Basic Vanilla Ice-cream

Vanilla forms an excellent base for most desserts because of its mellow flavour, which highlights the other ingredients. Not only that, it also cooperates well with most fruits to form milk shakes, smoothies and sundaes too. Here is how you can make Basic Vanilla Ice-Cream at home using readily available ingredients and a simple procedure.

Basic Vanilla Ice-cream

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Basic Vanilla Ice-cream recipe - How to make Basic Vanilla Ice-cream

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings
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2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornflour
1/2 cup fresh cream
1 tsp vanilla essence

  1. Combine the cornflour and ¼ cup of milk in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the remaining 2¼ cups of milk in a deep non-stick pan, and allow it to boil on a medium flame for 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the sugar and the cornflour-milk mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously. Cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, add the fresh cream and vanilla essence and mix well.
  5. Pour the mixture into a shallow aluminium container. Cover with an aluminium foil and freeze for 6 hours or till semi-set.
  6. Pour the mixture into a mixer and blend till smooth.
  7. Transfer the mixture back into the same aluminium shallow container. Cover with an aluminium foil and freeze for approx. 10 hours or till set.
  8. Scoop and serve.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy218 cal
Protein4.2 g
Carbohydrates22 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat10.7 g
Cholesterol13.3 mg
Sodium21.7 mg


Basic Vanilla Ice-cream
 on 12 Mar 20 01:03 PM

All time favourite.thanks
Tarla Dalal
15 Mar 20 10:23 AM
   Thanks for the feedback.
Basic Vanilla Ice-cream
 on 05 Oct 19 06:21 PM

I followed your recipe but when we ate, it was like there was ice. Why this happened?
Tarla Dalal
10 Oct 19 03:21 PM
   Hi, Make sure wen you semi set it.. churn it really well in the mixer till smooth.. if it is not blended well.. there will be ice crystals.. and also remember to cover it really well.. and then freeze it.
Basic Vanilla Ice-cream
 on 03 Oct 19 07:01 PM

Tarla Dalal
08 Oct 19 11:12 AM
   Sonal, thanks for feedback.
Basic Vanilla Ice-cream
 on 14 Mar 17 01:42 PM

Basic Vanilla Ice-cream
 on 27 Mar 15 07:40 PM

All time fav icecream...tried it and came out perfect....served it with butterscotch sauce..:p..this beautiful image made me try this recipe....grt pic!!
Basic Vanilla Ice-cream
 on 25 Mar 15 08:58 AM

This basic recipe of Vanilla ice-cream is really wow, It is perfect in taste and texture. My family really likes it so I make it very often.