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Vanilla Ice Cream, Philadelphia-Style

A simple and delicious homemade ice cream recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Total 9 hours
Servings 2 quarts
Calories 1532 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 3 cups heavy cream or 2 cups heavy cream and 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 vanilla bean split in half lengthwise
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Pour 1 cup of the cream into a medium saucepan and add the sugar and salt. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the saucepan and add the pod to the pot. Warm over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the remaining 2 cups cream (or the remaining 1 cup cream and the milk) and the vanilla extract.
  3. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator. When ready to churn, remove the vanilla bean, rinsing and reserving it for another use, and then freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one quart

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Ice Cream, Philadelphia-Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1532 Calories from Fat 1188
% Daily Value*
Fat 132g203%
Saturated Fat 82g513%
Cholesterol 489mg163%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 267mg8%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Sugar 75g83%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 5250IU105%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 232mg23%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.