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two vanilla ice cream cones with flowers, in glasses, in a pie pan

Easy No-Cook Vanilla Ice Cream

4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Author: Caylie
Creamy, luscious, not too sweet, and super simple to make! This Easy No-Cook Vanilla Ice Cream is truly the best summertime treat.


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cup sugar
  • a pinch of salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  • Stir gently until sugar is dissolved.
  • Freeze according to your ice cream machine's instructions.
  • Transfer into an airtight container and let harden.


  • If you don't have half and half, you can make your own! Combine 1/2 cup whole milk and 1/2 cup fat free milk to have a homemade half and half.
  • You can use vanilla bean paste in this recipe, but you may need to scale back the amount slightly.
Expert Tips:
  • Do not beat the ice cream base! Stir slowly and try to avoid having as many bubbles as possible.
  • This recipe is vegetarian and gluten free.
  • If you add any mix-ins, I cannot guarantee freeze times.
  • Make sure the milks are cold before starting.
  • If you’re a soft serve fan like me, skip the freezing part and enjoy straight out of the ice cream machine!


Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 347kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 4gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 86mgSugar: 21g

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