Hurried Homemaker

- for supermoms short on time -
April 20th, 2011 by Rhiana

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream


I love to make homemade ice cream, now. Before? Not so much. I got an electric ice cream maker a few years ago and was so excited to try new ice cream recipes … only to be disappointed that I had either overcooked eggs or the ice cream didn’t freeze well (many got too icy). It seems like I tried hundreds of recipes (probably only about 10 or so in reality) and I got so frustrated. So, I decided to combine the aspects of several recipes into one and see how it worked out … luckily it went great. This is the ice cream that I find tastes the creamiest, freezes the best, and is a great base for toppings.

First, you need one of these:

Doesn’t have to be this one exactly, but this is what I happen to have and love.


  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix (you could use other flavors, too)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar (superfine dissolves best)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (use the best you can find)
  • 1 small pinch of salt


Simply whisk all the ingredients together until sugar is dissolved. Pour into electric ice cream maker. Finish according to ice cream maker’s instructions.


Use in ice cream pies or top with fresh fruit, candies, or drizzle with fudge topping.


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