Vanilla Ice Cream

Delicious smooth, creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

How do you like your ice cream? What about your family? It's finally summer, which means and it's that time of the year again when it's so nice and warm out that you feel the urge to eat a special, refreshing treat. If you're like me, then you don't want to buy a different kind of ice cream for everyone. That's why I like my new Ice Cream Maker. You start with a basic recipe and you can add anything you like to personalize it for each taste. 

There are so many ways to enjoy ice cream. Sometimes I make chocolate chips cookies and at the last minute I decide to make ice cream sandwiches with them. It's always a hit with everyone. You can even make a batch in advance and freeze them for when get that craving for something sweet.

Did you know that making ice cream can be very easy? Even your little ones can help. If they are finally home for the summer and at times they don't know what to do, this could be a fun activity. They may even surprise you with unique flavors that you have never thought of before. 

If I tell you that you could have soft ice cream in 15 minutes, would you believe me? And while you wait impatiently you can watch the whole process because you can see how the ice cream is churning on top of the machine. After the 15 minutes is over, you have a few choices, you either eat your soft ice cream right away, and you could add any ingredients that you want, or you can wait another 5 minutes and your ice cream will be a bit more firm. 


Delicious smooth, creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

The first time I tried my new ice cream maker, which by the way has an on/off switch and does not require rock salt, I stopped the machine after 15 minutes and divided the soft ice cream into two small containers. In the first one I added blueberries and in the second one dark chocolate chips and Skor toffee bits. Then I took my first bite. It was a life changing moment. I told myself that I would not buy ice cream from the store anytime soon. It had the perfect texture and it was creamy, not too sweet and so yummy. 


Delicious smooth, creamy Vanilla Ice Cream


Since then I made another batch of ice cream and there are so many combinations that I want to try. I am thinking about peanut butter and chocolate, or dipping the ice cream in warm chocolate and topping it with nuts, or I could add pieces of old-fashioned brown sugar fudge. The options are endless! I keep the Freezer bowl in my small freezer, it fits, and I might even try to make gelato, frozen yogurt and sherbet, next time, because the Hamilton Beach 1 1/2 Quart Ice Cream Maker can do it all. Below is a recipe on how to make ice cream.


Delicious smooth, creamy Vanilla Ice Cream


VANILLA ICE CREAM:

Ingredients:
2 cups cream 35%
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:
1- In a medium saucepan combine cream, milk and sugar. Over medium heat bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to low, continue stirring until the sugar is dissolved. This will take about 10 minutes.
2- Remove the saucepan from the heat. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs. Whisk 1 cup of the hot mixture into the eggs. Pour back into the saucepan. Cook over low heat, whisking frequently, until the mixture is thick, about 3 minutes.
3- Remove from the heat and mix in the vanilla extract.
4- Transfer to a medium bowl. Let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
5- Refrigerate until chilled or overnight.
6- When ready to make ice cream, start ice cream maker and pour mixture through hole in lid.
7- Churn for 15 to 20 minutes or until desired consistency.

Enjoy!


Delicious smooth, creamy Vanilla Ice Cream



“This post is sponsored by Hamilton Beach Canada. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.” #HBSocialKitchen 

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  1. I had a lemon meringue pie ice cream once that I'd love to try to replicate.

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  2. First off, I have to say a huge thank you for offering an ice cream maker to your followers this summer! I love the idea of knowing exactly what's in your ice cream (a summer staple) and knowing that it's fresh. I think that perfecting a vanilla ice cream would be my first goal - like you said, you can really personalize it. Then I would start experimenting by adding different things to it - fresh fruit, candied nuts, caramel, and mountains of chocolate (cocoa, chips, hunks of brownies, yum)! After that I would step outside of the ice cream box and try less conventional additions like bacon. . . mmmmm. . . and then maybe try some boozy creations! As you said, the possibilities are endless!

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    1. You are welcome! And I love everything you would make.

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  3. I think the question should read: What flavour of ice cream wouldn't you make - I have never owned an ice cream maker but have always wanted one. I would get creative and make different flavours - but I would have ti make strawberry ice cream for my boys - they love it!

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    1. That's a great question also :) I'm sure they would love homemade strawberry ice cream!

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  4. i would first make peanut butter and chocolate

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  5. I would make Basic Vanilla but also make toppings for it. I f I was to make a flavoured one i would make chocolate mint.

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  6. Hi Helene,

    The ice cream looks delicious, I've been wanting to make some at home but haven't gotten around to it. Love your idea of getting the children involved, this will be a great activity to do with my kids!

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    1. Thanks so much, if you make ice cream once you will not buy ice cream at the store anymore. It would even be fun to do this activity when the kids have friends over.

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  7. I've always wanted to try making my own ice cream! I'd make mint oreo! MMM

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  8. I would love to try the Strawberry Banana! :) Thanks so much for the opportunity! :)

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  9. I would love to put some of the fresh blueberries in.
    jan

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  10. I would start with strawberry ice cream

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  11. Fresh strawberry rhubarb just picked this week

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  12. If I won I think my first ice cream would be something simple like vanilla, till I got used to using it and then I would like to make Maple Walnut, mmmm, I can taste it now!!

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  13. I would make strawberry ice cream.

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  14. I would make pineapple ice cream and mango ice cream. And maybe a coffee one too.

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  15. I would make strawberry cheese cake ice cream !

