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There's nothing like homemade vanilla ice cream!

6-8 servings
Prep time:
30 minutes plus overnight chilling and about 15 minutes to churn
Cook time:
20 minutes
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Recipe by BC Dairy Association


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Double boiler
  • Ice cream maker


  • 2 cups (500 mL) cream
  • 2 cups (500 mL) milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) skim milk powder
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract


  1. Prepare a custard base by combining all ingredients except the vanilla in the top of a double boiler. Gradually heat mixture to 74º–82º C. The water in the bottom of the double boiler should be simmering and your stove should be on a low setting. Hold at this temperature for 10–15 minutes. The mixture should smoothly coat the back of a spoon.
  2. Quickly cool the custard in an ice bath or in a sink of cold water. Add the vanilla extract.
  3. Cool the mixture in a refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  4. Freeze in an ice cream maker or hand churner.

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  • Thanks for this. It was a great hit with the family. Such a wonderful way to spend time together during the sunny weekends!