Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Sandy Young


During the summer of 1961, when Frank and I were attending summer school at Mississippi College, we were in charge of making ice cream for the Baptist Student Union social. I had left my cookbook at home, so we went to a bookstore in Jackson and copied my trusty recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I'm not sure, but I think we got paid back for our "thievery": the last freezer of ice cream, our freezer, got salt in it and never froze. Of course, back then Frank was cranking the cream by hand, so the loss of a whole gallon of ice cream was a "tragedy" for us.

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2 1/2 c
granulated sugar
6 c
milk (i use 2%)
2 c
half and half cream
2 c
whipping cream or heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Beat eggs and gradually add sugar.
Mix in milk, then both creams.
Add vanilla and salt. Pour into one-gallon freezer, and freeze according to freezer manufacturer's directions.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices