Ice Cream (Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe)

Ice Cream is just an irresistibly creamy, satisfying, and delicious snack or dessert, isn’t it? And what better way to enjoy it than to make it in its appetizing vanilla flavor? It’s a homemade delight that’s perfect for the family!

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Vanilla Ice Cream is classic yet timeless comfort food everyone enjoys eating daily. Let’s make it together!

How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream

This easy-to-make classic frozen dessert is so creamy, yet you can simply make this ice cream recipe 100% dairy-free, making it vegan-friendly.


Elmlea Double

Elmlea is a brand that offers products that will allow dishes to stay fresh for an extended period. It’s a multipurpose cream alternative that’s perfect for pudding and pasta.

Note that in storing Elmlea Double, you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, which is not freezer friendly. 

Condensed milk

To give the dessert its sweetness, the recipe uses condensed milk. The consistency of the condensed milk can also add to the richness of the texture of the cream. 

I recommend Carnation Condensed Milk because it has the perfect amount of sweetness and is gluten-free!

Vanilla extract

The recipe also uses vanilla extract because it is an addictive flavor in any dish.  Vanilla extract can bring out the original flavor of the frozen treat without discoloring the cream, maintaining its white and smooth appearance. 

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Making ice cream is fun; you can make it with your kids or younger siblings. Let’s begin!


  1. Use a mixer to whip the Elmlea Double until it doubles in volume.
  2. Add the condensed milk and vanilla extract until the Elmlea becomes creamy.
  3. Fold the mixture to incorporate the condensed milk and vanilla extract using a spatula.
  1. Transfer contents into a freezable container and put them in the freezer.
  2. After all the mixing, it’s time to let it freeze for a few hours or overnight! 

Whenever you’re craving something sweet, comforting, and creamy, you easily make or prepare your 3-Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!


  • One of the ways to improve this recipe is to chill the bowl and the container before using it. Freeze it overnight.
  • Along with the mixing bowl, chill the Elmlea Double as well because this will make a richer and creamier base. Chilled cream is also easier to whip. 
  • Moreover, don’t fill the container to the brim. Leave some space for the mixture to expand. Overfilling the container will slow down the freezing.
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If you want to add some flavor and texture to your Vanilla Ice Cream, you can incorporate cookies to transform them into a new flavor. 

To make it healthier, creamier, and more tasteful, you can use coconut milk, peanut butter, almonds, bananas, chocolate chips, or even coffee! 

However, note that adding fruits to the dessert can also affect its shelf-life. 

How to Serve Vanilla Ice Cream

Before serving, leave it at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes so it is easy to scoop. Use an ice cream scooper to measure an adequate amount of ice cream.

If you want to make Vanilla Ice Cream the main event, you can top it off with chocolate chips, fresh fruits, candies, nuts, sprinkles, sauces, or even cereal!

Use it for ice cream sandwiches, floats, sundaes, cakes, parfaits, pies, frozen bars, and milkshakes!

For dish pairings, I highly recommend the following:

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Storage Tips for Vanilla Ice Cream

  • At room temperature: Don’t let the ice cream sit at room temperature. You can only put it at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before serving. 

Make ahead

  • In the fridge: If you accidentally leave the ice cream, you can still refreeze it, but note that bacteria may multiply and spoil the ice cream. It can last up to a week in the fridge, but to avoid health risks, it’s best to consume it within a day or two. 
  • In the freezer: The best way to store ice cream is by freezing it because it should have a firm base. Ice cream can be stored for six weeks to two months. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Vanilla Ice Cream Healthy?

Yes! In an article by The Baton Rouge Clinic, it can be a source of vital vitamins and minerals. 

Not surprisingly, it’s a good source of energy not just for kids but for adults as well. It also contains calcium for bone development. 

What is vanilla ice cream made of?

Usually, vanilla ice cream is made of milk, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. But this recipe only uses Elmlea Double, condensed milk, and vanilla extract for a healthier result.

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Can you still make homemade vanilla ice cream without a mixer?

Yes! In the absence of a mixer, you can manually whisk the ingredients together. However, this usually takes a long time and more effort. 

Are there differences between ice cream, sorbet, and gelato?

Of course. While they all look and seem the same, there are evident distinctions among them. For instance, gelato is denser compared to ice cream and sorbet.

It is also lower in fat, and its primary ingredient is milk. It is commonly served in areas with warm temperatures. 

On the other hand, sorbet is a dairy product that contains the lowest fat content of the three. Sorbets have sugars and other flavorings as sweeteners. 

Whereas ice cream is high in fat content because of the doubling in volume during the whipping process. Its main ingredient is the cream itself. 

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream is classic yet timeless comfort food that you can enjoy any day. Let's make it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 10
Course Dessert
Calories 243kcal


  • 500 ml Elmlea Double (chilled)
  • 200 ml condensed milk
  • 30 ml vanilla extract


  • Whip the Elmlea.
    Pour the chilled Elmlea Double into a deep bowl anduse a mixer to whip it until it doubles in volume. 
  • Add the other other ingredients. 
    Once the Elmlea is whipped to a creamy consistency,add in the condensed milk and the vanilla extract. 
  • Fold the mixture.
    In this step, fold the mixture in such a way thatthe condensed milk and vanilla extract are incorporated even to the cream atthe bottom of the bowl.
    At this point, you will start to notice that the consistency has become creamier. You can have a taste of the mixture and add more condensed milk or vanilla extract according to your liking. 
  • Freeze it.
    Transfer it into a freezable container and put it in the freezer. After all the mixing, it’s time to let it freeze for afew hours or overnight! 



Whenever you’re craving something sweet, comforting, and creamy, you easily make or prepare your 3-Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! Before serving, leave the ice cream at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes so it is easy to scoop.  


Serving: 100ml (of 1l)Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 39mgPotassium: 126mgSugar: 13gVitamin A: 788IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 1mg

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