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Basic Vanilla Ice-Cream

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Basic Vanilla Ice-Cream Recipe
Basic Vanilla Ice-Cream Recipe
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Basic Vanilla Ice-Cream Recipe!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream. I have said that a million, well maybe not a million times.

Summer is almost here, we need to dust off our ice-cream freezer and enjoy some homemade ice-cream!

This basic recipe produces a velvety smooth ice-cream. Just start with this Basic Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and by adding a few ingredients you can make chocolate, peanut butter, strawberry, peach ice cream and more!

My husband was looking for a different kind of ice-cream for an ice-cream social. His two favorite pies are apple and pumpkin, so he created Apple Pie Ice-Cream and Pumpkin Pie Ice-Cream!

I have also added some of my favorites, Butter Pecan and for the kids Big Red Ice-Cream!

It is also great with a piece of homemade cake! What a party we can have with Homemade ice-cream and cake.

Get to the store to get your ingredients, don't forget the rock salt!


  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 quarts light cream


  1. Scald milk.
  2. Mix sugar, flour, and salt; add enough hot mix to sugar-flour mixture to make a thin paste.
  3. Stir paste into hot milk; cook over low heat until it thickens a little, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add hot milk mixture gradually to beaten eggs; continue to cook over low heat until mixture thickens again, about 2 minutes; stir constantly. Don't cook longer as eggs may curdle.
  5. Cool quickly in refrigerator. Do not allow mixture to stand at room temperature.
  6. Pour mix into freezing container.
  7. Add vanilla and light cream, filling about ¾ full.
  8. Freeze following usual procedure for ice cream freezer.
  9. Makes 1 gallon ice-cream.

Peanut Butter Ice-Cream

Peanut Peanut Butter Ice-Cream
Peanut Peanut Butter Ice-Cream | Source


Add to Basic Vanilla Recipe:

Omit 1 cup of light cream. Stir small amount of custard mix gradually into ½ cup of peanut butter until well blended. Add to rest of mix in ice cream container.

Strawberry Ice-Cream

Strawberry Ice-Cream
Strawberry Ice-Cream | Source


Add to Basic Vanilla Recipe:

Omit 3 cups of light cream. Add 1 quart of washed, hulled strawberries which have been mashed and add ½ cup of additional sugar.

Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice-Cream
Chocolate Ice-Cream | Source


Add to Basic Vanilla Recipe:

4-1-ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate to milk before scalding.

Beat with mixer until chocolate flecks disappear.

Increase sugar by ½ cup and prepare according to directions for Basic Vanilla.

Peach Ice-Cream



Add to Basic Vanilla Recipe:

Omit 3 cups of light cream. Add 1 quart of crushed fresh peaches mixed with ¾ cups of additional sugar.

Tips and Warnings!


You are only limited by your imagination to what other flavors you can make.


You may want to make two batches of this delicious creamy ice cream.

Apple Pie Ice-Cream



Add to Basic Vanilla Recipe:

1 cup applesauce

1 teaspoon apple pie spice

Mix well into Basic Vanilla recipe.

Pumpkin Pie Ice-Cream



Add to Basic Vanilla Recipe:

1- to 15 pounce can pumpkin

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, more if you desired

Mix well into Basic Vanilla recipe

Big Red Ice-Cream

Here is a recipe the kids will like, me too, I am a kid at heart. This will soon be a family favorite.

Use your imagination, I could see, root beer, orange, coca cola or any flavor you like.

Let the kids help you mix it up it only takes 3 ingredients. Of course you will need ice and rock salt.


  • 3- 20 ounce bottles Big Red Soda
  • 2- 15 ounce cans sweetened condensed milk (not canned milk)
  • Enough milk to fill up to fill line on ice-cream freezer


  • Get your crank or electric ice-cream maker out and clean it up.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Pour into ice-cream freezer can.
  • Freeze until set.
  • Freezes quickly because of the carbonated soda.
  • Get the bowls and spoons ready to enjoy a yummy Big Red Ice-Cream.
  • This is my all time favorite pick of ice cream!

Butter Pecan Ice Cream


Butter Pecan Ice Cream is my favorite of all ice creams. This velvety ice cream is fill with skillet toasted pecan clusters. I dare you to try it soon!


  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 cups half-and-half or light cream
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups whipping cream


  1. Combine in a heavy skillet; pecans, sugar and butter.
  2. Cook on medium heat until sugar melts and browns, about 6-8 minutes, stir constantly.
  3. Spread on a butter pan or foil, dividing into clusters.
  4. Let cool; break clusters into small chunks, save ¼ cup for topping.
  5. Mix in large bowl, half-and-half, brown sugar and vanilla until the sugar dissolves.
  6. Stir in pecan chunks and whipping cream.
  7. Place mixture in a 4 or 5 quart ice cream freezer.
  8. Follow manufacturer's directions.
  9. Let ice cream ripen for 4 hours

Make about 3 ½ quarts.

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Favorite Flavors

What is your favorite flavor of homemade ice-cream?

  • Strawberry
  • Peach
  • Peanut Butter
  • Big Red
  • Butter Pecan
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Other
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I have owned an electric ice-cream maker for many years! Only way to go in my books! Makes delicious homemade ice-cream with little effort!

© 2016 Margie Lynn

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Let me hear comments on your homemade ice-cream! 2 comments

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SusanDeppner 5 months ago from Arkansas USA

I was going to make my famous banana pudding this weekend, but I think you've changed my mind on that. Now to decide which delicious ice cream recipe to use... Thanks for sharing!

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Margie Lynn 5 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country Author

Homemade Ice Cream would be perfect! Thanks for stopping by!

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