Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese’s

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese’s – A simple and delicious homemade ice cream recipe that’s made with NO eggs! Perfect for adding your favorite toppings. This homemade vanilla ice cream recipe will quickly become a family favorite!

Homemade ice cream is one of my family’s most requested desserts. This Reese’s ice cream is at the top of our list, along with my easy chocolate ice cream, no churn ice cream with berries and strawberry pop-tart ice cream.

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Homemade Ice Cream

One of my favorite desserts to make is homemade ice cream. I especially love to make it for my family during the Summer, but let’s be honest – we love to eat it all year long. :) This homemade vanilla ice cream is super easy to make and contains NO eggs! I combined it with Reese’s peanut butter cups (my favorite candy), but this ice cream tastes absolutely delicious without the Reese’s as well. Feel free to mix in any of  your favorite toppings to make the ultimate treat!

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What are the ingredients you need to make homemade ice cream?

This homemade vanilla ice cream recipe is made with just 5 simple ingredients! The best thing about the homemade ice cream is that it doesn’t contain any eggs. So easy and absolutely delicious!

  • Heavy cream
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Optional: Reese’s peanut butter cups or topping of choice

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How to make homemade ice cream

This homemade ice cream recipe is super easy and will definitely become a staple. Just follow the simple steps below. Scroll down for the printable easy homemade ice cream recipe.

  1. Combine all ingredients (except Reese’s or topping of choice) in a medium sized pan over medium heat. Bring to a slight boil, stirring constantly and then remove from heat. Stir until the sugar crystals are dissolved. Place in the refrigerator to allow to cool completely.
  2. Place cream in your ice cream maker and begin to churn the ice cream. As soon as the ice cream looks like frozen yogurt (about 20 minutes in), add the chopped Reese’s (or you can leave plain and add toppings once scooped).
  3. Continue mixing until you reach a desired consistency. Store ice cream in an air tight container in the freezer to become firm. Enjoy while cold!

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Toppings to add to homemade ice cream recipe

What I love about this homemade vanilla ice cream is that it’s so customizable. The topping options are endless! Below are a few of my favorites, but you can add any topping that sounds good to you!

  • Reese’s peanut butter cups (or candy of choice)
  • Chocolate chips
  • Caramel sauce
  • Hot fudge
  • Berries (or fruit of choice)
  • Oreo crumbles
  • Sprinkles
  • Fresh nuts, such as  pecans, almonds or peanuts
  • Crumbled waffle cone
  • Fresh jam, such as strawberry or rhubarb 

Ways to use homemade vanilla ice cream

Serve with a baked dessert: There’s nothing better than a scoop of ice cream with a warm, baked dessert. Some of my favorite desserts to pair with homemade vanilla ice cream are peach cobber, chocolate fudge caramel brownies or a delicious chocolate chip cookie.

Banana split: We like to use this homemade ice cream to make a classic banana split. It’s so fun to set up an ice cream sundae bar with all of your family’s favorite toppings.

Milkshake: Use homemade ice cream to make a delicious milkshake and enjoy!

Root beer float: You can’t go wrong with a classic root beer float. If you’re looking for fun variations, try making a Coke float or blueberry lime soda float.

Ice cream cake: Ice cream cakes are perfect for a birthday party or get-together! Check out my favorite “Take 5” ice cream cake recipe.


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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade ice cream
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Churn Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 270 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese's - A simple and delicious homemade ice cream recipe that's made with NO eggs! Perfect for adding your favorite toppings. This homemade vanilla ice cream recipe will quickly become a family favorite! 

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 10 Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients (except Reese's or topping of choice) in a medium sized pan over medium heat. Bring to a slight boil, stirring constantly and then remove from heat. Stir until the sugar crystals are dissolved. Place in the refrigerator to allow to cool completely.

  2. Place cream in your ice cream maker and begin to churn the ice cream. As soon as the ice cream looks like frozen yogurt (about 20 minutes in), add the chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups (or you can leave plain and add toppings once scooped). 

  3. Continue mixing until you reach a desired consistency. Store ice cream in an air tight container in the freezer to become firm. Enjoy while cold!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 12.3%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 1.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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29 comments on “Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese’s”

  1. Oh wow! This looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Yum. Reeses are my total weakness. I’m looking away now!

  3. Yay for the heat wave coming! We were 95 up here by Park City, UT…which is really warm for us this high. Love this recipe for homemade ice cream! It’s definitely that time of year!

  4. We always made ice cream when I was growing up. It was a really big deal and so, so good. Thank you for sharing this!

  5. Hmm- I’m all about the homemade ice cream. YUM. Come summer that machine is going just about every day.

  6. pinned this last week and couldn’t wait to try! Made tonight with the kids and YUMMY doesn’t even describe. We did oreo and then batch of reeces! now have plans for banana this weekend and who knows!!

  7. This looks delicious Jamielyn! I have a question- do you think it would work to mix and cook it ahead of time and keep in the fridge until I’m ready to make in the ice cream maker? Thank you!

  8. what is the yield for this recipe?

  9. You have combined two of my favorite things. Reese’s and ice cream… genius!

  10. Oooooooh my goodness. My family would LOVE for me to make this! Yum-O!

  11. Reese’s blizzards from Dairy Queen are my husband’s favorite! He will love this ice cream for sure!

  12. Seriously my favorite! It’s the best way to eat ice cream. 

  13. I love homemade ice cream! What ice cream maker do you have?

  14. My favorite ice cream flavor just got even better !!

  15. I can’t get enough peanut butter and chocolate in my ice cream! This looks amazingly delicious!

  16. You’re after my heart with this recipe! Sounds SOOOOO good!!

    xo Michael

  17. I have actually never attempted to make homemade ice cream – other than nice cream with bananas. My kids would flip! I will have to give this recipe a try!

  18. Yummm this looks delicious!

  19. Nothing better than good old fashion vanilla ice cream – unless you add peanut butter cups – of course ;-)

  20. I never say NO to a good ice-cream!

  21. I want a bowl right now!!

  22. I need to try this immediately, it looks so good!

  23. This is such a fantastic summer treat!!

  24. This sounds so good!! thanks for sharing

  25. This look amazing….Got something new here….

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