Val's Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream



  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 quart half & half
  • 1/2 gallon whole milk



  1. Whisk eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and half & half together.  Pour into canister.  Then pour whole milk up to fill line.  Put canister into ice cream bucket with ice and ice cream salt around canister and let run 30-40 minutes until thick and smooth.
  2. Be sure to celebrate National Dairy Month with a trip to your favorite ice cream destination or by making your own!

Val is a farmer, wife, mom and volunteer discovering “fields of opportunity” in North Iowa.  She blogs at Corn, ‘Beans, Pigs and Kids.