Vanilla Ice Cream


I’ve only recently started to appreciate the simple staple that is vanilla ice cream. Don’t worry, I still always pick chocolate over vanilla. But I’ve come to enjoy a good scoop of vanilla as a blank canvas to add on more sweet (usually chocolate) stuff. I’m a big fan of different textures with my ice cream, so this works out well (I still miss the chocolate fro-yo with natural peanut butter and whipped cream that I would eat almost every night in college).

I found a really easy vanilla ice cream recipe from AllRecipes – it only requires 4 ingredients. And if you put it together while also making the buckwheat chocolate chip cookies, you can throw in a few mini balls of dough and make an awesome chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Yum.

Vanilla Ice Cream (From AllRecipes)


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Combine whipping cream and half-and-half in a large bowl.

Whisk in the sugar, then the vanilla.

IMG_7030Use an ice cream machine for the rest of the process, or put the mixture in the freezer (in a freezer-safe container) and pull out every hour to mix, until it has solidified into ice cream.

Try adding in different things if you want: cookie dough, broken up candy bars, chocolate chips, etc. before putting the mix in the freezer.


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