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The world’s best homemade ice cream recipe

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (WORLD'S BEST)

Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
  • 8 Cups Whole Milk


  • Whisk together milk, cream cornstarch, salt, sugar in large sauté pan or pot.
  • Whisk egg yolks.
  • Add 1⁄2 cup of the milk/cream mixture to the egg yolks and whisk further.
  • Whisk the egg yolk mixture into the sauté pan with the remainder of the milk mixture.
  • Cook over medium-hi heat, stirring constantly for 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Remove from heat.
  • Place plastic wrap directly on cream mixture, and chill 8 hours.
  • Mix in vanilla extract to taste (Costco vanilla extract is excellent!)
  • Pour mixture into freezer container of your 1 gallon electric ice-cream maker and freeze with ice and 1 box of Morton’s Ice cream salt.
  • Allow electric ice-cream maker to run until stopping and enjoy!