Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

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based on 47 reviews
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3 min.
363 min.
14 servings

Everyone loves homemade ice cream! With only 3 ingredients, it's a budget friendly summer dessert. Use your ice cream maker to make the process easier and try one of the variations for fruit ice cream pr chocolate chip ice cream to mix things up a bit.


  • 1 quart half-and-half
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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BEAT half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until combined; freeze for 2 hours. Beat on medium speed for 30 seconds; freeze for additional 4 hours or until firm. Or, use ice cream maker, freezing according to manufacturer's directions.

Add 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels halfway through freezing period. Continue freezing as above.

FOR FRUIT-FLAVORED ICE CREAM: Use 3 cups half-and-half, 2 to 3 cups fruit pulp, 1 1/4 cups (14-ounce can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar; omit vanilla extract. Freeze as above.

NOTE: If using sweetened frozen fruit, omit sugar.

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Fabulous and Versatile

This is a simple, yet delicious recipe. I have also made coffee, strawberry, chocolate, and peach varieties just playing around. Try it, you won't regret it.

- Angela Norruis from PA

Just Okay

I was looking for a recipe with sweetened condensed milk as I opened the wrong type of milk for a different recipe. I made this with high hopes. It was okay. It was not nearly as "creamy" as the recipe name suggests. I ended p making shakes for the kids out of it. So it wasn't a complete loss. I didn't use it until the next day so maybe I just left it in the freezer too long and should have used it the same day. I may try again sometime.

- Pam Scopa from Pembroke Pines, FL

What an easy recipe!!!

I loved this was so easy to make. I added the chocolate chips to it also. My husband loved it. I'm make it again when the grandchildren come to visit.

- Bonnie Capuano from WEWAHITCHKA, FL

I sure do love ice cream

i think this is a good recipe for anybody. you dont even need on of those fancy ice cream makers to make it.

- Nayome Gilliard from SAINT PAUL, MN

Tastes great & good consistancy

I grew up eating this! My Mom always used this as a base for all of her ice cream recipes, & it can be used in an ice cream machine too. It tastes great, & has a good consistancy.

- Tracy Rice from Metairie, LA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/14 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 14

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 190
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 9g (14% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6g (30% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 40mg (14% of DV)
  • Sodium: 70mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 19g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 19g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 15% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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