganized so I really hope you love it. All it took were the ingredients listed below. You do have to cook it to incorporate all the ingredients and to dissolve the sugar but I promise you it'll be worth it and honestly that part took less than five minutes. So here we go!

Homemade Vanilla IceCream

2 cups heavy cream*
¾ cup milk
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
A pinch of Salt = ⅛ tsp

* Vegan Heavy Cream = 1 cup Vegan Cream Cheese + 2 1/2 tbsp milk + 1 tsp of lemon Juice

In a sauce pan combine your cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Please be sure to use the right amount of salt otherwise it'll take your mixture longer to freeze.

Heat the mixture on medium heat until bubbles form on the surface.

When the mix is thoroughly heated allow it to cool. I do this by placing the mixture in my fridge for 20 minutes.

Once the ice cream batter is completely cooled pour it into your ice cream maker and mix for the time suggested in your manual.


My ice cream maker suggested to churn for 20-30 minutes before freezing for 3-4 hours. I allowed my ice cream to freeze over night since it is almond and soy based. My husband ice cream made with dairy was ready in the recommended time.

We paired our ice cream with fresh brownies that were also made today. Look for that recipe next week.

If you make this ice cream let me know, I hope you love it.


  1. That's pretty easy! I will definitely have to try this recipe out when I get my extra kitchen accessories!

  2. This is great idea for this summer season. I live in Puerto Rico which means here it's summer all the time... Thanks for sharing!!!! :)

  3. Wowie! I need a kitchen aid mixer!!!!!!!

  4. Yum! I am on a homemade ice cream kick! I will have to try this!

  5. Looks and sounds delish! How soon can you get here to make me some!! I'm just kidding. I need to make some ice cream this summer!!! Also, did you update your blog? If so, I love it! If not, I love it! Also, do you design blogs???

  6. I am obsessed with your blog! Obsessed! It's so cute! I've been eyeing the ice cream maker attachment. This makes me want one sooooo bad. Looks delicious.

  7. Love that you used a recipe you got in high school chemistry class! So fun... and now I'm craving ice cream!


  8. Hmm Chemistry and ice cream? Well Chemistry and I have been having some rough spots in our relationship but if he can produce things as tasty as ice cream then that's fine with me! The ice cream does look really yummy though! And don't worry you are not the only one who likes to stay inside for the Summer. As a child I used to love going outside and play during the Summer but now, it has become one of my least favorite times of year.


  9. Um, so I'm definitely going to have to try this this weekend. Thank you for giving me something to do! I don't remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but I'm glad I did! It's too cayute!


  10. I've never made ice cream before and this looks really good. I recently got promised a Kitchen Aid stand mixer from a friend so this will be on the list of things to try. Qs. The substitution for the heavy cream - will that make the 2 cups or do you have to double it? And, is your milk almond milk or soy?


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