Home-made Foods: Vanilla Ice Cream

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The other day I was hungry for some ice cream and when I found out that we didn't have any I was upset but I knew it was time to make Home-Made Ice cream.

Recipes of the day:

1 Batch of Home-made Vanilla Ice cream

1 Batch of Home-made Chocolate ice cream

Questions? Coments? Request? I can answer 'em all, Reach me at Shifrin96@gmail.com

Step 1: Lets Get Started

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Okay this recipe includes the following:

1/2 Cup of Milk

1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla

1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar

A Smaller Bag

A Bigger Bag

2 Trays of Ice

Salt, lots and lots of it (6 Tbl-1/2 Cup

Chocolate Alternative:
(Requested by: GorillazMiko)

The Alternative is chocolate ice cream all you need is:

1 Tablespoon of Cocoa

1 Tablespoon of Sugar

1 Cup of Milk

(Follow the directions as if you are making vanilla ice cream)

i did this about like an hour ago, i used watered condensed milk but it won't turn into creamy texture! i already put the salt in but it won't work and now i'm putting it on the freezer! help
Since my family likes ice cream, and I happen to have a 4 quart ice cream maker, I think im going to make this recipe tomorrow.
sablelevia4 years ago
Do you crush the ice cubes before you put them in with the vanilla salt and milk?
I don't think so, the vanilla, milk and sugar is in the small bag, which is in the big bag where the ice and salt is.
Ballabirdie5 years ago
I tried the recipe. I shook the big bag abd the small one, but after a good 7 minutes of shaking it was like icecream that melts- creamy but not solid. What did I do wrong? I double-bagged the small one to avoid salt leaking in, and only had about 1 and a half traysworth of ice. What could have affected it turning out so... bleh? (By the way, Im freezing it now, will that ruin it?)
try what i did blend it instead of using a bag it comes out with a texture slightly thinner than a Wendy's frosty
oh no its kumon i have to do it and i am at lvl g and it is boring easy and hopfully i will be able to drop out soon and i agree with freakinslop it is pure evil
xoxolz6 years ago
i don't get what the ingredients for the chocolate ice cream are can you explain please?
1 Tablespoon of Cocoa

1 Tablespoon of Sugar

1 Cup of Milk

of course u still need the ziplock bags, ice, salt----basically u follow the same steps to make the vanilla icecream but u use diffrent ingredients ( the 1s i listed b4) =) have a good day
Meenotue7 years ago
Your sugar looks like cocaine!!!
He's Right! It does look like cocaine! lol
how would you guys know?
Its vannila coke ice cream :D
who says it isn't?
this is the best non machine ice cream recipe ever the chocolate is delicious
 can you show how to make coffee ice cream?
I freaking love coffee ice cream
macattak2325 years ago
it was really good but after i took the first bite i added sugar cause it wasnt sweet enough.....GREAT NICE JOB!!
why do you need two different size bags?
pieman126 years ago
also, i'd puy food coloring in the chocolate icecream. if not the coco is in there like little specks
pieman126 years ago
to avoid the salt perdicament, put the bag with the cream mix into another bag. shaking might take longer though
bugaboo226 years ago
It's... decent but the problem is the salt seeps in and ruins everything so i'd try without the salt
bugaboo226 years ago
I am going to try it right now! I'll tell you afterwards how it turns out... HOPEFULLY GOOD!!! so excited.
KMLisa6 years ago
Just curious, would it make a difference if I only used one tray of ice? I don't really have enough trays ):
webtarkeena6 years ago
This was good. Couple of notes: 1) Vanilla flavor was a little stronger than it needed to be in my batch. 1/8 tsp may be sufficient 2) I only had to shake for about 5 minutes, not 10 3) I used a quart sized ziplock as my large bag, and a sandwich sized one as the small bag, and it worked fine. Less ice is needed with these sizes, of course. 4) Be very careful when extracting the ice cream from the inner bag not to let the saltwater drip into the bowl. Salt does not improve the taste of this treat!
Fashim6 years ago
Can i use the chocolate recipe but instead of cocoa vanilla?
Fashim Fashim6 years ago
The sakt is kinda weird
PKTraceur6 years ago
Can you puree a fruit, (per say, strawberries?) then add to the smaller bag mixture?
jinonaspa6 years ago
great idea, i just tried it! it's soooooo good, if you want a flavor then just add it (if it is smushable) such as strawberries and blueberries. It was a good, one-serving ice cream
anthonyfunk6 years ago
can you use regular salt or do you have to use rock salt does it still turn out the same?
I think you can use normal salt because it's there to make it have a low freezing point
jany6 years ago
Why do you have to use rock salt? Can you use regular salt for the same results?
hobo joe jany6 years ago
mmmmm this stuff is awesome, im eating rihgt now, Great instructable =]
awang86 years ago
I've read this somewhere before... Can't remember where... Anyway this looks yum!!! (Or how do I know you didn't take the smaller bag out, fill it with store-bought ice-cream and put it back in to take more photos???)
dsman1952766 years ago
the last time i did this i took the smaller bag with the ingredients and put it in a coffee can filled with ice, salt, and water. then just roll it around until the ice cream is ready.
Oh wow I've got to try this!!! It looks yummy! By the way, can somebody tell me what is wrong with double posting? I'm new and i don't get it.
Double posting is when you post two comments on one 'ible. It is looked down upon in my book, but not really unless yo pass 3 posts.
Kaiven Kaiven6 years ago
If you do need to double post, reply to your own comment, like what I am doing here.
freakinslop7 years ago
this stuff goes awesome with homemade coconut macaroons
zozzen7 years ago
I think what you made isn't really an ice-cream, but it's more like sorbet, but no matter what it is, the idea is very interesting. And that's the first time i really followed the guide here. I've just made some changes to my version, adding doufu (Chinese bean curd), and some salt (sugar too) into the milk to make the taste of milk more appealing. When I was young, I used to eat something called "Fried ice", which was basically what you did now, but your method is much simpler and easier to do at home. Thanks a lot!
do you mean gelato since its made from milk i could be wrong but i think that sorbet is made with fruit
no dude.. it is ice cream.. all teachers have made i this way when i was in school .for the past 8 years we had a party at schpool we made our own ice cream. and this is the way they made it...
Shifrin (author)  zozzen7 years ago
No Problem, Glad you liked it!
freakinslop7 years ago
kumon is pure evil i was at j level but then i dropped out :P
Starsghost7 years ago
Ok, this was really good after I got it right. My problem is that salt got into the smaller bag, even though I was using a really thick, good, zip-lock bag inside. It made it terrible, so I just taped the inside bag with a line of good packing tape, and it held great, and when I opened it, the tape came off nice and easy and no salt got into the icecream. Thanks, and it was really good. I made banana, then orange and then, maple, which was REALLY good. I just used extracts for it.
Clayton H.7 years ago


