Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream

Cuisinart original

This ice cream can easily be dressed up by adding your favorite chopped candies or sprinkles at the end of churning.


Makes about 5 cups (ten ½-cup servings)


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup):

Calories 222 (73% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 2g • fat 18g • sat. fat 11g • chol. 69mg • sod. 45mg • calc. 61mg • fiber 0g


  1. In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer on low speed or a whisk, combine the milk, sugar, and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
  2. Assemble the Mix It In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker with the paddle secured and the dispenser handle in its upright position. Turn on and pour in the chilled base. Churn until the desired serving consistency is reached, 20 to 25 minutes. If the ice cream is not thick enough, pour back into the freezer bowl and continue mixing until the desired consistency is reached, checking every few minutes. The ice cream should have a soft, creamy texture. Serve in cups or cones, adding mix-ins while dispensing ice cream.