Churn Up the Flavor with Homemade Ice Cream

National Ice Cream Month is arguably one of the most joyful and delicious holidays to celebrate. In honor of the month, here are some tips and tricks for making your own ice cream right at home. Whether youre looking for a fun, kid-friendly activity, a way to cool down or a custom dessert, we can help you skip a trip to the store next time that craving hits.

Premium, real vanilla is an essential ingredient in exceptional ice cream.

Use our single-origin vanillas to experiment with flavor combinations and see for yourself the vital role pure vanilla plays in crafting high-quality ice cream. A few hints to get you started:

Creativity begins with this simple vanilla ice cream recipe.

Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Ice Cream is the tasty blank slate onto which we invite you to get creative by mixing and matching your toppings with different vanilla origins.

This simple recipe has only five ingredients which, once combined, churned and  frozen, turn into a sweet, refreshing treat.  

Vanilla Ice Cream

If you’re using an ice cream maker: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved for the smoothest possible ice cream.  
  2. Cover and chill mixture until ready to use.  
  3. Pour into ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions. 
  4. Pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze until firm. 

Don’t have an ice cream maker? No need to worry. Try this no-churn method, instead.  

  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved for the smoothest possible ice cream.  
  2. Pour your mixture into a durable baking dish that won’t crack in the freezer. 
  3. Place in freezer and leave for 45 minutes, or until it starts to freeze around the edges.  
  4. Stir the mixture with a spatula, whisk or hand-held mixer. This breaks up any large ice crystals that form while your mixture freezes. 
  5. Repeat step 4 every 30 minutes until frozen, usually 2-3 hours.  

Feel free to stop here and eat it as-is for a pure, velvety vanilla flavor. Or,  make it gourmet with a topping like Pistachio BrittleCinnamon Vanilla Candied Almonds or Caramelized Pineapple Sauce 


Bonus alert! Here are some of our other favorite ice cream recipes to try:  

Show us how you celebrate National Ice Cream Month by posting on social media using the hashtag #NielsenMasseyInspires.  

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