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