Vanilla Ice Box Ice Cream

vanilla ice cream recipeWe had a number of emails requesting a vanilla ice box ice cream. The following recipe is very good. It’s simple. Make a sugar syrup in the microwave and add that plus the vanilla to the whipped cream.

This is a sister recipe to our Chocolate Ice Box ice Cream Recipe. Instead of using chocolate syrup to make your ice cream, this recipe uses a sugar syrup to sweeten your ice cream. It’s not quite as simple as the chocolate ice cream recipe but is still an easy recipe.

Since the vanilla is providing the flavor, use a good quality vanilla extract.


1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1/4 cup water
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract


1. Mix the granulated sugar, salt, corn syrup, and water in a microwave safe bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Heat it in the microwave until it simmers, stirring once. Place the bowl of sugar syrup in the refrigerator or freezer until well cooled.
2. Beat the whipping cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
3. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and sugar syrup.
4. Pour it into a one-quart pan or baking dish and freeze.

Baker’s Note: Rapidly freezing your ice cream improves the texture. Since your freezer is colder than the freezing compartment of your refrigerator, you’ll make better ice cream in the freezer.