Lol :)
I used to do Kumon!
Shifrin (author)  Clayton H.7 years ago
I just did 4 packets! jesus christ
Eric957 years ago
Mmm, tasty! I tried the chocolate version, it's really tasty! Ps. When it melts, if you havent finished it you get some delicious chocolate milk! :)
Pudgzilla7 years ago
we did this in chem lab at school...its pretty good as long as you dont get salt in it
Shifrin (author)  Pudgzilla7 years ago
Yeah, Second grade we did this, the saltiest ice cream I have ever had I swear!
Noodle937 years ago
When we make icecream in our machine at home, we use milk, cream, sugar and eggs. It's delicious. I can post the entire recipe if you want.
Shifrin (author)  Noodle937 years ago
Well How Much? I'll try and see if it works the manual way...
I can't find the recipe, but know this off by heart. 4 Egg yolks 3/4 cup white sugar 250ml milk 250ml thickened cream Beat eggs & sugar then add milk and cream.
blacjack17 years ago
mad recipe. i made a batch when i got home froms school its so nice i cant believe it. thanks for sharing it
Mr.Roboto7 years ago
cool and sweet, pun intended
Nice job Alex, you got featured!
Shifrin (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Micheal I need to talk to u
joehadac7 years ago
i made some... it tasted like milk it needs more vanilla
Shifrin (author)  joehadac7 years ago
Okay, thanks for the response!
jlotarsk7 years ago
Nice recipe...simple and easy. Very tastee and my two young kids loved it! Thanks!
Shifrin (author)  jlotarsk7 years ago
I'm Happy to hear that! Did you try the chocolate type?
Big G7 years ago
Sorry for double posting, but I just realized that your instructable is FEATURED on the main page!!!! Congratulations! :-D
Shifrin (author)  Big G7 years ago
Thanks I'm new here so that made me really happy too, check back later for more recipes and cool projects, I try to make atleast one eachday!
Megafetis27 years ago
This is one awesome recipe man.
Shifrin (author)  Megafetis27 years ago
Thanks for the positive feedback!
macmoritz7 years ago
Very nice one! I just did it with pineapple juice and a bit of sugar, another very yummy version (if you like pineapple). I think any other thick fruit juice would be fine also. ;-) My fingers nearly froze, but it's woth it! Have a go and tell us bout your own recipes!
Shifrin (author)  macmoritz7 years ago
Thanks I'm Glad you liked it! I'm new here so I haven't made many Instructables but I try to get one in everyday! So if you want to Request Anything you can reach me at: Shifrin96@gmail.com
Big G7 years ago
Yummyness strikes again! As for the cone...you could do what the inventor originally did: use a rolled up waffle! Or some such. :-)
Shifrin (author) 7 years ago
Oh Ice cream cone sure i'll see what i can do
Kaiven7 years ago
oh, sorry for the doubl post, but do you know how to make homemade cones?
Kaiven7 years ago
WOW!! YESYESYESYES!! i would suggest double zipper bag, it would seal better.
Thanks, the chocolate one looks delicious! If my friend comes over today, I live really close to a VONS so maybe I'll go and buy some cocoa. Looks delicious, thanks!
Shifrin (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
well tell me how it works for you okay? Some people say its a bit to chocality but u like chocolate...
Wow man! Nice! I once made ice cream in Home Ec class, we did it like this I think. You make good recipes, these look delicious!
Shifrin (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Thanks they are really easy to make. make one for your self now! and remember if you ever want to request a recipe you know my E-mail address
But when you do this, water goes everywhere, and your fingers get really cold, but it's still really good.
Shifrin (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Great Lol, I Guess i'll start updating you with any nice recipes i think you might like.
Wait.... how do you make chocolate ice cream?
Shifrin (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Well no the water didn't get over me and it was not like freezing but you can choose to put gloves on, and for the chocolate I'll add it to the instructable check back in 5 min. aprox.
Ok thanks, because chocolate is delicious. Some people don't think that, but that's what I think. :-)
Shifrin (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
well there you go, btw i guess we are freinds now?
Yes, we are friends now. Haha. ;-)