Come on, let’s list the uses for vanilla ice cream!
- A dessert on its own
- A topping for dessert pies and crumbles
- The thing that floats in a root beer float
- The thing that makes milk shakes extra decadent
- The thing that’s sandwiched when you typically make ice cream sandwiches
I’m sure there are lots more that good ole’ plain vanilla ice cream can contribute to the enjoyment of foodies everywhere.
Surprisingly, I’ve been having trouble finding vanilla ice cream in my neighborhood grocery and convenience stores the past few days. And with the modified enhanced community quarantine just around the corner, I can be sure that ice cream deliveries to these local stores will be delayed.
This is quite unfortunate as I have hankering for pies and shakes that include this treat.
Since necessity is the mother of invention, I decided to make vanilla ice cream myself.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 cup all-purpose cream (my substitute for the 1 cup half-and-half that the original recipe called for)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla
Combine the milk, all-purpose cream, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Mix until well blended.
In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until it begins to double in volume or form stiff peaks.
Mix in the vanilla mixture until well combined.
Now, I have vanilla ice cream ready to use for pies and milkshakes!
Try this recipe out for yourself!
Looking for other easy-to-cook dishes to try out while in quarantine? Check out my other kitchen adventures:
- Calamansi Muffins
- Easy Crema de Fruta and Tipsy Chocolate Cake
- Easy Creamy Pesto Chicken
- Banana Loaf Three Ways
- Sausage Pasta with Creamy Sundried Tomatoes
- Homemade Avocado Ice Cream Cake
- Slow Cooker Pork Roast
- Easy Shepherd’s Pie
- Homemade Mango Ice Cream
- Baked Salmon
- Thai Peanut Sauce
- Oatmeal Peanut Butter Breakfast Balls
- Red Velvet Cupcakes
- Five-Minute Lava Cake
- Carrot Cupcakes
- Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- Mini-Blueberry Cheesecakes
- Frozen Mocha Cheesecake
- Chocolate Chip Cookies