Easy Vanilla Ice Cream

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream

Just freeze a mixture of egg yolks, sugar, whipped cream, and vanilla essence. You'll need a bowl and hand mixer for this recipe.

Ingredients: an easy-to-make amount

Egg yolks
Heavy cream
Vanilla essence
as needed
Bowl, hand mixer, and container for freezing.


1. Combine egg yolks and sugar in a bowl. Beat well until the mixture is whitish and creamy.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk the cream into stiff peaks. (If you put this bowl inside another bowl filled with ice water, the cream will stiffen better.)
3. Combine the egg mixture, whipped cream, and vanilla essence and stir well.
4. In the same bowl or in a separate container, chill to set in the freezer (mix once or twice midway through freezing). It's done when the cream is firm.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my mom's homemade recipe I remember from my childhood. I recommend this degree of sweetness for early autumn rather than at the height of summer.