Vanilla Ice Cream

Smooth and creamy, this recipe tastes just like the type you’d find at a classic ice cream parlour. Use it a springboard for all sorts of delicious flavourings.


Serves 4

Preparation Time

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Cook's NoteThis recipe requires 12 hours freezing time, so make sure you plan ahead.
Product TipThe classic design of Le Creuset's Footed Ice Cream Bowls is also great for serving cobblers, puddings and fresh fruit parfaits.
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  • 500ml whipping cream
  • 385g tin of condensed milk
  • 10ml vanilla paste


Whip the cream to a soft peak. Add the condensed milk and vanilla and continue whisking until thick.

Swirl in the desired flavour and divide the mixture between Le Creuset 13cm Classic Square Dishes. Cover and freeze for 12 hours.

Scoop into balls and serve in Le Creuset Footed Ice Cream Bowls.

Different Flavours:
Swirl the ingredients below into the ice cream mixture before placing into the freezer.

Pistachio, mint and almond: Replace the vanilla with 4ml almond extract. Fold in 100g chopped pistachios and 5ml finely chopped mint leaves.

Turkish delight: Replace the vanilla with 5ml rose syrup. Fold in 150g chopped Turkish delight before freezing.

Berry: Fold in 150g berries of choice before freezing. Chocolate swirl and pecan: Swirl 150g cooled melted dark chocolate and 100g roasted pecan nuts into the ice cream before freezing.

Lemon biscuit: Fold in 200g chopped lemon cream biscuits into the ice cream before freezing.