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  16. Your food always looks so good. I remember making homemade ice cream, by hand, using rock salt? I think that's what we used. The thicker the ice cream, became, the harder it was to turn the crank. I would make strawberry, using fresh strawberries.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate. This one is easy to use, no rock salt. You would like it.

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  17. I'd add chocolate fudge to my homemade ice cream.

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  18. I have to say, nothing like fresh homemade vanilla!

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  19. I would make a coconut ice cream and strawberry with fresh berries!

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  20. Where do I find your pin buttons?? none on the pictures or your blog I can see

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, I just added the code and it should work now.

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  21. I'd make a maple praline!

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  22. Well, Well, Well. I KNOW!! I Know! I would go for something caramelly!! :-) Yep!

    SueSueper

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  23. I would have to try to make chocolate ice cream

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  24. I would love to make chocolate ice cream - we love chocolate here!!

    M

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  25. I would start with what I hope would be an easy one - vanilla

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  26. I'd love to make coffee ice cream

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  27. I would love to make plain vanilla.

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  28. as maureen

    I would love vanilla with ribbons of caramel

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  29. I would make orange-pineapple ice cream.
    Florence c

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  30. I would make a mango pineapple ice cream! :)

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  31. I would make strawberry ice cream!

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  32. I would try to make lemon gelato and chocolate ice cream.

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  33. I want to be different so I would try Banana raspberry Ice cream! This would be a lot of fun!

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  34. If I had an ice cream maker I would make chocolate cherry ice cream. My 3 year old said she would make honey pineapple ice cream! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. I'd love to make strawberry ice cream.

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  36. I would make vanilla fudge swirl.

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  37. I would make Black Cherry ice cream

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  38. I would love to make strawberry cheesecake icecream!

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  39. I would add caramel sauce and chocolate chunks. Yum

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  40. Chocolate for sure! And add some cool stuff afterwards like m&ms!

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  41. I'd start with the basics, French Vanilla

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  42. Andrea

    I would make Tiger Tale ice cream!! Yummy

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  43. I would definitely start with your lovely vanilla ice cream and for hubby I would add cherries! :) Speaking of rock salt, we would take turns as kids churning by hand (can you imagine) and I have 5 siblings but it still took forever in 90 degree weather! Kids these days just don't get it ;)

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  44. I think I would attempt to make cookies and cream.

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  45. I would make chocolate chip ice cream.

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  46. I still remember the taste of the fresh peach homemade ice cream my grandma used to make. She made it in a wooden tub ice cream maker and we would take turns cranking it and adding ice and salt to the outside container. I would try to make peach ice cream and see if it tastes as good as I remembered.

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  47. I'd add chocolate chips to plain vanilla.

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  48. I would make good old vanilla.

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  49. I would love to make a dairy-free coconut milk and chocolate chip ice cream.

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  50. I'd make salted caramel!!! And dairy free - coconut milk!

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  51. I would make some sort of baileys brownie ice cream!

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  52. I'd start with a vanilla and then a maple walnut. They're two of my favourite and should be simple enough to whip together!!

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  53. The first flavour I would make is strawberry.

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  54. I would start with chocolate ice cream

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  55. Strawberry.

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  56. I think i would try blueberry (Andrea Amy)

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  57. I would make any and all flavours that I could think of! As for the first flavour I would make, I would let my girlfriend decide.

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  58. Fresh strawberry vanilla bean! mmmmm!!!!

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  59. first flavour I would make is strawberry.

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  60. I think I would start with vanilla bean!

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  61. i can't win the ice cream maker, but i can surely appreciate your awesome and beautiful ice cream!

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  62. I would make vanilla for sure for the first go.

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  63. now that is what I call ice cream! I am in love with it. I love love love chocolate ice cream!

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  64. All kinds but I would start with chocolate or vanilla.

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  65. I would love to make chocolate peanut butter ice cream if I won. (Judy Cowan)

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  66. Some sort of dulce de leche recipe. That flavour is truly incomparable!

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  67. My kids would want me to try chocolate first!

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  68. I would make my favourite cookies & creme

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  69. I would make a berry sorbet.

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  70. I love mango everything so I'd start with that. Can I make sorbets in this because they're my favourite kind of "ice" treat.

    This sure would be nice to help beat the heat.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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  71. I would make mango espresso ice cream

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  72. Vanilla with chocolate chips!

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  73. Your pictures make everything look delicious!! I would probably start with the basics and make vanilla first. Hubby would definitely want to try the blueberry. My next flavour would be something with almonds or pecans and praline, or maybe peach, strawberry or... oh my just too many choices!!

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  74. It would have to be fresh strawberry with raspberry for sure!

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  75. Vanilla Ice Cream! Love vanilla in summer and I love it with fresh raspberries, strawberries or peaches. So refreshing and yummy!

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  76. I would make Vanilla because it's my favorite!!

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  77. I would make cherry chocolate ice cream.

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  78. Simple vanilla bean to start. Basics and work my way into it

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  79. I would make Banana Mint Ice Cream, I can't find that anywhere!

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  80. I would make Baileys Liqueur Ice Cream

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  81. If I win I would make chocolate mint ice cream

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  82. I would make something pretty exciting.... vanilla!! :) Ha ha! It's my favorite!

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  83. I'd love to make peanut butter ice cream and strawberry. We've made pumpkin before and it was really different!

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  84. homemade protein ice cream!

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  85. I think I would try and make my favourite - pistachio!

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