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Easy Vanilla Ice Cream for 4 Qt. Ice Cream Maker

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream for 4 Qt. Ice Cream Maker


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Pour into frozen ice cream maker canister.


Black Forest:  Mix in 1/2 cup chocolate syrup and 1 can of pitted Bing cherries, drained and halved.

Chocolate Covered Peanuts:  Mix in 1 1/2 cups chocolate syrup and chocolate-covered peanuts.

Cookies and Cream:  Reduce sugar to 1 1/2 cups.  Mix in 30 cream –filled sandwich cookies, broken in small pieces.  

Orange-aide:  Mix in 1 (12 oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted.

Mint-Chocolate Chip:  Replace vanilla extract with 1 teaspoon of mint extract.  Add 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, 4 drops of green food coloring (optional) to mixture.

Peanut Butter:   Mix in 2 cups of chunky peanut butter and mix well.

Chocolate Chip Walnut:  Add 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate bits and 1 cup chopped walnuts;

Add in 6 mashed bananas and 1 quart coarsely chopped strawberries.

Double Almond Chocolate:  Replace vanilla extract with almond extract.  Add 6 ounces finally chopped semisweet chocolate squares and 2 cups chopped almonds to mixture.

Cookie Dough:  Add 1 roll (18 ounces) refrigerated raw cookie dough, cut into small pieces, to mixture.

Banana Pudding:  Add 1 cup mashed bananas and 12 crushed vanilla wafers to cream mixture.

Course: Kid Friendly, Desserts

Prep Time: 0-10 minutes

Cook Time:

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