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Soft Vanilla Ice Cream

A Creamy Delight to Satisfy Your Cravings

Soft Vanilla Ice Cream by George Zolis

Indulge in the pure bliss of homemade soft vanilla ice cream, a timeless treat that brings delight to both young and old. With its velvety-smooth texture and rich vanilla flavor, this classic dessert is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. In this recipe, I will guide you through a step-by-step recipe to create your own homemade vanilla ice cream. Get ready to embark on a delicious journey of creamy goodness!

The Ingredients You’ll Need

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s gather all the ingredients required to make this delectable soft vanilla ice cream:

  • 1000 ml heavy cream
  • 300 g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preparing the Ice Cream Base

To begin, let’s prepare the base for our soft vanilla ice cream. Follow these simple steps:

Heating the Cream

Place a pot on the stove over medium heat. Add the heavy cream and sugar to the pot, stirring constantly for approximately 5 minutes. The cream will gradually turn a pale yellow color, and the sugar will dissolve completely. Once this is achieved, turn off the heat.

Infusing the Flavor

Add the vanilla extract to the pot and stir it into the cream mixture. The vanilla extract will infuse its delightful aroma and flavor into the ice cream base.

Chilling and Freezing the Ice Cream

Now that our ice cream base is ready, it’s time to chill and freeze it to achieve that perfect creamy consistency.

Step 1: Transferring the Mixture

Carefully pour the cream mixture into a bowl, ensuring not to spill any of the precious liquid. It’s important to use a bowl with enough space to accommodate expansion during the freezing process.

Step 2: Covering and Chilling

Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap to protect the mixture from any unwanted flavors or odors. Place the bowl in the freezer and let it chill for approximately 3 hours. This initial chilling period helps develop the desired texture of the ice cream.

Step 3: Beating the Mixture

After 3 hours, remove the bowl from the freezer and beat the chilled mixture using an electric mixer. This step helps incorporate air into the ice cream, resulting in a smoother and creamier texture. Beat the mixture for a couple of minutes until you achieve a light and fluffy consistency.

Step 4: Removing Bubbles

Using a spatula, gently remove any air bubbles that may have formed during the mixing process. This ensures a smooth and consistent texture throughout the ice cream.

Step 5: Final Freezing

Cover the bowl again, this time with cling film, making sure the film directly touches the surface of the ice cream mixture. This helps prevent ice crystals from forming and maintains the creamy texture. Place the bowl back in the freezer and let it freeze overnight for about 10 to 12 hours.

Savoring the Creamy Goodness

Congratulations! Your homemade soft vanilla ice cream is now ready to be savored and enjoyed. Scoop generous portions into bowls or cones, and let your taste buds revel in the velvety goodness of this classic dessert. You can also get creative by adding toppings like chocolate sauce, fresh berries, or crushed cookies for an extra indulgent treat.

Soft Vanilla Ice Cream by George Zolis

Creating your own soft vanilla ice cream at home is a delightful culinary adventure that rewards you with a luscious and satisfying dessert. With simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you can experience the joy of homemade ice cream any time you desire. So, gather your ingredients, follow the recipe, and let the creamy goodness of soft vanilla ice cream transport you to a world of pure indulgence. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this timeless dessert that never fails to bring smiles and moments of sheer bliss.

Soft Vanilla Ice Cream

Soft Vanilla Ice Cream

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 3 votes

Experience the joy of making your own soft vanilla ice cream at home. With simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you can create a velvety-smooth treat that will impress your taste buds. Follow this delicious recipe to indulge in the creamy goodness of homemade ice cream, and let the flavors of vanilla delight your senses.

Course: DessertCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1000 ml Heavy cream

  • 300 g Sugar

  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Recipe directions

  • Place a pot on heat. Add the heavy cream, sugar and stir for about 5 minutes until the color starts to become yellow and the sugar dissolves. Then turn off the heat.
  • Add the vanilla extract and stir. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with a lid and put it in the freezer for 3 hours. After 3 hours take it off the freezer and beat the mixture with the mixer for a couple of minutes. Using a spatula, gently remove any air bubbles that may have formed.
  • Cover the bowl with cling film, making sure the film directly touches the surface of the ice cream mixture.
  • Cover the bowl with the lid and freeze it overnight (about 10 to 12 hours).

Recipe notes

Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 23.5g 36%
    • Saturated Fat 14.6g 70%
  • Cholesterol 87mg 29%
  • Sodium 24mg 1%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 48mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 20.6g 7%
    • Sugars 18.9g
  • Protein 1.3g 2%
  • Calcium 41%
  • Vitamin D 33%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.