Vanilla ice cream: simple recipe without egg

Vanilla ice cream with berry puffed rice arranged as a sandwich

This is a delicious alternative to the typical vanilla ice cream. Because normally this is prepared with egg and must be heated for a certain time and at a certain temperature to reduce the risk of salmonella.

With this recipe you can save yourself the effort, because it comes our Ice base for use, to give the ice cream a nice texture. This variant of vanilla ice cream is clearly easier to manufacture and lighter than the old familiar vanilla ice cream.

Now that I have gained more experience in making ice cream, I have since adapted the recipe a bit. Here you can find the current status.

Ingredients vanilla ice cream

2 persons

Preparation Vanilla Ice Cream

  • Heat the milk, cream, sugar and salt, stirring until just before boiling.
  • Remove the ice cream mixture from the heat and add the Ice base add while stirring.
Add the ice cream base to the milk and cream mixture and stir in.
Add the ice cream base to the milk and cream mixture and stir in.
  • Add the scraped vanilla seeds and also the pod to the liquid and whisk everything well. Heat for a few minutes, but do not boil.
Add the scraped seeds and the vanilla bean itself to the milk and cream mixture.
Add the scraped seeds and the vanilla bean itself to the milk and cream mixture.
  • Now let cool to room temperature and then store in the refrigerator. The longer the mixture has time to infuse, the more intense the vanilla flavor will be. Therefore, it is best to store it overnight in the refrigerator. If you have no patience, you can also start right away with the ice cream production.
  • Before freezing, remove the vanilla bean and briefly froth the ice cream mixture with a hand blender.

The ice cream machine prepare and pre-cool for a few minutes depending on the model. Switch on the stirrer and add the ice cream mass (duration approx. 30 minutes).

Alternatively in Freezer Allow to freeze and mix well every 30 minutes with a hand mixer (total duration approx. 4 hours).

If you do not want to consume the ice cream on the same day, but store it in the freezer, then let it thaw in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes beforehand.

Creamy vanilla ice cream completely without egg in the ice cream maker.
Creamy vanilla ice cream completely without egg in the ice cream maker.

Things to know about vanilla

  • The vanilla bean is the fruit of a certain Orchid genus, which is fermented in a time- and labor-intensive process.
  • Today's vanilla comes mainly from Madagascar or Réunion, but the original growing area is Central America.
Réunion is definitely worth a trip - especially to stock up on vanilla
Réunion is definitely worth a trip - especially to stock up on vanilla
  • However, since the insects needed for pollination do not exist in today's main growing areas, the flower is pollinated by hand.
  • Overall, vanilla production is laborious and subject to weather conditions, so that the Price from year to year strong fluctuations can be subject to.
  • My recommendation is to immediately create a larger amount of vanilla online and order them as possible packed airtight or in the freezer compartment to store. I buy my vanilla mostly at Madavanilla. At the moment, however, I am still drawing on the purchases made during our Réunion holiday.
  • At purchased vanilla ice cream you should be careful whether this actually contains real vanilla. Unfortunately, it is sometimes cheated and with artificial aroma and coffee grounds as imitation worked. How you can see the difference, you can read in my post "Nine tips on how to recognize a really good ice cream parlor" read up.

Together with Raspberry ice cream and Chocolate ice cream you can also very easily create your own Ice cream sandwich after Prince Pückler make. Or you can combine your own sundae. Vanilla ice cream also goes very well with fruit ice cream varieties like Strawberry ice cream, Cherry Ice Cream or Peach ice cream.

If you want to learn even more about vanilla and the difference to vanillin, I recommend my blog article "Vanilla and vanillin: difference simply explained"..

A delicious and light vanilla ice cream made with only a few ingredients and with real vanilla.
A delicious and light vanilla ice cream made with only a few ingredients and with real vanilla.

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6 comments

  1. Hello,

    I test or would like to try different vanilla ice cream recipes and have a question about the milk or cream content. Many recipes differ greatly here. What does a higher milk content or cream content do? Thanks.

    Many greetings,
    Sven

    1. Hello, Sven,

      an ice cream recipe should always be within certain ranges for fat, water, sugar and dry matter. Too much is not too good and too little is not either. Now, milk and cream contribute not only to the water and fat content, but also to the sugar content and dry matter. Therefore, how much cream and milk to use can vary greatly from recipe to recipe. The whole recipe with all the ingredients must be coherent in the end. Some recipes may not be balanced at all and still work well. Especially if you eat the ice cream on the same day, you can deviate from the target values within a certain range.

      In the end, it's mainly a matter of taste how much cream and milk you use. So you'll probably have to try through different recipes to see which one tastes best to you personally. It's definitely not the worst challenge to choose from 😉.

      Kind regards

  2. Hello,

    how does the ice cream change if you change the milk/cream ratio e.g. more milk than cream?

    Many greetings,
    Sven

    1. Hello, Sven,

      this changes the texture, consistency and thus also the feeling in the mouth. In particular, the fat content contributes positively to the structure and stability and also serves as a flavor carrier. On the other hand, too much fat is also not good. In the end, the whole recipe must be coherent and, above all, taste good to you.

      Kind regards

  3. I made this ice cream and it is simply divine! Thank you so much for the great recipe! And it's so easy to make without egg, I will try more around with your ice cream base!

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