Friday, June 21, 2013

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe-Easy Homemade Eggless Vanilla Ice Cream (without an ice cream maker)

Who doesn't love ice creams? Homemade ice cream is very simple to make and tastes great. You do not need an ice cream maker to prepare ice cream at home. This basic vanilla ice cream is made with easily available ingredients and is very simple to prepare. You can also use this recipe as a base for making other ice creams by adding different flavor. Today we will see how to make vanilla ice-cream at home without the help of an ice cream maker. 

Easy vanilla ice cream

How to make Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients needed 

Milk - 2 1/2 cup or 1/2 liter (full fat milk)
Granulated white Sugar - 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Cornflour - 1 tbsp
Gelatin - 1 tsp
Dairy cream - 1 cup (ready made or homemade)*


Keep the freeze setting in maximum.

Mix cornflour in 2 tbsp of cold milk and keep it ready.

Soak gelatin in 2 tbsp lukewarm water for 5 minutes. Then stir it over a bowl of warm water until it dissolves.


Boil milk until it reduces a little.This is done to prevent ice crystal formation.

Add sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.

Reduce the flame and mix cornflour gradually stirring continuously. When the milk starts thickening, switch off the flame. 

When the milk is lukewarm, add gelatin and mix well. Chill it in the freezer for 2 hours.

Then add fresh cream, vanilla essence and beat with a wooden ladle. If you are using electric beater, then beat it in low speed for a few minutes, keeping the vessel over a bowl of ice cubes. (Do not use mixie)

Pour it in an aluminium tray or box with a lid and keep it in the freezer. Once half set, remove from the freezer, beat it for a few minutes and pour it back into the pan and freeze again.

You can beat 2-3 times. This is done to get creamier ice cream.

Your homemade ice cream is ready once it sets. Allow it to thaw for 5 minutes before serving.

You can jazz up ice cream with tutti frutti, toasted nuts,chopped fruits or crumbled cookies and enjoy!!

By the time I finished taking pictures, the ice cream started melting. I posted this picture because I loved it very much.

homemade vanilla ice cream
Easy Vanilla Ice Cream 

Aluminium containers freeze faster. Use containers with lids. If you do not have a lid, use a plastic sheet to cover the ice cream to prevent crystal formation. Shallow containers are preferable as they set faster. 

*For homemade cream - Boil milk, allow it to cool and keep it in the fridge overnight. The next morning you will find a layer of thick cream on the top. You can collect that cream and store it in the freezer. You can use this cream for preparing ice cream. I used only homemade cream for this recipe.

Pure vegetarians can substitute gelatin with agar agar/china grass.

More Ice Cream Recipes 

Kulfi Ice Cream 

Mango Ice cream 

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  1. Padhu this is looking super delicious.. Loved the last picture.. Can we use any other flour other than corn??

  2. That Ice cream looks very creamy & delicious.

  3. Wow you r tempting too much so creamy any yumy

  4. Yummy mouth watering ice cream looks so delicious.

  5. Ice cream looks super creamy and yum...

  6. looks delicious. tempting, especially the last picture.

  7. Wow.. Tempting. Looks perfect Padhu :)

  8. hi padhu,
    Here is some info about gelatin. For vegetarians better not to have food containg gelatin.

    Gelatin is protein obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones with water. It is usually obtained from cows or pigs. Gelatin is used in shampoos, face masks, and other cosmetics; as a thickener for fruit gelatins and puddings (such as Jell-O); in candies, marshmallows, cakes, ice cream, and yogurts; on photographic film; in vitamins as a coating and as capsules; and it is sometimes used to assist in "clearing" wines. Gelatin is not vegan. However, there is a product called agar agar that is sometimes marketed as "gelatin," but it is vegan--it is derived from a type of seaweed.

  9. aaaw.. that is so tempting.. yummy.. :)

  10. A perfect tempting ice cream.

  11. "Soak gelatin in 2 tbsp lukewarm water for 5 minutes. Then stir it over a bowl of warm water until it dissolves."
    How much is this bowl of warm water? I mean the measure of it.

  12. Jaccob Ninan - Just half a cup of warm water

  13. can we use agar agar powder instead of gelatin?

  14. Hi Padhu, I got strips of agar agar from the market. I didn’t get it in powder form. How do I use it? Thanks

    1. Tear the strips into small pieces. Dissolve it in a little hot water by bringing it to a boil over medium heat. Then simmer for a few minutes.Cool it and use it. For more details refer

  15. hi padhu, i made this vanila came out very creamier.i cant believe it.i have tried so many recipes but ended up with kara kara textured icecream only.i didnt get fresh cream,so i didnt use it.i used china grass strips.
    thank u for the recipe.i feel extremely happy.because i was trying madly to get the right consistency.

  16. Hii padhu.. I really want to make this ice cream.. But i don't have dairy cream.. Can i use sour cream instead of that..??

    Thanks in advance..

    1. You can use fresh home made cream that you collect from the milk. Boil milk, cool it and keep it inside the fridge. Next day you will find a layer of cream on the top. Collect that cream and keep it in the freezer. Use it whenever required.

  17. hii padhu what about the corn mixed in cold milk. when to add

    1. Kindly read the 2 nd sentence under "Preparation" and 3 rd sentence under "Method". I have written clearly to mix cornflour.

  18. Incase we using agar agar then how much quantity is required?I have white stripes of china grass.

    1. Tear and use 3-4 bits (around 1 tbsp bits). Soak it in hot water for 10 minutes, boil on low heat for 5-10 minutes stirring continuously. Then when warm, mix it with warm milk.

      If it is agar agar powder, substituted the same amount of powdered agar agar for powdered gelatin and cook only for 5 minutes.

  19. Hi. After freezing does this ice cream become solid like commercial ones or just firm.

  20. It will become firm but if you expect whatever you eat in the parlour, it may not be as much as you think. But be satisfied that if you prepare it, it is definitely going to be healthy and safe :-)


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