4 Ingredients No-Churn Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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White creamy goodness is best served as no-churn homemade vanilla ice cream. With only 4 ingredients, this homemade ice cream with condensed milk will sure be able to get the party started.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Is A Classic!

I would like to think that I am part of the 99.99 percent of the population that enjoys ice cream. The texture is creamy, the taste is sweet, yet flavorful. What is there not to like about ice cream? For me, I enjoy ice cream of all flavors and backgrounds.

The ice cream can be homemade peanut butter chocolate ice cream, homemade blueberry ice cream, homemade avocado ice cream, etc. With all the “homemade” I just mention, you can tell that I love a good bowl of ice cream made from scratch.

With all those flavors blessing my taste pallet, I still find myself going back to the classic homemade vanilla ice cream. This is one of those ice creams that you go to when you can’t decide on what ice cream to eat. Let me correct myself, vanilla ice cream is what you go to when you are trying to think of a dessert to eat.

That is just how good this ice cream is. Additionally, the cool thing about this recipe is that you only need 4 ingredients, so this homemade ice cream with condensed milk is easy to make.

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What Are The Main 4 Ingredients In Vanilla Ice Cream?

Well, taking a gander at what is the main ingredient in vanilla ice cream I would have to guess vanilla for $5000 Alex! However, this no-churn homemade vanilla ice cream recipe has 4 ingredients that are the star of this show.

First, you have the heavy cream because you know the name of this ice cream holds weight. Then, we will throw in some sweetened condensed milk because you can’t go wrong with homemade ice cream with condensed milk. After that, we are going to use some vanilla extract. You can use vanilla beans if you want to be fancy.

Finally, we are about to grab some salt and sprinkle it in the ice cream like Salt Bae. Also, best to believe we are never salty, so we will not overdo it on the salt. 

How Do You Make Homemade Ice Cream With Condensed Milk?

There are multiple ways to make homemade ice cream with condensed milk. For this recipe, we will discuss the no-churn method in detail. Now, let us talk about using an ice maker. For those who want to use an ice maker, place the ice cream mixture into the ice cream maker and let it do the work.

Serve the ice cream or place the ice cream into a sealed bowl and place it in the freezer to harden just a bit before serving. The method to make no-churn ice cream is provided below since that is how we will make the ice cream for this recipe.

What Dishes Can I Make At Home?

You can make any dish you want to at home. All you need is the right ingredients and the right equipment, and you are good to go. The Foodzetic website will teach you how to make the most exquisite dishes at home.

We have you covered for everything under the sun, and of course, this homemade ice cream with condensed milk recipe is amazing and done from home.

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How Do You Make 4 Ingredients Vanilla Ice Cream From Scratch Without An Ice Cream Maker?

Without an ice cream maker, using the no-churn method will be your best bet. The instructions are provided below, and it is only 5 steps. As humans, we can be a little lazy, so I will do you a favor. Here is how to do the no-churn process.

  1. Whip heavy whipping cream.
  2. Add vanilla extract, and salt.
  3. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk until it is mixed with the whipped cream, salt, and vanilla extract mixture.
  4. Add ice-cream to an airtight container and place it in the freezer.
  5. Serve your 4 Ingredients No-Churn Homemade Vanilla Ice-cream with your favorite syrup, fruits, nuts, cereal, or candy!

Does 4 Ingredients Vanilla Ice Cream Have Real Vanilla?

Vanilla ice cream having real vanilla depends on the ice cream itself. Some ice cream has real vanilla and some ice cream uses artificial vanilla.

What Does Condensed Milk Do In Ice Cream?

The condensed milk will help the ice cream soften up while acting as a component to sweeten the ice cream. If you do not want your ice cream to come out too sweet, then you can use low-fat or fat-free condensed milk.

What is interesting about condensed milk is that the thick and syrupy texture of the milk comes from how it was created. Like any other milk, condensed milk comes from a cow. After the milk is extracted from the cow, the water content of the milk evaporate, leaving behind what we know and love as condensed milk.

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Why Vanilla Ice Cream Is The Best?

There are plenty of reasons for vanilla ice cream being a fan favorite. From a universal standpoint, everybody likes the flavor of vanilla. No matter where you go, everybody loves vanilla ice cream, and by everybody, I mean the people who do not dislike things because they are popular.

I am positive that somebody is going to read this and be like “this blogger is spewing lies because I hate vanilla ice cream.” Buddy, if society starts to tell you that vanilla ice cream is disgusting, then you will fall in love with that dessert. My point is that I never came across somebody who generally disliked vanilla ice cream.

What’s The Difference Between Vanilla And New York Vanilla Ice Cream?

Some people have a hard time telling the difference between vanilla and New York vanilla ice cream. I mean, they are both delicious, they are both sweet, and they are both white to the eyes of an amateur.

“Why do we have to be amateurs?” If you look closely at both vanilla and New York vanilla ice cream you will see that the New York vanilla ice cream has a yellowish look to it. The reason for this is that New York vanilla ice cream is a custard-style ice cream that uses eggs which is why New York vanilla ice cream tends to have a yellow look to it.

On the contrary, regular vanilla ice cream typically does not use eggs therefore the ice cream comes out as white as snow. Also, the egg affects the taste of the ice cream, giving the New York vanilla ice cream a richer flavor than the regular vanilla ice cream.

Which Is Better, Vanilla Bean Or French Vanilla?

Vanilla bean or French vanilla is both great for homemade vanilla ice cream, however, one being better than the other is subjective. Like the New York vanilla ice cream, the French vanilla uses a custard-style utilized by eggs.

On the other hand, vanilla beans give the ice cream a more authentic vanilla flavor. Also, the vanilla bean gives the ice cream a creamier taste and a thicker consistency.

