3-Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! What’s not to love? Though it’s easier to just pop in the shops and get yourself a tub of your cherished ice cream brand, I still find so much pleasure and satisfaction in whipping it up from time to time, especially when I’ve got guests to impress, Ego stroke mode activated.

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I digress. You don’t need to own an Ice Cream maker to be able to whip up this lush and yummy Vanilla Ice cream, absolutely no churn required. It’s so easy to make, and requires no fuss or stress. Just mix and freeze, simple!

Homemade vanilla ice cream

This Homemade Vanilla Ice cream involves just three ingredients; two ingredients actually though the third ingredient (Vanilla extract) adds so much flavour to it. This recipe can be used as a base for any other Ice Cream recipe, simply replace the Vanilla extract with any other flavour you prefer or go all out by adding Chocolate Chunks, Nuts or Fruits. I usually add Oreos cookies to mine but I wanted this recipe very plain and simple hence the exclusion of Oreos cookies.

Just so you know, Homemade Ice Cream has a tendency to freeze solid if it’s not frozen properly. It has to be stored in an airtight container and the temperature of your freezer should not be too high. If you still end up with solid Ice cream, do not panic. Just pop it in your FRIDGE half an hour before serving, this will help to to soften it up and you’re good to go.

For those who aren’t sure about where to get Double Cream, do try large supermarkets, better still ask Baker friends as Double cream is an essential baking ingredient. They’ll surely be able to help you.

My camera gave me issues yesterday, hence the he low picture quality. It just wouldn’t work, had to take these photos with my not too smart phone. Got my neighbour to take a look at it earlier today and it worked, apparently, it was only a settings brouhaha. *Face palm!

Let’s get started!


500g Double Cream/ Heavy Cream

200g Condensed Milk

1 Teaspon Vanilla Extract


Pour all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer. You can also use a manual whisk, though that would require a lot of elbow grease…

Homemade vanilla ice cream

Mix till stiff. Just as pictured below. Be careful not to over mix….


Pour the contents into a resealable container or a bread loaf pan. Cover TIGHTLY with the lid or cling film and freeze for at least 6 hours.

It’s advisable to cover with parchment paper first before attaching the lid. This stops ice crystals from forming on the surface.

Homemade vanilla ice cream


Homemade vanilla ice cream

Enjoy with your favourite toppings. I’m going with White Chocolate Chips and Sprinkles. Someone needs to invest in a bigger and better ice cream scoop right? Hehehe

Homemade vanilla ice cream

How gorgeous is this???

Homemade vanilla ice cream


I guess you’ll be giving this easy Homemade Vanilla Ice cream recipe a try, you’ve got absolutely no reason not to, will be waiting to read your feedbacks. Thanks once again to all our current and future blog subscribers. See you soon! Subscribe oh! Ehen! Cheers

30 thoughts on “3-Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

  1. Hi sisi., will try this recipe if yours next weekend.. But this condensed milk is it the peak condensed milk that is been sold in Nigeria?

  2. I’ve gone round stores looking for double cream, all I see is whipped cream or cream for thickening soups. What other alternative is there please? I’m in Nigeria. Thanks

  3. Hi sisi. Love ur Insta page n ur recipes too. Iv got vanilla infused sugar. Can’t use d vanilla extract cos of alcohol. How can I sub my vanilla sugar into d recipe. I’d like to stick to ur recipe as much as I can. N Thanx for sharing ur recipes

  4. LOve this recipe. All ingredients can b found in spar or goodies supermarket for those living in lagos Nigeria. sisi, can I use my blender to mix?

    • Thanks so much for the recommendations. Loads of people have been asking on Facebook. No, you can’t use a blender, you can use a hand whisk, though it will involve ablot of mixing but you’ll get there.,…

    • They are similar but not quite the same. Whipping cream will give you a very soft texture while double cream will produce a firmer consistency. For this recipe, I wouldn’t really use whipping cream as the fat content isn’t as much as required to produce a firm and thick consistency. But if you’ve got nothing to lose, then I’d say, go for it. Let’s know how you get on with it…

  5. love this will try it. but I want to ask where do you think I can get the heavy cream for the vanilla ice cream.
    Or can you please give me a brand name that produces it?

    • There are different brands sold here in the UK and I’m sure it’s the same in Nigeria. Please ask around, especially bakers. They use double cream for some icing recipes….

  6. Wow! Yummy. This is very lovely and will give it a try. Please SISI, can you advice a Nigerian name for double cream/heavy cream we can buy here in Lagos. Many thanks

  7. Hello jemimah… I am a first tym visitor to ur blog but I follow u on IG, the love of ice cream brought me here. The simplicity of this recipe is like mmusic to my soul I love it nd I am soo trying it out soon. But I would like to know if u reside in lagos? I would also love to know where I can buy this condensed milk and the brand u used. Thank u for helping us tweak our menu every once in a while.. btwn.. I am a lawyer too

    • Hi Loretta, thanks so much for your comment. Glad you find the recipe simple and hoping to read a feedback from you soonish. Regarding the Condensed milk brand, I used Carnation which is one of the most popular brands so you’ll have no trouble sourcing it. I’m in the UK. You’re very welcome… #TeamFoodieLawyer

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