Simple Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Simple Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe
Prep Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bean, cream, ice, icecream, vanilla
Servings: 5


  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Mixer


  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 ea Vanilla Bean
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (Pure)


  • In a medium bowl, combine milk, heavy cream, and sugar. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved. Add the vanilla extract and cut the vanilla bean in half. Use the back of a knife and scrape the insides of the bean from the pod of the vanilla bean.
  • Add to the milk mixture along with the vanilla extract and whisk until well combined. Add the vanilla bean to the milk mixture to extract more flavor. Cover with the lid of plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Churn the milk mixture according to the ice cream machine manufacturer instructions. Once the mixture has turned into soft ice cream, place in a container and allow to freeze for, at least, 4 hours to become more firm.