Ben and Jerry’s French Vanilla Ice Cream

You can make your own ice cream party any time of year. This French Vanilla ice cream is a delicious, creamy, and rich ice cream to try. This recipe is tried and true and you will love the results from this ice cream. Even if you have never made it before, you should give this recipe a try it is super simple to make.

Homemade Ben and Jerry's French Vanilla Ice Cream in a bowl

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Summer just screams for homemade ice cream. Growing up every summer my Grandparents would put on an ice cream social. The ice cream social was made of lots of homemade ice cream, cakes, cookies, all sorts of toppings, and every available relative. It was so much fun. Some of the machines weren’t electric and we had to turn those ourselves. I have always missed those days as an adult, it was the big party to go to.

French Vanilla Ice Cream is an old-fashioned frozen treat to enjoy any time of the year. It’s great alone, with toppings, or served with cake.

two scoops of French vanilla ice cream in a bowl

This recipe is from Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert cookbook. You can find many more of their recipes in this book.

Other Ice Cream Recipes to try

Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Cups
Cold Stone Creamery Cake Batter Ice Cream
Shoney’s Hot Fudge Cake

Homemade Ben and Jerry's French Vanilla Ice Cream in a bowl

Ben and Jerry’s French Vanilla Ice Cream

Classic vanilla is a great place to start when making your own ice cream.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ben and Jerry's Recipes, Ice Cream Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 422kcal


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more.
  • Pour in the cream, milk, and vanilla and whisk to blend.
  • Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions. Yield: 1 quart


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 136mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1320IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 0.3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Chris

    5 stars
    Great easy recipe. I like it better with only one egg. It is more creamy if it is whisked for about 5 min before putting in the ice-cream maker.

  2. August

    Easy and fast. Creamy and very good. Flavor -wise, perhaps a bit more vanilla and some salt or add some different flavors for a twist.

  3. Serena McCoy

    this just turned out perfectly 😀 my son was one happy camper and stated that it is better than buying it from the store 100%

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