In conclusion, if you want a richer flavor of ice cream, then go with the French vanilla. If you want ice cream on the creamy side that is th-th-th-th-thick, then I would recommend trying your homemade vanilla ice cream using vanilla beans. Either way, you can’t go wrong with homemade ice cream with condensed milk.

Why Do They Call It French Vanilla?

Fun fact, French vanilla was not made in France. “The creator is a great big phony!” Alright, alright, let us not start name-calling. The reason why this ice cream is called “French vanilla” is that the foundation of the ice cream uses egg yolks which are not used in regular vanilla ice cream.

I guess if I think hard enough eggs do remind me a little about Paris. Actually, I do not think of Paris when I am using eggs. Regardless, the name is the name. As long as the ice cream is good, then you will not hear me complain.

What Is The Best Type Of Vanilla?

This is a 4 ingredients no-churn homemade vanilla ice cream recipe, but there are plenty more vanilla ice creams where that came from. We have already talked about New York vanilla ice cream and French vanilla ice cream, but there is more.

  • Madagascar vanilla is known for its rich, sweet, and creamy flavor.
  • Mexican vanilla is bold, dark, and smokey. The vanilla is extracted from a tonka bean which contains coumarin. Coumarin is banned from all food consumption products in the United States. So, if you live in the United States do not expect to find any type of ice cream using Mexican vanilla.
  • Indian vanilla has a sweet woodsy flavor that some can debate being better than the Madagascar vanilla. I think that is subjective and that you should try and compare the two for yourself.
  • Indonesian vanilla has a woodsy flavor mix with a sweetness that is perfect for making homemade vanilla ice cream. The richness of the Indonesian vanilla bean can give the ice cream a French vanilla flavor without using egg yolks.
  • Tahitian vanilla has a fruitier flavor than any other vanilla bean. This is because the Tahitian vanilla lacks vanillin content, but it still keeps its flavor component that is greater than any other vanilla bean.
  • Tonga vanilla – The vanilla experts say that Tonga vanilla is the king/queen of all vanilla land. Who are these experts you might ask? I do not know, but here is the reason why Tonga vanilla reign superior to other vanilla. The Tonga vanilla bean grows in an environment that is rich in fertile soil. This enhances the vanilla bean’s aromatic and flavor qualities beyond the average vanilla bean.

The Best Type Of Vanilla Extract?

I will not debate with anybody that vanilla extract from the United States is better than vanilla extract in foreign countries because it is pointless. Truth be told, when you get a vanilla extract to use for your homemade ice cream with condensed milk recipe, you are probably going to get the vanilla extract from your local grocery store.

Under those circumstances, the best vanilla extract to get is a pure vanilla extract, or you can get vanilla beans. This will help your homemade vanilla ice cream have a more authentic vanilla taste.

What Is The Best Tasting Ice Cream?

For the sake of this recipe, I will say that the best tasting ice cream is created using this 4 ingredients no-churn homemade vanilla ice cream recipe. Then again, when I am in the mood for peanut butter and chocolate my favorite ice cream is from the homemade peanut butter chocolate ice cream recipe. Also, I can’t forget about the times I am in the mood for a blueberry dessert. Those days the homemade blueberry ice cream recipe is my best friend.

The point I am trying to make is that the best tasting ice cream for me depends on how I am feeling that day and every recipe I just mentioned will get you through your day with a smile on your face.

How Do I Substitute Condensed Milk For Ice Cream?

If you do not want to make homemade ice cream with condensed milk, then replace the condensed milk with nonfat milk. Mixing the nonfat milk with sugar, margarine, and boiling water will give the substitute milk the same thickness and richness that condensed milk has.

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Making The 4 Ingredients No-Churn Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Servings: 10

  • Only 4 Ingredient No-Churn Ice Cream
    • 3 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream or 1 1/2 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream and 1 1/2 cups of Half and Half Cream
    • 1 1/4 cups of Sweetened Condensed Milk
    • 4 tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Optional Ingredients
    • 4 Whole Vanilla Bean
    • 1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • Equipment
    • Electric Mixer
    • Pint Container
    • Spatula
    • Mixing Bowl

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No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream Instructions

  1. Put the heavy cream into the electric mixer and whip the heavy whipping cream.
  2. Add vanilla extract and salt.
  3. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk until it is mixed with the whipped cream, salt, and vanilla extract mixture.
  4. Add ice-cream to an airtight container and place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours.
  5. Serve your 4-Ingredients No-Churn Homemade Vanilla Ice-cream with your favorite syrup, fruits, nuts, cereal, or candy!

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The 4 Ingredients No-Churn Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe Is Done!

There is nothing else to do now, but to enjoy this ice cream.

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4 Ingredient No-Churn Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

White creamy goodness is best served as no-churn homemade vanilla ice cream. With only 4 ingredients, this homemade ice cream with condensed milk will surely get the party started.
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Prep Time 3 hrs
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Total Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 374 kcal

Equipment

  • Electric Mixer
  • Pint Container
  • Spatula
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream 1 1/2 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream and 1 1/2 cups of Half and Half Cream Is an option.
  • 1 1/4 Cups Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt

Optional Ingredient

Instructions
 

Preparing The Ice Cream

  • Put the heavy cream into the electric mixer and whip heavy whipping cream.
  • Add vanilla extract and salt.
  • Fold in the sweetened condensed milk until it is mixed with the whipped cream, salt, and vanilla extract mixture.

Freezing The Ice Cream

  • Add ice-cream to an airtight container and place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve your 4-Ingredients No-Churn Homemade Vanilla Ice-cream with your favorite syrup, fruits, nuts, cereal, or candy!

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 198mgSugar: 21gVitamin A: 1152IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 155mgIron: 1mg
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