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Creamy Homemade Ice Cream

28 Nov
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This ice cream is delicious and couldn’t be easier to pull together.  I make a point of having a pint of cream in the refrigerator in case the need arises. And no reason not to keep the bowl in the freezer … in a plastic bag to avoid burn.  Just stir the milk, cream and sugar together and add some vanilla.  Or do any number of variations – see below.  Then blend it in the ice cream maker (this is a great one from Cuisinart) for about 25 minutes.  It’s a bit loud so I usually have it mix in a room I’m not in.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes  |  Mixing Time: 20-25 Minutes


  • 1       cup whole milk, chilled (1% works well too)
  • 3/4   cup granulated sugar
  • 2       cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 1-2    teaspoon pure vanilla extract, to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, use a whisk to combine the milk and sugar until the sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute .
  2. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla to taste.
  3. Turn machine on, pour mixture into freezer bowl through ingredient spout and let mix until thickened, about 25-30 minutes.


Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (pictured above)

Chop desired amount of a 4 ounce bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate bar (I usually use 1/2 bar) into tiny uneven pieces.  Add the chocolate during the last five minutes of mixing.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Omit vanilla and replace with 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons pure mint extract.  Add chocolate as above.

Credit: Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker instruction booklet